Rowan Entrepreneurship Presents for 1 Million Cups Tampa
Rowan Entrepreneurship is thrilled to host 1 Million Cups (1MC) Tampa. 1MC is supported by the Kauffman Foundation and operates in more than 160 cities. This event is an opportunity for startups to present to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.

Rowan students Jerah Siegal (Entrepreneurship '21), founder of Biodome, and Talia Tomarchio (Computer Science/Honors '21), co-founder of Steminist Squad, presented on February 17th. They each had six minutes to present their company and mission, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer. Check out a replay of their presentations here.

Luca Fischioni (Entrepreneurship '22) will emcee the March 24th event at 9AM which will feature presentations from Tanvi Koduru (Entrepreneurship '22), founder of 3D Confectionery, and Brandon Ottey (Entrepreneurship '21), founder of Clouds and Colors. Click here for more information and to register.

1MC is typically held locally but the shift to virtual presentations due to COVID-19 has allowed exploratory partnerships like this one possible. Dr. Eric Liguori, professor and Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship, stated, "The 1MC national network is a powerful resource for new founders looking to connect with communities across the nation". A huge thank you to the 1MC Tampa community for making this opportunity possible for our students! Click here to read the full story posted on Rowan Today.
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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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.
Join us on Monday, April 26th from 11am-2pm for the 2021 Rohrer New Venture Competition Virtual Watch Party!

The Rohrer New Venture Competition encourages students to pursue entrepreneurial ventures and to develop high-growth businesses. The competition aims to prepare students for future entrepreneurship efforts and provide an opportunity for participants to win cash prizes for their venture. Click here for more information and to register.
Calling all rising high school juniors and seniors! Learn how to conceive and grow your ideas at the 2021 Think Link an Entrepreneur Virtual Summer Academy. Applications are now open. Click here for more full program details and to apply.
Steminist Squad Co-Founder Featured on Rowan Blog
The Rowan Blog recently featured Talia Tomarchio (Computer Science/Honors '21). Talia won Rowan's 2020 Idea Challenge for her company, Steminist Squad. Click here to read the full blog post where she discusses her inspiration, major, and experience transferring to Rowan University.
Luciana Gencarelli Kicks Off Coffee With An Entrepreneur
Luciana Gencarelli, founder of Zest, met with nearly 50 Rowan students via Zoom for the RCIE's first Coffee with an Entrepreneur event of the Spring semester. She discussed combining her love for entrepreneurship and food to open her business and stressed not stopping until you find something you are passionate about and love to do. Thank you for joining us, Luciana!
14th Annual New Venture Competition Workshops Begin
32 companies have embarked on their journey to be selected as a finalist in the 2021 New Venture Competition. Each company will participate in a series of preparation workshops, led by Dr. Dominik, over the next few weeks to develop business plans, fine tune financials, practice presentation skills, and more. The 14th Annual competition will be held on Friday, April 23rd.
Bill Wesemann Returns to Host Coffee With An Entrepreneur
Rowan alum and early-stage investor, Bill Wesemann, met with students for RCIE's Coffee with an Entrepreneur. Bill discussed his career in sales and marketing and his transition to working with startup companies, which he described as the most rewarding part of his career. Bill urged students not to be afraid of failing and not to let little failures stop them from moving forward. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Bill!
Entrepreneurship, Uncertainty, and Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Eric Liguori has has been researching the pandemic's impact on entrepreneurship since the pandemic began. In a recent interview he discusses adjusting business models, navigating uncertainty and the future of small businesses. Read more here.
Carley Hussain Hosts Making a Maker
Carley Hussain, Owner and Art Director of Parcel Island, hosted RCIE's Making a Maker event, a partnership series with 1776 Founder's Market. Carley creates simple yet powerful designs and has been featured on BuzzFeed and Business Insider for her paper good and gift products. She reminded students that success does not happen overnight and to work diligently to perfect their craft. Thank you for joining us, Carley!
New Research Alert: COVID-19 and Entrepreneurship Education
Congratulations to Dr. Eric Liguori & Dr. Lee Zane for having a paper titled "COVID-19 and Necessity Based Online Entrepreneurship Education at U.S. Community Colleges" accepted for publication in Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.
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The RCIE team is here to support you!

While RCIE programming and events will continue to run virtually this Spring, our team will be 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 as a "Startup Guru" or interested in hosting a webinar, virtual workshop, 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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