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Inventing A to Z- Raising Money – Excellence in Non-Profits


GNEC hopes that you are taking time to enjoy the summer months. For some businesses and entrepreneurs, summer means big business, while for others, not so much. Take time to participate in any of the the many events taking place this month to help start and grow your business and to help improve your skills as an entrepreneur. We encourage you to take advantage and share them with those in your networks!
Are you prepared to meet your challenges?!
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Executive Director

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GNEC Events & Workshops
Small Business Events & Classes
Tools for Decision Making: Innovating in a Changing World
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Big data, small data. Data from wearable. Data is everywhere. But how can you use data to grow your business? The Internet of Things is another phrase you keep hearing – but how can your business leverage data from all these sources to gain advantage over your competitors?
Join us for this morning conference at Montclair State where we will explore the uses of data and Internet of Things to improve decision making in your business to grow your business faster and smarter.
Event also features a keynote address by Michele Brown, CEO of Choose NJ and former CEO of the NJ Economic Development Authority.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Fownders Start-up Pitch Competition – 10k Grand Prize
Date: Monday, August 8, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 600 Cape May St Ste 100, Harrison, NJ – Red Bull Arena
The Fownders Start-Up Pitch Competition is happening in the heart of Newark! The goal is to mentor and guide early stage entrepreneurs to take their ideas from seed to scale with a Grand Prize of $10,000.
Teams will be judged on:
a solid MVP +
understanding of their market +
growth and sustainability planning +
branding and design +
and of course, execution.
5 start-ups teams will be chosen to join a 12 week accelerator program along with other prizes including cash, mentorship, office space, wifi, devices, PR, marketing, hackathons, creative services, and more. All finalists will receive a FREE year of Fownders membership.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Marketing Your Small Business Low Cost/No Cost Strategies Available to ALL Small Businesses
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ – Kerry Weinstein at Hoboken Public Library
Marketing has changed and small businesses no longer need to break the bank to support their marketing efforts. This seminar covers five strategies that every small business can use at little or no cost. These five strategies are Branding, Inbound Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing and Be An Expert. This is an ideal seminar for those already in business or for those who are working on the marketing aspects of a business plan.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
What to Do Before You Raise Money w/ Peter Boyce, VC @ General Catalyst Partners
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 1 Washington Pl, Newark, NJ – Newark Venture Partners
Peter Boyce is a 25-year-old VC phenom who has helped startups raise over $130 million in capital. Named one of Forbes 30 under 30, Boyce is visiting Brick City Tech at Newark Venture Partners, located in the heart of Newark NJ. Boyce is set to speak with Anthony Frasier about the critical necessary steps you have to take before raising capital for your startup. This will be a live recording for the “Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness” podcast and participants will be encouraged to ask both Peter and Anthony about raising capital and adding value to your brand.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
NJ Tech Meetup 75: How To Growth Hack w/ Vincent Dignan
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Howe Center – Stevens Institute of Technology
3 great startups to present:
• Smart Vision Labs
• Body Labs
• Walc

More about Vincent: “I help grow early-stage companies through a combination of rapid social media growth, guerrilla community management tactics, and growth hacks which have seen companies go from zero to thousands of signups/followers/users virtually overnight- so “hacking” is my specialty, though I don’t code- there are so many shortcuts one can use to get ahead.

To register, please CLICK HERE.
Creating Excellence in Non-Profits – NRBP
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: McCarter & English, LLP – 4 Gateway Center, 100 Mulberry St. Newark, NJ
Whether you serve on a board or run a non-profit, you know that it takes skill to make sure you stay true to your mission, use your board to your best advantage, operate with fiscally sound practices and more.
This session is intended for non profit executives and board members who will learn simple steps that can help ensure you have the resources you need to carry out your mission and serve your constituency.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
The World of The Latino Cuisine
Date: Wednesday, August 24-25, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 355 Plaza Drive Secaucus NJ – Meadowlands Expo Center
YOU ARE INVITED to join us at the World of the Latino Cuisine, El Mundo de la Cocina Latina, August 24-25, 2016 at the Meadowlands Expo Center.
This food and beverage trade show includes the participation of domestic food manufacturers, producers, and distributors. Importers from the Caribbean and many Latin American countries also participate as exhibitors. The show includes the attendance of buyers and merchandisers, distributors, small and medium sized specialty food stores, regional chains, caterers, restaurants, independents, and bodegueros. Exhibit categories include frozen foods, groceries, organic products, dairy, beverages, and, in addition, non-food products.
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