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Vendor & Sponsor Logistics Instruction for Awards Breakfast

Thank you for registering to attend GNEC’s Annual Opportunities and Awards Breakfast event.

 Please find below logistic information for the event including parking instructions and vendor set up details.


We are asking that all vendors arrive at 7:30am to set up. With general registration beginning at 8:00am.


There will be networking and visiting of vendor tables until our program begins, which will be promptly at 9:00am. We still expect people to walk around the tables during the main portion of the program but encourage all attendees to join us as we recognize this year’s awardees.

The entire event will be on the second floor of the NJIT Campus Center (150 Bleeker St. Newark, NJ).  Once you walk in the doors, you will see signs directing you where to go. All vendors will have table assignments which will be given upon arrival.



You can temporarily park in Lot 7 for unloading Only. You will have to move your cars to the NJIT parking deck (154 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07102) where parking is reserved for this event.

You can find a copy of the NJIT campus map HERE. The campus center is building #24. The parking deck is #1 (set your GPS to 154 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07102). You can walk straight from the parking deck to the campus center.


Please Note:

If you have registered but have yet to pay or unsure if payment has been received please contact us at or call Desiree Sealey at (973)242-4134   by Friday, November 6th, 2015.


There will be WiFi Access available at the event.


Thank you again for registering and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Annual Opportunities and Awards Breakfast Nov. 10th 2015


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Ignite Institute of St. Peters University Women Entrepreneurship Week 2015

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September 2015 Events & Updates

UEDI Training, Access to Capital workshop, Learn to Code events!

Invest in GNEC

September is finally here and what a dynamic month this is shaping up to be! There are a number of training programs and workshops kicking off throughout the Greater Newark Area for businesses and entrepreneurs of all industries, shapes, and sizes. From learning to code, construction management, pitching your business to investors, accessing capital, to procurement opportunities, this is the month to take yourself and your business to the next level. As Albert Einstein once said “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” so take this as an opportunity to continue to learn, grow, and make impacts happen! We encourage you to participate either by attending yourself and/or by sharing these valuable resources with those in your networks who you feel could benefit.
Are you prepared to meet your challenges?!
Own your history! Own your future!


Steven M. Gomez

Executive Director

We are pleased to share with you our 2014 E-Journal highlighting our partners and supporters and invite you to support those who support us.

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GNEC Resources
2015 Fall Entrepreneur Training – UEDI
Date: Wednesday evenings (starting September 9th; ending November 18th, 2015)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Military Park Building, 60 Park Place, 18th floor, Newark, NJ
​What’s the value GNEC’s course provides ?
  • More than 30 hours of instruction taught by experienced entrepreneurs and certified business coaches.
  • Ongoing 1-on-1 business coaching to participants after graduation.
  • Complimentary entry into our annual awards event and other workshops.
  • Complimentary credit pull and comprehensive credit analysis (soft pull).
  • Access to credit builder loans for graduates.
  • Networking with other entrepreneurs and business professionals.
The course will teach you…
  • How you will make money in your business
  • How to get lenders, investors, customers to understand your business
  • How to identify your competition
  • How to research your industry and market
  • How to price your product/service
  • How to produce sales for your business
  • How to strategize for funding
  • How to set goals and how to achieve them
For more information , please call Al Alvarez at (973) 242-5564, or email
Small Business Events & Classes
Legal 101 for Business Owners
A Free Workshop presented by the Ben Appelbaum Foundation
Date: Thursday September 10, 2015
Time: 9:30 – 11:30am
Location: ​WeWork Soho West 175 Varick St. New York, NY
Get the basics on common legal issues that come up in the first year of business. Whether you’re a single individual forming a non-profit, a team of techies getting ready to launch the next big thing, or a husband and wife team running an e-commerce site on the side, many of the basic legal considerations are the same. The discussion will include general, practical information on topics such as company formation, structuring ownership, hiring employees and contractors, creating and negotiating contracts, and intellectual property protection. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of these issues so that you can make educated decisions about when (and how) to hire an attorney.
This workshop is free and targeted to small business owners and non profit leaders.
Art of Code Information Session
Code for Newark
Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: ​Newark One-Stop Career Center, 990 Broad St Suite 7, Newark, NJ
​The City of Newark, the Newark Workforce Investment Board, and Newark Works have partnered with New Jersey Institute of Technology to provide a FREE Training Program in Web Development – The Art of Code. This program curriculum will teach the most important aspects of software engineering and web development, and will help aspiring junior-level developers gain employment. We believe Newark, NJ is the perfect training ground to prepare a talented labor force from under-represented backgrounds for careers in the technology sector.
The Hudson County Office of Minority and Women Enterprise in Partnership with Hudson County Community College presents…
Ready, Set Grow!
How to get your business in shape for procurement and contracting opportunities
Date: Saturday mornings, September 19th – December 12th
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: HCCC Culinary Conference Center in Jersey City, NJ
Make sure your business has the technology, credentialing and financing know-how needed for state and local government and public procurement opportunities and contracts. Attend this special course for businesses in operation for one year with annual revenues of $50,000 or more.

