The Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development is accepting applications for its 9th Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative class, with a deadline set for April 1st.
The program runs from April into December, and provides instruction on the creation of actionable growth plans for business owners. In addition, participants are given networking opportunities with established business owners and one on one sessions with business and financial counselors.
In order to be eligible for the program, you must be a formally registered business located in and conducting business within New Jersey for a minimum of two years, and you must be a first-generation entrepreneur
The EPI program is the recipient of two awards, including the International Economic Development Council’s Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award in 2015.
The form for an online application can be found here http://www.business.rutgers.edu/cueed/epi/application