Cesar Bandera

Contact Info

Title: Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Email: cesar.bandera@njit.edu
Office: 4031 Central Avenue Building
Hours: email for appointment
Phone: 973-596-5634
Dept: Martin Tuchman School of Management
Webpage: http://web.njit.edu/~bandera/

Academic Interests: Policies for small business incubation, Just-in-time education and training, Protocols for mobile video

About: 

About Me

Dr. Cesar Bandera is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Martin Tuchman School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology. His teaching focus is on the establishment and growth of technology start-ups. Dr. Bandera also has two companies in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center business incubator that specialize in mobile learning services. Before joining NJIT, Dr. Bandera worked at AT&T Labs, and led several technology companies from start-up to successful exit.

Dr. Bandera has secured over eight million dollars in research funding and four patents in the areas of multimedia technologies for education, management, and automation. The Department of Health and Human Services features his research as a success story under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and his work is used by agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and NASA, and universities in the US. Dr. Bandera also serves as an advisor to small business incubator facilities in the US, Europe, Africa, and South America, where he also teaches entrepreneurship as Distinguished Lecturer.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Biomietics), University of Buffalo,1990
  • MS Electrical Engineering (Signal Processing), University of Buffalo,1985

 

Activities & Titles

  • Director of the Academy of the International Council for Small Business
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
  • Senior Member of the IEEE
  • Honorary Distinguished Professor, Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (Lima, Peru)
  • Reviewer, Small Business Innovation Research Program, NSF, NIH, DOD

 

Honors & Awards

  • 1st Place at Hackathon Competition ($40,000), Microsoft - United Athletes Foundation. (November 2014).
  • Entrepreneurship Researcher Award ($5,200 license), Kauffman Foundation. (April 2, 2014).
  • Patent No. 8554054, USPTO. (October 8, 2013).
  • Patent No. 8131311, USPTO. (March 6, 2012).
  • Best Paper Award, American Society for Engineering Education. (August 2011).
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Success Story, National Institutes of Health. (March 2011).
  • Honorary Distinguished Professor, Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (Lima, Peru). (December 2010).
  • State Entrepreneur, NJ Biz. (August 2007).
  • Patent Number: 710674, USPTO. (June 2006).
  • Patent Number: 6455831, USPTO. (February 2006).
  • Space Act Award, NASA. (June 1999).
  • Highest SBIR Distinction, US Air Force. (March 1993).
  • Small Business of the Year Nomination, Rome Labs, US Air Force. (May 1992).

 

Teaching: 

Frequent Courses

  • ENTR410 “New Venture Management” is a face-to-face introduction to entrepreneurship.  Many students with innovative ideas or newfound opportunities take this class to validate the commercial potential.  Each student forms her/his own company and is responsible for all aspects of the startup (i.e., no groups).  This course teaches you to learn how to critique from the point of view of investors so that you can then improve your own work.
  • MGMT640 is the graduate and Executive MBA face-to-face and distance-learning version of ENTR410.
  • MGMT680 “Entrepreneurial Strategy” is a face-to-face course that teaches strategies for the formation, growth, and harvesting of technology-based start-up companies.  It helps student evaluate a career as an entrepreneur, or as an intrapreneur within a larger organization.  Students are exposed to actual entrepreneurial environments for which they must develop actionable strategies for immediate execution.  This course is often taught in parallel with Dr. Ellen Thomas’ MRKT631 Marketing Research.
  • ENTR490 “Independent Study” is a one-on-one 3 credit-hour course in which the student conduct a research project associated with entrepreneurship, or advance a startup initiated in another NJIT course (a business plan is required).  Enrollment in an Independent Study requires prior approval of the instructor, and a proposal delineating the project and the deliverables (in other words, see me before the registration deadline).
  • ENTR725 “Independent Study” is the graduate version of ENTR490.
  • MGMT390-IDS “Principles of Management” is a strategic management course for Honors students who have already developed a technology and business plan for an innovation and are part of the Interdisciplinary Design Studio.

Supported Courses

  • ECE416/417 “Senior Design Project” is a two-semester program of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.  See me if you need signal processing help in your senior project.
  • NSF I-Corps is a program that commercializes university innovation.  It couples university inventors with entrepreneurship mentorship.  See me if you need the latter.
  • ENTR420 “Financing New Ventures” focuses on the financial aspects of entrepreneurship.  From where can you get startup capital, and how much will it cost you?  How much is your company worth at different stages of maturity?  How do you plan an exit strategy?  These are some of the issues covered, and it helps to have already validated your value proposition in ENTR410.