The course is FREE and includes three modules …
Technology — develop an understanding of the importance of technology in your business, the resources available, and how to utilize technology more effectively; learn about “tech talk,” and assessing and utilizing technology in one’s business and as a part of one’s own skill set.
Procurement — learn how to use certifications as a marketing tool in selling to government and public organizations, learn about the different types of certifications, complete the online SBE registration and the M/WBE certification application, and learn to use the Web to identify and compete for procurement opportunities.
Access to Capital — find out how to generate the financial “fuel” to run a successful business; learn the basics of qualifying for and accessing capital, managing one’s finances and operations, and understanding financial assumptions to build cash flow and support a growth plan.

Only 25 slots are available for the course. Registration and completing a pre-course survey is a must, so log onto, or phone (201) 369-4300 today for complete information.
Art of the Pitch – How to Speak to Investors
Presented by Brick City Tech
Date: Friday, September 11th, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Equal Space, 89 Market St 4th Fl Newark, NJ
Why should you learn how to pitch your startup? If you want to get investors interested, potential customers excited, press to cover you, then you should definitely learn how to pitch. Your telling a story every time you pitch.
Because there is a natural storytelling urge and ability in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astonishing and delightful results. —Nancy Mellon, The Art of Storytelling
The Art Of The Pitch (2 sessions)
1st session you will learn:
– Formula for a high concept pitch
– How to craft an effective elevator pitch
– How to create a pitch deck for investors
2nd session you will: (September 16th, same place & time)
– How to present
– Demo and critique of your pitch/deck
Presenter and host: Anthony Frasier (cofounder of The Phat Startup, The Koalition, Playd, and Brick City Tech) Full bio:
Marketing your Business​ Workshop
Presented by: Metro Works Entrepreneurship Ministry
Date: Saturday, September 12th, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
149 Springfield Ave. Newark, NJ 07103
Join MetroWorks as they host a workshop designed to show you how to market your business and provide tips to assist entrepreneurs in getting their ideas the attention they deserve.
Turner Construction six-week Construction Management Program
Date: Kick Off Event September 16th, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Essex County LeRoy F. Smith, Jr. Public Safety Building 60 Nelson Pl, 14th Fl, Newark, NJ

The Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action (SBDAA) is pleased to inform you that County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr in partnership with the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the SBDAA will collaborate with Turner Construction to present a six-week Construction Management Program. The program is free; however, space is limited.

To attend the kick-off event on September 16th, and to register for the program, please see the program flyer HERE and the application HERE. Please RSVP to Dexter Hendricks Regional Community and Citizenship Director at

New Jersey Innovation Institute to Host
NJ MarketShift Design Forums across NJ
Date: September 16th, 17th, and 21st
Time: Varies by location
Location: Various
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, will host NJ MarketShift Design Forums across New Jersey in mid-September. The scheduled dates and locations are:
Wed 9/16: Bell Works (101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733) 2:00-6:00pm Co-sponsors: Profit Tek, Monmouth WIB and Ocean Economic Development
Thur 9/17: Sandvik Coromant (1702 Nevins Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410), 8:30-12:30pm, Co-sponsor: Bergen County SBDC
Mon 9/21: NJBIA HQ (10 W Lafayette St, Trenton, NJ 08608) 8:30-12:30pm, Co-sponsor: NJBIA, City of Trenton
Mon 9/21: Hilton Garden Inn (375 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway, New Jersey, 07866) 3:00-7:00pm, Co-sponsor:Morris Chamber of Commerce
NJ MarketShift is a government funded program designed to strengthen New Jersey’s aerospace and defense (A&D) industries by providing contractors and manufacturers with the tools and services they need to identify product and market opportunities, collaborate to successfully pursue new business and acquire the training and skills they need to compete effectively. NJ MarketShift aids community leaders and policymakers by providing access to powerful web-based tools that aid in economic and workforce development.
Indiegrove – A Space To work and Grow
September Happenings
Date: September
Time: Varies by event
Location: Indiegrove, 121 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ
Indiegrove is expanding! The Coworking space in jersey City will be opening an entire new floor of co-working space in early September. Visit their website and social media outlets for more information on the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
Indiegrove will be participating in the Annual All About Downtown Street Fair on Newark Ave on Saturday, September 19th. Make sure to stop by their table and enter to win their coworking raffle.
Also remember that Indiegrove offers “Free Coworking Fridays!” Make sure to sign up and check it out.
Access to Capital Jersey City:
Stages of Capital – Where and When to Go
Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:35pm
Location: HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St, Jersey City, NJ 07306
The New York Fed and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will co-sponsor an evening workshop for small businesses in Jersey City, New Jersey, interested in learning about sources of financing as well as the process of borrowing.

Attendees will hear from lenders and experts on the many stages of borrowing and learn where to go and when. There will be a resource expo held after the workshop.

  • How to make sense of today’s lending options
  • How nonprofit agencies can help you access capital for your business
  • What type of financing is most appropriate for you
  • What lending products these organizations are offering
  • How you can improve your chances for success in getting the capital you need

Join us at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City to get immediate answers to these questions and more.

There is no cost to attend nor any additional fees. Parking is available. Light refreshments will be provided.
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