New Jersey is intent on helping its entrepreneurs remain successful and stay in the area. The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development ( CUEED) at Rutgers University created a program called the Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative program to do just that. Its popularity has grown over the past seven years to the point that 150 applicants via for 30 class positions.
CUEED, which is the first of its kind in the country, integrates scholarly work with private capital, government, and non-profit sectors to develop citywide resources. From a curriculum perspective practical solutions stem from the university’s ongoing research on socioeconomic development and entrepreneurship.
EPI, referred to as Business Boot Camp by the alumni, offers monthly half-day sessions exploring topics including: Customer management, marketing, finance, strategic management, business valuation and innovation.
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