We are working to create the climate and resources that will encourage entrepreneurship to thrive and will attract innovative, technology-based companies and investments to Central New Jersey.

We nurture an entrepreneurial network that embraces and supports new business ventures.

We help identify resources including investment capital as well as locating skilled workers. Through the web, events, collaboratives and workshops, we facilitate learning and communication. We feature entrepreneurial leaders and “heroes” such as Greg Olsen and John Martinson.

Fifth Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

The NJIEA's esteemed panel of judges have selected the winners for the 2017 awards. This year, in addition to the Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year, we will be honoring immigrants for their achievements in Growth, Advocacy, and Innovation as well as recognizing a Rising Star. Congratulations! Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year: K. Peter Yu (Hong Kong),

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Column: Immigrants Revitalize Detroit

According to Einstein's Alley Advisory Council member, Dr. Nicholas V. Montalto, who spoke at the Future of  Work Institute,  immigration is powering growth and economic development in the US. New Jersey has seen these benefits of immigration. Here is a story about what is going on in Detroit. From Detroit News By Steve Tobocman June 6, 2017 Immigration

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Greg Olsen: Serial Entrepreneurial Success Story

A builder and creator, Greg Olsen has started two companies and acquired eight others. Greg Olsen will tell you he's just an average guy, that he prefers "Greg" to "Gregory." And he'll do all this in a room in which a portrait of him as a Russian cosmonaut hangs. He'll recount his time as a

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2014 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award Recipients

The 2014 NJIE Awards was held on December 9, 2014 at Fairleigh Dickinson University and honored these ten first-generation immigrant business leaders for their success in helping their local New Jersey communities thrive. The Awards were created to highlight the contributions of New Jersey's immigrant entrepreneurs. The 2014 Award Recipients: NJ Immigrant Entrepreneur of the

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Michael Dell, CEO Dell Computers, Talking at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas.

"Entrepreneurism is such an important catalyst for the global economy, and it was evident listening to these business leaders tell their stories. These are all web-enabled businesses that were founded during the dot com boom and grew up in the shadow of the bust. They more than survived; they thrived. With technology as their cornerstone,

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What Do Entrepreneurs Really Want from a City?

Posted by: Mark Marich Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship (March 10, 2014)-A number of rankings and indices come out each year touting a top ten list of cities to start and scale a business based on different factors -- all deemed to be important to high-growth entrepreneurs. But did anyone ask the entrepreneurs? Endeavor Insight

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Globalism Goes Backwards

They forgot to tell us globalization has a reverse gear. Now companies and countries need to get ready for the 'inside economy. One morning this past September, Pascal Lamy, the energetic Frenchman who heads the World Trade Organization, stood in front of a room of economists and began his annual recitation on the health of

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