Entrepreneurship News and Events

Current Events

Launch NJ: Life Sciences Hub Meetup comes to Rutgers

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015 

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Life Sciences Auditorium on Busch Campus  - 145 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joachim Kohn, Director, the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Board of Governors Professor, Entrepreneur, Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey


Additional Speakers will discuss funding sources for Rutgers entrepreneurs

Brandy Houser - Celdara Medical - “Celdara Medical, LLC: An inventor-centric commercialization model”

Mike Wiley - Foundation Venture Capital Group - “Seed & Pre-seed Funding for the Commercialization of Health Care Related Technology “


Scarlet Startups - INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER – Croix Sather

Head, Heart, and Soul of a Champion

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015 

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Room 5085, Rutgers Business School, Piscataway, NJ

The media calls him “Marathon Man” because of his astonishing accomplishments and life story. In just two years, Croix went from a non-runner to a 2,621 mile Run Across America in just 100 days and then he broke the world record running 146 miles though Death Valley, CA, the harshest and hottest environment on the planet.

Croix is an internationally celebrated author and Inspirational Speaker in the field of personal and business consulting and the psychology of success. He is a celebrity runner and speaker for Hope for the Warriors www.hopeforthewarriors.org and as a panel expert for Sunwarrior www.sunwarrior.com/Running/ Superfood nutrition. He has authored four books, hosted a radio show, and has appeared in hundreds of television, radio, and newspaper articles. He continues his legacy by sharing his experiences as an inspirational speaker to an array of industries.


6:30 - 7:00: Pizza & Networking
7:00 - 8:00: Speakers with Q&A
8:00 - TBD: Networking

Website link: http://www.meetup.com/Scarlet-Startups/events/219043197/


Solve for X, a Global Initiative from Google, is coming to Rutgers!

Do think you have a truly transformative technology that is going to change the world?  Apply to participate in the Google Developer Group North Jersey (GDG NJ) Solve for X Event at Rutgers University on February 2nd

Location: Livingston Campus Student Center, Piscataway, NJ

Solve for X is a global initiative headed up by Google's R&D division which aims to accelerate the progress of pioneers in science and technology who are working on breakthrough technologies (i.e. "moonshots") that will provide radical solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.  If you think you have a technology that fits the bill, fill out the short online application at solveforx.gdgnorthjersey.com.  The pioneers with the most impressive moonshots will be invited to present at one of the upcoming GDG NJ Solve for X preliminary events in New York, Boston, and New Jersey and ultimately the final event at Rutgers. Pioneers selected to participate in the Rutgers event will have their presentations featured on Google's Solve for X website and may be invited to present at Google [x]. 

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, but your odds of acceptance are increased the earlier you submit, as this will give the reviewers more time to examine and engage with your concept.

Final submission deadlines to present are as follows:

  • NYC Preliminary event submission deadline: December 28th, 2014

  • Somerville, MA (Boston area) Preliminary event submission deadline: January 5th, 2015

  • Stevens Institute of Technology Preliminary event submission deadline:  January 6th, 2015 (Note:  We just added this event, so it’s not yet featured on the website but is an option on the moonshot submission form).  




I-Corps Information Session - Support for University Entrepreneurs

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014        Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: Room 174, Busch Student Center, Piscataway, NJ


NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Provides $50,000 grants to NSF-funded researchers to identify valuable commercial applications for their technology, and offers entrepreneurial training to participating teams. The program provides research tools, skills, and resources you need to turn your research into a startup venture.  In cases where there isn’t a strong market potential, this program helps teams learn this as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

I-Corps graduates follow these paths:

  •  SBIR/STTR Phase 1 grants (68% vs. 14%) likelihood of receiving award
  •  Angel/VC funding
  •  Patent or technology license to a U.S. company.

This session will provide details on the I-Corps process and will give you an opportunity to speak with fellow Rutgers colleagues who have participated in the program.

Since the I-Corps program focuses on teams, we ask NSF-funded researchers to invite their graduate students and post docs to accompany them to this event.

Eventbrite - I-Corps Information Session - Support for University Entrepreneurs