Our Entrepreneurial Training Clients

Graduates of our Entrepreneurial Training program have six weeks of intensive business training under their belts. They’ve assessed their business readiness, honed their offerings to meet the marketplace, and crafted a sound business plan.

See how these budding entrepreneurs made good. And consider joining the next Entrepreneurial Training class.

Name: BelleJohns' Soul Food
Location: New Jersey
We met Jewel Domino when she was accepted into UCEDC’s Virtual Incubator Program(VIP), which offers selected businesses with ownership from underserved populations free mentorship, training, and access to capital to help meet the challenges of this moment.  Before becoming an…
Name: Magnificent Men Mentoring Group
Location: New Jersey
Randall E. Toby and his wife Claudia started the Magnificent Men Mentoring Group in 2014. Their program offers group mentoring sessions and self-empowerment workshops for high school, middle school, and college students. As Randall explains it, schools hire them to…
Name: Notable Software
Location: Hamilton, NJ
According to her Wikipedia page, “Dr. Rebecca Mercuri is a computer scientist specializing in computer security and computer forensics. She is considered a leading expert on electronic voting systems.” While that is a succinct and accurate summary, it barely scratches…
Name: Hudson Kitchen
Location: Kearny, NJ
When Djenaba Johnson-Jones, a graduate of UCEDC’s entrepreneurship program, needed funding to purchase and improve the site for her small business, Hudson Kitchen, she turned to UCEDC for help. While the project wasn’t the right fit for UCEDC to take…
Name: Train Wreck Distillery
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
Aaron Diamond has never worked for someone else. At 15, before he could even drive, he started selling cars. And while he was still in high school, he took UCEDC’s Entrepreneurship 101 course. Five years later, Aaron now owns Train…
Name: Pasta Dal Cuore
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Elena Cartagena's Pasta Dal Cuore was serving up great fresh pastas and sauces but so-so business results. That's when she enrolled in UCEDC's Next Level Business Planning workshop. Now she's getting rave reviews all around.
Name: Genuardi Master Tailor
Location: Hoboken, NJ
Joseph Genuardi studied with a master to learn the fine art of bespoke tailoring. He studied with the experts at UCEDC to learn how to run a business.
Name: Pre-School Readers
Location: Sea Girt, NJ
Lisa Vidola took the entrepreneurial plunge when she started her business, Preschool Readers. She looked to UCEDC for help in taking it to the next level.
Name: Jonathan Senior Care
Location: Cedar Knolls, NJ
Gwen is dedicated to making her dream of a patient-centered dementia care facility a reality. The judges of our 2017 Quick Pitch competition are believers as they awarded her the top spot.