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New Jersey Founders & Funders


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NJ Founders & Funders is organized by the NJEDA to facilitate collaborative discussions between emerging NJ Technology & Life Science(TLS) companies and sophisticated angel & institutional investors. Our mission is to help grow the ecosystem to support innovative NJ companies.

In appreciation of the 200+ companies and 75+ investors who have participated in the program over the last four years, we are proud to present NJ Founders & Funders All- Stars. This special event is the opportunity for all to recognize the more than 1,200 successful connections made through this program, resulting in investment, insight and inspiration to help fuel NJ’s TLS ecosystem.

NJ Founders & Funders All Stars Agenda

Selected Entrepreneurs and Investors Session:
10:00AM-11:00AMRegistration and Networking
11:00AM-11:15AMOpening Remarks
11:15AM-12:15PM1-on-1 Sessions
12:15PM-12:50PMNetworking Lunch
12:50PM-1:45PM1-on-1 Sessions

General Session:
1:45PM-2:20PMNetwork, Registration, Pitch Selection  
2:20PM-2:40PMNJEDA Resource Overview
2:45PM-3:30PMEntrepreneur Panel
3:35PM-4:20PMLightning Pitch Presentations
4:20PM-4:30PMAudience Voting, Closing Remarks

The event will feature organized one-on-one introductions between selected returning NJ Founders & Funders companies and investors. In addition, we are proud to feature a special entrepreneur speaker panel sharing their insights on fundraising, maximizing the relationship with investors and the path to exit. There will be ample networking among entrepreneurs, investors and members of the broader NJ TLS ecosystem.

All past participant companies are invited to attend, but only 20 will be selected by an outside panel to participate in the one-on-one sessions. The event will be capped-off with lightning presentations by five investor favorite companies selected from those 20 participating in the one-on-one meetings. We are pleased to announce a winner will be selected by audience participation from those five companies to receive a $50,000 award. More information on the award is available reviewing our public board notice here: Notice.

Entrepreneurs, Investors and Industry Partners may register by providing the information below.

Returning companies wishing to participate in one-on-one meetings must submit a 1-2 page executive summary (sample template attached) no later than October 31, 2017. All others must register by November 27, 2017 in order to attend. 

Upcoming NJ Founders & Funders Sessions

Date:December 6, 2017
Time:Returning Entrepreneurs and Investors Invited: 10:00 am -4: 30 pm
Industry Partners and first time attending companies: 1:45 pm-4: 30 pm
Location:Biotechnology Development Center: 685 US Highway One, North Brunswick, NJ


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email: NJFoundersFunders@njeda.com

We would like to thank those Investors that registered to participate in the 1-on-1 sessions, as we have reached capacity. We graciously welcome further Investor registrants to join us throughout the day.

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Companies participating in 1:1 discussions will be required to submit a one to two page executive summary. Please see the sample executive summary template.
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