Gerard Adams

Gerard Adams to Speak at Rutgers Business School

Event Details

Gerard Adams, the founder of social impact startup accelerator, FOWNDERS, and the founder of “Voice of Generation Y” publication Elite Daily, will be speaking at Rutgers University School of Business on November 30 at 6:30PM. Adams’ talk, at 100 Rockafeller Road Room 2071 in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, is free to attend with registration.

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Adams’ talk is part of Rutgers’ Community Entrepreneurship Series which brings influential members in the tri-state area to Rutgers to inspire and collaborate with the Rutgers business community on startup funding, sales leadership and training and excellence in executing new business ideas. The event is a collaborative meetup being held by Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, the New Jersey Technology Council and Scarlet Startups.

Gerard Adams was recently named to Magic Johnson’s coveted 32 Under 32 List and gave his TEDx talk at New Jersey Institute of Technology in September 2016. In 2015 Adams sold the company he cofounded, Elite Daily, to the Daily Mail for $50 million. In 2016 Adams founded FOWNDERS, the social impact startup accelerator based in Newark New Jersey to empower other entrepreneurs from Newark, New Jersey, where Adams was raised. FOWNDERS’ mission is to give back to the community by lifting entrepreneurs with resources once thought unimaginable.

Regarding his talk at Rutgers, Adams said “Rutgers’ Business School is a pillar of the New Jersey economy and among the best institutions for entrepreneurs globally. That energy–that vibe–that shows young entrepreneurs that they can come from anywhere resonates with me.”

“Gerard Adams means it when he says ‘Leaders Create Leaders,” said Alfred Blake, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs in a nod towards Adams’ self-produced television series, Leaders Create Leaders. The Millennial Mentor, from his rise leading up to Elite Daily and then FOWNDERS has proven time and time again his ability to keep an audience on the edge of its seats–wanting more.”



Fownders is a social impact accelerator based in New Jersey.