Grit. Resilience. Innovation. Passion. This is what we teach our students semester after semester. Over the past few months, we all have had the opportunity to relearn such pertinent characteristics and pivot various aspects of our every day and professional lives as we navigate COVID-19.

The Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will continue to offer resources, support, and guidance to our students in their entrepreneurial and academic endeavors. While our programming will remain virtual this Fall, RCIE's student opportunities remain strong with our faculty and staff engaged. We are excited to finally welcome our students back to campus and look forward to another successful semester. And as the pandemic continues to evolve, so will we as entrepreneurs, as a Center, and as a University. We are #RowanPROUD.
RCIE has various events and entrepreneurial engagement opportunities this semester! Be sure to check out StartupTree for the full line up of RCIE events, competitions, applications, and scholarships at Rowan. Click an event image below to RSVP on StartupTree.
Let's Chat!
Want to discuss upcoming competitions, seed funding and scholarship opportunities, get pitch feedback, mentorship possibilities, or how the RCIE can help advance your business idea, startup, or entrepreneurial goals? Click here to schedule a meeting.
2020 Idea Challenge
Initial idea applications to enter the 2020 Idea Challenge are being accepted and due by September 30th. Click here for more competition details and to enter.
RCIE Becomes ICSB Knowledge Hub Partner
The Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is proud to announce its recent partnership with the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) as a Knowledge Hub (KHub). As a KHub, RCIE will continue to promote entrepreneurship education both locally and globally. Read more here.
Studio 231 is Back!
Studio 231 will be staffed daily with student technicians eager to help bring your next idea to life. This semester, S231 will run weekly virtual workshops on 3D printing, manufacturing, and more. Check out StartupTree for the full line up. Virtual and in-person student consultations will also be offered. Please email to schedule.
Four Companies Participate in StartupRU Accelerator Program
This summer, RCIE accepted four companies into the StartupRU Accelerator Program: Konay Spice, ChronoCare, Feelin'Blue, and Safe Quest. Click here to read about the participating companies and founders.
High School Students Think Like An Entrepreneur this Summer
Over 110 high school students from across the country participated in Rowan's third annual Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy. The program was featured in ICSB's Newsletter, which is distributed globally to over 60 countries. Read more here.

Special thanks to TD Bank Charitable Foundation for helping make this program possible.
Accelerator Companies Attend Innovate NJ
New Jersey accelerator companies from New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rowan University attended Innovate NJ. The virtual happy hour offered students the opportunity to expand their networks and discuss their experiences.
20/21 I&E Faculty Certificate Program Kicks Off With Bootcamp
The 2020/21 cohort of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Faculty Certificate Program began with an Entrepreneurial Bootcamp with nearly 30 participants. Led by Dr. Cheryl Bodnar, the program aims to teach faculty the skillsets needed to easily incorporate entrepreneurship and innovation into existing courses. Pictured is a virtual icebreaker conducted during the Bootcamp using Zoom's Whiteboard feature.
Dr. Eric Liguori Receives President's Award
The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) awarded Dr. Eric Liguori the President's Award for his local and global support of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Congratulations, Dr. Liguori!
Topos Now Accepting Orders
Topos founders and Rowan alums Mike Lombardo and Kayvon Jahanbakhsh recently released their line of redesigned iced teas, now shipped directly to their customers' doorsteps. Check out Topos and read more about their latest launch.
The RCIE team is here to support you!

While RCIE programming and events will continue to run virtually this Fall, our team will be on campus and available to all Rowan students, faculty, and staff. Feel free to schedule a meeting to discuss upcoming competitions, your ideas, receive pitch feedback, and more. Please contact Jessica Vattima if you are interested in mentorship opportunities as a "Startup Guru" or interested in hosting a webinar, virtual workshop, or speaking event.
Rowan's entrepreneurship team wants to remind you to keep ideating, making, and doing, especially during times of uncertainty and change.
Pictured: L-R first row: Dr. Michael Dominik, Professor Katie Loesch, RCIE Grad Assistant Brandon Graham, Professor Gregory Payton; L-R second row: Professor Susan Meyer, Dr. Eric Liguori, Dr. Cheryl Bodnar, Studio 231 Supervisor Andrew Bunoza; L-R third row: Dr. Susana Santos, Dr. Lee Zane, RCIE Outreach & Events Associate Jessica Vattima, the Rowan Prof

For more information of any of Rowan's student entrepreneurship programs or to learn how you can support entrepreneurship at Rowan, please contact Jess (Wolk) Vattima at
Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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201 Mullica Hill Road | Glassboro, NJ 08028