Ignite Institute


Microbusiness Consulting Program

Saint Peter’s students gain real-life experience assisting small, local businesses in a variety of roles. This innovative, interdisciplinary program allows students to network, develop and strengthen skills and help foster relationships with fellow entrepreneurs.

Innovation Fellows Program

Paid internships are awarded to high performing students in various majors to assist local micro-businesses and organizations with relevant projects, with a focus on strengthening the businesses and enhancing growth. Students are able to learn a variety of skills while making a positive impact on the local community.

Local Living Economy Summit

This much anticipated annual event gives students the opportunity to be among a diverse number of local entrepreneurs, philanthropists, advocacy groups and nonprofits, business leaders and policy makers to generate solutions to economic development  issues and address the challenges faced by local business owners and entrepreneurs.

On-Campus Training Opportunities

Throughout the year, the Institute offers engaging workshops and training that are dedicated to strengthening the necessary skills and knowledge students will need to be career-ready upon entering the workforce and business world.

Town and Gown Project

In a dynamic partnership with the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Saint Peter’s features the annual Senior Business Student Consulting Town and Gown Project. This collaborative business seminar provides consulting experience to students, while also providing valuable insights to owners of small businesses.

Student-Driven Activities

Students join local vendors as fellow
business owners during student-driven sales and expos on campus during the school year. In addition to supporting local businesses, students are empowered and learn how to build their brands and sales skills.

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The Ignite Institute strives to develop more strategic partnerships while serving as a resource to the local community. Interested in developing a partnership with The Ignite Institute? Contact ignite@saintpeters.edu.