Gerard Adams to Speak at Rutgers Business School

Press Release ( - Newark, New Jersey - Nov 21, 2016 - ​​​​​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.

Attendees may register here:

“Gerard Adams means it when he says ‘Leaders Create Leaders.'”

Alfred Blake, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs, Rutgers Business School

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.”


Gerard Adams, widely known as the “Millennial Mentor”, is a leading thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. Adams is the co-founder of Elite Daily, the top news platform for Generation Y and the CEO and founder of FOWNDERS, a social entrepreneurship start-up accelerator. He is the winner of Magic Johnson’s 32 Under 32 Award and was listed by Business Insider among the top-100 Most Influential People in Silicon Alley. Featured in Success Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, Men’s Health and Forbes, Gerard Adams overcame early adversity to become a self-made millionaire by the age of 24. He has built, backed or invested in twelve businesses across multiple industries that have all delivered over seven-figures including the sale of Elite Daily to Daily Mail for $50 million. While he continues his role as an investor and influencer, his mission in life is to mentor and inspire young entrepreneurs to develop what it takes to be successful and to turn dreams into reality.

Adams leverages his expertise in millennial branding across industries from digital media to technology to fashion. He is a go-to investor for New York City and New Jersey real estate and developments. Passionate about giving back to his community, Gerard helped develop affordable housing for communities in Newark, NJ.


Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick (RBS) was founded in 1929 and has been accredited since 1941 by AACSB International.  Today it is the hallmark of excellence in business education in a state renowned for its leadership in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.

Its undisputed leadership in New Jersey puts it in the top three business schools in the New York metropolitan area.  The Undergraduate Program in New Brunswick has been ranked #3 by The Wall Street Journal for producing the best graduates according to recruiters. The MBA Program has been ranked #18 by US News & World Report in job placement. The Executive MBA Program has been ranked in the Top 25 EMBA programs in the world by The Wall Street Journal.

Media contact:
Jordan French

Source : FOWNDERS, Inc.
Business Info :
Fownders, Inc.

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