 

Research: 

Research Interests

  1. Cross-cultural experiential entrepreneurship education.  How does culture affect a student’s disposition to learning about entrepreneurship or becoming an entrepreneur?  How can an instructor tailor entrepreneurship education to the cultural disposition of her/his students?
  2. Innovation-driven business incubation.  An incubator promotes the regional economy by sourcing new ventures that create jobs.  While a new venture resides in an incubator, it is able to flourish in a nurturing ecosystem.  However, once leaving an incubator, the likelihood of a company surviving may be no better than that of a company that never attended an incubator in the first place.  Are incubators facing a quality vs. quantity dilemma?  What can they do to meet sustainability challenges?
  3. Mobile healthcare innovation.  Across the globe, owning a cell phone is more prevalent than having a permanent address.  This creates opportunities for public health outreach and intervention that spans geopolitical and socioeconomic boundaries.  M-Health serves as the “last mile” of effective healthcare, but only if upstream systems are smart. 

 

Patents

  • Just-In-Time Training of Deployed Skill Support Personnel Via Cell Phone Multimedia (#8131311, 2012)
  • Dynamically Reconfigurable Vision System (#710674, 2006)
  • CMOS Foveal Image Sensor Chip (#6455831, 2002)

 

Grants

  • Mobile Substance Abuse Program for Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Innovation Research and Training, Inc. (2015, $36,000)
  • Dominican Republic Mobile Healthcare; International Foundation (2014, $10,000)
  • Interoperable Cell Phone Multimedia Messaging for Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Health Promotion; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012, 2010, $1,100,000)
  • Mobile Job Aids for Just-In-Time Occupational Safety Training; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2011, $150,000)
  • Ubiquitous Mobile Multimedia for Environmental Public Health Outreach; National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (2011, $100,000)
  • The Global Microscope: Integrating NASA Data into Learning and Teaching; NASA/Liberty Science Center (2010, $850,000)
  • Just-in-Time Training for Skilled Support Personnel; National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (2008, $550,000)
  • Education on Demand for Technique Training; National Science Foundation (2003, 2005, $750,000)
Publications: 

Publications & Projects

Journal Articles

  • Chou, P. B., Bandera, C., Thomas, E. J. (in press). A Behavioural Game Theory Perspective on the Collaboration between Innovative and Entrepreneurial Firms. International Journal of Work Innovation. www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijwi
  • Bandera, C. (2016). Value-Added Service Providers for Mobile Education: Empirical Challenges and Analytics. Electronic Commerce Research, Springer, 17. link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10660-016-9235-6
  • Bandera, C. (2016). Public Winter Weather Preparedness Outreach Using Mobile Video. BMC Public Health(16), 15. www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/16/436
  • Tian, J., Liang, X., Yan, T., Somashekar, M. K., Wang, G., Bandera, C. (2014). A Novel Disjoint Set Division Algorithm for Joint Scheduling and Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks. Wireless Networks, Springer, 1 - 13. http://link.springer.com.libdb.njit.edu:8888/article/10.1007/s11276-014-...
  • Bandera, C., O'Connor, R. (2013). Multimedia Preparedness and Emergency Response Messages through Cell Phones. PHPR Updates, 2(28).
  • Bandera, C., Spak, G. (2011). m-Outreach for Continuing Education: A Model for University-Company Collaboration. American Society for Engineering Education. www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/annual-conference/2011

