ADVISOR TONY WILKES ACCEPTED TO NEWARK BUSINESS HUB PROGRAM
FLOBEL advisors Tony Wilkes and Michele Baldwin have been hand selected from an accomplished pool of applicants to participate in the Newark Business Hub – Elevating Media and Arts Entrepreneurship program.
The Newark Hub program is in partnership with The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development CUEED at the Rutgers Business School and seeks to serve as a learning institute where media, art and entertainment entrepreneurs can obtain more business knowledge, make connections with professional advisors, network, find financial supporters and build sustainable businesses to help transform Newark, New Jersey.
Newark Business Hub is a networked accelerator dedicated to empowering media and arts entrepreneurs that are focused on growing their business faster, better and stronger. Nestled in the historic progressive downtown area of Newark, the Newark Hub facility is an inspired innovation space for knowledge sharing, innovative thinking, strategic growth and collaborative learning. The hub’s shared values, purpose and function seeks to shape a media and arts business community of vibrant connections in New Jersey.
Fellows of the Hub such as FLOBEL advisors Michele Baldwin and Tony Wilkes will be given the resources and assistance to draft a plan, secure capital, identify real estate and open an accelerator for their choice developing enterprise.
Initially, the Newark Business Hub will focus on developing strategic relationships between Newark Business Hub Fellows and Hub Program Participants, Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School, Corporate and Foundation Supporters, Private Investors, Banks and Celebrities. In addition the Newark Business Hub will provide business education and support services to creative entrepreneurs and facilitate professional networking and access to equipment and performance, exhibition and meeting space to help entrepreneurs grow profitable and sustainable business enterprises. Program participants will benefit by having links with Rutgers students who will learn about entrepreneurship and economic development – hands on through engaging in collaborative research projects.
Nectar News is scheduled to publish an interview with Wilkes and Baldwin as the undergo the steps of participating in the Newark Business Hub program throughout 2016.