Rowan's Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program ranked #44 in Nation
For the second consecutive year, The Princeton Review today named Rowan University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program among the 50 best in the United States. Released in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine, the study not only included Rowan’s program in its Best 50 ranking, it boosted the University’s national ranking six places to #44 and named it #7 in the Northeast.

Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, joined the School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship to help announce the rankings and kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week as RCIE's Spotlight Speaker. Jason discussed his journey to Entrepreneur Magazine, his experience as Editor in Chief, and how he wrote his newly released book, Build for Tomorrow: An Action Plan for Embracing Change, Adapting Fast, and Future-Proofing Your Career. All students in attendance received a free copy and had a meet and greet with Jason where he signed their books.

Read more about the recent Princeton Review rankings here.
4Umedicaldesigns wins First Place at CEO's Global Pitch Competition
A huge congratulations to Nick Nastasi (Management '23) and Joshua Perry (Biomedical Engineering '24) for winning first place for their startup, 4Umedicaldesigns, in the 2022 Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Global Pitch Competition, beating out over 700 other participants. Check out their feature on Rowan Today and hear more about their journey to victory in a recent interview.
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Half Day Tea co-founders named to Forbes 30 Under 30
A huge congratulations to Kayvon Jahanbakhsh (Finance '19) and Mike Lombardo (Marketing '18), co-founders of HalfDay, for making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list! Read their profile on Forbes here.
Alumnus Michael Connallon named Chair of Innovation Venture Fund
We are excited to welcome Michael Connallon Jr. (Business Administration and Finance '00) back to Rowan University as chair of the Rowan Innovation Venture Fund. Read more here.
Innovative ideas presented at 2022 Project Nest Case Competition
Congratulations to David Lo (Osteopathic Medicine PBL '25) and Pranay Maniar (Osteopathic Medicine PBL '26) for winning first place in Rowan SOM's Project Nest, sponsored by the RCIE. The team presented their idea of a modular 3D-printed stethoscope with a full-stack smartphone application containing storage, analysis and library functionalities.
Harrison Nastasi expands product offerings to three new locations
Great work to Harrison Nastasi (Supply Chain & Logistics '26) who is making significant process on his startup. Bobica Bars can now be found in three different locations: WebbFitness & MMA, Extreme Nutrition and Clean Plate.
RCB faculty presented with Bright Idea Award
Dr. Eric Liguori, Dr. Susana Santos and Dr. Andrea Farro received the Bright Idea Award, sponsored by the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall, for their recent publications. Great work!
Ashley Kulikowski hosts Catch Up with a Startup
Ashley Kulikowski (Psychology '23) joined us for Catch Up with a Startup where she discussed life running two companies, Fearless Movement and Art for Hope Studio, as a college student. Thank you Ashley!
Brewer and Lowman receive Edison Patent Award
Congratulations to Dr. Erik Brewer and Dr. Anthony Lowman for winning the Research & Development Council of New Jersey’s 2022 Edison Patent Award for their work on a minimally invasive treatment for chronic back pain. Read more here.
Anthony Magaraci receives 40 Under 40 award
Anthony Magaraci (Entrepreneurship '06), CEO and Founder of Trinity Packaging Design, received the Greater Irvine Chamber 40 Under 40 award. Way to go, Anthony!
Fred Hodge hosts Coffee with an Entrepreneur
Fred Hodge joined us for Coffee with an Entrepreneur where he shared his experience as President and Co-Founder of Clearview Washing LLC. He discussed his journey from first running the business out of his old Ford Taurus to now having an entire fleet of vehicles and staff. Thanks Fred!
MBA ENT course receives Excellence in Online Learning Award
Professor Daniel James Scott received the Excellence in Online Learning Award for his MBA level class, Driving Innovation Through Analytics. Great work!
An Engineer's Perspective as a Startup Founder
Chris Burton (Mechanical Engineering '23) shared his perspective as an engineering major and Chief Technology Officer of startup Biodome. According to Chris, "If you believe in your team and your product, you will prevail no matter how hard the obstacle." Great work, Chris!
RCB Faculty awarded $5,000 research grant
Congratulations to Dr. Lee Zane and Dr. Andrea Farro for earning a $5,000 research grant for a NSF iCorp Research Proposal. This grant was awarded based on their work titled The Effects of Intellectual Capital on Firm Resources and Outcomes. Great work!
Dr. Grant Wilson presents at Faculty Seminar Series
Dr. Grant Wilson, Assistant Professor at University of Regina, spoke at RCIE's Faculty Speaker Series where he discussed failure learning orientation, entrepreneurial orientation, and financial performance among US biotechnology firms. Thank you for joining us, Dr. Wilson!
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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 Assistant Director 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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