Entrepreneurship at NJII
The Entrepreneurship Division at NJII is focused on engaging startups, growing businesses, and organizations in entrepreneurial thinking and activities. We work with organizations and teams to help them expand their innovation mindset and train others in the methods of entrepreneurship.
Whether you are here because you are launching or about to launch your first company, or you have a promising idea or piece of research and don’t know what to do next, we’re here to help. We also work regularly with established and growing businesses and can provide those of you that fit that bill a variety of services to help in a multitude of ways.
What We Do
- Help start and grow promising young businesses
- Create cultures of innovation
- Connect companies with funding, mentors, and customers
- Provide personalized 1-on-1 support & mentoring
- Conduct regular workshops and educational sessions
- Facilitate professional networking
- Host community building social events
- Extend service provider connection & discounts
- Found and launch incubators, accelerators, foundrys & studios
- Support technology commercialization
- Offer licensing of NJIT research and technologies
- Own and manage coworking and private office space
Partnership with Merck
In 2023, Merck needed to develop an innovative drug development technology initiative powered by proprietary machine learning, giving scientists the tools to create and collaborate in an entrepreneurial environment. Thus, the collaboration between Merck and NJII was formed to curate a solution.
Read the outcome here:
Monthly Open Coffee Club
Coffee. Bagels. Networking. Simple.
Everyone is welcome to join Open Coffee Club – casual monthly networking for entrepreneurs, seasoned co-founders, investors, and corporate partners to highlight the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in Northern New Jersey.
Why Choose Us?
sq. ft. office space
in residence businesses
sq. ft. coworking space
Your Ideas Realized at NJIT
VentureLink is a unique incubator and co-working space located on the campus of NJIT. We offer budding and established entrepreneurs a place to call home. While many take advantage of our co-working and private office space, it’s also a destination for anyone who wants to share ideas, learn and network. It’s an ideal place to return to once the storm of COVID-19 has passed and a flexible solution for a primarily remote operation.
Meet The Team
Michael Van Ter Sluis
Success Story: Partnership with MERCKFebruary 6, 2024
Started Programming by Mistake and Never Stopped, Founder and NJIT Alumni Frantz Romain Talks About the NJIT Community and Building a Successful StartupMay 10, 2022
NJII Sits on TechLaunch BullPen 21 PanelJuly 2, 2021
Now Available: The Business Jet Fuel for Your Biopharma StartupJune 21, 2021
Get In Touch
Tell us what you’re up to and how we can help and we’ll set up time to talk.