Women in Radio

Corporate Angels

Volunteers Needed

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Incubators — Public & Private

Money is the most important thing that early stage

technologies

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

Network

on Wednesday, October 4, at noon at the Doral Forrestal. Cost is $45.

Preregistration is encouraged. Send information by E-mail:

rdf@sswhb.com

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

Technology

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

Laurel;

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

technology

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

Tristate

Private Investors Network (PIN), launched earlier this year in

partnership

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

considering

deals. "A couple of my client companies, some of them tenants,

some external clients, are working with Tristate PIN discussing

deals,"

says Harmon. "We also have MBA students helping screen business

plans for PIN and reviewing and critiquing business summaries before

submission to PIN."

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Women in Radio

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.

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Corporate Angels

The Henry Luce Foundation recently gave Princeton

Theological

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.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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

married

parents, from twenty U.S. cities in fifteen states for a period of

18 months.

The data collected will be used to examine how parental resources

interact with other factors to affect child neglect, including

parental

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

policies,

such as welfare programs and child support enforcement, which

influence

parental resources. The assessments will provide first-hand

information

on the child’s physical environment, the quality of parenting, and

parent-child interactions.

Hill Wallack, Attorneys at Law, worked with the Mercer

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.

A-1 Limousine Inc. raised $2,500 in a charity softball

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.

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Volunteers Needed

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association needs

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

609-737-3735.


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