A Unique Opportunity

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and look to address the many inequities it has exposed, it has never been clearer that our education systems must evolve to meet today’s challenges. 

Today’s universities have an opportunity to truly reshape educational experiences and fulfill their promise as “engines of opportunity” for all students. We believe it is a time for new approaches that build on what works and experiment with innovative models to connect education, job readiness, career pathways, and economic mobility.


Acelera is an acceleration program for global firms interested in expanding to the US Northeast market. Hosted by the NJCU School of Business, the program offers companies an opportunity to leverage the universities’ assets to explore the US Northeast market, connect with clients in the region, access a diverse talent pipeline, and plan a successful expansion.

Recently we've:

  • Signed an agreement with the Mexican government to foster the participation of Mexican firms in the accelerator. Partnered with the Consulate General of Mexico in New York and the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the initiative. Ten companies are expected to participate in the first cohort.
  • Signed an agreement with the Port of Ashdod to host Israeli start-ups innovating in port management and cybersecurity. A delegation of the Port of Ashdod -including 5 Israeli firms- is schedule to visit NJCU in March 2022.
  • Signed an agreement in Ireland with Governor Phil Murphy as witness to create mutually beneficial opportunities and forge collaboration in innovative projects that foster entrepreneurship, business development, career development, and international education.  

International Partnerships

The Guarini Institute at NJCU signed an official agreement with the Government of Mexico, the Port of Ashdod, and with top Irish tech universities and a prominent startup accelerator to foster academic exchanges, community outreach and participation in the Acelera program.

These partnerships seek to strengthen the economic relationships of New Jersey and bring economic development for people and economic agents across borders. In addition, it is intended to meet the educational needs and professional opportunities of the Mexican and Mexican American communities in New Jersey.