The Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development announced Wednesday it hosted a Black and Latino Tech initiative Pre-Accelerator Demo Day for minority entrepreneurs.
The initiative is a program developed and sponsored by the CUEED and was held at the Rutgers Business School. The mission is to provide Black and Latino startup entrepreneurs with educational training, coaching, mentorship, networking, funding and more.
Eleven startup companies from New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, California and Texas presented at the event.
Integrate Tech, a Newark-based ed tech startup, was the winner of the first annual “Audience Choice Award” and was given a check for $1,000.
“We were thrilled to have been selected by the audience at the BLT Demo Day as their favorite presenters,” Kevin Celisca, co-founder and chief financial officer of Integrate Tech, said. “All of the participating startup teams were well prepared and excellent storytellers, and we’re grateful to have been a part of such a fantastic event.”