Congratulations 2021 Entrepreneurship and Engineering Entrepreneurship Graduates!
We are so proud of your accomplishments and dedication these past 4 years at Rowan. Keep making us #RowanPROUD! We cannot wait to see all the things you do!
StartupRU Accelerator Spotlight: PowerGum
Meet PowerGum, co-founded by Chancellor Donahue (Chemical Engineering '22), Mark Moser (Civil & Environmental Engineering '22), and Matthew Addona (Civil & Environmental Engineering '22).

PowerGum is a fitness supplement company that is dedicated to bringing its customers an efficacious, convenient and powerful product that not only tastes great but is great for you too. The group developed the idea after meeting at Rowan and recognizing a common problem in the supplement industry. They agreed that a more effective and less messy way to take supplements was possible and ventured to find a way to make it happen.

The product is laboratory tested, made with healthy, well-researched ingredients, and proven to improve adults fitness and health journey. With enough funding and man-power, PowerGum hopes to launch their product within the next few years so that every fitness goer can experience the benefits of an effective supplement mixture. PowerGum wants to make it as simple as chewing gum to see results.

The StartupRU Summer Accelerator Program is a flexible 10-week program customized to meet the needs of participants. Participating companies receive mentorship, up to $7,500 in non-equity seed funding, day-to-day support, and space for their ventures.
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.

Applications are due June 1st!
RCIE is proud to announce the next cohort of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Faculty Certificate program. Join a dynamic and motivated group of facilitators that will provide faculty and staff the skillsets needed to incorporate innovation & entrepreneurship into existing courses with minimal effort. Visit for more information and to apply. The deadline for priority consideration is June 11th.
RCIE is accepting applications to join our student worker team during the Fall 2021 semester. This position would be ideal for a student interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, marketing, and event management. View the full job listing on ProfJobs by searching job title "RCIE Student Worker" or job ID "34475815".
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.
3D Confectionery Teams Up With Cookie Munchers
3D Confectionery, founded by Tanvi Koduru (Entrepreneurship '22), recently teamed up with Cookie Munchers located on Rowan Boulevard. Customers can now select a 3D printed chocolate phrase as an add on to any cookie. Tanvi was also featured in a Rowan Blog post where she discussed how she created her business and gave advice to fellow student entrepreneurs. Read the full story here.
Steminist Squad Featured on American Entrepreneurship Today
Steminist Squad, founded by Talia Tomarchio, was recently featured by American Entrepreneurship Today for winning first place in the 2021 Rohrer New Venture Competition. Steminist Squad is a community that aims to educate, empower and inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM. Read the full article here.
GrassRoots Project Founder Elizabeth Dunn Graduates at 16
Elizabeth Dunn graduated from Rowan University at age 16 in December with a degree in Radio, Television, & Film. Dunn co-founded The Glassroots Project, a nonprofit that documents towns through film, and was a finalist team in the 2019 Idea Challenge. The first of its documentary mini series, Glassboro: The Beginnings, premiered this month and is about the founding of Glassboro. View the video here and read the full Rowan Today feature on Dunn here.
Congratulations, Andrew!
RCIE would like to congratulate Andrew Bunoza on completing his Master's Degree in Engineering Management. Andrew, thank you for your many years of hard work and dedication to Studio 231, RCIE, and Rowan University. Wishing you the best on your future endeavors!
Halfday Now Available at Giant
Kayvon Jahanbakhsh and Mike Lombardo, founders of Topos Teas and Halfday Tonics, have officially launched their new line of beverages and are now available in Giant stores. Halfday offers classic iced teas that are healthy and good for your gut. Join the journey to better digestive health and enjoy the refreshingly sweet iced tea available at 16 Giant locations or on the Halfday website.
Two New Publications for Dr. Susana Santos
Congratulations to Dr. Susana Santos, Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, on her recent papers titled The Curvilinear Relationships Between Top Decision Maker Goal Orientations and Firm Ambidexterity: Moderating Effect of Role Experience published in Frontiers in Psychology and for her paper titled Understanding how and when personal values foster entrepreneurial behavior: A humane perspective published in the Journal of Small Business Management.
Entrepreneurship Major, Richard Betz, Featured on Rowan Blog
Richard Betz (Entrepreneurship '25) was recently interviewed by the Rowan University Blog about his excitement around studying entrepreneurship and meeting young, aspiring business figures. He plans on building a career as a real estate agent while in college and hopes to become an established businessman. Read the full post 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
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