Anthony Frasier’s new Rutgers-backed podcast will offer the cheat sheet for getting startup funding

Google-backed “Startup Grind” community will soon come to Newark

Newark will soon be home to an official chapter of “Startup Grind,” an entrepreneurship community backed by Google for Entrepreneurs.

Learn and apply: Watch local startups pitch investors at Equal Space on Dec. 14th

This Wednesday at 6 p.m., learn the presentation skills you’d need to get money for your business by watching local startups pitch investors downtown Newark.

With Fownders Newark, tech star Gerard Adams brings startup aspirations to the neighborhood

Gerard Adams made his first million by age 24, cofounded Elite Daily at 27, sold it to Daily Mail at 30, made Business Insider’s list of top entrepreneurs under 35 and became a Silicon Valley star along the way.

Now the 31-year-old entrepreneur has built a startup accelerator in Newark in an effort to help create more successes like himself. Meet Fownders Newark. (And no, it’s not located downtown.)

How investing in cities like Newark provides a pathway to permanent U.S. residence for foreign investors

The EB-5 immigrant investor program lets foreign investors obtain permanent resident status in the United States. At a recent investor conference in Newark, it was cited as one of a series of creative tools developers can use to get deals done, but EB-5 is not without controversy.

Coworking space launching downtown Newark looks to be a meeting point for the city’s entrepeneurial class

Destination Newark: How the city’s visitor’s bureau plans to spur economic growth

NJ entrepreneurs still have the opportunity to win $25,000 in cash and prizes for their business

opportunities cardNew Jersey’s entrepreneurs and small business owners still have the opportunity to enter the 2016 Start Something Challenge (SSC), as the competition’s deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. today, Thursday June 30, 2016.

Hosted by Rising Tide Capital, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs to start and grow successful small businesses, the SSC is a business pitch competition with more than $25,000 in cash and prizes for New Jersey’s entrepreneurs, including a $10,000 first prize.

“We had so many calls this morning from people who were asking us if it was too late to enter the competition, that we decided to go ahead and extend the deadline,” said Esther Fraser, Director of Communications at Rising Tide Capital. “We want to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to participate in, and benefit from the competition, and we want to make sure that they are able to get their entries in comfortably.”


To enter the SSC, entrepreneurs must create a 30-second video about their business or business idea using the online tool Animoto. Next they need to write a, 150-word business description and upload both the video and description to the Start Something Challenge website and YouTube.

As soon as they enter the competition, they may begin promoting their videos. The six entrepreneurs with the most video views in each  of the 5 sectors by noon on July 6, will move on in the competition. After another round of viewing and voting, 10 entrepreneurs, 2 from each sector will pitch their businesses before a group of judges on July 28.

Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the competition should visit the website or email

How to make an Animoto video for the Start Something Challenge


How to upload to YouTube for the Start Something Challenge

How Rising Tide Capital helps small businesses become community growth engines