Congratulations to Phon Malone, CEO and Co-Founder of Revel Nail, and the entire Revel Nail team for winning this year's Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year. Revel Nail is the world's largest manufacturer of dipping powder, supplying salon quality nail products to home and professional users.

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors successful business leaders whose ambitions delivery innovation, growth and prosperity. This year recognized the courage, resilience, and ingenuity of unstoppable entrepreneurs that provided extraordinary support to their communities, employees, and others during the COVID-19 crisis.

Phon, we are #RowanProud of you!

"Being a successful entrepreneur means not taking no for an answer and constantly listening to your customers."

- Phon Malone ('07)
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.
Calling All Small Business Owners!
Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship week by joining the RCIE and Rowan Center for Professional Development for the 2020 Rowan University Virtual Small Business Career Fair on Thursday, November 17th, from 5pm-7pm.

This career fair is exclusively for small businesses and is a great opportunity for your company to find interns or part/full-time employees and network with RCB students. Click here for more information and to register.
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.
You are invited to attend a Watch Party of the 2020 Idea Challenge on Monday, December 7th, from 2pm-4pm via Zoom. See which teams walk away with seed funding from a prize pool of $7,5000, hear from founding team members and judges, and more. Click here to register.
Rowan Alum and Local Baker Hosts Coffee with an Entrepreneur
Alison Lusardi ('13), owner of Chloe's Crème Puffs in Pitman, NJ, discussed her journey of growing her bakery, now featured on the "Top 10 Bakeries to Visit in NJ" list, in just six short years. She said, "Do not let the size of a business limit the amount of success the business can do", noting that her bakery is "small and mighty". Alison added that her current mindset focuses on if she were to create another business, will it survive another COVID? Thank you for joining us, Alison!
First MBA Fellow in Innovations and Impact Announced
Congratulations to Michelle Martinez, Rowan's inaugural awardee of the MBA Fellowship in Innovations and Impact. This fellowship supports students driven to use business expertise to achieve improvements and positive impact in areas of environmental challenges, economic and social equity, and corporate social responsibility. Well done, Michelle!
Making a Maker Series Features Founders of Pink Salt Creatives
Katie Ramell and Patrice Sakalosky founded Pink Salt Creatives this summer. They explained to students that they were able to monetize their passion for crafting and design and decided to open an Etsy shop to sell their home-made, fashionable dog accessories. They told students to understand the competition, never be afraid to test and learn, and always listen to the consumer, something that the pair continues to do themselves. A special thank you to our partner, 1776, for helping make the Making a Maker series possible!
Experts Share New Entrepreneurship Policy Insights With Rowan Community
Dr. Joshua Bendickson (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and Dr. Shelby Solomon (University of West Florida) joined us this month to discuss "The Effects of Social Spending on Entrepreneurship in Developed Nations". Thank you both for leading such a thought-provoking discussion and a special thank you to the Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership for co-sponsoring the session.
RCB Faculty Leads Collingswood Biz Builders Webinar
RCIE partnered with Collingswood, NJ, this month by hosting their Economic Development Office's Biz Builders Webinar. Michelle Martinez, Rowan MBA Candidate and MBA Fellow, moderated the discussion with Professor Colleen Kendrick, Marketing Lecturer. Professor Kendrick discussed utilizing social media to promote businesses and the benefits of collaborative marketing.
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The RCIE team is here to support you!

While RCIE programming and events will continue to run virtually this Fall, 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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