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The four- day program sponsored by Invest Newark, Audible, The Fidelco Group and Onyx Equities, Inc. will support startup tech founders 

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, October 12, 2023 – Black, Latine and queer owned owned co-working space Equal Space has announced their program for Newark Tech Week (NTW). The events spanning from October 16-20th will include robust programming supporting Newark’s thriving tech community. 

The event’s mission is to fuel Newark’s innovation economy and provide a dynamic platform for startup tech enthusiasts and creative entrepreneurs. NTW was created to provide a space for diverse perspectives to flourish supporting innovation, culture, and inclusivity within the tech industry. 

Sponsors for the event include the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Invest Newark, Audible, The Fidelco Group and Onyx Equities, Inc. 

Equal Space has been at the forefront of building a vibrant and diverse community within Newark and beyond. We are so excited to continue to partner with these innovative partners to support, develop & connect the city’s top talent as they continue to be a shining example of the resilience and tenacity this city holds so near” – Medina, Founder of Equal Space 

Highlights of the program include: 

● Monday, October 16 at 5:00pm – The Newark Tech Summit 

● Monday, October 16 at 8pm – Audible Tech Mixer 

● Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30pm – NJ Content Creators Mixers: Tapping Into the Power of AI ( hosted by ABF Creative and the Podcasters of NJ meetup) ● Wednesday, October 18 at 5:30pm – Technology: Leading Through Change Powered by Newark Alliance 

● Thursday, October 19 at 6pm – VC Hot Seat 

● Thursday, October 19 at 9pm – BrownMill Game Night 

● Friday, October 20 at 4pm – HAX-A-THON 

“The NJEDA has taken the lead in providing support to emerging technology companies with the resources and capital they need to succeed,” said NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan. Newark Tech Week highlights the vast suite of programs available to

business owners and provides numerous opportunities for networking and dialogue, helping to ensure the vitality of this sector for years to come.” 

Newark- based Audible, recently deepened its investment in Newark’s tech community, with the launch of its new business attraction program, which aims to equitably grow Newark’s tech ecosystem by helping diverse and innovative companies join Audible in Newark. The program works to boost local spending to preserve and create jobs, targeting startups with at least 10 employees, at the seed or Series A stage, which are looking to expand or relocate to Newark. 

“Audible is proud to call Newark home, and we’re committed to thoughtfully growing the city’s innovation sector,” said Aisha Glover, Head of Urban Innovation at Audible. “Through our business attraction efforts, we are thrilled to collaborate with these emerging and established startups that will continue enhancing Newark’s vibrant culture and economy for years to come.” 

“Technology, innovation and diversity are at the heart of Fidelco’s 494 and 550 Broad communities. We are proud to collaborate with Equal Space and support Newark Tech Week,” said Marc E. Berson, chairman of The Fidelco Group. “Together we are giving startups and aspiring entrepreneurs access to world-class amenities while they start and expand their businesses in Newark — and stay in Newark.” 

“With innovative tech firms, training providers, coworking, universities, accelerators and venture capital, Newark is establishing itself as a prominent and diverse tech hub,” expressed Marcus Randolph, President and CEO of Invest Newark. “That’s why we are honored to be a partner in bringing Newark Tech Week to fruition. Tech Week brings together visionary individuals who are not only innovating in their business but are also leveraging tech’s potential to help make our city stronger.” 

“Onyx Equities has been fully committed to Newark since our acquisition of Gateway Center in 2018,” said Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder and Managing Principal for Onyx Equities. “We are thrilled to welcome the next generation of tech innovators in partnership with Newark’s civic and business leaders.” 

For the full listing of the NTW programming please visit newarktechweek.com and follow on Instagram. 


About Equal Space 

Equal Space, a premium co-working SPACE for tech leaders and creative entrepreneurs, provides resources and community for local startups, business coaching for tech

companies and programming to support diverse business owners. A pillar in the Newark community for over a decade, Equal Space is a hub for innovation and thought leaders. Black and queer owned, Equal Space is committed to supporting Newark’s vibrant creative and tech community through its services. To learn more about Equal Space, visit our website and follow us on Instagram and Linkedin 

About NJEDA 

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) serves as the State’s principal agency for driving economic growth. The NJEDA is committed to making New Jersey a national model for inclusive and sustainable economic development by focusing on key strategies to help build strong and dynamic communities, create good jobs for New Jersey residents, and provide pathways to a stronger and fairer economy. Through partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, the NJEDA creates and implements initiatives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the State and strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness. 

About The Fidelco Group 

The Fidelco Group is an owner-developer of residential, commercial and industrial properties in the tri-state markets. An active investor in new construction, Fidelco has also focused on rehabilitating and repositioning existing properties in urban areas throughout the country. Fidelco renovated the 400,000-square-foot 1 Washington Park office building in Newark and worked hand-in-hand with Rutgers University to build a world-class business school, housed within the building. Additionally, Fidelco has developed award-winning projects like the 494 Broad Street office complex and parking garage in Newark, 15 James Street, and the state-of-the-art, 140,000-square-foot FreezPak freezer warehouse facility in Elizabeth/Newark. Currently, Fidelco is redeveloping its historic 550 Broad Street building, set to house a diverse roster of tenants and a wealth of world-class amenities for professionals, neighbors, community members, and more. 

About Invest Newark 

Invest Newark, the city’s Economic Development Corporation, propels economic growth by championing local business, improving internet access, and increasing opportunities for home ownership. These endeavors lead to job creation and wealth generation, enhancing the overall welfare of Newark’s residents. Distinguished by our unwavering dedication to equity and sustainability, Invest Newark stands apart as a forward-thinking development agency. Learn more about Invest Newark by visiting https://investnewark.org/. 

About Audible

Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, has been proudly headquartered in Newark since 2007. To expand its efforts aimed at advancing equity, racial justice, and economic empowerment, Audible launched the Global Center for Urban Development in 2020. Audible’s investments aim to create jobs, sustain businesses, attract foot traffic, and drive greater economic activity in the cities it calls home – resulting in over $775 million in economic activity to date. Learn more at www.audible.com/about/impact. 

About Onyx Equities, LLC 

Headquartered in Gateway One in Newark, Onyx Equities, LLC is a leading, full-service real estate firm specializing in investment, asset repositioning and ground-up development. Since its founding in 2004, Onyx has acquired more than $4 billion worth of diverse real estate assets throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and has executed over $1 billion in capital improvement projects under its signature repositioning program. Driving Onyx’s success is its deep understanding of the development process and core geographic markets, a seasoned team of expertise in all facets of real estate, and its adaptability to market conditions and the experience gained from managing over 65 MSF since inception. Throughout its esteemed portfolio of properties, Onyx takes aim at increasing operational efficiency, tenant satisfaction and long-term value to create dynamic commercial, residential and mixed-use environments of the highest quality. For more information about Onyx Equities, visit www.OnyxEquites.com. 


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