Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE)


You have the idea. We have the resources. Together, we can help bring your idea to life.

A pillar to Rowan University's strategy is to drive economic growth in the region. As an integral component of that initiative, Rowan University is committed to supporting the entrepreneurial and business community by providing resources to help their ventures grow thus increasing the economic value in the region.

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is part of our Entrepreneurship Across the Campus initiative where we encourage and support students, faculty, staff and the regions business community by providing mentoring, networking, consulting and access to financial resources in support of their ventures.

Below, you will find various resources in support of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Depending on your needs, we are confident we have a resource to help you succeed!

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Student Groups

The RCIE is home to several student organizations including the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) and the University Innovation Fellows (UIF).

Idea Challenge

The Rowan Innovation Venture Fund (RIVF) hosts an annual Idea Challenge each Fall. Throughout the semester, a series of information sessions, workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions culminate with the top student teams winning financing and in-kind prizes to help launch their business

New Venture Competition (Spring)

RCIE hosts an annual Rohrer Business Model Competition each Spring, on-and-off campus workshops, networking and professional development opportunities each month

Entrepreneurs In Residence

RCIE has a comprehensive network of Entrepreneurs in Residence available to assist students in launching and growing their new ventures.

Rowan Innovation Fund

The Rowan Innovation Venture Fund is a University-based, $5 million private-equity fund. The Rowan University Foundation established the Fund in 2014 to provide early-stage funding primarily to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and South Jersey individuals and companies that have developed and tested projects and products that are ready to compete in the marketplace.

Student Awards

Check out the various awards and scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students.