Investor Chat with Mario Casabona, Casabona Ventures, TechLaunch, JumpStart Angels

We'll discuss a number of things including:

  1. Raising funds and managing staff/payroll during a downturn
  2. Advice for entrepreneurs in these unprecedented and challenging times
  3. Answers to your questions

Mario Casabona is an entrepreneur and active angel investor. In 2007, he founded Casabona Ventures, investing in over 30 seed and early stage companies and Venture Funds. In 2011, he founded TechLaunch New Jersey’s first Technology Business Accelerator, committed to identifying and nurturing early stage tech ventures by mentoring, coaching, and providing access to resources and capital. To date, TechLaunch has supported over 75 tech companies and mentored over 150 budding entrepreneurs.

Mario is Chairman Emeritus of Jumpstart NJ Angel Network and Chairman Emeritus of the R&D Council of New Jersey. In 1982, he founded and was Chairman of Electro-Radiation Inc. (ERI), which was acquired by Honeywell Aerospace Group in 2004. ERI was a developer of Radar, Navigation and Communications equipment for the National and International Defense industry. Most recently, Mario was featured in ROI-NJ Influencers Power List 2020: Technology. He was awarded the Small Business Administration (SBA) National Tibbett’s Award for his contributions in technology, and was listed as one of the top five most influential persons in New Jersey technology by The Star-Ledger.

In 2014 he was named NJ’s Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year. He was twice recognized by the New Jersey Technology Council, first in 2013 as the recipient of their Legend of Technology Award and in 2010,he received their Financier of the Year Award. He currently serves on the Boards of various for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is often quoted in mainstream media and trade outlets, and enjoys being a frequent guest speaker and panelist at University and Professional events.

Mario is an Electrical Engineer and is named in 6 national patents in the field of satellite-based navigation and communications. He lives in Morris County, enjoys mentoring, launching new ventures, vacationing and spending casual time with family and friends in his Catskills log home.

RSVP at:

  • April 09, 2020 at 5:00pm – 6pm
  • James Barrood