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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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Don’t Forget: TechConnect is in one week!

By: | October 9th, 2015

Next week is our TechConnect Workshop. Don’t forget to register and mark your calendars!

TechConnect is a daylong workshop that helps develop technological innovations to market success. This year’s focus is BioMedical and Healthcare Technologies.

TechConnect will take place on Friday, October 16th from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm in the Undergraduate Commons in Alter Hall. Meals will be provided.

Register to attend here.

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18th Annual Innovative Idea Competition

By: | October 5th, 2015

Do you have an idea for a new product, service or technology?

The Innovative Idea Competition is an annual event held during the Fall semester, hosted by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute. The Competition encourages the generation of innovative new products, services, and technologies from all 17 schools and colleges within Temple University which can become the foundation for new businesses.

The competition is open to all students, staff, faculty and alumni of Temple University.…

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TechConnect: Idea to Invoice Workshop – 10/16/15

By: | October 5th, 2015

Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute is pleased to host the Fall 2015 TechConnect Idea to Invoice Workshop.

TechConnect is a day long workshop that helps develop technological innovations to market success. This year’s focus is BioMedical and Healthcare Technologies.

TechConnect will take place on Friday, October 16th from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm in the Undergraduate Commons in Alter Hall.…

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“Crowdfunding your business idea: Is it right for you?” event hosted by TUYA

By: | September 30th, 2015

Join the TUYA for the 5th edition of the #TempleMadeEntrepreneur event series featuring Brian Linton of United by Blue. Brian will discuss how he and his company successfully launched two products with the help of Kickstarter, 2,500+ backers, and over $150,000! We will hear about the benefits of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter as a means to finance your ideas and help achieve your business goals.…

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Design Thinking Workshop Recap

By: | September 29th, 2015

“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend the first 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” – Albert Einstein

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute’s Managing Director, Dr. Robert McNamee led a workshop on “Design Thinking Skills & Opportunity Recognition” on Thursday, September 17th from 4 – 5:15pm in the IEI Lab.  Among the roomful of attendees were prospective participants for the IEI Idea Competition and Be Your Own Boss Bowl, who came to learn about this powerful approach to problem solving and innovation.…

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