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NewJerseyTheRightStateforEntrepreneursandBusinessVentureDevelopmentAreyouavisionaryentrepreneurwithanawe-inspiringbusinessplanDoyouhavethetechnicalknow-howtobecompetitiveIfyesanincubatorinournetworkcouldbethenexthomeforyourbusiness.Tofindoutmorecalloremailthecontactslistedbelow.Foradditionalinformationabouteachincubatorvisitourwebsiteatwww.njbin.org.TheNationalBusinessIncubationAssociationNBIAistheworldsleadingorganizationadvancingbusinessincubationandentrepreneurship.Eachyearitprovidesthousandsofprofessionalswithinformationeducationadvocacyandnetworkingresourcestobringexcellencetotheprocessofassistingearly-stagecompanies.Anelectedvotingboardofdirectorsrepresentingtheworldsleadingincubatorsgovernstheassociation.TheNewJerseyBusinessIncubationNetworkNJBINisacollaborativestatewidecommunityofbusinessexpertsresourcesandfacilitiesdedicatedtoenhancingthecommercialsuccessofearly-stageentrepreneurialcompaniesgrowinghigherpayingjobsinNewJerseyandsupportingtheEconomicGrowthStrategyfortheState.2011NBIABurlingtonCountyCollegeHighTechnologyandLifeScienceIncubatorsMountLaurelContactIsabelThompson856-222-9311x2800ithompsobcc.eduTheBusinessDevelopmentCenterAsburyParkContactRogerBoyce732-455-0519rogerbinterfaithneighbors.orgTheBusinessDevelopmentIncubatoratNewJerseyCityUniversityJerseyCityContactJosephTetteh201-200-2313jtettehNJCU.eduTheCommercializationCenterforInnovativeTechnologiesNorthBrunswickContactDonaldShatinsky732-729-0022dshatinskynjeda.comTheEnterpriseDevelopmentCenteratNJITNewarkContactJerryCreightonSr.973-643-4063jerry.creightonnjit-edc.orgJuiceTankSomersetContactMukeshM.Patel908-505-5735mukeshjuicetank.comTheIncubatorInc.TheBOSSPlainfieldContactJefferyDunn908-757-5155jefferyndunnyahoo.comMeadowlandsRegionalAcceleratoratBergenCommunityCollegeLyndhurstContactMichelBitrittoPh.D.201-301-1280mbitrittobergen.eduThePicatinnyInnovationCenterDoverContactMarkMerclean973-442-6400mmercleanccm.eduRowanUniversitysRohrerCollegeofBusinessIncubatorMullicaHillContactStephenKozachyn856-256-4126kozachynrowan.eduTheRutgers-CamdenBusinessIncubatorCamdenContactSuzanneZammit856-479-9044suzannezcamden.rutgers.eduTheRutgersEcoComplexBordentownContactSerpilGuranPh.D.609-499-3600x225guranaesop.rutgers.eduTheRutgersFoodInnovationCenterBridgetonContactMichaelduBois856-459-1900x4516duboisaesop.rutgers.eduTheSustainableBusinessAcceleratorVirtualContactJonathanCloud908-306-9075jcloudfdu.eduWCCCSmallBusinessGrowthCenterPhillipsburgContactEveAzar908-878-0203azarwarren.eduInterviewwithMukeshM.Patelcontinuedfrompage5WhatisthebestwayforastartupcompanytoapproachpotentialinvestorsThebestchannelisthroughtrustedrespectedconnections.Makeconnectionsandmaintainthoseconnections.BeawarethatjustbecausepotentialinvestorssayNoatanyparticularpointintimeitdoesnotmeanNoforever.Providestatusupdatesofprogresssoinvestorscancontinuetomonitordevelopment.YouneverknowwhenaNocanturnintoaMaybetoaYes.WhatgeneraladvicewouldyougivetocompanieslookingforinvestorsBuildastrongadvisoryboardearlyon.Includeserialentrepreneurswhohaveexperiencedbothsuccessandfailuressmartandstrategicinvestorsdomainexpertsstrategistsandproductmarketingexperts.Createtherightpositivecultureforyourcompany.Alearningteachingandmentoringenvironmentwhereeveryoneisempoweredwillallowyoutorecruitthebesttalent.Thenifthefounderstakecareofthetalentandincentivizethemitwillprovideforloyaltyandcommitmentandgivetheventuretherightlaunchpadforgrowth.