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.

Programs

Educational Programs

The Entrepreneurship Program integrates the knowledge and experiences gained in other disciplines, as well as from the field of entrepreneurship, into an understanding of the process of new venture creation and the management of entrepreneurial businesses. To accomplish this mission, theory, cases and internships in entrepreneurial ventures will be used to study innovation, idea generation, venture financing, financial analysis of projects, market research, industry analysis and the strategic planning process.

Competitions

During the fall semester, the IEI hosts the Innovative Idea Competition. This 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. Starting in the fall and continuing through the spring semester is the Be Your Own Boss Bowl business plan competition. The objective of the competition is to encourage the launch and sustainability of new small businesses and scalable entrepreneurial ventures by the Temple community.

Startup Accelerator Services

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute works closely with companies that have grown through our innovative idea and business plan competition, as well as other channels within Temple University such as the Office of Technology Transfer, Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures, and more. Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures (MADV) is a science and high technology business cultivator that provides support to early-stage high technology businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The cultivator encourages and assists entrepreneurs with innovative scientific ideas or commercially viable technology to start and grow their companies into successful, sustainable technology businesses.

Research

Our world class faculty and their research are intimately tied to our Entrepreneurship education at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Research plays an important role in bringing top minds in Entrepreneurship to Temple University and this creates wonderful opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to learn about emerging topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The IEI creates a truly unique atmosphere where serial-entrepreneurs and experienced executives can interact with globally recognized scholars to tackle the difficult problems of our times. The IEI leverages our extensive industry relationships with both Fortune 500 and Entrepreneurial firms to help synthesize lessons learned and thought leading perspectives. We work hard to balance the highest degree of academic rigor with broad ranging practitioner impact.

Student Organizations

The Entrepreneurial Student Association of Temple University leverages its members and the Greater Temple Community to provide networking opportunities, leadership experiences, and entrepreneurial projects. We are dynamic, rapidly expanding organization that embraces diverse perspectives and promotes dialog and creativity.