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Carlos Miguel Gutierrez Named New Director of the Ignite Institute

Jersey City, N.J. – August 21, 2019 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that Carlos Miguel Gutierrez, founder and CEO of the strategic advisory firm Highline Point Group, LLC., has been appointed to the position of director of the Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University, a Center of Excellence. The Ignite Institute was designed to […]

Urban Social Impact Incubator at Ignite Institute is Awarded Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

Saint Peter’s University is proud to announce that the Provident Bank Foundation has awarded a $100,000 Signature Grant for 2019 to The Urban Social Impact Incubator of the Ignite Institute, a Center of Excellence at Saint Peter’s. The incubator was designed to boost career advancement opportunities for students while bolstering Jersey City’s small business, nonprofit and social enterprise […]

Students Pitch Business Ideas at Annual Entrepreneurship Competition to Local Sharks

Hard work. Innovation. Charisma. These characteristics wer4e what it took for Saint Peter’s University students to pitch their business ideas to “sharks” at the 5th annual Shark Tank Entrepreneurship Competition earlier this month. The event was sponsored by the Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University, &CO Coworking and The Center for Leadership, Engagement and Wellness. […]

Fifth Annual “Women Entrepreneurship Week” Conference

Recently, Saint Peter’s University participated for the fifth year in the global movement, “Women Entrepreneurship Week.” The Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University hosted a conference featuring a panel discussion on “Women Entrepreneurs Making Their Mark in the International Community.” Read more.

Regina Gwynn Set to Speak for Fourth Annual Women Entrepreneurship Week

Jili Zhu, Contributing Writer (The Pauw Wow) Oct 18, 2017–Regina Gwynn had an impressive resume even before she became the Co-Founder and CEO at TresseNoire, a beauty booking app for women in the New York and Philadelphia area. Not only was she a marketing executive with more than 15 years of experience at The Apparel […]

Esther Fortunoff of Fortunoff Fine Jewelry Headlines Women’s Entrepreneurship Event

Wednesday, November 1, 2017–Women entrepreneurs filled The Duncan Family Sky Room for WE Succeed: A Women’s Entrepreneurship Celebration, sponsored by the Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University. The event included a panel, moderated by Kymberlee Norsworthy, a strategic communications professional and adjunct professor at Saint Peter’s University, and keynote presentation from Esther Fortunoff, president of […]

Saint Peter’s University Receives Community Catalyst Award from Rising Tide Capital for Positive Community Impact

Jersey City, N.J. – February 6, 2018 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that it is the recipient of the Community Catalyst Award from Rising Tide Capital (RTC), a non-profit organization based in Jersey City, N.J., which supports individuals, particularly women, minorities and immigrants to start and grow successful businesses and build stronger communities. Saint […]

Student Entrepreneurs Learn the Value of Networking at 2017 Shark Tank Competition

When it comes to being successful in business, whether you are an entrepreneur, a small business owner or a corporate leader, having a network of support is a necessity. This valuable lesson was a major theme throughout the latest Shark Tank Business Pitch Competition, which was recently held at Saint Peter’s. The event is held […]

The Ignite Institute Announces the Opening of the Student Incubator

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The Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University is pleased to announce the opening of the student incubator. If any student currently has a business, wants to start a business or has an idea for a business, stop by room G10 in Dinneen Hall. The incubator will be open on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., […]

Saint Peter’s Entrepreneurial Programs Make Local News in the Bergen Record

At Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, teams of students in a class also work directly with small business owners to provide analysis, identify and make recommendations for improvement. So far, 48 companies and more than 300 students have participated in the program at the Ignite Institute, which, through a partnership with the nonprofit Rising […]

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