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Check out Tech Council Ventures along with the other great innovators and innovation enablers in New Jersey! We’re in INNOVATE® New Jersey (Chapter 18, pages 396-397).

Tech Council Ventures in INNOVATE New Jersey, pages 396-397

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.


One of the purposes of Unicorn Lab is promoting beneficial cooperation and partnership between investors and innovators building the future of human living standards and conditions.

We invite you to join their Virtual Meetup, Networking Event for Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Experts from Biohacking, HealthTech Industries.

Date and time: May 13, 11 am PT, 2 pm ET, 6 pm GMT, 7 pm UK.

We’re happy to provide our community a 50% discount for tickets. The discount is available with promo code Community or just click here.


It is a great opportunity to:
– Learn from Industry Experts and gain life-changing knowledge and insight
– Find Innovation Solutions and Technologies for your investment portfolio

The Meetup will start from the Panel Discussion on the topic “Innovations in HealthTech and BioTech Industries. Opportunities for Investment”. Experienced and renowned Venture Capital Investors and Entrepreneurs will describe the topic from their perspectives.


Join us and Jim Gunton Managing Partner! Learn more at:

Startup Showdown is a new bi-weekly series co-presented by Tech Council Ventures and NJ Tech Council featuring live 3 startups who will pitch 3 investors, answer audience Q+A, & ultimately find out if the investors would like to take a meeting.


If your startup has been growing and you’d like to pitch on the show, you can apply here:


Episode 3 is on May 21, 2020, at 12PM ET. Register now at:

This third episode is all about Consumer Products.


Featured investors: Jim Gunton, Tech Council Ventures; Jay Bhatti, BrandProject; and Monica C. Smith, MarketSmith


Featured startups:  Spoonfuls, TripleBristle, and Waft



Startup Showdown is a new bi-weekly series co-presented by Tech Council Ventures and NJ Tech Council featuring live 3 startups who will pitch 3 investors, answer audience Q+A, & ultimately find out if the investors would like to take a meeting.


If your startup has been growing and you’d like to pitch on the show, you can apply here:


Episode 4 airing on June 4, 2020, at 12PM ET. Register now at:

This fourth episode is all about B2B/SaaS.


Featured investors: Steve Socolof, Tech Council Ventures; Katherine O’Neill, Angel Investor; and Mike Giampapa, Bessemer Venture Partners


Featured startups: Ziotag, Avlino, and Squareteams 



Rolling applications are now open for the new TechLaunch BullPen – the quarterly pitch event similar to “Shark Tank” – a perfect way to get priceless advice and mentoring, as well as the attention of investors, all while your early stage tech company prepares for growth.


The program focuses on the pitch as the way to help build and grow your business. Interested companies apply and the TechLaunch team reviews these applications.


Selected companies are mentored and the most promising 3 tech ventures are invited to pitch before a panel of investors and entrepreneurs as well as a live studio audience. Presenting Companies will get plenty of real time feedback on their pitch and business. After a team presents, they may continue to partner with a TechLaunch mentor to help in those areas where assistance is needed. Simple!


Valuable in-kind services and guaranteed spots to present at a Jumpstart NJ Angel Network meeting and a Tech Council Ventures meeting are awarded to the presenting company who the Investor Panel feels is the most fundable moving forward. The Investor Panel award is worth $15,000 in professional in-kind services from the sponsors of BullPen, including Withum, Gibbons Law, Gearhart Law, and Casabona Ventures.


The program is aimed at serious early stage startup companies with high growth potential, with an experienced team, a demonstrated Product or Service, and generating revenue.

We’re looking for tech startups that have/are:

  • A founding team with experience, complementary skills and aligned vision
  • Invested at least 6-12 months of “sweat equity” and seed capital upwards of $50K
  • Trailing revenue of greater than $50,000
  • Looking to raise $50K to $500K in additional seed capital to grow their business to the next stage
  • Ability to be coached and mentored
  • Investor type Pitch Deck ready to go

BullPen events take place on a quarterly basis, normally at a NJ/NY University campus. Rolling application (no geographic limits) usually fill up 3-4 weeks before the BullPen event.

Apply to Pitch at the BullPen at

Invitation-only breakfast meeting of the Angel Forum Group of ACG NJ, Oct 6, 2020, from 8:00 am until 10:00 am to be held at The Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ.

For more info, visit

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


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