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Dialog with NJ EDA’s Kathleen Coviello – NJ Bioscience Center

#NJEDA's Kathleen Coviello & Tech Council Ventures’ Jim Gunton explore Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund and how it will benefit #entrepreneurs in the Garden State. New Jersey Tech Council#NJStateofInnovation

Posted by New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Steve Socolof moderated a cleantech panel for the NJ EDA, including Eric Breese of Evonik, Keryl Cosenzo of Siemens, Doug Kushnerik of ExxonMobil, and Keally DeWitt of GAF Energy.

Steve Socolof moderated a NJ EDA Roundtable: New Jersey’s Clean Tech Innovation Ecosystem: What Role Should Big Corporates Play on December 5, 2019.  Many important technological advances in cleantech have been the work of startup companies and research universities. Large, well established companies also play a very substantial—if less well publicized—role as innovators in the field. The roundtable explored the cleantech contributions global companies are making here in New Jersey, and ways in which they may be able to play an even larger role in the state’s cleantech innovation ecosystem.  Panel included Keally DeWitt, Sr. Director, Marketing and Public Policy, GAF Energy (Parsippany), Eric Breese, Venture Capital Investment Director, Evonik Inc. (Parsippany), Doug Kushnerick, Sr. Scientific Advisor, ExxonMobil Research (Clinton and Paulsboro), and Keryl Cosenzo, Head, Government Research Programs, Siemens Corporate Technology (Princeton)

Moderator: Steve Socolof, Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures, and Founding Head of Lucent Technologies New Ventures Group

Stephen Socolof on stage with LP Lutz Stoeber of Evonik

Stephen Socolof on stage with LP Lutz Stoeber of Evonik talking about strategic partnering at the Global Corporate Venturing Synergize event in New York City on September 25, 2019.


The financial health of small businesses is the number one concern of many NJTC members. This webinar will review options and steps to take as well as share advice and feedback with the audience.


The guests for this webinar are longtime advocates of the NJTC:
Kathleen Coviello, EVP, Technology, Life Sciences, and Entrepreneurship, NJ Economic Development Authority and Mark Kolb, Entrepreneur in Residence, Tech Council Ventures.


Topics to be discussed:
-What early stage businesses should be doing in times of severe downturn
-How to extend your business in times of chaos in order to provide more value
-How to raise money in a downturn
-What to expect from VC in a time of crisis


Join us Mar 27, 2020, 12:30 PM

Register at:

Invitation-only breakfast meeting of the Angel Forum Group of ACG NJ, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, from 8:00 am until 10:00 am to be held at The Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ.

The 21st annual Angel Venture Fair will take place at the Union League on September 11, 2020. The AVF features 34 companies from a cross section of industries. There are 24 non-university and 10 student companies.

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Jim Gunton says NJ Governor Murphy’s New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund is a terrific idea!

“This fund will reverse the trend of movement away from New Jersey. Talent goes where there are well-funded and promising companies. I have seen companies go where they are able to get funding. Well-funded companies attract the best people. Those companies are the most likely to succeed. Then you grow and exit, and create a self-perpetuating dynamic. … It is vital to the New Jersey economy — and exciting to watch it happen.” – Jim Gunton, Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures