Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Rowan University
By Mike May

For Thomas Pote, massaging his clients makes up more than a business tactic. At the age of 19, he studied massage at the Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in Collingswood, NJ. At the same time he worked toward a degree in health promotion and fitness management at Rowan University. In October 2006 he combined those experiences to launch Mobile Massage. "We bring the luxury of a spa massage to our clients," Pote says.

At Rowan, Thomas Bryant, executive director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE), and his colleagues helped Pote along, even though he was not a student in the CIE credit program. Bryant says, "We took him out to some networking events,...

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