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The Fox School of Business and Management’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) proactively promotes entrepreneurial spirit throughout all 17 schools and colleges of Temple University.

Because entrepreneurship is such a multi-disciplinary, opportunistic and dynamic phenomenon, the IEI emphasizes integrated, applied, hands-on learning, bringing together students, entrepreneurs, mentors, alumni, faculty, and business advisors from diverse backgrounds to work on real-time projects. As the largest research university in this region, IEI’s future emphasis will be in science and technology.

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BYOBB Mentors Available NOW!

By: | November 24th, 2015

Get started on your Be Your Own Boss Bowl business plan by signing up for your BYOBB mentor!  The sooner you sign up, the more time you will have to work with your mentor to create a winning business plan.  This year, the BYOBB will have cash prizes worth more than $160,000.  Learn more about the business plan competition and how to sign up for your mentor here! 

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BYOBB Information Session Recap

By: | November 18th, 2015

“Start early and use mentors, that’s my best advice” – Ellen Weber on the BYOBB competition

On November 18, Ellen Weber hosted the second BYOBB information session in the IEI Lab. Students filled the room to learn more about the exciting competition coming up in the spring. Many students were concerned that their ideas were not developed enough to enter into the BYOBB, but Ellen reassured them that this shouldn’t hold them back.…

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2015 Idea Competition featured in The Temple News

By: | November 18th, 2015

Be sure to check out the great coverage of the 18th Annual Innovative Idea Competition in The Temple News. Learn more about our finalists presentations and see some exclusive video footage from the event!…

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18th Annual Idea Competition Presentation & Awards Reception Recap

By: | November 17th, 2015

On November 11, Temple students and faculty swarmed to the Undergraduate Commons to watch the finalists present their ideas, Shark Tank style. Our panel of judges, Bethany Edwards, Glen Gaddy, Fred Berg and Zachary Thomson, came ready to fire the tough questions at our finalists. It was an exciting atmosphere to be a part of.

Our grand prize winner, Stephen Peduto of the College of Engineering, presented his idea of Quick Stabilizing Carbon.…

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Next on our calendar: BYOBB Information Session #2

By: | November 13th, 2015

Want to learn how to be the 2016 Winner of the Be Your Own Boss Bowl? You’re in luck! Come out for our information session on Wednesday November 18 from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. in the IEI Lab. Food and drinks will be provided.…

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Congratulations to the 2015 Innovative Idea Competition Winners!

By: | November 12th, 2015

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute would like to thank everyone who participated in and contributed to the 18th Annual Innovative Idea competition.  We received an unprecedented amount of applications this year representing a large variety of majors and schools throughout Temple.

We would like to extend our congratulations to the 2015 winners:

Anne Nelson Grand Prize, $2500,  Stephen Peduto, Quick Stabilizing Carbon, College of Engineering
1st Place Graduate, Faculty, Staff or Alumni, $500,  Olawunmi Thomas-Quarcoo, Ka Bom Designs, Fox School of Business
2nd Place Graduate, Faculty, Staff or Alumni, $500,  Séverine Bandou, Myjé, Fox School of Business
1st Place Undergraduate, $1000,  Tyler Stoltzfus, Seed Dyes, Fox School of Business
2nd Place Undergraduate, $500,  Sabrina Zouaghi,  Self-Stabilizing Gloves, College of Science and Technology
1st Place People’s Choice, $1000,  Olawunmi Thomas-Quarcoo, Ka Bom Designs, Fox School of Business
2nd Place People’s Choice, $500,  Sabrina Zouaghi, Self-Stabilizing Gloves, College of Science and Technology
Global Innovation Prize, $500, Camille Bell, Poundcake, School of Media and Communication ’15…

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