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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Other Community Outreach Efforts

Entrepreneurs Forum of Southern New Jersey

The mission of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Southern New Jersey (EFSNJ) is to assist communities by collectively leveraging their strengths for promotion of entrepreneurial innovation and business growth in the South Jersey region, resulting in increased jobs and revenues. The EFSNJ serves the needs of entrepreneurs, businesses, and educational institutions located in the South Jersey region. The focus of the Forum is on Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties.

Rowan and the CIE are dedicated to providing Forum access for entrepreneurs and emerging growth businesses with limited financial resources. The development goals of the EFSNJ, which are to improve the business climate and assistance efforts of the region, provide a one stop shopping model for the information needed for developing and growing firms, create a branded identity for the region, and to assist in the development of core regional industries, are consistent with CIE goals.

The EFSNJ holds monthly meetings on various business-related topics. There are no registration fees and all are welcome to attend. Please visit the EFSNJ web site for more information on monthly meeting topics and to register:

Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey

Rowan's CIE is proud to be a founding member of the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey (NPDC), an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits work more efficiently and collaboratively. The NPDC provides training and assistance to nonprofit organizations in the South Jersey area. For more information, please visit the NPDC website:

Boot Camps

Rowan's CIE is proud to host Boot Camps for non-business faculty. These Boot Camps introduce faculty to the concept of entrepreneurship and its importance to students across disciplines. The main goal of the Boot Camps is to generate awareness and excitement for interdisciplinary programs in an attempt to create a truly entrepreneurial university. Please check back for future events and additional information.

Rohrer College of Business Incubator

The first building in the new South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP), the Sam Jones Innovation Center, is the home of the CIE and the Rohrer College of Business Incubator. The Incubator is be a resource for both the university and the community at large and focuses primarily on technology-based businesses. Start-up organizations locating in the incubator benefit from shared resources, such as communications infrastructure and receptionist services, training workshops and mentoring services, and have access to wet lab and flex lab space through the College of Engineering.