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Venture Winners

Of the nine companies from Princeton that entered the New Jersey Venture

Fair on Monday, March 20, two won prizes: Nex-i.com and IPG Direct.

The fair was held at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City and

was sponsored by the New Jersey Technology Council (www.njtc.org).

Nex-i.com, the networking company at Research Park, received the Most

Likely to Go Public Award. It has plug-in networks for data backup

and storage, remote network monitoring, security, server management,

E-commerce support, PC software distribution (www.nex-i.com , U.S.

1, August 18, 1999).

Internet Publishing Group (IPG Direct) in Pennington, was a last-minute

entry, says Marjorie Adis, marketing director. The vertical market

news service founded by former Dow Jones employees won Best Management

Team. Currently it has services for Asian assets and commercial real

estate (www.ipgdirect.com ,U.S. 1, July 7, 1999) and on April 17 it

will launch www.istartupsdirect.com , a matchmaking service for

venture capitalists and young companies.

Neovision Hypersystems, a New York-based firm, won Most Likely to

Succeed, and Applion Networks, which has already raised $10 million

in angel money, won People’s Choice and Most Innovative Service. With

65 employees in Piscataway and New Delhi, Applion has technology that

can control the path of data packets. RecruitSource, which recently

moved from Belle Mead to Edison, won Best Marketing and Sales Strategy.

EBizAutomation, a seven employee firm in East Brunswick, took the

best B to B E-commerce award. CertifiedMail.com of Springfield had

Best Internet Technology.


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