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. To compete, Temple affiliates submit a two page paper outlining their product and service, its competitive advantage, target market, and revenue model. There are two tracks to compete in: Undergraduate and Upper Track (Graduate Student/Alumni/Faculty/Staff). $7000 Prize Pool!
The annual Be Your Own Boss Bowl® is a business plan competition in which matriculated students, alumni, faculty and staff from all 17 schools and colleges within Temple University compete for cash and prizes valued at $200,000 in cash, professional services and admission to the IEI accelerator. The objective of the competition is to encourage the launch and sustainability of new small businesses and scalable entrepreneurial ventures by the Temple University community. Along the journey, participants will learn about all aspects of entrepreneurship, make new networking connections and learn how to write strategic business plans.