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#1 Starting Up: Inaugural Event

We are very excited to kick off our first event. We have invited 3 startups to pitch with 2 speakers for a very packed night.

What to expect:

6:30 – Networking
7:15 – Welcoming Message from Organizers
7:30 – John Genovese, Founder of Polite Persistence (Startup Pitch)
7:40 – Chris Wang, Managing Partner of Inbox (Startup Pitch)
7:50 - Jeremy Snepar, CEO + Founder, New York Code + Design Academy (Startup Pitch)
8:00 – NJ Startup Community Exploding & Needs You by Aaron Price
8:20 – Tom Fuller
9:10 – Q+A
9:30 – Event end/continue networking

Aaron Price is the cofounder of, the worlds most engaging event app used by many Fortune 1000 companies. He's also the founder of the the award-winning NJ Tech Meetup, NJ's largest tech community. With an early entrepreneurial drive sparked when awarded a patent in high school, he went on to found deliverU, effordables, and weCraft. He lives in Hoboken with his wife and their two proudest startups, their two daughters.

Presenting: NJ Startup Community Exploding & Needs You.

Tom Fuller joined Next Jump in October 1999 and helped grow the business though the first dot-com bubble to over 150 employees. A few years later, Next Jump survived the dot-com bust however shrunk down to just 4 employees in January of 2002. Tom was part of the 4-person surviving team, becoming one of the founders of the restructured Next Jump. 

Tom is currently Next Jump’s CIO and Chief of Engineering. He is responsible for all engineering and product development efforts. Tom leads the overarching customer relationship management group and is responsible for Next Jump’s transactional revenue engine.  He sets the vision for all product and engineering efforts within the organization.

Prior to Next Jump, Tom was AVP of engineering at Deutsche Bank.

Tom holds a bachelors degree from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. He currently lives in New York City with his wife Alice and son.

About Next Jump:

At Next Jump, we believe that people are the center of everything. The best way to create happy, engaged employees is to focus on culture. Our Culture is broken into two components, Personal growth and Helping Others. Everything we do at Next Jump follows this simple mantra: Better Me + Better You = Better Us.  By focusing on personal growth we are able to help others – in the end, everyone wins.

We design and build products geared towards bettering both employees—starting with our own—and companies, to result in a better world. We provide employee engagement programs, which include a variety of products from a savings and reward site to engagement applications, to Fortune 1000 companies as a platform to achieve this goal.

We are hosting this event with some friends:

Rutgers Mobile App Development

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  • Dennis H.

    Based on feedback from last night:

    Http:// I grabbed the images off the web if you guys get me better files I will post the cleaner images.

    Get me You crowdsourcing campaigns and we will support you.

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Dennis H.

      I thought of them, I hadn't reached out to them or heard anything from them but I will add then now. thanks

      January 31, 2014

    • Dennis H.

      It's Done - this has nothing to do with TECH but a nice Charity event in Princeton on Sunday. http://oysterbowlnj.c...­ will be there with Dreams for Kids.

      January 31, 2014

  • Kirsten L.

    Anybody from the Red Bank area up for letting me bum a ride? :-)

    January 23, 2014

    • Kirsten L.

      Mikey - I saw your reply too late. But thank you for the offer! We'll see you all next time :)

      January 23, 2014

    • Gabriela L.

      Kirsten, sorry to miss you. Hopefully next time. Are you coming to the NJ Wordpress meetup next week?

      January 25, 2014

  • Gabriela L.

    Great start! Very interesting and inspiring talks. Glad to see many familiar and new faces

    January 25, 2014

  • Don N.

    Great foundation from which to grow

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Zion K.

    It was great seeing everyone last night, You guys are all awesome for coming out.

    If everyone that attended can leave a group review (to the right between "entrepreneurs" and "past meetups" it would be much appreciated :)

    January 24, 2014

  • John G.

    Congrats to the team for having a successful first event! Very awesome. Really enjoyed both presenters. For anyone interested in a free beta for PolitePersistence simply email me john at

    Looking forward to the next meet up!

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Dennis H.

    Great strong kick off meetup. Thanks to those who asked how they can help the Spudder indiegogo campaign. I will post the link here when we launch.

    Also I will be setting up this week a site this week CLOUDCORRIDOR.COM where startups in the NJ startup community can post there crowdsourcing and SOON enough there Crowdfunding Campaigns, so there is a common place that can go and support each other. Thanks again,

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Jeremiah S.

    It was great getting a chance to experience a MeetUp and this growing, vibrant community for the first time. Definitely a passionate collective, certainly hoping to cross paths again. For those I didn't get to meet, learn more about us:

    January 24, 2014

  • Corrine S.

    Absolutely Amazing!

    January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to change my RSVP. I double booked myself. I'll see you all next time. JW

    January 23, 2014

  • Zion K.

    Just sent this out in the email, but I'll post it here for all of you too! Looking forward to an awesome night!

    The address for tonight's venue:

    State Theatre Regional Arts Center (Google Maps Link for those that use Google Maps!)
    15 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    Parking in New brunswick:

    There is metered street parking in the downtown area, but in case you can’t find anything,
    here are some parking decks/lots that are close by:

    Closest to the venue:
    Morris Street Deck
    70 New Street
    New Brunswick, 08901

    Gets full fairly quickly but worth checking:
    Cultural Center Lot
    58 Bayard Street
    New Brunswick, 08901

    The furthest of the options:
    Lower Church Street Deck
    90 Church Street
    New Brunswick, 08901

    January 23, 2014

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