Audition to pitch your idea or product on the radio!


There's a new radio program coming to iHeart and you can be on it! Passage to Profit starts taping in early July for its premier episode on July 29th. Our producers are auditioning entrepreneurs to pitch their products on the show to our expert panel and our thousands of listeners. Meet us at WeWorks in Times Square on Thursday June 21st, 6-8 pm. We only have 35 spots in the meetup, so if you're interested sign up soon. You can sign up here:

Morris Tech Meetup Social July 19th in Morristown 6-10pm

Join some of us from Gearhart Law and many others from the NJ Entrepreneurial Community at the next Morris Tech Meetup:

Before we take a break in August, we're celebrating with all of you so come out and meet us on July 19th at the Horseshoe Tavern! We're keeping it casual but looking to show off some promising NJ startups as well.

We will be holding our Summer Social at the same place we had the January Holiday Social - the Horseshoe Tavern in Morristown NJ. In addition to the great opportunity to network, we are looking to showcase some of the area's newest young companies. We may even look to have a fun competition between the startups for all attendees to enjoy.  Don't miss out on being among the first to hear from these promising new startups. 

Like in the winter, food will be provided: 

- Tomato and Mozarella Skewers
- Crispy Rock Shrimp
- Pigs in a Blanket
- Mozarella Sticks

We also are receiving a discount on drink prices as we did last time. Select $3 beer, $4 wine, $5 spirits.
Register here:

Techlaunch BullPen Pitch Competition June 22nd at 4:30pm

How do you get investors for your business?  It starts with you, and with your pitch.  Your pitch includes a 'pitch deck' which is a slide presentation with a quick overview of your business.  Slides typically include a description of your team, what problem you're solving, the market, your competition and your advantages over that competition, and it may include plans for an 'exit', which describes who would buy your company, in what time frame, and for how much. 

Investors want to have confidence that the person leading the company that they're investing in is the right choice.  The first impression they get of you is your pitch.  If that falls flat, they'll look elsewhere.  There are programs that help entrepreneurs develop their companies and their pitches.  We're lucky to have TechLaunch in Northern NJ, our answer to Shark Tank!

If you want to find out more about pitching and the process, join myself and others from the entrepreneurial community on June 22nd at Fairleigh Dickinson University for TechLaunch’s Bullpen, where you can observe a pitch competition led by some of the best.  It may inspire you to go to TechLaunch and pitch your own company!




4:30- 5:15 Registration/Pizza/Networking

5:15 - 5:30 Introductions

5:30- 7:30 BullPen Program (3-4 Investor Pitches)

7:30 - TBD Winners announced & networking with Entrepreneurs and Investors.

We hope to see you there!

Morris Tech Meetup April 27th - Building an On-line Franchise


Michael Shapiro is the CEO and Publisher of, a network of more than 60 independently owned and operated online local newspapers in New Jersey and New York with over 5.5 million readers.  In October 2008, after five years of practicing law in New York City, Shapiro started an online, objective, local daily newspaper for his town, New Providence, as well as the adjoining towns of Summit and Berkeley Heights.  He began franchising sites in December 2013 to people who wanted to start online newspapers in their own town.

Michael will talk about the challenges of growing a local news network in a time when the industry is so crowded, the effect of sites like TAPinto on traditional publications, how he scaled to over 5 million people in just a few short years and how he took on the unique business model of franchising a web property; along with lessons in business and tips for our community to learn from.

Before becoming a successful New Jersey entrepreneur, Michael graduated Rutgers College, Rutgers University and Stanford Law School.  sign up here:


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