Past Meetup

Starting Your Startup

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Come join us for the event and then drinks afterwards at Martini 494 (across the street) to celebrate Newark Tech Week (

We initially started with the title "Entrepreneurship in College" since this panel is comprised of individuals who launched their startups while in college (or right afterwards).. so think about it: No Money, No Connections, No Work Experience... and they STILL overcame these hurdles to launch a business! They will share their steps for success and the pivots they made along the way so it's applicable to anyone who has an idea for a business and is ready to make the leap.


6:30 - 7:00: Arrival & Networking (room 308)
7:00 - 8:00 Panel with open Q&A
8:00 - Until you want to leave: Drinks & Networking


Josh - doUdeal

"Josh graduated from Trinity University in 2010 and moved to New York City just 5 days later without a job but with a boatload of determination. A hustler to the core, Josh has worn many hats in his career including editor-in-chief of his student newspaper, commercial video editor, web designer/developer and even nightclub promoter. As CEO of doUdeal, he draws on his unique skill sets to lead product development and company strategy."

Willie - SquadUP

"Willie graduated from Duke University in 2012 and accepted a job working in financial services. While working as an equity research analyst, Willie teamed up with three former classmates to create SquadUP where he is the co-president and oversees product development, business development and day-to-day operations."

Rob - Pijon

"Rob's been hustling from startup to startup and adapting to ever-changing business environments for over 5 years. He became a boring strategy consultant before diving into "Startupland" as he reinvents college care packages by sending students awesome stuff they love as the CEO and co-founder of Pijon ("

Ben - Sumpto

"Ben graduated from the University of Miami in 2011 and soon realized that his social impact was far greater when he was in college. That's why he created Sumpto; a website that measures the social influence of college students and rewards them for it."

Margaret- NJIT

"Margaret Christian is a senior in NJIT’s Biomedical Engineering Department. She is working with a group of biomedical engineering students in order to develop a surgical device designed for heart valve replacement surgeries. She has worked with her team to raise funding, assemble a scientific advisory board, and acquire a provisional patent for the device. Currently, they are working on building the first prototype."