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HOBOKEN, New Jersey – The Hoboken waterfront transformed into a mecca for entrepreneurs, start-up bosses and innovators Friday as the first annual Propeller Fest was launched.

Spearheaded by Aaron Price – who’s also behind the very successful New Jersey Tech Meetup – its goal is to give budding businesses and innovators an outlet where they can get inspired and educated.

“If you are struggling on your own at home thinking about what can I do – you come to an event like this you can save time, you can make strategic relationships, and you can find a support network,” Price told PIX11 News.

Close to 100 speakers took the stage, sharing secrets to their success as well as the mistakes that taught them valuable lessons in business.

Lessons that are encouraging 23-year-old Noah Hyams, a budding app developer who graduated from NYU just this week.

“Be an entrepreneur not a want-repreneur, you gotta be a hustler,” the college grad said, quoting a speaker at the conference. “There’s a lot of people trying to do the same thing and you gotta really find what drives you and you really gotta push for that. “

The day of innovation and inspiration wraps up Friday night with a big concert along the Hudson.

Check out some highlights from today’s Propeller Fest:

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