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Incubators — Public & Private
Money is the most important thing that early stage
need," says Randy Harmon of the Technology Help Desk and
Incubator at Rutgers in New Brunswick. He speaks on a program about
public and private incubators at the New Jersey Entrepreneurial
on Wednesday, October 4, at noon at the Doral Forrestal. Cost is $45.
Preregistration is encouraged. Send information by E-mail:
or call 609-279-0010.
Also speaking at the NJEN meeting are Tom Stine of Omni-e and
Ron Berg (www.Idealabs.com). The four-year-old Idealabs
incubator creates, builds and operates companies in the interactive
communications business. It encourages nascent businesses that fulfill
an unmet customer need, have an idea that will allow for expansion,
and have a counter-intuitive business model (U.S. 1, September 13).
In addition to the Technology Help Desk & Incubator at Rutgers in
New Brunswick, traditional government-sponsored incubators in New
Jersey are NJIT Enterprise Development Center in Newark; the
Ventures Incubator in Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken;
the Trenton Business and Technology Center in Trenton; the Burlington
County College High Technology Small Business Incubator in Mount
and the Picatinny Technology Innovation Center in Dover.
Most incubators provide tenant companies with facilities (laboratory,
office, or manufacturing space) and shared office services. Public
incubators also offer professional business counseling and critical
linkages to research and technology resources at university and
business centers and to funding sources. Now private incubators are
beginning to sprout up.
"Private incubators are positioning themselves as a more direct
link to the money," says Harmon. "At our incubator, we are
trying to be a direct link to funding. We are a partner with the
Private Investors Network (PIN), launched earlier this year in
with Sandals Capital Resources." The Venture Association of New
Jersey also helped with that launch.
Ellen Sandals heads the Manhattan-based Sandals for Capital
Resources (www.angelinvestorfunding.com), which manages Tristate PIN,
a group of 24 angel investors in the metropolitan area that is
deals. "A couple of my client companies, some of them tenants,
some external clients, are working with Tristate PIN discussing
says Harmon. "We also have MBA students helping screen business
plans for PIN and reviewing and critiquing business summaries before
submission to PIN."
Two women executives at Nassau Broadcasting Partners
LP have been recognized as among the "Most Influential Women
in Radio" and helped to debut a corporate mentoring program for
women at a convention in San Francisco last week (September 20 to
23). Joan Gerberding is president of Nassau Radio Network and
Michele Stevens is senior vice president, programming, at the
Alexander Road-based studio.
Seminary a $2 million to establish the Henry Luce III Professorship.
It will allow the seminary to draw esthetics more to the core of the
theological agenda, not simply by introducing artistic subjects into
the curriculum, but by stimulating reflection on the classic union
of truth, beauty, and justice. In 1988, the foundation gave $2 million
to create a new library that joined the Robert E. Speer Library, then
an additional $1 million to finish its construction. Completed in
1994, it now houses the seminary’s archives and rare book collection.
granted $423,621 to Princeton University to study the relationship
between economic factors and child neglect. The study will follow
3,675 children born to unwed parents, and 1,125 children born to
parents, from twenty U.S. cities in fifteen states for a period of
The data collected will be used to examine how parental resources
interact with other factors to affect child neglect, including
stress and depression, and community characteristics such as community
poverty, neighborhood cohesion, social control and violence. A major
focus of the research will be the effects on neglect of public
such as welfare programs and child support enforcement, which
parental resources. The assessments will provide first-hand
on the child’s physical environment, the quality of parenting, and
County Bar Association this summer to bring fans to senior citizens
without air-conditioning. Anthony L. Valasquez and Todd J.
Leon distributed fans to a such organizations as the Princeton
Senior Center, Community Action Center, Mt. Carmel Guild, the city
of Trenton’s Office on Aging, and the Urban League.
game against WPST-FM at the Mercer County Park to benefit the
Anchor House of Trenton, a non-profit organization established in
1978 to help runaway children find solitude and counseling.
volunteers to help plant approximately 300 small trees in Etra Lake
Park on Saturday, October 28, which will protect the health of the
lake and nearby Rocky Brook. People are needed to plant trees and
shrubs, and to help for the morning, the afternoon, or all day. Scout
troops, church organizations, community groups, and citizens are all
welcome. Interested volunteers should call Steve Yergeau at
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