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    TechLaunch, a Clifton-based technology acceleration in November accepted applications for its LaunchPad, a 16-week boot camp-style business training program for tech start-ups.

    Caktus, who relocated to New Jersey from Finland to participate in the LaunchPad program has just closed a $200,000 investment led by Kima Ventures, a European VC company which invests in over 100 startups each year.

    According to the announcement, Caktus' mission is to help people feel, perform and live better by coaching them toward optimal hydration. Busy schedules tend to make people forget to drink water, causing chronic dehydrating which if left uncorrected can cause problems ranging from decreased mental and physical performance to more extreme issues such as kidney stones.

    The Hug, the company's hybrid hardware/software solution automatically tracks drinking frequency through an iOS device, the announcement said.

    Caktus is preparing to show off their new mobile application at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February.

    Wall-based BIO-key International Inc. and InterDigital Inc. will also introduce and demonstrate at the MWC InterDigital's multi-factor authentication solution incorporating BIO-key's fingerprint authentication for the Android mobile platform.

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    Emily Bader

    Emily Bader

    Emily Bader is the copy and web editor at NJBIZ. She is a Brielle, N.J. native and a Rutgers University alum. You can contact her at emilyb@njbiz.com or @emilybader on Twitter.

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