Newark Techies Meet Up

BY Dinean

Newark Techies Meet Up

Hey Newarkers,

Well, just when I thought I knew about all of Newark’s wonderful, burgeoning communities I get surprised! Newark has a flourishing tech community. Now don’t blame me for not knowing about this prominent culture of Brick City techies, after all I am the woman who thought was going to be a site featuring all the different foods you could mash. However, this community is perfect for folk like me as well as hardcore tech geeks. On Thursday, one of Newark’s larger groups, Brick City Tech, hosted a meet up with Chris Guillebeau, the author of the acclaimed, New York Times Bestseller The $100 Startup. This event attracted entrepreneurs, students, and professionals of all ages from Newark and surrounding areas. Guillebeau spoke briefly about his book and the art of reinventing the way we work. He also signed free copies of his book.

My FREE copy!

My FREE copy!

The event organizers Anthony Fraiser of The Phat Startup and Emily Manz of BCDC brought Guillebeau to Newark as a prequel to Newark’s upcoming Tech Week (April 1-8) a week long event in collaboration with Blerdology  featuring TEDxTalk, #Blackhack, and workshops.


Chris Guillebeau talks about his book $100 Startup

Chris Guillebeau talks about his book $100 Startup


Anthony Fraiser (center), Founder of Brick City Tech, talks with guests about his 300 member meet up group.











(L to R)Akilah Robinson of AKZMe Designs,Sharon D. Nickey of Remax Midtown, Bob H. Helstoski of Stuff For Guys, and Realism Hargrave of Newark Press & Company

It was great to be in the room with so many Newarkers doing amazing work! Our city is still doing great things.

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4 Responses to “Newark Techies Meet Up”

  1. Chike (@chike_uzoka) Says:

    This was an awesome event put on by some amazing people in the City of Newark!

    Excited about and glad to be a part of this renaissance happening in Newark’s entrepreneur community!


  2. Emily @emrebmanz Says:

    Thanks Chike!

    I might be a bit biased but I also thought it was a great success! :)
    There were so many great entrepreneurs there! Great to meet everyone supporting the entrepreneurial and tech community here in Newark!



  3. Kelly Says:

    Newark is very cool! So exciting to hear about tech week and Newark’s many entrepeneurs – Emily Manz is my favorite!


  4. Jojo Says:

    This sounds awesome. I was out of town so missed this event. Hope to attend the Tech weeek as I am too an entrepeneur in entertainment and in technology.


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