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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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Sign up TODAY for a mentor for the 2016 BYOBB!

By: | December 17th, 2015

Plan on participating in this year’s BYOBB? Don’t miss the opportunity to sign up for a mentor! By submitting a simple opportunity description, you will be assigned a mentor, receive a copy of the business planning book, and get important notifications and tips about the BYOBB. Your mentor can assist you in the formation of your plan and give you invaluable feedback to help push your business idea through to the finals!…

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Applications for DreamIt Ventures HealthTech Accelerator are now open!

By: | December 7th, 2015

Ranked by Forbes as one of the top 10 business accelerators in the world, Dreamit works with early stage entrepreneurs and provides them with resources, rock star mentors, investors, strategic partners and most importantly, a network of real customers looking for innovative solutions.

Both pre-seed companies looking for a “hands-on” experience and seasoned entrepreneurs looking to scale their business benefit from Dreamit’s immersive programs.…

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College Pitch Philly Applications Due 12/15

By: | December 7th, 2015

The Philadelphia Regional Entrepreneurship Education Consortium and its partners are excited to announce College Pitch Philly – a regional business plan competition for currently enrolled undergraduate students. Not only are students competing for a chance to win $15,000 in startup money, but they will receive valuable feedback regarding their business proposals from veteran entrepreneurs with the opportunity to connect with other students in the Philadelphia region.…

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How I Won the BYOBB & Information Session Recap

By: | December 4th, 2015

On December 2, Ben Stucker met with students in the IEI Lab for a special presentation on how he won the 2015 BYOBB. With the winnings from the BYOBB, Ben further developed his company. RatesForUs, Inc. is a financial marketplace that helps consumers find the best deals on their mortgages. In order to best help students learn from his experience, Ben took them through his BYOBB presentation slide by slide and gave his best advice and tips: At the end, he emphasized these three points:

  1. Play by the rules to win the game.

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BYOBB: Get started – sign up today!

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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