MIX Lab Co-Director and Entrepreneurship Instructor
Jason Frasca is a top leader of New Jersey’s entrepreneurial community, who was recruited in 2014 to help evolve the entrepreneurship program at Montclair State University. Jason is an entrepreneurial business executive, marketing, and sales professional with 20+ years of experience managing Fortune 500 and nationally recognized clients in direct marketing, small business, private investigations, and consulting for technology solutions development. He has dedicated his career to designing radically innovative process and solutions for his companies, employers, and clients. By deconstructing complex problems Jason provides a systems design approach to the execution of optimized business performance. This optimization mindset has yielded massive results with limited resources.
In the fall of 2014, Jason led the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship team in researching 3D Printing technology. The result: MIX Lab – which houses 35 cloud-connected 3D printing devices; the 9th such Innovation Center in the World. As the now Co-Director of the MIX Lab, Jason fuses design innovation skills with an entrepreneurial mindset to make things happen which is the core of MIX Lab’s mission.
In addition to a strong background in big-picture design thinking Jason is trained and certified by VentureWell in the Lean LaunchPad Educators Program, and by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative in the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program Facilitator Training. As the Entrepreneurship Instructor and Startup Mentor, Jason has developed and teaches all three courses of the Entrepreneurship Certificate program. Jason co-directs the ongoing development of the entrepreneurial curriculum with Professor Ross Malaga to incorporate the latest teachings on entrepreneurship. Jason is a sought-out advisor on entrepreneurship matters at Montclair State. He frequently counsels Montclair State students, faculty and staff, providing guidance and advice based on his experience at startups, and connecting those aspiring entrepreneurs with experts in the local startup community.
Jason is a well-known and well-respected member of New Jersey’s startup and entrepreneurial communities. He has served as an organizer of one of the state’s top entrepreneurial Meetup groups and has been a presenter on several occasions. He was an organizer of the 2014 Google I/O Extended Conference in New Jersey, one of only 12 sites in the U.S. for the worldwide tech and entrepreneurship event. Jason uses his extensive and deep contacts in New Jersey’s startup and entrepreneurship communities to entice top-notch speakers to Feliciano Center classrooms and programs, and to attract attendees to the center’s events.
Jason is currently advising several startups, including SafeRoom, a zero-knowledge encryption platform, and consults with entrepreneurs to optimize the non-core elements of their business to boost performance. Additionally, he consults with major publishers, content websites, non-profits and mission-based businesses on their core and online strategy.