The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) is a research driven, practitioner oriented entrepreneurship and economic development center at the Rutgers Business School. We aim to illuminate profitable business investment for the purpose of revitalizing urban communities and strengthening diverse constituencies.
The Black and Latino Tech Initiative is a capacity building pre-accelerator that lays the framework for early-stage companies to develop skills and relationships that attract capital.
How It Works
The Black and Latino Tech Initiative is a 3-month long “pre-accelerator” for founders of color to develop critical skills, develop relationships and refine business ideas to attract capital investment.
Each BLT company will undergo a diagnostics session to determine the viability of their business models.
We’ll provide a deconstructed program curriculum filled with speakers, mentors and influencers held in NYC and Newark, NJ.
Customize Work Plan
Based on the diagnostics and curriculum sessions, each company will receive a customized work plan and be paired with a coach.
We’ll make the connections between your company and our partners including potential investors. Those accepted into accelerators receive matching funds up to $10,000*.
``Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance`` - Verna Myers
Entrepreneur in Residence & Executive Coach
Dr. Jeffrey Robinson
Academic Director, CUEED
Melissa S. Jackson
Executive Director, CUEED
Antonio ``Tony`` Gauthier
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