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Professor Jeffrey Robinson interviewed by NJTV about Newark's plans to sell vacant lots for $1,000 each

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

At Newark City Hall, the phone rings every minute or two at the Department of Economic and Housing Development. Callers asking about Newark’s Valentine’s Day special this Saturday at City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon: for $1,000, anyone — singles and couples — can buy a city-owned vacant lot. Only 100 are up for sale. You can find them all online. Newark wants to grow its tax base and wants...

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North Carolina State professor selected to fill George F. Farris Chair in Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Professor Ted Baker is the founding executive director of The Entrepreneurship Collaborative at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management in Raleigh. The collaborative, known as TEC, is a center of research, education as well as a service provider to the entrepreneurship community. He also teaches on the faculty at North Carolina State University’s Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development presented “Local Wealth, Global Millions” panel followed by Awards Ceremony reported in American Entrepreneurship Today

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rutgers Business School, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development has the mission to support the revitalization of Newark, New Jersey. Through its academic resources and partnering outreach the Center seeks to build a strong entrepreneurial and small business community in Newark. On November 18, 2014 the Center presented a special program that included a panel discussion...

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Rutgers CUEED introduces inaugural awards ceremony during Global Entrepreneurship Week

Friday, November 21, 2014

The discussion and awards ceremony, which was sponsored by PNC Bank, was part of a series of events Rutgers Business School's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development hosted during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The week featured guest speakers, panel discussions and a special session offering students a chance to be critiqued on their business pitches.

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Lyneir Richardson said in NJBIZ that inaugural Entrepreneurship Awards celebrate inventors, disruptors, luminaries.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Rutgers Business School's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development announced Tuesday its inaugural Entrepreneurship Awards. The awards, according to a news release, will be given as part of an event CUEED is hosting for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Mukesh M. Patel, founder of Somerset-based JuiceTank, is being recognized as one of the Rutgers Alumni Entrepreneurs at the...

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Rutgers Business School celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with special speakers, awards ceremony

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in the growth of the local and the U.S. economy,” said Lyneir Richardson, executive director of CUEED. "CUEED is committed to strengthening entrepreneurship and providing entrepreneurs the essential skills to be globally competitive and helping America maintain its innovative edge."

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Jeffrey Robinson’s keynote address at U Michigan Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium structured around lessons learned at CUEED reported The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jeffrey Robinson, assistant director at Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, delivered the keynote speech at the event. He spoke about the work CUEED has done in its efforts to revitalize Newark, N.J., along with other urban communities in the state. Robinson’s address was structured around the three main lessons about how to be a successful...

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Jeffrey Robinson hosting inaugural Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium at University of Michigan, reported CBS Detroit

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Representatives from business, education, government and the community will gather Friday at the University of Michigan to discuss creating business strategies for urban communities. The inaugural Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium will be held at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and is intended encourage and empower entrepreneurs and businesses to solve problems urban communities. “When you...

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek called for business schools to partner with Latin America as they have with Asia

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In the Colombian city of Medellín, nestled in a valley in the Andes Mountains, one can see the remnants of a tragic past and, at the same time, glimpse a hopeful future taking hold across much of Latin America. Public education has significantly improved, and graduates of higher-education institutions, including business schools, bolster the country’s burgeoning innovation sector. Medellín is not...

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2014's Best and Worst Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs: Professor Arturo Osorio weighs in on issues related to minority business ownership

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month beginning Sept. 15, WalletHub assessed the minority business climate within the 150 largest U.S. cities. It did so by examining 19 key metrics such as Hispanic entrepreneurship rates, corporate tax systems and the share of businesses owned by Hispanics. WalletHub, a social network launched by Evolution Finance and built around personal...

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Professor Morris Davis will be formally installed as Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate at Sept. 23 ceremony

Friday, September 12, 2014

The faculty chair was created last year with a $1.5 million commitment from businessman Paul Profeta, who built the national real estate investment and management company, Paul V. Profeta and Associates, Inc. Profeta’s gift was matched by an anonymous donor who pledged a total of $27 million to Rutgers University in 2011 as part of an endowed chair challenge.

