Mukesh Patel is responsible for overseeing the Innovation Lab at the Honors College. Of the 100+ social innovation ideas created annually by first-year Honors College students in their mission course, the Forum, approximately six advance in the students' sophomore year to become the focus for hands-on development in the Innovation Lab under his mentorship. He is the founder and CEO of JuiceTank, a New Jersey-based business incubator and co-working space, co-founder of NextBridge, a private equity firm, and an entrepreneurial attorney. A Rutgers alum and an adjunct professor at the Rutgers Business School and Law School, he has helped many startup companies develop their business plans and raise significant equity funding.
Director of Innovation