Rowan's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem At-A-Glance
Greetings from the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship! On behalf of the RCIE, we wish you a happy holiday season and prosperous New Year. Please enjoy the updates below and we look forward to seeing you in 2020. As always, thanks for supporting the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Eric Liguori, PhD
Executive Director and Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship

Jessica Vattima
Outreach & Events Associate
Enter the 2020 New Venture Competition
The RCIE is now accepting applications for the 13th Annual New Venture Competition! Applications are due February 3rd. Click here to enter.

Be sure to save the date for the 2020 New Venture Expo & Competition on April 17th! RSVP here.
Spotlight Speaker Series (2/12)
Attend the RCIE Spotlight Speaker Series on February 12th featuring Justin Klein, Partner of Ballard Spahr LLP, who will discuss raising capital. Throughout his career, Justin has advised many budding and successful entrepreneurs on everything from the legal formation of a business to securing angel financing, raising venture capital, going public and beyond. RSVP here. Thank you to Beta Psi Alpha for co-sponsoring this event!
Faculty Speaker Series (1/27)
Faculty - Join the RCIE and RCB at the Faculty Speaker Series featuring Malin Brännback, Professor and Chair of International Business at Abo Akademi University. RSVP here.
RCIE Featured on Rowan Today
Dr. Liguori recently sat down with the team at Rowan Today to talk about the RCIE and the amazing things Rowan Student Entrepreneurs are accomplishing. From Topos Teas, to Jacques Snacks, to Junk Dog Pre-Workout, learn more about some of our coolest young entrepreneurs here.
Second Rowan Student Startup Lands on the Shelves at Whole Foods
Jacques Engelbrecht '18 completed the RCIE Summer Accelerator program this past summer. From only a homemade prototype 7 months ago, Jacques' company is now producing product at scale with a co-packer and just started in the food incubator at the Cherry Hill Whole Foods. Congrats Jacques.
Hauk Aeronautics Awarded $5,000 Stage I Grant
Hauk Aeronautics is designing the Mk-1, a bicopter electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for recreational fliers that will allow them to travel quickly without emitting CO2 pollution. Hauk, the 1st Place winner this past Spring in the 2019 New Venture Competition, has continued development of their prototype and was just awarded a stage 1 grant from VentureWell. Learn more here.
RCIE Runs 45 Events During Fall Semester
The numbers are in and the RCIE is excited to announce that it served ~1,500 students across 45 events in the last four months. Looking forward to Spring 2020? Be sure to continually check StartupTree for all our upcoming events, competitions, scholarship opportunities, and more!
CEO Club Announces 2020 Executive Board
Congratulations to our newly elected CEO Club Officers: President Tanvi Koduru, Vice President Jimmy Benavente, Treasurer Nathanial Brilliant, and Secretary Reham Madbouly. These young leaders will begin their terms in January 2020.
UIF Pinning Ceremony
Congratulations to the third cohort of Rowan University's University Innovation Fellows (UIF). The Fellows seek to find a solution on campus and have identified a campus need, conceived and obtained approval from the Rowan Department of Public Safety to launch a multi-month Design Thinking project to address pedestrian safety on our campus.  Congrats Gillian Castaldo, Erin DeBiasse, Alison Price, and Michael Weinberg!
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 [email protected] .
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