Instructor / Advisor
Rutgers Honors College - Rutgers School of Business
Mukesh Patel is a serial entrepreneur and advisor with experience in private equity, angel investments, innovation, business law, and education. Mukesh has founded numerous ventures, secured significant capital (equity and debt), and worked with more than 100 investor partner Mukesh is the founder and CEO of JuiceTank, NJ’s largest co-working space and incubator for tech-startups and VX, an innovative venture Xcelerator that provides advisory-consulting to corporations, non-profits, startups and emerging growth ventures
As an award-winning Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers University Business School, he teaches Strategy and has designed a ground-breaking, experiential and inter-disciplinary course titled “ICE” (Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship). As the inaugural Director of Innovation at the Honors College, he designed and leads the Innovation Lab for Social Impact and works with the top 1% of the ideas and teams to launch new social enterprises. Mukesh also the Director of Development and Co-Ad Professor for the new Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at Rutgers Law School, providing valuable legal resources to the business community through a collaborative platform. Mukesh is the inaugural recipient of the Rutgers Alumni Entrepreneurship Award presented at the Global Entrepreneurship Conference, the Dean’s Meritorious Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service, and was recently named Best Entrepreneurship Professor by the Rutgers Business Governing Association and Business Person of the Year by the Future Business Leaders Association.
Mukesh has multi-disciplinary degrees: JurisDoctor from Fordham Law School, B.A. in Economics & Statistics from Rutgers (Summa Cum Laude, Henry Rutgers Scholar, Cap & Skull), with a secondary in Cinematic Arts