Calling all entrepreneurs! This is your chance to win up to $1,500 in seed funding for your business idea. Come and show off your entrepreneurial spirit at the 2021 Pirates Launch Pad Accelerator.
Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
We've got a new name! The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is now the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship! Today, entrepreneurship – and what we do—encompasses so much more than when the Stillman School of Business launched its entrepreneurship program 17 years ago. Our name change acknowledges the broader role of innovation and entrepreneurial skills in our lives and in our futures. Whether our students desire to launch a company or work for a large corporation, it is the innovators and problem solvers – the true entrepreneurs- who create new ideas, products and services that better our society.
The Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship fosters the collaboration of faculty, students, alumni and entrepreneurs through an array of initiatives that advance entrepreneurial learning at Seton Hall University. Learn More »
Students learn about the overall entrepreneurial process and acquire the skills and tools they need to succeed from the launch of a new business to the successful growth of that business. Students are required to complete four 3-credit courses.
Students, faculty and alumni are invited to the finals round of UPitchNJ, the statewide collegiate startup contest, on April 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Seton Hall University's top student entrepreneurs won more than $16,000 in seed funding to help them to launch their new ventures at the Pirates Pitch 2021 competition.
All are invited to the 11th annual Pirates Pitch collegiate startup contest. Top student entrepreneurs will compete for over $16K in startup seed funding at this virtual event.
In the Media
What are the most important steps a small business can take to survive in the current conditions?
Susan Scherreik advises small businesses on ways to navigate the coronavirus epidemic. Read more in WalletHub »
In 2009, Bryan Jakovcic was president of the Stillman School Entrepreneurship Club and working on launching several startup businesses. Today, Jakovcic is the president and owner of Fusion Health, one of the fastest growing private companies in the nation, and he is being lauded as a transformative business leader. Read more about Bryan Jakovcic »
Helping Families Cope
In 2019, Alissa Lopez was a second year M.B.A. student and the winner of Pirates Pitch. Little more than a year later, she is running a thriving startup, Families Do, an innovative digital business that helps parents maintain a balanced schedule amid the extra demands burdening families during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more about Alissa Lopez »
Revolutionizing Financial Services
After Gabino Roche graduated in 1998 he headed to Wall Street for success at McKinsey & Co. Leveraging his corporate knowledge, he launched Saphyre, a fintech startup revolutionizing financial services by digitizing and speeding the pre-trading space, while providing trading and post-trade benefits for financial institutions at the same time. Read more about Gabino Roche »