James Barrood Discusses the State of New Jersey’s Innovation Economy


James Barrood, founder and CEO of Innovation+

Former head of the NJ Tech Council (now called TechUnited), and now the founder and CEO of Innovation+, a curated global community of entrepreneurs and innovators, James Barrood is continuing his work of cultivating the high-tech ecosystem by engaging the academic and corporate communities, advising companies, and helping startups get funded, grow, scale and much more.

Among the primary leaders of the East Coast’s innovation ecosystem, having helped nurture the region’s entrepreneurial, innovation and technology communities, Barrood shared his thoughts on where New Jersey’s innovation ecosystem currently stands. 

“New Jersey has an amazing legacy of innovation,’’ Barrood tells New Jersey Business. “From Einstein to Edison to Bell Labs and…

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