Montclair State Showcases the Future of Innovation

Montclair State Showcases the Future of InnovationLooking to stimulate interest—and hopefully investment—10 teams of New Jersey entrepreneurs introduced their tech companies and demonstrated their products to an audience of business advisers, sponsors, investors, professors and technology experts at the Montclair State University Conference Center in November.

The event, called “Demo Day,” signaled the culmination of LaunchPad 1, a 12-week business boot camp designed to help transform innovative concepts into commercially viable business models. Created by TechLaunch, New Jersey’s new investor-led technology accelerator, LaunchPad 1 provided an avenue for some of the state’s most imaginative young entrepreneurs to turn their visions into a reality.

According to TechLaunch founder and CEO Mario M. Casabona, the 10 portfolio companies presenting were selected from an original pool of 91 companies. Their ultimate goal, he says, is to attract follow-up funding from investors.

Among the innovations presented at Demo Day were LivinSport, a social media platform for athletes that connects them with trainers, coaches, colleges, pro teams and fans, and CodeSquare, an offline-to-online mobile solution for businesses to instantly engage and reward customers, connect via social media and lower acquisition costs.

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