NOVEMBER 2021 EDITION
We are Thrilled to Announce Rowan's Princeton Review Ranking
Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine has named Rowan University among the top 50 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, out of 300 nationally, for 2022. Rowan ranked #12 in the Northeast and is one of only two programs recognized in New Jersey. Read more here.
UPCOMING EVENTS
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.
SHOP SMALL BUSINESS
Consider shopping small this holiday season.
Here are a few great Rowan startups that would love to earn your business!
E-NEWS TO KEEP YOU IN THE KNOW
2021 Project Nest Winners Announced
Congratulations to Srujan Dadi (OMS-I) and Michael Clancy (Rowan PhD Candidate) for winning First Place in the 2021 Project Nest Case Competition for their idea "My Heart".
The CEO Club Attends Global Conference in Tampa
The CEO Club joined hundred of Collegiate Entrepreneurs in Tampa, FL, for the 38th Annual Global Conference & Pitch Competition. CEO members, partners, investors, and business advisors assembled to discuss strategy while planning post pandemic innovative growth strategies working towards "Becoming Agents of Change".
Dr. Santos Recognized for Online Teaching Excellence
Congratulations to Dr. Susana Santos, Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, the recipient of this year's Excellence in Online Learning Award! Her nominator commented, "The consistent theme, beyond the great job she does with the course content, is that she created a sense of community and connection even in virtual asynchronous courses."
Colleen Keaveney Hosts Coffee with an Entrepreneur
Colleen Keaveney hosted Coffee with an Entrepreneur this month. She highlighted her career accomplishments and discussed life as owner of Thomas + Main, a gift boutique located in Mullica Hill, NJ. Read more here. Thank you for joining us, Colleen!
Meet Senior Entrepreneurship Major Kevin Baker
Kevin Baker, a Senior Entrepreneurship and Management double major, was interviewed about his internship with Ohio-based company The DiJulius Group. Kevin said his key takeaway from the internship is that everyone comes out of college with the same credentials, but what separates some individuals is their ability to build a relationship. Read more here.
Colleen Kendrick Hosts Podcast to Inspire "Mompreneurs"
Colleen Kendrick, a senior lecturer of Marketing and Business Information Systems within the Rohrer College of Business, was recently featured on Rowan Today for her podcast "The Mom Shuffle". The podcast, which started in May, is for busy mothers who aspire to become their own boss or "mompreneurs". Read the full story here.
Information Literacy Through Entrepreneurial Thinking
Congratulations to Rowan Librarians, Michelle Kowalsky and Andrea Bear, for the completion of their RCIE Faculty Fellowship Project! The resource, "Information Literacy Through Entrepreneurial Thinking: Activities for Teaching Across the Disciplines" can be found here.
New Publication for Dr. Lee Zane
Congratulations Dr. Lee Zane, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, for his newly published paper titled, The Connections between Founders' Social Network and Human Capital in Technology-Based New Ventures, in Entrepreneurship Research journal.
Halfday Tonics Featured on Food Business News
Kayvon Jahanbakhsh and Michael Lombardo, Halfday Tonic founders and Rowan alum, were featured in Food Business News this month. The article compared Halfday to "Snapple 2.0" and discussed how making the switch to Halfday can reduce sugar consumption by 80-90% while still getting that satisfaction of a classic ice tea and digestive health benefits. Read the full article 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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