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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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IEI Executive Director, Ellen Weber speaks at TEDxWalnutStWomen

By: | June 11th, 2015

20150530_122118 (1)“Start building your binders full of women” is the challenge that Ellen Weber, Executive Director of Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) issued to the audience at the TEDxWalnutStWomen event, held on May 30th in Center City Philadelphia.

This inaugural event, titled Momentum, featured TEDx talks from the global 2015 TEDWomen conference, as well as speakers from the Philadelphia community, such as Weber.…

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Next Generation Innovative Entrepreneurs Win Big at the 2015 Be Your Own Boss Bowl

By: | April 24th, 2015

With over 143 total participants, 13 Temple schools and college represented, and approximately 300 attendees at the competition and 150 at the reception, the 17th annual 2015 BYOBB Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony was one of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute’s most successful events yet.

BYOBB was held on April 16 in the Alter Hall Auditorium. After receiving a number of high-quality business plan submissions, 12 finalist companies from across Temple University’s 17 colleges presented impressive pitches to six judges from the Philadelphia professional and investor community.

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2015 BYOBB Winners

By: | April 17th, 2015

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Be Your Own Boss Bowl Winners


RatesForUs, Inc., Fox School of Business


1st Place- Habitat, LLC, Fox School of Business

2nd Place- Salia Inc., College of Engineering

3rd Place- Joi, Fox School of Business

4th Place- Age of Aquarius, School of Media and Communication


1st Place- ROAR for Good, LLC, Fox School of Business

2nd Place- LIA Diagnostics, School of Communications and Media

3rd Place- Cycle Clothing Co., Fox School of Business

4th Place- The Communal Kitchen, Fox School of Business


1st Place- RatesForUs, Inc., Fox School of Business

2nd Place- DevelapMe, Fox School of Business

3rd Place- Affinity Confections, Fox School of Business

4th Place- Jauntify, College of Liberal Arts




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BYOBB 2015 Schedule Posted–Get Involved!

By: | April 14th, 2015

The 17th Annual Be Your Owl Boss Bowl with be held this Thursday (April 16) in the Undergraduate Auditorium, Alter Hall from 1-5pm.

Here’s where you get involved during the competition:

  • Tweet messages and photos to @IEIFox using #BYOBB2015 during BYOBB to win prizes! We will select the best tweets throughout the competition.
  • Vote for your favorite company and give them helpful comments by using your cell phone.

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2015 Spring TechConnect Recap

By: | April 8th, 2015

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“Enlightening, Useful and Conversational” are just a few words to describe TechConnect.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) partnered with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the second time to host their semiannual innovation and technology two-day workshop, TechConnect Idea to Invoice Workshop, on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1. The two-day workshop brought scientists and technologists together with business professionals to develop strategies to move tech innovations to market success.…

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