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Aspiring College and High School Entrepreneurs Compete to be RCBC's Startup Star on March 8

Startup Stars Finalists

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC), with support from the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and TD Bank, will host its Startup Star business plan competition finale on Tuesday, March 8 at the college’s Enterprise Center.

Approximately 70 business plan submissions have been whittled down to two finalists in the RCBC student category and six finalists from Burlington County high schools, including Cherokee, Moorestown and Shawnee. Finalists will have an opportunity to present their business concepts to a panel of judges including South Jersey Market President of TD Bank Rob Curley, Dean of Rowan University’s William G. Rohrer College of Business Dr. Sue Lehrman, Director of Business Development for Parts Life, Inc. Sheila Harris-Adams, entrepreneur, owner of nine automotive dealerships and RCBC Foundation Board member Wayne Hileman, President/Owner of Alpha Graphics of Cherry Hill and SJimages.biz David Jackson, and Senior Enterprise Relationship Manager for LinkedIn’s Large Enterprise Solutions division Glenn Manko.
 
Burlington County Freeholder Deputy Director Kate Gibbs will begin with opening remarks. TD Bank Relationship Manager Katie Logan will serve as the program’s moderator. Rowan University Innovation Venture Fund recipients and Rowan University students Gaby Rochino, Lexi Basantis, and Megan DeGeorge will discuss their “Think Like a Girl” engineering kits they designed to teach girls ages six through 12 and up the fundamentals of engineering in an understandable and fun fashion during the judges’ deliberation. Prizes will be awarded to winning Startup Star finalists.
 
The program will start at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information on RCBC’s Startup Star competition, please visit rcbc.edu/startupstar.

Pictured: Last year's Rowan College at Burlington County Startup Star finalists from Moorestown High School present their business concept to a panel of judges.