Rowan's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem At-A-Glance
Greetings from the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship!

November has been jam-packed with entrepreneurial fun! We participated in Global Entrepreneurship Week, a celebration held across 170 countries each year, both locally and globally. Rowan's CEO Club attended CEO's Global Conference in Tampa, FL where student Melvin Sheppard competed in the Global Pitch Competition. Student Josh Sivel shared his entrepreneurial journey with his peers. Alumnus Phone Malone gave a special behind-the-scenes VIP tour to our MBA students. All of this and much more is shared below!

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
2019 Idea Challenge on 12/6
The RCIE and Rowan Innovation Venture Fund are excited to again partner on the 2019 Idea Challenge. Join us on Friday, December 6th from 9:30am - 12:30pm in BUSN 209 for the annual competition. 10 finalists will pitch their idea to a panel of expert judges after weeks of workshops, planning, and mentoring. Click here to RSVP!
Innovation Express - Last Two Workshops of the Semester!
Accelerate your ideas at Innovation Express. This workshop series is designed to equip first time founders with the tools and skills needed to grow your idea or business.

Jersey Mikes CEO Speaks on Campus
Hoyt Jones, President of Jersey Mike's, hosted the RCIE Spotlight Speaker Series this past month. Over 120 students attended the event where Jones talked about his entrepreneurial journey and how he became President of the #1 fastest growing sandwich chain in the country. Full story here.
MBA Students tour Revel Nail HQ
Phon Malone, Revel Nail Founder and Rowan MBA Alum, hosted a MBA student site visit to Revel HQ. The students experienced a behind-the-scenes tour of Revel's Blackwood, NJ facility which produces, markets and sells its own line of nail dipping powder, gel, traditional polish, supplies, and accessories and distributes to over 50 countries. You can read more about the visit here. Thank you for hosting us, Phon!
Rowan Reps At Global Entrepreneurship Week Korea
Dr. Eric Liguori gave a keynote address at Global Entrepreneurship Week Korea on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He also spoke on Entrepreneurship Education to the Korean Entrepreneurship Foundation, met with CEOs and Executives from Hyundai, Samsung, and Jusung Engineering, and worked with Korean government officials in the office of the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises.
CEO Club Students Compete in Global Pitch Competition
Rowan students Melvin Sheppard, Bryant Then, Nathaniel Brilliant, and Jeff DeVito (pictured left to right) attended CEO's Global Conference in Tampa, FL. They networked with students from around the world, attended presentations from seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals, and participated in the CEO Global Pitch Competition.
RU Student Entrepreneur and Author Speaks With Students
Senior Entrepreneurship and Marketing major Josh Sivel hosted 10 Lessons from a Student Entrepreneur. He spoke with nearly 30 students about the inspiration behind his recently published book, 10 Lessons: How to Become Unstoppable at Life, and how he used his entrepreneurial background to create it. He set out with a mission to connect with more people and to give back to the community, ultimately deciding to donate all proceeds to An Opportunity's Knockin'.
Entrepreneurs in the Classroom
Derek Lindeman, Co-Founder of Exit 4 Escape Room and Rowan Alum, visited Dr. Susana Santos' Entrepreneurship and Innovation class. He talked about his pathway into franchising and discussed business opportunities in the entertainment market.
Meet the Team Behind Studio 231
Meet the student worker team that runs Studio 231, Rowan's first ever Makerspace and learning lab located in Business Hall Room 231. Studio 231 is available and free to Rowan students of all majors, faculty, and staff that are looking for resources to grow their ideas into profitable, scalable and sustainable businesses. Click here to read more!
RCIE Releases Free Teaching Entrepreneurship Resource Guide
RCIE released a free Teaching Entrepreneurship Research Guide this month providing even better access to Rowan Faculty who aim to instill entrepreneurial mindsets in their students.
Studio 231 Runs 3D Printing Workshop For Rowan Professors
The RCIE and Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) hosted a 3D printing workshop to help Rowan professors learn how to integrate 3D printing and high-resolution prototyping into their classrooms. This workshop is the fourth of a series hosted by DSC to provide Rowan students of all majors with experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom.
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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