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Morrison Technologies Brings Tech Entrepreneurship to Bayonne

Morrison Technologies
(MT), which has been busy renovating its new offices in Bayonne, will hold its
grand opening there on February 7, and the public is invited.

It is worth noting that
MT is where Anna Lukasiak, New Jersey tech activist and the founder and former captain
of the Code for America brigade in Jersey City, now hangs her hat. She is MT’s
director of business development.

Besides offering professional services including network and system administration, cyber security solutions and support, software development and project management, the company plans to hold entrepreneurship events. It will also offer coworking.

In 2019, MT will become a home for 1 Million Cups, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country; and it hopes to host a  Startup Weekend, Lukasiak told NJTechWeekly.com

The small firm was
founded in 2003 in Charleston, South Carolina, as an IT services company by Alexander
Morrison. In 2015, the company opened its second office in Cali, Colombia, to
provide technology solutions such as internet access, security cameras and an online
presence to local small businesses.

In Colombia, the
company trained students to become administrators and operation managers. It
organized meetups that ranged from teaching technical skills to implementing community
open-data projects.

In 2016, MT focused on
New Jersey, hosting the Summer Technology and Entrepreneurship Program (STEP),
which introduced high school students to technology and entrepreneurship
through hands-on instruction. STEP introduced students to current technology
concepts and trends, including machine learning and data science. At the end of
the program, students pitched their business ideas and presented their
projects. 

STEP was rolled out in
Jersey City and Newark in July and August of 2017, and was covered by NJTechWeekly.com here. That same
year, Morrison Technologies Community Services (MTCS), a nonprofit arm of the
company, was created to help expand the program beyond Hudson County.

In June 2018, MT moved
its headquarters to Bayonne. It’s now a five-person company operating in Bayonne,
Charleston, and Cali. The company outsources work to freelancers, hiring many
on an as-needed basis. It has also begun taking on interns at the new Bayonne
offices to help them gain hands-on experience working for a small business.

MT is a minority- and veteran-owned
organization that primarily employs women. The core team ‒ Alexander Morrison,
Damaris Lopez, and Anna Lukasiak ‒ were beneficiaries of educational programs
offered to underrepresented communities in the 1990s.

For more information, contact
info@morrisontechnologies.com.

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