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Incubator Spotlights

Rutgers Camden Incubator

200 Federal Street, Suite 200
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 479-9044
www.rutgersbiz.com/

Incubator Contact: Suzanne Zammit

Focus: Economic development and high-tech job creation in the City of Camden. 

Impact on jobs creation:
The incubator is currently nurturing 27 companies that employ approximately 210 people.

Client Testimonial: “The Rutgers Camden Incubator was exactly what we needed: a Class A office space with room to grow, with all the business support services at an affordable price,” said Ben Parvey, CEO of Blue Sky Power LLC. “The building was also appealing to us as a clean energy company because it has LEED Gold certification, which is productive for public relations and marketing. And we were accessible to many of the major transportation routes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including I-295, I-95, and the New Jersey Turnpike. We were also minutes from the Philadelphia Amtrak station for regular trips to D.C. and New York City. Camden really is central to the region.”

Graduate Success Story: Apex IT Group, a unique Pro Active Managed IT Services Provider that offers today’s technology driven companies a new way to manage their technology, is one of the fastest-growing companies in New Jersey. They have contributed significantly to job creation in Camden County.

Rutgers Food Innovation Center

Rutgers450 East Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 459-1900 x4518
www.foodinnovation.rutgers.edu/

Incubator Contact: Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, Ph.D.

Focus: Sustainable economic growth and prosperity for the food and agricultural industries in the mid-Atlantic region.

Impact on jobs creation: The incubator is currently nurturing 14 companies that employ approximately 20 people. In addition, the Food Innovation Center has created 15 additional part-time jobs within the center.

Client Testimonial: “The Food Innovation Center’s expertise in food science and production methods was critical to our business taking the next step towards the commercialization of our product,” said Patrick Leger, co-owner of First Field, a manufacturer of gourmet ketchup. “We continue to work with them to improve our production process and to also develop new products we can bring to market.”

Graduate Success Story: Schär USA, a $200M gluten-free Italian food company, recently graduated and moved into a 50,000 sq. ft. $15M facility in South Jersey, creating 50 new jobs.

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Each year, it provides thousands of professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies. An elected, voting board of directors representing the world's leading incubators governs the association.

The New Jersey Business Incubation Network (NJBIN) is a collaborative statewide community of business experts, resources and facilities dedicated to enhancing the commercial success of early-stage entrepreneurial companies, growing higher paying jobs in New Jersey and supporting the Economic Growth Strategy for the State.

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