Rutgers Entrepreneurship Coalition

The Entrepreneurship Coalition is an informal multi-disciplined group of staff, faculty and students working for the common mission of strengthening and promoting entrepreneurship and innovation at Rutgers.  The coalition enables those within Rutgers that have programs related to entrepreneurship or innovation to support each other in our entrepreneurial tasks. 

The coalition’s goal is to make it easier for the Rutgers community, with an emphasis on students, to find the necessary resources related to innovation and start up ventures.  Members of the Rutgers community are welcome to join the coalition and attend our meetings.

We are currently planning an exciting event for our students on Nov.1 - The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expo, Please vist the event website 

Members (in alphabetical order) as of October 2017 include:

  • Ammaar Ahmed -Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society (VP) - https://www.facebook.com/RUEntrepreneur/ 
  • Richard Anderson- Continuing Studies - http://continuingstudies.rutgers.edu/
  • Albert Aveni - SEBS -Ag Entrepreneurship Program - http://eaprogram.rutgers.edu/
  • Dunbar Birnie - Materials Science & Engineering - http://mse.rutgers.edu/fac/dunbar-birnie
  • Alfred Blake - Entrepreneurship Minor - RBS  - http://www.business.rutgers.edu/undergrad-newark/academic-programs/entrepreneurship
  • Priyanka Bonsai - Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society -  https://www.facebook.com/RUEntrepreneur/
  • Margaret (Peggy)  Brennan-Tonetta - Office of Economic Development - http://oed.rutgers.edu/
  • Tom Bryant - MBS –Capstone Class -  http://mbs.rutgers.edu/articles/mbs-capstone-presentations
  • Stephen Carter - Division of Continuing Studies, Center for Innovative Education -  http://rie.rutgers.edu/faculty/stephen-carter
  • Lou Cooperhouse  - Rutgers Food Innovation Centers - http://foodinnovation.rutgers.edu/
  • Lori Dars - Office of Economic Development  http://oed.rutgers.edu/
  • Roger Debo - Rutgers Business School - http://www.business.rutgers.edu/ctec
  • Mark DeGuzman Rutgers I-Corps Site/Department of Physics (Newark) - https://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/mark-deguzman
  • Forough Ghahramani - RDI2  http://rdi2.rutgers.edu/
  • Serpil Guran - Rutgers EcoComplex - http://ecocomplex.rutgers.edu/about_us_staff.php
  • Paul Israel - The Thomas Edison Papers - http://edison.rutgers.edu/israel.htm
  • Shino G. John - Division of Continuing Studies - http://continuingstudies.rutgers.edu/
  • David Kimball - Office of Research Commercialization - https://orc.rutgers.edu/
  • Umair Massod - Hult Prize at Rutgers - https://www.facebook.com/hultprizeru/
  • Matt Matsuda - Honors College - https://honorscollege.rutgers.edu/
  • Gary Minkoff  - Rutgers Business School - http://www.business.rutgers.edu/faculty-research/directory/gary-minkoff
  • Anna Molinski - New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - https://njaes.rutgers.edu/
  • Christopher Morret - Scheduling and Space Management - https://scheduling.rutgers.edu/
  • Lee Pagenkoph - Rutgers Makerspace - http://makerspace.rutgers.edu/
  • Mukesh Patel -  Rutgers Business School/Honors College - http://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/academics/honors-programs
  • Assimina (Mina) Pelegri - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - http://mae.rutgers.edu/
  • Christopher Pflaum - Office of Research Commercialization - New Ventures - https://orc.rutgers.edu/our-team/new-ventures-staff
  • Sue Pye - Career Services - https://careers.rutgers.edu/staff.cfm
  • Laura Readie - Office of Economic Development –RDI2 - http://oed.rutgers.edu/
  • Christopher Scherer - School of Arts and Sciences  - http://sas.rutgers.edu/
  • Deborah Silver - Professional Science Masters Program Program/Dept. of Computer Science http://mbs.rutgers.edu/    
  • Lars Sorenson - School of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science (The CAVE) - https://www.cs.rutgers.edu/about/department-overview
  • Elayne Stanback-McClaine -  NJ Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick - http://www.business.rutgers.edu/njsbdcnb
  • Sharon Stoerger - School of Communication & Information -Capstone Class - https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/stoerger-sharon
  • Sasha Taner - The Institute for Women's Leadership - http://odl.rutgers.edu/
  • Abhisek Vyas - Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society (President) - https://www.facebook.com/RUEntrepreneur/
  • David Zimmerman - Office of Research Commercialization - https://orc.rutgers.edu/startups            

For more information about the coalition, contact lori.dars@rutgers.edu