Supplement: Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Rowan University

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Rowan University By Mike May ARTICLE EXTRAS A Region Defined Bridging the Gap Ben Franklin Technology Partners First State Innovation Keystone Innovation Zones NJIT's Enterprise Development Center The Science Center 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

Mike May
Jan 1, 2008
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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