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Dale G. Caldwell ’82

Dale Caldwell

Dale G. Caldwell is the executive director of the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He leads the institute’s efforts to support, promote and research entrepreneurship with a special focus on family, veteran and student entrepreneurship. Caldwell’s research focus is on the relationship between the “entrepreneurial mindset” or “EMindset” and innovation in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

He is the founder of Family Business Week and the Black Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Caldwell is also the chief executive officer of Strategic Influence, LLC. This entrepreneurial organization uses the “intelligent influence” framework that he created to provide strategy, operations, coaching, business development and leadership training to clients.

Caldwell earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton, a master’s in business administration in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate in education administration from Seton Hall University. He also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and the Rutgers Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance program. He is an accomplished athlete who has completed three marathons and received national rankings in the United States in duathlon, tennis and triathlon.


Startup Showcase

Thursday, October 3

Six exciting startups ranging from commercial ventures to social impact organizations will present. Each startup features a Princeton black alumni founder or member in the C-suite. A panel of judges will select the best presentation and the audience will also vote for the “Audience Choice” winner. Special thanks to the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council for its support and sponsorship of the Startup Showcase, and for the monetary prizes.

Startup Showcase Facilitator:
Dale G. Caldwell ’82, Executive Director, FDU Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Kamil Ali-Jackson ’81, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.
Mark Johnson ’95, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Astra Capital Management
Marilyn Agbeko Narh ’06, Product Management Leader, 98point6
Jim Shepard ’78, Founder and Managing Partner, GenNx360 Capital Partners
Trevor Wilkins ’13, Principal, Quake Capital Partners

Amira Karriem Artis ’09, Hiki
Kim Magloire ’84, SciTech STEAM
Bunmi Otegbade *19, ManagerialCapital
Michele Sconiers ’96, SPARE
Gregory Ugwi ’08, Thinknum
Marc Washington ’97, UR Labs