DECEMBER 2020 EDITION
A Year In Review
What a year 2020 has been. From Rowan University sponsoring the 2020 USASBE Conference in New Orleans in January, to lockdowns in March, to navigating the virtual classroom in September, this year has been anything but normal. While it's forced us to stay home and change plans, and sometimes even change those plans again, 2020 has given us all a chance to reconnect with what is important and reimagine what passion, innovation, entrepreneurship, and purpose can do. Our student entrepreneurs demonstrated resilience and perseverance through the year, all while staying engaged, rethinking business models, and moving the needle on their ventures.

The Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship also used this time as a learning opportunity and changed our entire programming model to operate virtually, running a record number of events and workshops this Fall. In 2020, we maintained student engagement, successfully held two virtual competitions, ran our StartupRU summer accelerator program, hosted local community webinars, and saw a nearly 90% increase of applications to our Think Like an Entrepreneur summer high school program.

While the very real "zoom burnout" is setting in, we thank you for your continued engagement and support in making our programming possible and helping us further entrepreneurship at Rowan. We hope you enjoy our 2020 Year in Review and see you in 2021!
UPCOMING COMPETITION APPLICATION DEADLINES
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.
E-NEWS TO KEEP YOU IN THE KNOW
Steminist Squad Wins First Place in 2020 Idea Challenge
Congratulations to Talia Tomarchio, Computer Science major, and Jessica Vankawala, Biomedical Engineering major, for winning First Place in the 2020 Idea Challenge for their idea, Steminst Squad. Steminist Squad is a community to help women feel comfortable in a male-dominated industry. Their motto is, "We educate, empower, and inspire young women."
Stunited App Lands on Top of Apple Store Charts
Stunited, founded by John Rondi ('18), recently ranked in the Top 200 of all education apps on the Apple Store. Stunited is an online learning community for students to exchange their academic assignments and skills with one another. Great work, John!
ReGelTec Receives FDA Approval
Congratulations to Provost Anthony Lowman, co-founder and CTO of ReGelTec. ReGelTec recently received FDA Breakthrough Designation for its HYDRAFIL System. Learn more here.
RCIE Featured in RCB's Annual Report
The Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship was highlighted in the Rohrer College of Business 2020 Retrospective: Impact for Change Report. View the full report here.
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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 wolk@rowan.edu.
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