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Jeffrey Robinson announced by DBusiness Magazine as keynote speaker for October Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Business, education, government, and community representatives will gather to discuss strategies for creating sustainable, scalable business solutions for urban communities as part of the inaugural Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium in October. The keynote speaker for the Symposium is Jeffrey Robinson from Rutgers Business School, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. ...

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Professor Jerome Williams chosen for PhD Project's Hall of Fame, honored by doctoral marketing student association

Monday, August 4, 2014

The PhD Project’s Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to recognize individuals who have shown an unwavering commitment to The PhD Project’s mission and whose leadership has significantly impacted its network of minority business doctoral students and faculty. The mission of The PhD Project is to increase the diversity of Corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school professors.

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National Association of Women Business Owners business plan competition awarded $16,000 prize

Friday, June 6, 2014

The 6th Annual National Association of Women Business Owners - Central Jersey (NAWBO-CJ) Chapter Business Plan Competition, Supporting Emerging Entrepreneurs’ Development (SEED) was hosted on the Rutgers University New Brunswick - Douglas campus on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.  The evening’s competition included the final five contestants with the best business plans who were selected from 38 New...

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Professor Jerome Williams is quoted by Business News Daily about research revealing racism's impact on small business loan applications

Friday, May 30, 2014

"If you are white and set out to get financing for an entrepreneurial venture, it might be a tough journey," said study co-author Glenn Christensen, an associate professor of marketing at Brigham Young University. "But, generally speaking, you would experience fewer obstacles and find more help along the way than if you came from an African-American or Hispanic background." "While racial and...

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Research by Jerome Williams shows discriminatory practices in the retail sector and also in the banking sector

Friday, May 30, 2014

Minority entrepreneurs who feel their road to success is more difficult than others may not be imagining things. Sterling Bone, an assistant professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, said research he has completed shows that entrepreneurs who are minorities face more obstacles to success and deal with the rejection they sometimes experience differently than...

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Marisa Blackwell flourishes with a little help from her friends

Monday, May 12, 2014

Marisa Blackwell founded Cravings from her home in 2008, now operating from a modest space on Halsey Street. At first she used her home and “borrowed” commercial kitchens as she gained her earliest clients, including Rutgers. For nearly six years, she has catered for Rutgers Business School’s Executive MBA program under a weekly, 150-person assignment that spans about nine months annually....

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Professor Jeffrey Robinson lends expertise to U.S. News & World Report article on choosing an MBA program in entrepreneurship

Monday, May 5, 2014

U.S. News & World Report highlighted the insights of Rutgers Business School Professor Jeffrey Robinson in a recent article about what students should consider when they're making a decision about where to pursue an MBA in Entrepreneurship. In the article, Robinson suggested that a business school with a designated area of study for entrepreneurship shows its commitment to the field and the presence of a center for entrepreneurship also offers students certain advantages.

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5 Questions to ask when choosing an MBA Entrepreneurship Program

Thursday, May 1, 2014

1. Is entrepreneurship an official track or concentration? A school that has entrepreneurship as a designated area of study may treat this area of business more seriously than schools that don't. "That in it of itself says there's some commitment by the school in this area,” says Jeffrey Robinson, the academic director for the Center of Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers,...

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From Rutgers to Founders entrepreneurship panel shares experience and insights

Monday, April 14, 2014

On March 27, 2014 Scarlet Startups, a Meet-up focused on the entrepreneurial alumni and student community of Rutgers University, in partnership with Collective Entrepreneurs Organiztion, a Rutgers student organization focused on entrepreneurship, hosted a panel discussion entitled “From Rutgers to Founders”.  Held at Rutgers Business School in Newark New Jersey, two Rutgers entrepreneur...

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