OCTOBER 2021 EDITION
New Student-Run Saxbys Café in Rowan Business Hall
Nick Bayer, Saxbys Café Founder & CEO, and Melody Wozunk, Saxbys Student Café Executive Officer at Rowan University, hosted RCIE's first Spotlight Speaker Series event of the fall semester.

Rowan students Michelle Martinez, the inaugural recipient of the RCB MBA Fellowship in Innovation and Impact, and Nicholas Nastasi, Management major with a minor in Management Information Systems, moderated the discussion centered around Bayer's entrepreneurial journey and Wozunk's experience as the first Student CEO of Saxbys in Business Hall, which had its grand opening last month. They also addressed topics such as leadership, social entrepreneurship, resiliency and innovative business strategies. Read more about the event here.

A very special thank you to Nick Bayer and Melody Wozunk for joining us, and to our partners, Rowan's CEO Club and the Rowan Center for Professional Development.
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.
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Project Nest is an annual case competition hosted by InvestMed, a student organization at RowanSOM. The event is open to students enrolled in any of the following programs: RowanSOM, Cooper Medical School, Rowan's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, or the Rohrer College of Business.

The goal of the event is for students to showcase their entrepreneurial skills by designing and presenting a novel project that fills a need in medicine, access, or wellness within the Rowan community.

The competition will take please on November 8th 2021 and the submission deadline is November 1st by 11:59pm. Click here for more details or to apply today.
The RCIE and Rowan Innovation Venture Fund are excited to partner on the 2021 Idea Challenge. Enter for a chance to win seed funding and move your idea forward. The Idea Challenge encourages students from across all Rowan colleges to enter and provides a unique format to ensure that the idea has the needed resources to become a real business. Click here to view the application, more details, and details for the information sessions. Initial idea applications at due by 11:59pm on November 5th.
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
Dr. Michael Morris Visits Rowan University
Dr. Michael Morris, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, visited this month to give a presentation on the entrepreneurial mindset. Thanks for joining us, Dr. Morris!
Colleen Keaveny Hosts Coffee with an Entrepreneur
Colleen Keaveney, Founder of Thomas + Main, located in Mullica Hill, joined us this month for Coffee with an Entrepreneur, sponsored by Sureway Property Management. Colleen spoke to the importance of building and maintaining your personal brand and shared her life motto, "Head. Heart. Hustle." Thank you for joining us, Colleen!
Rowan Represented at TechUnited Propelify Convention
Jerah Siegal (Entrepreneurship '21), Founder of Biodome, and Brandon Graham (MBA '20), Co-Founder and CEO of Arke Aeronautics, represented Rowan at TechUnited Propelify Tech & Innovation Convention. Siegal and Graham had the opportunity to network and gain knowledge from several valuable sessions. It was a great experience for both of them!
NSF Grant Enables Researches to Expand Engineering Safety
Dr. Cheryl Bodnar, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the ExEEd and Provost Fellow, is asking questions around the safety repercussions of engineers' decisions. Dr. Bodnar, along with her collaborators, received a grant from the National Science Foundation that supports an immersive new way of exploring these questions through the virtual simulation game, "Contents Under Pressure". Read more here.
RCIE at Rowan Homecoming
Did you have a chance to visit RCIE's tent at Homecoming? Rowan entrepreneurs from Feelin' Blue, Jacques Snacks, Half Day, Generazione, and Clouds and Colors each had a table to sell their products and connect with members of the Rowan community. Thanks for joining us!
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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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