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Thank you to all our sponsors, partners and vendors for making our 2016 Opportunities & Awards Breakfast event at NJIT last week a success. We hope you had as much fun attending as we did organizing it. Approximately 200 participants and vendors were in the room. Lets keep the conversations going on social media with #StrongBiz2016. Please take two minutes to leave us a feedback about your experience at the Breakfast.
Our mission is to be a resource for entrepreneurs throughout the Greater Newark area. Below we have curated great upcoming events from around the Greater Newark area that we hope you will find useful. We’re excited to partner with NJIT EDC again to host workshops for early stage and high growth technology businesses – Pricing Venture Capital Investments on July 11th, 2016 (this coming Monday). Sign up and share these events and opportunities with those in your networks and help us support strong businesses and strong communities!

As always, we challenge you to get out and take advantage of what the NJ entrepreneurial ecosystem has to offer. Take action, try something new, and make business happen!

Are you prepared to meet your challenges?!
Own your history! Own your future!


Steven M. Gomez

Executive Director

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GNEC Events & Workshops
Breakfast 2016 – Strong Businesses Build Strong Communities
Once again we will like to thank all our sponsors, partners, participants and vendors for making our 2016 Opportunities & Awards Breakfast event at NJIT last week a success. We hope you had as much fun attending as we did organizing it. Approximately 200 participants and vendors were in the room.
A completed event E-booklet will be out soon with all the honorees, vendors, partners, and sponsors listed. Be on the look out for that
We want to hear your feedback so we can improve for future events. Please fill this quick survey and let us know your thoughts (your answers will be anonymous).

If you missed the breakfast, the following link is a recap powered by Websiginia The Circl Watch Video Here

What’s Your Startup Worth?
Pricing Venture Capital Investments
Date: Monday, July 11th (New date!)
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: NJIT Enterprise Development Center Room 407, 211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ
GNEC’s Technology Business Support Initiative (TBSI) and NJIT EDC are proud to present What’s Your Startup Worth: Pricing Venture Capital Investments.
This all-day workshop, led by experienced valuation and private equity advisor Ron Quintero, will cover the complex art of pricing venture capital investments. Through our workshop, you’ll develop an understanding around…
– key aspects of pricing and structuring venture capital investments;
– what venture capitalists are looking for in portfolio investments;
– terms and conditions of investments;
– alternative methods of valuation.


No prior accounting or financial expertise is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all registered guests! Past participants in this program have included entrepreneurs, consultants, attorneys, and financial professionals.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Finding & Financing a Franchise! Secrets to Discovering a Great Business
Date: Tuesday, July 12th 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: NJIT Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ
Learn from a trusted Franchise industry expert:
* Common misperceptions about business ownership & franchising.
* If franchising can be for you and get you to your life goals.
* How to avoid big mistakes!
* How to uncover strong ideas from bad ones…
* How to go about your search with ease and comfort.
* The known and unknown sources to finance your dream.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Social Media Basics – A Guide to Facebook and Twitter for Business
Date: Tuesday, July 19th 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: NJIT Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ
With more than 2 Billion users worldwide on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+, you are sure to find your prospects, clients, volunteers and members, active on social media. But are you? Are you asking yourself how can social media be utilized for my business or nonprofit? Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed and are not sure how to get started marketing your business with social media.
This workshop will show you the value of using social media to reach your customers, prospects and members.
We’ll take a look at the most popular social media networks – Facebook, and Twitter:
· What each network is about
· What to Post (a 30 day content generation idea starters)
· How often to Post
At the end of this workshop, participants will have a completed Facebook and Twitter business page and a month long content generation plan for their businesses.
Our presenter, Melissa Jackson, is the founder of Normel Solutions. Normel Solutions is founded on the idea that all entrepreneurs should be tech enabled. Despite how well (or not so well) they understand technology.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Small Business Events & Classes
Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Forward Ever & Rising Tide Capital, 8 E Kinney St Newark, NJ 07102

This time we will be hosting our signature networking ReMIXX in collaboration with our partners Rising Tide Capital and their alumni network. With over 10 years of community service and over 1000 graduates from their Community Business Academy, this is an event you will not want to miss.

The event will be packed with loads of fun including speed networking, and will also highlight Forward Ever’s burgeoning LOCALISM movement, Rising Tide’s programs and services, and allow plenty of time for networking with Greater Newark entrepreneurs from all sectors.

Come out and network with a community of Greater Newark entrepreneurs of all types, meet new prospective clients, and JOIN the MOVEMENT to create a LOCALLY focused sustainable Newark!
For more information and registration please CLICK HERE. | About Us | Contact Us | Join Our Mailing List | Forward to a Friend
Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation
NJIT Enterprise Development Center
211 Warren Street,
Suite 317
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone 973.242.4132
Fax 973.242.0485

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