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.
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).
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 Mediated 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