Drew University to Host Tech Start-Up Group: Free Event Wednesday Evening will Provide Networking and Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 • 7:25am
Interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurial opportunities in New Jersey?
On Wednesday, October 30, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Madison Tech Meetup will have a business networking event and speaker’s forum on the Drew University campus. The Meetup will be held at Crawford Hall in the Ehinger Center.
Modeled after other successful tech start-up groups, Madison Tech Meetup brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, interested students and others who want to learn more about emerging companies, new ideas and networking to further business development.
“It’s a fabulous networking opportunity,” said professor Jennifer Kohn, director of the business studies program at Drew. She said students can glean information on starting a business, networking for future jobs and learning how small businesses work.
At Wednesday’s event, Carl Lagemann, co-founder of Health Options Worldwide and organizer of Scarlet Startups, will be speaking at 7:20 p.m. Afterward, there will be an in-depth discussion about Accelerators, a start-up mechanism for new businesses, including speakers from Pervasive Group, NuSkool and Invid.io
Kohn pointed out that while the Meetup began as a tech-centered organization, it also is inclusive of other small businesses. Carlos Abad, organizer of Madison Tech Meetup, said his group is not limited just to technology businesses, but is geared for all entrepreneurs.
Unlike traditional business networking groups, members of Madison Tech Meetup aren’t there just trying to sell their own business services, explained Abad. “Everyone has these ideas and passions and wants to talk about them,” he said. “They want to see what other people are doing and work together.”
The evening starts at 6 p.m. with pizza and networking, followed by a welcome, workshop, speaker and accelerator discussion. For information about the event, or to register online