Venture by SMRL Postdoctoral Fellow and Rowan Graduate Student receives 2 seed funds in New Jersey

Venture by SMRL Postdoctoral Fellow and Rowan Graduate Student receives 2 seed funds in New Jersey

Venture by SMRL Postdoctoral Fellow and Rowan Graduate Student receives 2 seed funds in New Jersey

May 22, 2018

Dr. Ivan Souza, postdoc fellow in the Sustainable Materials Research Laboratory (SMRL) in the Chemical Engineering Department at Rowan University (RU), and Ms. Laura Osorno, graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at RU, are the co-founders of LOIS Beauty Craft, a venture that was just accepted in two accelerator programs: (1) the NJIT/AWIS Jersey I-Corps Site Life Sciences Summer Accelerator, held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and (2) the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) Summer Accelerator Program, held at the Rohrer College of Business.

LOIS Beauty Craft proposes a safer and timesaving solution for consumers who prefer to craft their own beauty products, using natural and organic pre-formulated compositions. The founders are excited with the news that validated the potential of their startup. They plan to use the seed funds and the training to develop prototypes and design a stronger and well-structured business plan. Eventually, their aim is to find an investor to help them turn their ideas into real innovations.