Rowan Incubator tenant to "graduate" into new space

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Stephen Gill is about to graduate from Rowan University again, and a celebration to mark that accomplishment is set for Monday, September 21, at 11 a.m. at the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua Township.

Stephen Gill is about to graduate from Rowan University again, and a celebration to mark that accomplishment is set for Monday, September 21, at 11 a.m. at the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua Township.

Technically Gill’s business, Socialreach, is “graduating” from the Rohrer College of Business Incubator at the Technology Park after phenomenal growth.

But no matter how you look at it, it’s a good time for Gill, his employees and the Incubator.

Gill, 23, is the founder and CEO of Socialreach, an interactive media company that powers advertising for social networking websites. Socialreach is currently one of the largest social ad networks as a result of its proprietary advertising platform and technology.

Considered an expert in the areas of search engine marketing, performance-based marketing and social media marketing, Gill — along with his business partner, Gabriel Malca, 24, of Montreal — has grown the team 400 percent in the past year and doubled revenue each month since the start of 2009. Originally a virtual company, Socialreach has resided in Incubator since January 2009.

There, it has been one of six physical tenants and the first that has achieved this major milestone: progressing enough to move out of the temporary space into its own digs.

“The incubator provided a professional environment with ready-to-use, flexible office space that grew with us,” said Gill, who co-founded Socialreach a month shy of his May 2008 graduation from Rowan’s Rohrer College of Business with a B.A. in entrepreneurship.

“We are excited to have reached this milestone in the short existence of this Incubator,” said Dr. Niranjan Pati, dean of the Rohrer College of Business. “Every incubator strives to help firms develop and grow so that they can in effect stand on their own. Stephen and Socialreach have done this at a remarkable speed, which is a reflection of his innovation and drive.  The Rohrer College of Business Incubator and our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are pleased to have provided the support Stephen needed to realize his dream.”

 

Technically Gill’s business, Socialreach, is “graduating” from the Rohrer College of Business Incubator at the Technology Park after phenomenal growth.

But no matter how you look at it, it’s a good time for Gill, his employees and the Incubator.

Gill, 23, is the founder and CEO of Socialreach, an interactive media company that powers advertising for social networking websites. Socialreach is currently one of the largest social ad networks as a result of its proprietary advertising platform and technology.

Considered an expert in the areas of search engine marketing, performance-based marketing and social media marketing, Gill — along with his business partner, Gabriel Malca, 24, of Montreal — has grown the team 400 percent in the past year and doubled revenue each month since the start of 2009. Originally a virtual company, Socialreach has resided in Incubator since January 2009.

There, it has been one of six physical tenants and the first that has achieved this major milestone: progressing enough to move out of the temporary space into its own digs.

“The incubator provided a professional environment with ready-to-use, flexible office space that grew with us,” said Gill, who co-founded Socialreach a month shy of his May 2008 graduation from Rowan’s Rohrer College of Business with a B.A. in entrepreneurship.

“We are excited to have reached this milestone in the short existence of this Incubator,” said Dr. Niranjan Pati, dean of the Rohrer College of Business. “Every incubator strives to help firms develop and grow so that they can in effect stand on their own. Stephen and Socialreach have done this at a remarkable speed, which is a reflection of his innovation and drive.  The Rohrer College of Business Incubator and our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are pleased to have provided the support Stephen needed to realize his dream.”

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