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Hali Cooper, C.E.O,

Home Health Aide, Hospice Care

Above & Beyond Care works closely with physicians, families and clients to provide health care services to those who require short or long term care at home, in a hospital, nursing home or rehab center, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  Above & Beyond Care provides registered nurses, license practical nurses, certified nursing assistance and certified home health aides as well as non-nurse companions and sitters.  There are synergies with the Bergen Community College Health Professions Program and potential for student internships with Above & Beyond Care.  The company joined the Accelerator June 2013.

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • Registration at Englewood Hospital completed
  • Relationships formed with the Bergen County Urban League and Women’s Rights Information Center

Ad Network NY


Andrea DaSilva

AD Network, NY, LLC, a full service "boutique" Marketing & Advertising Agency with affordable pricing in today’s competitive market.  They help small businesses grow, bring medium sized businesses to the next level and successfully support large corporations.

The firm focuses on "Branding" clients one by one...through various forms of Marketing, Media, Visual Communication, Merchandising & Promotion.  They excel at project management and teaming with some of the finest creative in the business to tailor imaging to the needs of each client.  Some of the services include but are not limited to custom logo & ad campaigns, photography, set design & building, casting, copy writing, custom displays, marketing & promotion, video/commercials & custom email solutions, event set-up as well as coaching on the dynamics of Marketing & Customer Service.

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

Very successful sales promotion events for a Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th branch store which resulted in top sales in the region. 


Robert Jensen, CEO and Founder

Agreeability is an alternative energy business developing innovative components for Geothermal Heat Pumps. Their technology is centered on a new design significantly increasing the efficiency of piping for ground source heat pumps. 

The patented product significantly increases heat transfer reducing the cost of the ground-loop dramatically.  The cost of the ground-loop piping is one of the largest cost factors associated with geothermal heat pumps and historically has been the biggest barrier to broad market acceptance and adoption of this technically viable alternate energy source.  

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • Piping design completed, received DEP approval for commercial installation and demonstrated the ability to manufacture cost effectively
  • The founder was invited to meet with the Lieutenant Governor as part of a high tech, New Jersey-based entrepreneurial forum
  • A number of commercial installations were completed in 2012 which met efficiency target


Katherine Keller and James Van Ness, Directors of Engineering

Alliance Cooperative Energy offers a complete array of solar PV services providing a one-stop shopping experience to meet clients' alternative energy needs. They offer training, site evaluation, engineered system design, permitting assistance, custom field installation, commissioning and maintenance. 

Alliance Cooperative Energy is well versed in financing options and they help their clients take advantage of rebates and other incentives available to those in solar energy.

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • Completed over 30 installations in its first 18 months of operations
  • Established partnerships with a solar manufacturer and roofing company
  • Developed a formal, classroom training program for roofers
  • The Founders electrical engineering background, corporate experience and financial acumen has resulted in a significant competitive edge in the field
  • Branding completed, trademark obtained


Scott Fischer, Managing Member
Steve Austin, Managing Member

Ciel Power LLC is a “One-Source-Solution” for residential customers interested in becoming energy-efficient.  Using the latest software, technology and diagnostic equipment, Ciel Power LLC provides a range of money saving products and services which include energy audits, insulation, air-sealing, HVAC upgrades, lighting improvements and building retrofits.  The company further helps its clients maximize cost savings by seeking out available rebates and other financial incentives related to their green upgrades.

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • Obtained a series of certifications and licenses including:
  • New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor
  • Building Performance Institute Accredited Contractor
  • New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor NJHIC#13VH06170900
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Contractor
  • Sierra Club “Green Check” Provider
  • Revenue positive within 18 months of operation
  • Created 14 full time job
  • Won municipal contracts to become the Official Home Energy Assessment Provider for Highland Park and Woodbridge Township.


Marlene Edghill, Pedro Herrera and Mayo Edghill, Senior Managing Partners

Monolith Services Group, Inc.’s Holistic Life and Career Bridge (HLCB) provides coaching and counseling via an internet environment.  The new product, HLCB, offers testing and assessment which is then used to develop a support team and build a personal plan.  The team, available from one’s mobile phone, personal computer and/or face to face helps the user address life and career challenges.  A person can be almost anywhere and have access to the variety of services provided. 

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • Second provisional patent submitted and registered
  • Completed design and requirements for Phase 1 of prototype
  • Prototype development requirements submitted to software firm
  • Submitted applications to SBDC for funding
  • Executive brief and business plan submitted to Jump Start NJ


Vijay Hanagandi, Ph.D., Founder and CTO

OSI is an IT and Engineering Consulting company developing customized software applications to model, optimize and simulate complex processes including manufacturing processes, supply chains, management systems, logistics management and research and development projects. The technology and software tools bring mathematical and computer support to their clients’ decision making processes to minimize energy usage, optimize manufacturing variables, increase profitability and decrease time to market. 

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • Won their 1st Department of Energy SBIR grant, January 2012
  • Accepted into the Goldman Sachs Entrepreneurial Program
  • OSI has successfully served large commercial clients such as: 
    • Los Alamos National and US Air Force Research Labs
    • General Electric
    • Merck & Co.
    • MorganStanley
    • E&J Gallo Winery
    • Citibanki


Jack Licata, President

Fast Bags Corporation, doing business as Recircle Brands, manufactures BagUpsTM, a patented “green “ trash bag dispensing system which simplifies and reduces the time it takes to change trash bags in a waste receptacle.  The plastic bags are biodegradable and the dispensing system is constructed of recyclable cardboard.

