What we're about

We create opportunities for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to network, learn, connect and collaborate. We invite everyone to be a part of the vibrant entrepreneurial culture that is thriving in New Jersey. Our Meetups are held in Montclair, N.J., and include networking, a startup pitch, and 1-2 brief presentations from featured speakers. Meetups are organized by the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University.

This Meetup is also affiliated with Women Entrepreneurship Week (http://www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur/womens-entrepreneurship-week/), an initiative started by the Feliciano Center in 2014. Learn more at WomenEntrepreneurshipWeek.com

Our past speakers include: Jason Calacanis, Carlos Dominguez (Cisco), Bobbie Brown (Bobbi Brown Cosmetics), Seth Goldman (Honest Tea), Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (GLAMSQUAD), (David Brancaccio (NPR's Marketplace Morning Report), Chris Welty (Google), AJ Plotkin (ff Venture Capital), Fran Hauser (Rothenberg Ventures), John Ason (angel investor), Sallie Krawcheck (Ellevest), Leecia Eve (Verizon), Kathryn Swintek (Golden Seeds), Lewis Schiff (Inc.), Julie Bauer (Panasonic), Jeff Wald (Work Market), Judy Spires (Kings Food Markets), Ilene H. Lang (Catalyst), Kathleen Coviello (NJ EDA), Joan Zief (Golden Seeds), Mikki Taylor (Essence Magazine), Louisa Roberts (Watson Life Sciences, IBM), Gloria Feldt (Take the Lead), Jules Pieri (The Grommet), Adenah Bayoh, Zak Cassady-Dorion (Crowdfund Capital Advisors), Jonathan Sandlund (CrowdCafe.com), Kim Wales (Wales Capital and CFIRA board member), Douglas S. Ellenoff (Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP), Chanda Gibson (Goldman Sachs), Joe Allegra (Edison Partners), Jayne Millard (Turtle & Hughes), Marjorie Perry (MZM), Daryl Bryant (Hudson Integrated).

We also host some of the region's top events at the intersection of tech and entrepreneurship (http://www.meetup.com/Montclair-Entrepreneurs/pages/Our_tech_events/), including New Jersey's only Google I/O Extended event, through a partnership with the Google Developers Group of North Jersey.

Please join us if you’re an entrepreneur, aspiring entrepreneur, interested investor, or a service provider who caters to entrepreneurs.

Interested in presenting your startup? Interested in being a featured speaker? Message us through Meetup.

Learn more about the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship: montclair.edu/entrepreneur (http://www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur/)

Finally, the Feliciano Center's MIX Lab is a 3D printing​ innovation center that houses 50 3D print devices and recognized as a regional leader in melding design, creative problem-solving and innovation. MIX (Making and Innovating for X, where X is the unknown) is also one of the largest business-school-based 3D innovation centers in the U.S. The Lab delivers curriculum for our 9-credit Certificate in Innovation & Digitally Mediate​​d Making. We have also launched a partnership with​ a New Jersey law firm to contract graduates of our certificate program to make prototypes for the intellectual property ideas of the firm's clients. The partnership allows students to receive valuable real-world experience through what we believe is the first such arrangement with a law firm in our state. Learn more at: http://TheMIXLab.org

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BulbHead Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs -Montclair State pitch contest

With $80,000 in prizes up for grabs, 14 teams of Montclair State students will pitch innovative product and service ideas during our sixth annual pitch contest. Any Montclair State student or alum was eligible to apply to be in the contest, and the 14 teams have been chosen from an earlier round of the contest that included submission of a short video and executive summary. Come and be part of the excitement, and cheer on these entrepreneurs! (If you can't stay the whole time, come to whatever you can.) AGENDA (times are approximate): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 14 teams pitch in semi-finals 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Pizza lunch 12:30 p.m. Winners moving on to finals announced 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Final round of pitches 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Judges deliberate 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Winners announced, photos taken Event is free and open to the public. Join the conversation on social media with #MSUpitch BulbHead Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs is generously funded by Montclair State alumnus AJ Khubani. Directions and parking info: Park in the Red Hawk Deck on campus, exit the deck on Level 5 and proceed straight up the walkway (soccer field will be on your left). At the new Feliciano School of Business building, go up the outdoor staircase. University Hall will be straight ahead once you reach the top of the steps. Once inside University Hall, head to the elevator bank at the end of the first-floor hallway, and take elevator to 7th floor.

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