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.

Current Coalition members (in alphabetical order) include:

  • Ammaar Ahmed -Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society (VP) -  https://rutrep.com/
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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/
  • Nolan Lewin  - Rutgers Food Innovation Centers - http://foodinnovation.rutgers.edu/
  • Yvette R. Martinez - Rutgers Alumni Association - http://www.alumni.rutgers.edu/s/896/2016/home.aspx
  • Umair Massod - Hult Prize at Rutgers (Founder) - http://www.hultprizeat.com/rutgers
  • 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/
  • Connie Pascale - School of Communication and Information - https://itishowcase.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
  • Andrea Rydel - Rutgers Honors College - https://honorscollege.rutgers.edu/andrea-rydel
  • 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/
  • Jhanvi Virani - Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society (President) - https://rutrep.com/
  • Abhisek Vyas - Rutgers Entrepreneurial Society -   https://rutrep.com/     
  • Paul Weber - New Jersey Medical School/RWJMS - http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/education/directory.html
  • Sophia Zhou - Hult Prize at Rutgers University (Campus Director) - http://www.hultprizeat.com/rutgers

For more information about the coalition, contact lori.dars@rutgers.edu    For information on some of our partners see, a slide about their resources .   Additional information can be found on the Coalition  website - Innovate.rutgers.edu