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Meet the New Mentor/Advisor for the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation!

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Leading Funder of Women Named First-Ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Montclair State University

Former digital media executive and founder of iFundWomen Karen Cahn joins us as a mentor and advisor.

Karen Cahn, a former digital media executive and founder of iFundWomen, has been appointed the first-ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Montclair State University. As part of our center, Cahn will mentor our students, including winners of the Startup Montclair 2020 pitch contest set to take place in late April/early May, as well as advise the University’s Feliciano School of Business and Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation executive director. We are excited for Karen to share her expertise, insights, and wisdom to the Center and business school.

iFundWomen is a startup funding platform designed specifically for female entrepreneurs, providing access to capital, coaching, creative, connections, and community critical to launching and growing better businesses.

In the past, Cahn has worked as an early digital media executive at companies like Google, YouTube and AOL.

The University received a quote from Karen which stated that, “The entrepreneurial spirit is ALIVE in New Jersey, and I’m so thrilled to be a part of it, and with the Feliciano Center’s commitment to women entrepreneurship, this was a natural partnership with iFundWomen.”

The Center’s Director, Carley Graham Garcia stated that, “Karen’s focus is exclusively on closing the funding gap for female founders. She is focused on growing our region to be an innovation hub, especially innovation led by women. And as a Montclair resident since 2005, Karen loves and actively supports our vibrant community. She is the perfect addition to our expanding program.”

Cahn spoke and inspired many at our 2018 Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference, we are excited to have her on board!