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Elena Marmo on WaterAid

Elena Marmo of WaterAid joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss her work with the amazing organization.

WaterAid is an international development organization, working in over 35 countries. They provide access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

The Parsippany native tells Latino that there are 844 million people across the globe that do not have access to clean water. “That’s about one in every ten people,” she states.

Marmo has visited Colombia and Cambodia to help spread the mission of WaterAid. They hope to provide clean water to everyone, everywhere by 2030. “We’re on our way, but we’ve still got some work to do.”

In May, students from Montclair State University, Rutgers University and Ramapo University will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness for the cause. To learn more, click here.

BulbHead.com Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

BulbHead.com Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

A lucky bunch of Montclair State University students are about to embark on the thrill of their young careers!

On May 2, the University’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship will be hosting the BulbHead.com Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs. This product pitch competition will award $80,000 to the winning student startup, and is the largest purse of any collegiate pitch contest in New Jersey.

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino (MSU Class of ’06) spoke with the man responsible for this exciting event, AJ Khubani (MSU Class of ’84) and founder of TeleBrands and BulbHead.com.

“I think all entrepreneurs that do really well want to give back, and this is the perfect place for me to do so,” explains Khubani. “I started my business while I was still a student at Montclair State University, and it’s fun to help the next generation of big ideas.” 

“Bulbhead.com Day” started five years ago. The first year saw four groups apply with the winning prize $10,000. This year, over fifty groups applied and 14 semifinalists will be participating in the annual pitch showcase

“It really has become a huge event. The room is packed with friends and family cheering on their loved ones, and I’m excited to see the event’s continued growth!” 

Another day, another winning idea from AJ Khubani! 

For more information, visit BulbHead.com

Lisa Marie’s wardrobe provided by: Privée by Priya 
Lisa Marie’s hair and makeup provided by: Blush Brides NJ

2K Walking Dead for Life at Montclair State University

Montclair State University will hold their inaugural “2K Walking Dead for Life” run on Sunday, October 22, and #HipNJ has the spooky scoop!

The event will raise money for the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. In addition to the run, a zombie costume competition will take place, which will be judged by Tony Award winning costume designer Linda Cho.

The event is being produced by the university’s Public Relations Student Society of America, a professional organization affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America

“This will take place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and my members and I are proud to be able to help the John Theurer Cancer Center in its fight to save the lives of so many women who battle breast cancer each year,” chapter president Sabrina Araullo explains. “So, we hope a lot of people of all ages come on down on October 22.”

Makeup artists will be on hand to help participants transform from a normal person into a zombie for the day. Costume winners will be selected from four age categories: 14 and under, 14-18, 18-25, and 25 and up.  The winners will receive tickets to Broadway shows.

Linda Cho won her Tony in 2014 for her costume designs for “Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”  She was also nominated for a 2017 Tony for “Anastasia.”   In addition, noted film costume designers Amit Gajwani and Carisa Kelly will also be in attendance as judges.

To register, click here.