The RCIE Wins ICSB's Entrepreneurship Center Global Impact Award!
The International Council of Small Business (ICSB) Award series focuses on acknowledging and celebrating the contributors and leaders who help make ICSB the premier global platform and therefore bring visibility and support to small and medium-sized enterprises globally. The ICSB Global Award for Entrepreneurship Center Global Impact was created to recognize the innovative and supportive culture of a leading Entrepreneurship Center.

The criteria for the award included the center's innovativeness regarding programs and promotion, measurable impact that the center has on its target population, the impact on society, and the center's replicability in other parts of the world.

The award was presented to Dr. Eric Liguori at the ICSB World Congress in Paris this month. Also present from Rowan were Talia Tomarchio (Computer Science/Honors '21) and Jerah Siegal (Entrepreneurship '21). The RCIE is thrilled to be awarded this global honor and thanks all faculty, staff, students, and supporters of the center.
StartupRU Accelerator Spotlight: Steminist Squad
Steminist Squad, founded by Talia Tomarchio, is a community that aims to educate, empower, and inspire young women to pursue a careers in STEM,

Last summer after COVID-19 initially hit, the realization of isolation due to social distancing became apparent and led to a need for connection. Many women today feel isolated in male-dominated fields and the need to connect to other like-minded individuals is essential for the success of future female professionals. Steminist Squad is a sounding board for young women and professionals to communicate, collaborate, and encourage each other to a brighter future.

The StartupRU Summer Accelerator Program is a flexible 10-week program customized to meet the needs of participants. Participating companies receive mentorship, up to $7,500 in non-equity seed funding, day-to-day support, and space for their ventures.
RCIE is accepting applications to join our student worker team during the Fall 2021 semester. This position would be ideal for a student interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, marketing, and event management. View the full job listing on ProfJobs by searching job title "RCIE Student Worker" or job ID "34475815".

The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Knowledge Hub at Rowan University is seeking two students workers to assist with ICSB K-Hub events & programs (10 hours per week). S(he) primarily supports the K-Hub's programming efforts (event coordination, program development, marketing outreach, social media, etc.). This is a special opportunity given by the incumbent, by nature of the job, networks with a plethora of entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, high attention to detail, and the ability to work within a highly dynamic team environment. It is likely the candidate will need to travel to Washington DC in October to meet with the ICSB K-Hub leadership. Students from a variety of academic backgrounds will be considered. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to RCIE@rowan.edu.
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Rowan Startups at ICSB in Paris
Two founders of startups joined Dr. Eric Liguori this month in Paris for the ICSB Global Congress. Talia Tomarchio, founder of Steminist Squad, presented on multiple occasions during the event for the Womenpreneurs track. Jerah Siegal, founder of Biodome was a part of the ICBB Academy, in addition to exploring the Marketplace. All had the opportunity to present for the Global Entrepreneurship Education Institution Award and accept the Entrepreneurship Center Global Impact Award at the final gala. Jerah said the best part of the experience was " the difference in culture that I got to see and be encompassed in, which gave me a broader viewpoint on business and the world in general".
TLAE Student Featured in Lafayette Daily
Asia'Lynn Harris, of Abbeville High School, is one of the participants of RCIE's Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy. Asia'Lynn was recently featured in an article highlighting her busy life as a student, cheerleader, and young entrepreneur. She is the founder of two clothing lines: Polished My World My Way & A'COLE. Asia'Lynn says, "I'm so big on entrepreneurship. You can work for yourself, doing your own thing, make money and do your dream". Read the full article here.
Tremendous Progress for StartupRU Particpants
Over the last 10 weeks, under the direction of Daniel James Scott, the four participating companies have made incredible progress. They developed and crafted pitches to support each business strategy, hosted seven "Lunch & Learns" with eight different experts, engaged in weekly one-on-ones, interacted over 1,000 times in the Slack group, sharing 235 startup and fundraising resources, and spoke with countless stakeholders.
Educating the Engineer Entrepreneur of the Future
Congratulations to Dr. Susana Santos, Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, for her recent publication with co-author Xaver Neumeyer from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Access Educating the Engineer Entrepreneur of the Future: A Team Competency Perspective here.
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The RCIE team is here to support you!

The RCIE team is 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, such as becoming a "Startup Guru", or if you have interest in hosting a webinar, virtual workshop, site visit, 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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