Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Introducing Montclair Starts Up: A New Event Series

Whether you are a current or future entrepreneur, join us for an evening of community and learning as we launch the Montclair Starts Up event series, a space where campus and community meet to explore the latest in entrepreneurial learning and to create meaningful connections.

Each Montclair Starts Up Event will feature:

  • the opportunity to listen and provide feedback to 3 startups pitching their businesses
  • fireside chats and insightful discussions with leaders in the entrepreneurial space
  • networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs from our communities

REGISTER HERE for an upcoming event!

These in-person events are FREE and open to ALL.


Ignite Entrepreneurs @ MSU is in full swing!!

You spoke loud and clear!

The world is changing fast and presenting new challenges that require innovative ways to look at opportunities, effective tools delivered in hybrid formats, expert advice, and a diverse community that helps you take your idea or business to the next level.

We heard you!

Our new Ignite Entrepreneurs @ MSU program was created to offer you that and more, and it will bring together students and business owners in forums and formats never done before.

Ignite Entrepreneurs @ MSU consists of:
  • A self-paced, hybrid Learning and Community Platform
  • Mentorship by expert entrepreneurs and faculty members
  • Seed funding and investment
  • Real-world application via events, speakers, masterminds and community meetups

You will walk away from the program with valuable experiences and an expanded skillset.

Our program will support you to:
  • Expand your critical thinking
  • Better manage your finances
  • Build a business plan
  • Market your idea
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Build your network
  • Launch and Grow your business

This program consists of self-spaced learning fully accessible through on-demand, virtual content, combined with expert and faculty guidance, community events in hybrid settings, and opportunity to pitch for seed funding.

Spring 2023 Cohort is officially CLOSED.

Interested in inquiring about our Fall 2023 cohort? Email us at entrepreneurs@montclair.edu to join the waitlist. 

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2022: An Amazing Celebration!

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2022 was our largest celebration yet! From October 17th – October 21st Montclair State University was joined by over 260 colleges and universities from around the globe to celebrate female founders in our communities!

Check out the video highlighting other colleges and universities from around the world who are committed to celebrating female founders!

View the Livestream from the WEW event that took place at Montclair State University on October 19th, featuring: Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, Ashley Stoyanov Ojeda, Arielle Loren, Joan Zief, Petia Morozov, Leah Apgar, Bianca Benedetti-Fang and Stevanie Rhim.

Thank You to our amazing sponsors, who were instrumental in creating and supporting Women Entrepreneurship Week 2022:

Our Presenting Sponsor: NJSBDC

Our Leading Sponsors: NJEDA

And Cross River Bank

Our Supporting Sponsor: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey


If you want to bring WEW to your campus or university, please contact us at: entrepreneurs@montclair.edu

And make sure to watch our WEW event from 2021, which included conversations with some of the most amazing female founders, innovators and entrepreneurs like: Bobbi Brown, Melissa Gorga, Rebekah Borucki and many more! 

Our Mission and Values

The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation is a collaborative and dynamic community, bringing together innovative thinking, roadmap design, mentorship and funding, to support current and future entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their ideas. We actively work to support for profit and non-profit entrepreneurs that seek to serve the highest good.

Our values inform and infuse everything we do:

  • we encourage an entrepreneurial mindset
  • we foster a diverse and inclusive community and demand respect for all students
  • we uphold a commitment to quality
  • we believe in success for the collective, not just the individual 
  • we are committed to serving the highest good
Students 3d printing face masks


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

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.

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

MIX LabStartup MontclairWomen Entrepreneurship Week 2021