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The Entrepreneurship at Rowan podcast is now hosted on Podbean or on the podcast streaming service of your choosing (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, etc.) 

Season 3 (2023) - Rowan Founders

In Season 3 of the Entrepreneurship at Rowan podcast, Ashley Kulikowski '23, psychology alumna and founder of Art For Hope Studio, interviews current students, recent alumni, and community members who are actively involved in Rowan's thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Episode 1Nicholas Nastasi, Founder, 4U Medical Designs

Episode 2Madison Mahon, Founder, East Coast Jewels

Episode 3Chris Franzwa and Tony Samaritano, Co-Founders, Verge Aero

Episode 4Fred Hodge, Co-Founder & President, Clearview Washing LLC

Episode 5Alison Lusardi, Owner, Chloe's Creme Puffs

Episode 6Grace Koller, Founder of, Beach Picnic Co.

Episode 7Bob Patterson, Founder, High Plasma LLC

Episode 8Dr. Matthew Edson, Founding Dean, Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine at Rowan University

Episode 9: Phil Pirollo, Founder, PKfit

Season 2 (2022) - Angel & Venture Capital Groups

In Season 2 of the Entrepreneurship at Rowan podcast, finance major Joe Sokolowski dives into the venture capital groups and angel investor networks interested in funding the next big thing coming out of Entrepreneurship at Rowan, starting with Rowan's own multi-million dollar fund. 

Episode 1: Ernie Holtzheimer, Managing Director, Rowan Innovation Venture Fund

Episode 2: Bob Ciaruffoli, Co-Founder, Broad Street Angels

Episode 3: Mark Trabbold, Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Episode 4: Jo Ann Corkran, Managing Partner, Golden Seeds 

Episode 5: Benjamin Novak, Investor, Delaware Crossing Investor Group

Episode 6: Michael Josephs, Executive Vice President, Townsquare Media

Episode 7: Jonathan Hakakian, Managing Partner, SoundBoard Venture Fund

Bonus Content: Season 2 Host Joe Sokolowski built a database of information on over 60 venture capital and angel investor groups for use by Rowan students, faculty, and staff. Click here to access the database using your Rowan credentials.

Season 1 (2021) - Student Founders

In Season 1 of the Entrepreneurship at Rowan podcast, entrepreneurship alumna Antonia Nuzzolo '18 dives into Rowan's vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, interviewing recent alumni who started their ventures while at Rowan.

Episode 1: Tanvi Koduru, Founder, 3D Confectionary

Episode 2: Brandon Graham, Co-Foudner & CEO, Arke Aeronautics

Episode 3: Jerah Siegal, Founder, Biodome

Episode 4: Jeff DeVito, Founder, DeVito's Lawn Care

Episode 5: Mike Lombardo and Kayvon Jahanbakhsh, Co-Founders, HalfDay Iced Tea

Where are they now? 

  • Tanvi Koduri just completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship at Babson College in 2022. She continues to operate 3D Confectionary. 
  • Brandon Graham and co-founders Jon Penera and Sherman Hartman continue to run Arke, builing cutting-edge tools to help first responders save lives. In 2022 they received a Clean Tech Seed Grant to support their work from the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology. In 2021 they won the FAA Smart Airport Challenge
  • Jerah Siegal continues to grow and scale Biodome. In 2022 Biodome took First Place in the TechUnited Startup Showdown.
  • Jeff DeVito continues to grow his business, creating jobs and stimulating the economy here in South Jersey. 
  • Mike Lombardo and Kayvon Jahanbakhsh have taken HalfDay national with the help of financial support from the Rowan Innovation Venture FundPhiladelphia Magazine called HalfDay one of five tea brands to 'start sipping now'. In August 2022 Mike and Kayvon sat down with Rowan Blog to share their journey to date

About the Entrepreneurship at Rowan Podcast

Building on our philosophy of creating experiential learning opportunities for students, the Entrepreneurship at Rowan podcast is a student-led effort organized in partnership between the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Rowan Radio. Hosts for each season of Entrepreneurship at Rowan are Rowan students and/or recent alumni, the artwork for the podcast (and most of the SIE website) was designed by the talented Nicole Manley, a recent Rowan graphic design graduate, and editing for the episodes are done by an amazing team of undergraduate Rowan students including Radio/TV/Film major Ethan Rappleye and Marketing and Entrepreneurship major Megan Steckler. We are especially thankful for the leadership and expertise of Derek Jones, Station Manager at Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, and the financial support provided from Rowan's Entrepreneurship Advisory Council