  1. Markets are large and competitive but Recircle Brands is initially targeting Veteran’s Administration Hospitals that are mandated to go green as well as hotels, restaurants & schools, etc. They are veteran owned and employ veterans and people with disabilities in occupational centers throughout New Jersey.

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • Now awarded as a preferred vendor for all VA Hospitals nationally
  • Signed on USFOODS as a national distributor
  • Invited to meet with Lieutenant Gov. in a small business forum
  • As seen on TV…QVC, The Shopping Channel, FOX 5 News & KTLA News
  • Won the “Top 5 Green Product Award” in the 2010 MSNBC New business category



David Zimms – President
Carlos Robles- General Manager

Releus is an early stage online car sales and marketing company dedicated to helping consumers make informed decisions on the purchase or lease of vehicles.  The company is a Group Purchasing Organization created to leverage the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain substantial discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of the GPO members.  Releus GPO members receive substantial discounts from suppliers such as automobile manufacturers, new car dealers, auto body and repair shops, new and aftermarket parts.


Significant Accomplishments to date:

  • All on-line systems in place and operative
  • Within weeks of startup, a number of cars were sold and delivered to  customers!

Joined the Accelerator April 2013



Rainer Ochsenkuehn, President and CEO

 ROC One is a global sustainability consulting firm assisting small and mid-size companies as well as major global corporations to establish, implement and improve their sustainability strategies. 

With expertise ranging from business strategy and management systems to life cycle assessment and cost accounting, ROC One has the presence and insight to help organizations improve their cost structure, gain market share and reduce their ecological footprint. 

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • Expanded business into the Middle East in 2011, added staff and a regional office
  • ROC ONE has partnered with Montclair State University; one of the NJMC Business Accelerator’s partnering universities, to develop a sustainability curriculum 


Robert Gebhard, President

RPG Associates is an energy efficiency company that designs, produces and markets advanced commercial/industrial air conditioning systems for critical applications.  Their exclusive focus is data centers. 

The current design incorporates a fan system with a new motor technology that is up to 30 percent more efficient than traditional motors, compressors and heat exchangers.  

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • 20% increase in the number of clients over last 12 months
  • Acquired a major entertainment industry client
  • Initiating a comprehensive strategy planning process


Edward Di Gernonimo, Jr., Owner

Saturnine Games is a technology company developing software for advanced video games as well as providing consulting services to top game producers.

The company has experience in game creation and development and has been credited on 5 published games in the last three years.  Saturnine has taken established game genres and put a twist on them to create unique experiences for gamers.  The founder was a Summer 2009 intern for another NJMC Accelerator client company and returned late Spring 2010 to start his own business.

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • Nintendo Nominated Saturnine’s Antipole game in 2012 as Best Game of the Year and Best Downloadable Game on DSI
  • Expanded sales into European market  Fall 2011
  • Created and launched its first game, Cosmos X2 , a space shooter game, on DSiWare. through Nintendo in August 30, 2010
  • Antipole, a gravity game, released January 2011 on Xbox, has also been released on DSiWare
  • The founder has attracted a great deal of attention from the news media including the Bergen Record and Star Ledger as well as from a number of local newspapers


John Frei, Co Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Yan Auerbach, Co Founder and Chief Operating Officer and

SpeechTrans™ smashes language barriers with the most accurate Speech to Speech Translator. They offer the fastest and most accurate translator for mobile phones, PC’s and Land Lines available today.  The Speech to Speech translator has 2 way speech translation which takes only seconds and works on all versions of the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and soon on Windows devices. Their proprietary software allows for real-time, automated language translation from phone to phone and business to business.  Language translation during Video Conferencing is available for PC and Mac.  Markets include medical, education, international business, law and travel with potential value for the hearing impaired.

Significant Accomplishments to Date:

  • The company has partnered with HP on their MyRoom platform
  • Is a Microsoft Managed Partner available on the Windows 8 OS  
  • Received Series A funding from the JumpStart angel investment arm of the New Jersey Technology Council
  • A 2012 Finalist in Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 
  • Won both “People’s Choice” and “Company Most Likely to Succeed” at the NJTC Venture Conference
  • Won 1st Place at NJ Venture Association Pitch Olympics November 2011 among 27 competitors
  • They have been featured on Fox, NBC, USA Today, Wired, Maxim, lifehacker, PC World and Laptop Magazine.
  • The company has gotten the attention of Apple iStore and has been featured in iTunes in 48 countries


Bob Piekarz, President

Raymond Torres, Vice President
855-370-7770 x 802

ThrowGo USA, LLC is a new business that designs and brands luxury cotton throws primarily for wholesale. ThrowGo USA is also in the process of developing its product website for direct retail sales of throwgos that are organic, eco-friendly and made in America, right here in Bergen County, by a family-owned manufacturing facility that has been in operation continuously for over 100 years. 


Rob Morelli
Dave Weinstein
Saro Cutri

HomeKeepr is a "set it and forget it" mobile platform designed to position Real Estate Agents as a permanent resource for their past clients.  Our "agent-branded" mobile app provides customized home maintenance reminders and a convenient in-app directory filled with an Agent's favorite local vendors (painters, plumbers, restaurants, etc).  We enable Agents to stay top of mind, by staying valuable to their clients, long after the sale.