Outreach Programs


Veterans Launching Ventures
Designed to help veterans learn how to launch a new business, veterans can choose from a hybrid option and online option.

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

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

Discover Business Teen Academy
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
New entrepreneurs are brought together with more seasoned entrepreneurs and business people to help them in the sometimes solitary journey to business success.


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.

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

FDU Shark Tank
Recognizes the best undergraduate and graduate business plan; since 2016.