Conference Proceedings

  • Bandera, C., Thomas, E. J. (2017). Collaboration and Critical Mass among Nascent Companies. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. www.hicss.org/digitallibrary
  • Bandera, C., Helmy, M., Shehata, R. (in press). In Ayman El Tarabishy (Ed.), Orthogonal Dimensions in Digital Entrepreneurship (pp. 7). Washington, DC: GW October (George Washington University). gwoctober.com/
  • Bandera, C., Eminet, A., Passerini, K., Pon, K. (2016). A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Entrepreneurship Education Using Differential Mind Mapping. Washington, DC: International Council for Small Business. icsb2016.org/
  • Bandera, C., Shehata, R., Helmy, M., Passerini, K., Walsh, D. (2016). Characterization and Promotion of the Digital Entrepreneur. New York, NY: International Council for Small Business. icsb2016.org/
  • Bandera, C., Passerini, K., Pon, K., Eminet, A. (2016). A Mind Map Comparison of Knowledge Retention between French and United States University Entrepreneurship Education. San Diego: United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Bandera, C., Chou, P. B. (2015). A Game Theoretical Model for Compatible and Incompatible Standards: As Applied to Short and Multimedia Message Services. Northeast Business & Economics Association. www.nbea.us
  • Thomas, E. J., Bandera, C., Guilbault, M. D. (2015). Integrating client-sponsored projects into marketing and entrepreneurship classes. Marketing Management Association. www.mmaglobal.org/conferences/fall-conference/
  • Gopalakrishnan, S., N. V., G. C., Bandera, C., J. G., K. E. (2015). New Methods and Techniques to enhance the classroom experiences of old courses - At the intersection of "Old" and "New.".
  • Bandera, C., Walsh, D., Passerini, K. (2015). The new internet entrepreneur: old competencies or a brand new world. Washington, DC: International Council for Small Business. www.icsb2015.org
  • Chou, P. B., Bandera, C., Thomas, E. J. (2015). A Behavioral Game Theory Perspective on the Collaboration between Innovative and Entrepreneurial Firms. Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut: Eastern Economic Association. www.quinnipiac.edu/eea/41st-annual-conference
  • Chou, P. B., Bandera, C. (2015). A Game Theoretical Model for Compatible and Incompatible Standards: As Applied to Short and Multimedia Message Services. Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut: Eastern Economic Association. www.quinnipiac.edu/eea/41st-annual-conference
  • Bandera, C. (in press). In Joy Schneer (Ed.), Learning through experience: Working with incubator companies. Lima: Eastern Academy of Management. eamiconference.org/
  • Collins, R., Bandera, C., Passerini, K. (2014). Entrepreneurial Education for the 21st Century Entrepreneur: The Impact of Technology and Experiential Learning (pp. 10). Washington, DC: Proceedings of the 5th Annual George Washington University Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference. www.gwoctober.com
  • Bandera, C. (2014). In Michael Bartolacci, Penn State University (Ed.), Value-Added Service Providers for Mobile Education: Empirical Challenges and Analytics. Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference. naecconference.org/
  • Bartenfeld, M., Bandera, C., Mai, J., Schmitt, P., Qari, S., Wooster, M., Peacock, G. (2014). Pediatric Healthcare Innovation Multimedia Message System to Improve Children’s Health. Atlanta, GA: 2014 Pediatric Healthcare Innovation. www.pedsresearch.org/calendar/events/2014-pediatric-research-retreat/
  • Bandera, C. Lessons Learned from Multimedia Broadcasts to Cell Phones on Vaccination for Children with Special Needs. Atlanta, GA: National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. www.cdc.gov/nchcmm/
  • Bandera, C., Passerini, K. (2013). Assessing the Effectiveness of Online Entrepreneurship Education and Collaboration Tools (pp. 15). Washington, DC: Proceedings of the 4th Annual George Washington University (GW) Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference. www.gwoctober.com/
  • Bandera, C., Passerini, K. (2013). Moving Entrepreneurship Education Online (pp. 15). Proceedings of the 58th International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference.
  • Bandera, C. (2012). Emprendedurismo por Necesidad (Necessity-Based Entrepreneurship). Tavira, Algarve: Ativar Tavira. www.ativartavira.pt
  • Bandera, C. (2012). Lessons Learned from Emergency Responder Refresher Training via Cell Phones. Atlantic City, NJ: 14th New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association Conference. www.njepa.org/
  • Bandera, C. (2012). Inversores Angel (Angel Investors). Oviedo, Asturias: Foro de Turismo y Tecnologia. turismo.as
  • Hughes, J., Bandera, C., Hakkinen, P. (2012). Mobile E-Learning Health Resources for Emergency Responders. Orlando, FL: Society for Advanced Learning Technologies. salt.org
  • Bandera, C. (2011). Mobile Education across the Digital Divide. Lima: Congreso Internacional de Computación y Telecomunicaciones. www.comtel.pe/#
  • Bandera, C., Jamal, C., King Brock, K., Huebner, N., Zoghbi, M. (2011). Interoperable Push-Based Media for Preparedness Outreach. Atlanta, GA: National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. www.cdc.gov/nchcmm/
  • Bandera, C. (2010). Mobile Education to Underserved Demographics. Orlando, FL: Society for Applied Learning Technology, New Learning Technologies Conference.
  • Bandera, C. (2010). Environmental Justice Reporting and Alerts. New Orleans, LA: Environmental Protection Agency: Conference on Environmental Justice. www.cleanairinfo.com/ejconference/2010/index.htm