First generation entrepreneurs were honored at a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative, which helps New Jersey residents who are the first in their families to own businesses develop their companies.
The students in Professor Yla Eason’s Marketing and Society class got a unique real-world lesson in the significance of building community support and making an impact – just in time for the holidays.
Higher education can play a critical role in the future of the fintech industry, helping to cultivate young entrepreneurs and a new generation of industry professionals, said leaders at a statewide fintech conference.
Rutgers-Newark Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Robinson was named to the newly formed state Diversity Finance Advisory Board.
A Rutgers-Newark program that’s helped more than 300 New Jersey entrepreneurs grow their small businesses marks its 15th anniversary with a call for applicants and new support from Fiserv, a leading global provider in financial technology with a flagship presence in New Jersey.
Karen Brown Stovell, who for more than a decade has worked with Newark entrepreneurs creating programs to spur the local economy, has been named associate director of the Fiserv-Rutgers-Newark Program for Inclusive Innovation.