Director of Innovation
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.