Entrepreneurial finance — the new sources available to entrepreneurs aiming to bring tech-driven products or services to the market — is an area of great interest to Stevens, since it's a major driver economic driver that has empowered businesses that are reshaping what industry looks like in a digital economy, such as Facebook and Uber.

The School of Business hosted its first two-day Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Finance event in 2017, with more than 100 registrants attending to glean greater insights into the changing role of venture capital in the face of technology-driven disruptions, angel activity in supporting new ventures and how the availability of new financing sources is changing business startup activity. Due to its success, the conference will become an annual event at Stevens.