Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute

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.

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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.

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Temple entrepreneurs make their pitch to appear on “Shark Tank”

By: | June 16th, 2016

The Fox School of Business welcomed Temple University alumni, students, faculty, and staff for a “Shark Tank” casting call.

The Fox School of Business welcomed Temple University alumni, students, faculty, and staff for a “Shark Tank” casting call.

Entrepreneurs piled into Alter Hall clinging more than posterboards and presentation materials. They also brought dreams of success and self-employment.

Temple University’s Fox School of Business hosted casting associates from the hit ABC show “Shark Tank,” which features self-made millionaires who award mentorship and financial support to budding entrepreneurs in exchange for equity stake in their businesses.…

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Shark Tank is coming to Temple University!

By: | May 25th, 2016

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Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed, business-themed show is continuing the search for the best entrepreneurs with the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Emmy-winning show features The Sharks – tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons who give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their American dreams come true; potentially securing deals that could make them millionaires.

If you’ve got a great product or business and need an investment to propel you forward, Temple University is providing you the opportunity to meet the casting team of Shark Tank.…

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Fox School student organizes innovation festival on Temple’s campus

By: | May 4th, 2016

Student attendees make their way down Polett Walk at the What IF innovation festival.

Student attendees make their way down Polett Walk at the What IF innovation festival.

Not far from where a robot was break-dancing, there were musicians playing, hammocks swinging, smoothies blending, and bacon frying. These were the sights of the first What IF innovation and entrepreneurship festival, held April 19th at Temple University.

The What IF Tower Takeover, launched by Fox School of Business senior Entrepreneurship major Tim Mounsey, invited innovators from the Temple community to showcase their ventures and projects from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.…

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Competency-based feedback app wins 2016 Be Your Own Boss Bowl

By: | April 27th, 2016

DevelapMe’s Cliff Tironi, Michael Rivera, and Tony Petrucci, from left to right, accept the Upper Track first-place ceremonial check from Alex Wolfington, whose family sponsored more than $120,000 in Be Your Own Boss Bowl prizes. DevelapMe also won BYOBB’s Bernard and Murray Spain Grand Prize, totaling $40,000. (Photo: Lou Caltabiano)

DevelapMe’s Cliff Tironi, Michael Rivera, and Tony Petrucci, from left to right, accept the Upper Track first-place ceremonial check from Alex Wolfington, whose family sponsored more than $120,000 in Be Your Own Boss Bowl prizes. DevelapMe also won BYOBB’s Bernard and Murray Spain Grand Prize, totaling $40,000. (Photo: Lou Caltabiano)


The developers of a mobile application that culls continuous, competency-based feedback won the grand prize at the 18th annual Be Your Own Boss Bowl, a Temple University-wide business plan competition.…

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“Doing well while doing good” the focus of inaugural workshop by Temple’s Entrepreneurship Academy

By: | April 22nd, 2016

The bottom line isn’t always an entrepreneur’s end game. For some, it’s the balance of doing well while doing good.

The work of social entrepreneurs served as the focus of an interactive workshop that kicked off a new collaboration between Temple’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) and the College of Public Health (CPH). Social entrepreneurs are creative problem-solvers driven to create solutions that have a positive impact on their communities and the world.…

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Volunteer for the Angel Capital Association’s 2016 ACA Summit

By: | April 19th, 2016

The Angel Capital Association is coming to Philadelphia May 9-11, 2016 for the 2016 ACA Summit. Temple University students have the opportunity to volunteer, and in exchange can attend some of the sessions. This is open to current juniors and seniors as well as graduate students.

Volunteer work includes things such as: working the registration desk, helping move boxes from one location to another, taking head counts in sessions, and taking notes in a few sessions for content to be created and shared with attendees and ACA members who aren’t able to attend.…

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