RCIE NEWS: OCTOBER 2019 EDITION
Rowan's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem At-A-Glance
Greetings from the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship!

This month we were thrilled to participate in the global celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week 2019 (WEW). More than 200 universities and colleges in 30 countries and 43 U.S. states join in the movement to recognize female entrepreneurs and women in business.

A few WEW highlights included CEO Club's event with Pooja Chandnani Daney and Gal Danay, founders of "WOOPS!" bakeshop, who discussed their entrepreneurial journey and how they came to operate 50 franchises across the country. RCIE and Bank of America Private Bank joined forces to bring together a panel of local and successful female business owners. And RCIE ran it's second annual Women's Inspiration and Innovation Power Summit that featured keynote speaker Dr. Brandi Baldwin. Read more about WEW below!

We hope you continue to follow the RCIE on StartupTree and through our monthly newsletters, which will keep you informed about upcoming events, programs, and funding opportunities taking place across Rowan's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

As always, thanks for supporting the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Best,
Eric Liguori, PhD
Executive Director and Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship
UPCOMING EVENTS
Spotlight Speaker Series with Hoyt Jones (11/6)
Join us on November 6th for the Spotlight Speaker Series hosted by Hoyt Jones, President of Jersey Mike's. Since joining the company in 2007, Jersey Mike's has more than quadrupled the number of restaurants open in the U.S. and has been the #1 fastest growing sandwich chain in the country for the past five years. For more details and to register, click here.
Shattering Glass Ceilings with Tsedale Melaku (11/4)
We've partnered with Rowan's new Center for Responsible Leadership on an important topic: Dr. Tsedale Melaku, author of You Don't Look Like a Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism, will discuss how race and gender create barriers to recruitment, professional development, and career advancement. For more details and to register, click here.
Calling All Grad Students!
Grad students please join us on November 14th for a behind-the-scenes tour of Revel Nail, an innovative firm that has grown through both process and product improvements. A small but global-reaching company, Revel Nail markets and sells its own line of dipping powder in addition to various nail-related supplies and accessories. Open to RCB graduate students only.

For more details and to register, click here.
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019
Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with the RCIE from November 18- 21.
E-NEWS TO KEEP YOU IN THE KNOW
Adam Kaliner hosts Spotlight Speaker Series
The RCIE was thrilled to have Adam Kaliner, co-founder of Power Home Remodeling, host the Spotlight Speaker Series this past month. Nearly 60 students packed the room to listen to his interview, lead by Rowan students Erin DeBiasse and Nick Marcucci. Click here to read the full interview with Adam.
SafeQuest Team Attends Startup Bootcamp
Seniors Stephen Kovarik and Christopher Carras, co-founders of SafeQuest and 2019 StartupRU Summer Accelerator participants, attended Startup BootKamp led by startup coach Phil Castro. They networked, strengthened their pitch, and evolved their business model! SafeQuest also connected with a Philadelphia law firm through the BootKamp who is now providing them additional mentorship and office space. Congrats, Steve and Chris!
Meet the RCIE Student Worker Team
Meet the student worker team that helps run over 50 events per semester at the RCIE. This diverse group is made up of Marketing, Supply Chain, Journalism, and Business Management majors. Learn more about them here!
#WEW2019 Spotlight: Victoria Haughey
Meet Victoria Haughey, a Rowan University Alum who graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship. Shortly after landing her first job post grad, Victoria realized she was working towards someone else's dream and losing touch of her own, ultimately leading her to open Sweet On You Boutique. Read more about Victoria's journey here.
Women's Entrepreneurial Journeys: Profiles of Leadership in an Era of New Opportunities
The RCIE and Bank of America Private Bank were proud to partner and bring together a panel of female entrepreneurs to celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week 2019. This exciting event included five successful, female business owners and leaders from across New Jersey and also examined Bank of America Private Bank's recent white paper, Women's Entrepreneurial Journeys: Profiles of leadership in an Era of New Opportunities. Read more about the event here.
#WEW2019 Power Summit
Over 110 students attended "Soar as an Entrepreneur: Women's Inspiration and Innovation Power Summit" during Women's Entrepreneurship Week. Keynote speaker Dr. Brandi Baldwin and co-facilitators Steffanie Lerch and Erica Wexler, discussed living outside of your comfort zone as a leader, using entrepreneurship as a skill, taking risks, the importance of body language and nonverbal communication, and developing your personal brand in the classroom and workplace.
Rowan Faculty Publish Paper On Entrepreneurial Intentions
Drs. Susana Santos and Eric Liguori recently had their paper "Entrepreneurial self-efficacy and intentions: Outcome expectations as mediator and subjective norms as moderator" accepted for publication in the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. Congrats Profs!
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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