Partners and Resources
The Feliciano Center draws from a rich ecosystem to offer a real-life entrepreneurial experience where students generate creative ideas, develop them and ultimately pitch them to a panel of professionals. One of the Center’s trademarks is to foster an entrepreneurial community of real entrepreneurs, investors, professional service providers, faculty, mentors and, of course, our students. A vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem is critical to our students’ success. For example, if there is a need to understand how to protect intellectual property, an attorney specializing in this area will be available for coaching. Or, if there is a need to program an app for use in a smartphone, a software programmer can be engaged. These external resources will take on multiple roles throughout the Feliciano Center – such as mentors, guest lecturers, entrepreneurs-in-residence and pitch judges.
Especially important components of the Feliciano Center ecosystem are the successful entrepreneurs who already exist within our student body as well as our alumni entrepreneurs. Our successful entrepreneurial students and alumni provide inspiration that every student has the potential to become a successful entrepreneur.
There are many ways to partner with us:
- Be a mentor. Want to mentor a team of students for a semester? Available to offer expertise or technical assistance to a student? Contact us about all the ways to partner with our students.
- Come to an event. The Center brings a variety of top-notch speakers to campus, and our events are usually free. Learn about upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, Montclair Entrepreneurs.
- Sponsor an event. If you’d like information about how to be a sponsor for one of our events, please contact us.
- Support the Center. Your gift helps us develop resources and programs that enrich the lives of students, as well as members of our larger community of entrepreneurs. Make a gift.
Here is a list of resources and additional information about starting your own business and/or growing an existing business.