Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

You have the idea. We have the resources.

Together, we can help bring your idea to life.

The Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) supports student entrepreneurs from all Rowan University colleges and campuses. More than 100 events are held each year through the Center, as well as two competitions (idea stage and venture stage) and some signature speaker events (Daymond John, among others, have keynoted past events). RCIE runs a Summer Accelerator Program, which awarded $19,600 in seed funding in Summer 2018 to aspiring student startups and maintains a strong Entrepreneurial Advisory Council composed of entrepreneurs from across the region. RCIE also offers resources and support to Rowan faculty looking to integrate elements of entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial mindset into their courses. 

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Calendar of Events

RCIE holds a variety of events and competitions for students and faculty each year. Register for an event on Startup Tree!

Student Clubs

RCIE is home to the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) and the University Innovation Fellows (UIF). Learn more here!

Studio 231

Studio 231 is Rowan's first ever experiential learning lab and makerspace dedicated to all students of any major. Have an idea? Let's make it happen.


RCIE offers a variety of competitions and programs throughout the year for student ventures to earn seed funding, guidance and mentorship.


StartupRU (RCIE Summer Accelerator Program) provides Rowan students with seed funding, mentorship, and more to further develop their startups.

Scholarships & Awards

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

Faculty Programs

RCIE provides Rowan faculty members opportunities to expand their entrepreneurial and innovative mindset within the classroom through the Faculty Certificate Program and the Faculty Seminar Series.


The Rowan Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program empowers aspiring entrepreneurs in Gloucester and Camden counties. 

ENT Advisory Council

The EAC assists in setting and driving the attainment of the vision, strategy, growth and overall excellence of the RCIE.

Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy

Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy teaches high school students the entrepreneurial mindset by demonstrating how to conceive, develop, prototype, and sell ideas.

Startup Opportunity Fund

Rowan's Startup Opportunity Fund provides startup seed funding and support to first generation and underrepresented aspiring entreprenuers. Learn more here.

Pathways to Entrepreneurship

The School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rowan University supports high school and community college students, educators, and educational institutions, as they explore teaching and/or learning entrepreneurship.