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Meet Kimberly Sumpter of Wax Kandy: A 2016 Ignite Institute MicroBusiness

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Kimberly Sumpter, the creator of Wax Kandy Candles started her company after realizing her love for candles and recognizing that many of the candles on the market were not what she was looking for. Early on, this entrepreneurs worked hard to develop great products and a strong brand image, which led to success. In 2014 […]

Two Jersey City Entrepreneurs Join the Micro-Business Consulting Program


Last week two Jersey City entrepreneurs began partnerships with Dr. Marcillo-Gomez’s entrepreneurship class – Jolyn Villanueva of Mi Sofrito,and Raquel Rodriguez from New Heights Art Supply. Both businesses were accepted into the 2016 Micro-Business Consulting Program at Saint Peter’s University, hosted by the Ignite Institute. The entrepreneurs have been partnered with student teams in Dr. Marcillo-Gomez’s class. These teams of students will […]

Digital Marketing Expert and Entrepreneur to Speak at Saint Peter’s University

The Ignite Institute and the School of Business will host guest speaker Krishna Kumar, digital marketing and SEO expert, and Founder & Managing Partner of Website Jungle on Tuesday, February 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the School of Business Trading Room (Dinneen G08). The event is open to students and guests. Contact Website Jungle is one of the […]

Faculty Present at International Business Conference in Uruguay

Two faculty members from Saint Peter’s University headed to Uruguay in July where they joined fellow educators from Jesuit universities from all over the world at the 2015 World Forum of The International Association of Jesuit Business Schools — an organization with more than 60 Jesuit universities globally. Marilu Marcillo-Gomez, Ph.D., assistant professor of business […]

The Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University Receives Seed Fund Grant from SILVERMAN

The Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University today announced that it has been awarded with a Seed Fund Grant from SILVERMAN, a Hudson County real estate developer. The Ignite Institute is a Center of Excellence at Saint Peter’s, which was developed through a partnership with Rising Tide Capital, a non-profit organization based in Jersey City […]

Google Women TechMakers Conference and Technology Forum


The Ignite Institute of Saint Peter’s University hosted the Google Women TechMakers conference and technology forum on Sunday, March 22nd. The event was produced by Propel Media Group and NJ Women TechMakers and sponsored by GNEC and GDG North Jersey. Keynote speaker, CK Kerley, a renowned speaker on technology and digital media, wowed the audience […]


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