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Technology and Life Sciences Success Stories Punctuate Active Year on @NJEDATech

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TRENTON (December 20, 2016) – As New Jersey technology and life sciences companies wind down 2016 and gear up for 2017, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) looks back at the ten EDA-supported companies that generated the most buzz on @NJEDATech’s Twitter account this year:

“The companies highlighted today, along with so many others, represent the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and well in New Jersey,” EDA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Melissa Orsen said. “I am continually impressed with the broad spectrum of technology and life sciences companies currently calling New Jersey ‘home,’ and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for the State’s technology sector in 2017.”

Bedminster-based STOPit (@STOPitcybrbully) creates software that enables anyone who witnesses a bullying incident, either cyber or traditional, to instantly and anonymously report it via their smartphones or computers. National media outlets have praised STOPit for its app, which is currently available for Android and iOS systems. STOPit has received millions of dollars in funding from investors who took advantage of New Jersey’s Angel Investor Tax Credit Program. “The Angel Investor Tax Credit provides a meaningful boost in value to our shareholders,” STOPit CFO Parkhill Mays said. Read more: Somerset County Startup STOPit Receives National Recognition for Giving Students Power to Report Bullying

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