According to the National Urban Technology Center’s website, a 2013
OECD study published in
the N.Y. Times cited that youth and adults in the U.S. are
fairing dismally as compared to 19 other countries in proficiency areas
such as literacy, math, and problem solving in technology-rich
environments. Urban Tech hopes to change that. At its annual gala earlier this month, TNJ.com interviewed its president.
A group from Bennett College, which includes 20 students, will travel on
an all-expenses-paid trip to China to conduct research, become immersed
in the culture and learn more about clean energy as part of the 100,000
Strong Initiative by the Wanxiang Group, a multinational automotive
components group headquartered in Hangzhou, China. Here, we talk to Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall about the program.
Janine N. Truitt is Chief Innovations Officer at a company she founded
called Talent Think Innovations, LLC. It’s a talent management
consulting firm dedicated to helping start-ups as well as small to
mid-size businesses. Here, she tells us a bit about her road to launching the business.
Liquid Soul Media has been
creating some of the most dynamic and effective integrated marketing
campaigns of late. Most recently, they crafted the successful campaigns
for both the films 12 Years The Slave and Selma. Their client list includes the NBA, CNN, Warner Bros., Walmart and Fox
Searchlight. The two men behind the thriving boutique, lifestyle
marketing agency, CEO Tirrell Whittley and CMO Nick Nelson, talk to TNJ.com.
Talk about innovation. Jeremiah Chapman, 24, founded FreshFry LLC, a
Louisville-based start up that manufactures the FreshFry pods and other
innovative frying technologies. Chapman, Woodford R. Porter Scholar and 2012 University of Florida
graduate of the Speed School of Engineering, recently spoke with TNJ.com
Small businesses are America’s backbone and the key building blocks for the economy and our society. They account for 99.7 percent of all businesses in America
and employ about half of the private sector workforce, paying 42 percent
of all payroll. Here, Teresa Coaxum, Office of Advocacy’s regional advocate for New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, talks about barriers, best practices and big ideas.