Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Our Mission
Create. Connect. Collaborate.

The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation fosters opportunities to create, connect, and collaborate. Our curricula provide a rich, real-life entrepreneurial experience to students; and our rich ecosystem of talent helps us blur the line of where the campus ends and the entrepreneurial community begins by exposing students to mentors and other advisors who are entrepreneurs. Innovation is central in all we do, including in our MIX Lab, which provides tools for 3D printing, designing and making with the aim of transforming our students’ mindsets, and lives.

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Startup Montclair
FCE&I Annual Pitch Contest

Startup Montclair, our annual pitch contest, identifies the most innovative business ideas and awards cash prizes to winning teams. A panel of esteemed judges, including leading entrepreneurs, reviews the pitches and awards prizes to the most compelling concepts.

New in 2021: Individuals may apply!

First-Round Submissions: Due April 1, 2021

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Our 2020 Winners included: Dr. Floss, Garbage Wine, SoLo’s Food, Cloud Card, Roncero Reiki and VettNews (Honorable Mention).

Academics
Go Beyond the Books

Our curriculum is founded on the core principle that problem-solving and creativity — and the ability to shape your creative ideas into successful opportunities — is the key to success in any field. Our classes are experiential and hands on, and teach students real-world skills to succeed in any career. Our students are budding actors, designers, teachers, scientists, inventors and accountants — anyone can be an entrepreneur, which is why our ENTR courses are open to any student of any major.

Concentration in EntrepreneurshipMinor in EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship CertificateInnovation Design CertificateCo-op OpportunitiesHigh School Partnerships

Programs
Printing, Pitching and Practicing

Our center places a premium on innovation design and creative problem-solving. This philosophy is infused in everything we do, but is perhaps demonstrated best in our 3D printing and digitally mediated making initiatives through our MIX Lab.

Our pitch contest, Startup Montclair, is held each spring, with prizes for the winning teams. Anyone who is a student enrolled at Montclair State or an alum is eligible to pitch in the contest.

Weekly Women Entrepreneurship is celebrated on campus and around the world, to inspire and motivate female founders and women leaders.

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