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Second Installment of the Tech Town Hall Series: Progression in Tech

Progression in Tech is the theme for the second installment of EqualSpace’s (= SPACE) Tech Town Hall series, scheduled for October 6, 2016 at 5:00pm. The cornerstone of the first installment centered around reintroducing Newark as a leader of tech in the community, as well as sparking the conversation around Newark being fashioned as a Tech Hub and how it affects the city’s economic development. This year’s theme of progression, discusses the businesses, partnerships, and programs birthed since the first Tech Town Hall.

The year of 2016 is marked as the year of re-emergence, bringing forth various initiatives, collaborations, and a host of social groups within the tech community. Newark is ready to progress and this Town Hall series is geared to showcase the city’s never ending potential. “In 2016, we are working towards swarms of young men and women leveraging modern tools to elevate their lives and our community,” says Isaiah Little, Brigade Captain for Code Newark. “This event is an effort to both highlight that work and provide opportunities for others to support these efforts.”

The Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka and some of Newark’s finest in the tech community will lead the discussion. Mayor Baraka is set to speak about the progression that technology has made in the city, along with a facilitated Q&A session regarding additional information about Newark’s tech advancements. Melissa Jackson – Owner of Normel Solutions will moderate and Lindsey Holmes – Principal & Owner of Propel Media Group will serve as commentator. The discussion will take place at = SPACE’s premiere DOWNTOWN located within Gateway Project Spaces. We will be serving light appetizers at 4:45pm; the Newark Tech Town Hall: Progression of Tech will start promptly at 5:00pm. The event is free, but reservations are required.

Tech community influencers and thought leaders confirmed for the event include:

Rakia Reynolds, President of Skai Blue Media

Anthony Fraiser, Co-founder of The Phat Startup

Sylvia Wandahwa, Co-organizer of Women Techmakers New Jersey

Isaiah Little, Brigade Captain of Code for Newark

Medina, Chief Creative Strategist of Medina=Citi

Seth Wainer, Chief Information Officer for The City of Newark

Additionally, Anthony Fraiser, co-founder of The Phat Startup, will speak on Tech & Power, followed by a book signing for his latest novel, Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness: A Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Thinking & Being Great.


The overall goal of the Tech Town Hall series is to inform and the community on progression and revitalization of Newark through tech, as well as be a link between Newarkers, local businesses, tech influencers, and policymakers.

About = SPACE:

= SPACE is the premiere sharespace of New Jersey, located in the heart of Newark’s historic downtown district, inside Gateway Project Spaces. We push to create a unique blend of tech and startup for entrepreneurs in the Greater Newark area. We value innovation. The next wave of ideas will be born within our walls and have access to the positive culture of its parent company MEDINA=CITI.

RSVP here for the event.