CUEED PII Partners

The Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED)
Formed in 2008 to integrate scholarly activity and experience with private industry, government, and non-profit sectors to stimulate entrepreneurial and economic growth in cities. CUEED offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners a broad set of consulting services and capacity-building programs, including market assessment, accounting reviews, business plan development, and customized advice and support.

The U.S. Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps to create and sustain U.S. jobs by promoting the growth and global competitiveness of businesses owned and operated by minority entrepreneurs. The MBDA works throughout the Nation to link minority-owned businesses with the capital, contracts, and markets they need to grow. They advocate and promote minority-owned business with elected officials, policy makers, and business leaders. Serving as subject matter experts and advocates for the minority business community, the MBDA conducts high quality research and cultivate domestic and international relationships.

The Collaborative for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (CTEC)
CTEC is the newest initiative at Rutgers Business School. CTEC’s focus is on translating cutting-edge technology and scientific discoveries into new business opportunities as startup ventures or new lines of business. It is a place where students, faculty, inventors and business people come together to build the future through innovation grounded in a foundation of sound business practices.

Rutgers University Technical Assistance Program (RUTAP)
RUTAP provides technical assistance to non-profit groups, community based organizations, and government agencies, helping them to develop plans to achieve their own economic goals, including the creation of sustainable jobs in economically distressed areas. The program provides access to specialized expertise in the following areas: creating strategic alliances between profit and non-profit organizations, using the internet for economic development, and demanufacturing.