The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) held the first in-person meeting of the Diversity Finance Advisory Board (DFAB) last week, bringing together a diverse group of investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors for presentations and networking sessions.

Michael Johnson, President of the New Jersey Innovation Institute, addressed the crowd, identifying lessons he has learned through his far-ranging career as an innovator, and strategies that entrepreneurs can take to scale their unique businesses. Founded in 2014 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the New Jersey Innovation Institute aims to accelerate the translation of technologies, foster innovation and upskilling the state’s workforce by being a conduit between NJIT and the outside world.

“It has been breathtaking to see the changes in the state’s innovation economy in such a short period of time and programs like NJ Innovation Fellows are exactly what the state needs to spur innovation and build an innovation ecosystem,” said Johnson.

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