Welcome Back, Profs!

We are thrilled to welcome students back to campus, reinvigorated and ready to embrace the exciting opportunities this fall semester has in store. This year marks a significant milestone as we welcome the largest freshman class majoring in entrepreneurship to date!

To kick off the semester, the Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (RCIE) hosted the Venture Valley Collegiate Cup, where students showcased their entrepreneurial spirit and financial expertise. Thanks to the generous support from the Singleton Foundation, students had the chance to win prizes of up to $6,000 while immersing themselves in the world of Venture Valley and honing their entrepreneurial and financial literacy skills.

Looking ahead, RCIE has an exciting lineup of over 65 curated events and workshops scheduled this fall. These offerings are designed to provide students with opportunities to foster connections, engage in networking, significantly expand their knowledge horizons, and cultivate their businesses. Check out StartupTree for the latest updates, event happenings, and upcoming competition applications.

Stop in for Mentor Mondays - no appointment required!

2023 Idea Challenge

The Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Rowan Innovation Venture Fund are excited to partner on the 2023 Idea Challenge. The annual showcase encourages entrepreneurial thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration from students throughout the Rowan community

Click here to learn more and register by October 22nd.

CEO Conference in Tampa, Florida

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey From Classroom to Boardroom at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization's 40th annual Global Conference & Pitch Competition in sunny Tampa, Florida. Join us from 11/2-11/4 for a weekend filled with inspiration, innovation, and endless opportunities.

Click here to apply by Sunday, October 1st, to be considered! Travel expenses paid by the School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. 

NJ SDOH Hackathon

Cooper University Health Care is exploring innovative ways to leverage health information technology to better engage at-risk populations and improve access and health outcomes at both the local and state levels. Cooper will host a

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Hackathon in the fall of 2023. This event brings together stakeholders from across New Jersey to look at ways in which health IT can improve the lives of underserved communities.

Click here for more information and to apply.


U.S. News Best Colleges report boosts overall Rowan rank 30 places

The U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges issue, which many parents and prospective students follow to inform college decisions, boosted Rowan’s rankings in numerous categories including Overall, Top Public Schools, Best Value Schools, Best Colleges for Veterans, and Social Mobility. Click here to read the full story.

MBA student and startup founder to keynote Women's Power Lunch

Siena Rampulla (Psychology '23, MBA '25), founder of PULLATracker, will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming Women's Power Lunch. She will share her journey to launching her own business and discuss the pivotal moments and influential figures who have empowered her along the way, leading her to the forefront of the fight for female safety on college campuses.

Emily Retamozo hosts first Coffee with an Entrepreneur of the year

Emily Retamozo, founder of Emily Retamozo Custom Cookies and Sift, joined us for the first Coffee with an Entrepreneur of the semester. She shared her journey from teaching high school physics to launching her own full-time cookie business and business management app for creatives. Check out a recap here.

Dr. Liguori delivers talk on entrepreneurship education with global leaders

This month, Dr. Eric Liguori traveled to Saudi Arabia to give a keynote presentation on contemporary entrepreneurship education to the Ministry of Education. While in the Middle East, he also continued his work in Dubai, where he then facilitated a two-day workshop on best practices in business and entreprenuership education as part of a U.S. Department of State program connecting higher education leaders from across the Middle East. 

Rowan alum and student founder hosts weekly entrepreneurship workshops

As Nick Nastasi (Management / Entrepreneurship '23, MBA '25), founder and CEO of 4U Medical Designs, completes his MBA at Rowan, he is on a mission to give back to student entrepreneurs. Be sure to check out Innovation Express and First Time Founders, bi-weekly, topical workshops hosted by Nastasi that equip students with a pathway to develop and accelerate their ideas, startups and businesses. Find upcoming workshop dates on StartupTree.

Share your memories as Rowan University celebrates 100 years!

Rowan University is celebrating 100 years of transformation! Help us include your favorite memories in our Centennial Celebration. Click here to learn more.

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Interested in upcoming competitions, seed funding and scholarship opportunities, pitch feedback, mentorship possibilities, or how the RCIE can help advance your business idea, startup or entrepreneurial goals? Email Jessica Vattima to schedule a meeting.

Interested in mentorship opportunities, becoming a "Startup Guru", hosting a webinar, virtual workshop, site visit or speaking event, or supporting entrepreneurship at Rowan? Email Jessica Vattima to schedule a meeting.

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