Outreach Programs



Veterans Launching Ventures
A program designed to help veterans learn how to launch a new business. Veterans can choose from a hybrid option and online option. The program is offered twice a semester.

Family Business Forum
Established in 1992, the Forum is a membership-based program of approximately 20-25 family companies that meet on a regular basis.

Innovation Programs
Features recent Innovation programs.

CEO Innovation Lecture Series
Breakfast meetings offered yearly featuring the latest in innovation strategies as currently practiced by CEOs.

Upcoming Seminars
The Institute offers seminars and workshops on timely topics of interest open to the business and entrepreneurial community.

FDU Business Ventures Program
Local businesses and non-profit organizations apply for inclusion in a program in which teams of MBA students partner with New Jersey based ventures to consult on strategic projects.

Discover Busine$$ Teen Camp
A one-week summer session exposing teens to a variety of business-related topics and skills such as: teamwork, communications, research, finance, and entrepreneurship and business planning.

Mentoring Program
This unique mentoring program is designed to bring entrepreneurs together with more seasoned entrepreneurs and business people to help them in the sometimes solitary journey to business success.

Online Certificate Programs for Teens
Innovative educational modules for high school students that will enable them to learn skills that will be critical to your success in the 21st century's global economy.


New Jersey Family Business of the Year Award
Recognizing the state's finest family businesses since 1992.

Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture Series
Recognizes successful entrepreneur from the region; since 1999.

Female Entrepreneur Lecture
Recognizes a woman business leader each year.

Recognition Reception
This yearly event recognizes the achievements of Institute faculty members and of FDU entrepreneurship students.

New Jersey Student (Collegiate) Entrepreneur Awards Program
Recognizes undergraduate entrepreneurs in New Jersey; since 1998.

New Jersey Idea Competition
An annual contest designed to help foster an entrepreneurial mindset among all New Jersey high school students.

FDU Business Plan Competition
Recognizes the best undergraduate and graduate business plan; since 1998.

Academic Programs