Newark is hosting its second Tech Week beginning Saturday, a nine-day program that invites technology entrepreneurs to build relationships through networking and educational events throughout the city.
Emily Manz, who handles real estate and business attraction for the Brick City Development Corp., said events seek to bridge gaps with aspiring business people and the city's traditional resources, such as business schools and universities and artistic locations.
The city's first "tech week" was held in April.
BCDC is organizing the event with members of Brick City Tech, a Newark meetup group of technology entrepreneurs.
"Newark is so spread out," said Jimi Olaghere, who runs Brick City Tech with entrepreneur Anthony Frasier, and owns e-commerce startup Geek Cook USA. "There are so many pockets of communities, artistic and tech communities. Newark Tech Week brings that all together. Aside from showcasing our talent to the world, it's a chance for us to network with each other and learn what's going on right here."
Saturday, Nov. 2:
"TEDx Broad Street"
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Rutgers Business School
Monday, Nov. 4:
"Nonobvious Uses of Technology: Technology in Sports, Entertainment, and Food."
7 p.m. Rutgers Business School
Tuesday, Nov. 5:
"Blerdology & Geek Soul Brother: Sci-Fi Art: Branding and Expanding in the Digital World."
6-9 p.m., Fortress of Solitude, 53 University Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 6:
"Behind Every Successful Woman is Herself"
3-4:30 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom A, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Thursday, Nov. 7:
"Scarlet Start-ups: Starting your start-up"
6:30 to 8 p.m., Rutgers Business School
Thursday, Nov. 7:
Build in Brick City: "Leveraging Broadband for Your Small Business"
6-8:30 p.m., 744 Broad Street, 26th floor
"Tech Happy Hour"
8 p.m., Martini 494, 494 Broad St.
Friday, Nov. 8
"The Rise of AllHipHop.com and the Future of Online Journalism"
7-10 p.m., Seed Gallery, 210 Market St.
Friday to Sunday, Nov. 8-10
"Lean Start-Up Machine Newark"
Seed Gallery, 210 Market St.
For more information, visit newarktechweek.com.