What is IEI?

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) at the Fox School of Business promotes a bold entrepreneurial and daring innovative spirit across Temple University's 17 schools and colleges. Through a combination of inventive classroom education, workshops, conferences, customized mentorships, and events, IEI provides students the skills, resources, and courage to disrupt business as usual.

What's more, Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy (TUEA), run by IEI, collaborates with faculty across the campus to enhance entrepreneurial knowledge, engagement, and practice in all the schools and colleges.

IEI is where students bravely pursue their biggest ideas and transform them into businesses that defy expectations and shakeup the rules of the game.

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Events and News


September 18, 2018

Entrepreneurial Expert Roundtable: Creating Your Brand

Creating Your Brand: How to Find Your “Why” Featuring Ron Bauman, Principal & Creative Director, Milk Street Marketing Tuesday, September…

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September 26, 2018

Innovative Idea Competition Workshop: Discover Your Idea

Discover Your Idea Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 6:00-7:00pm, Alter Hall 503D Make a living doing what you love—and have an…


October 3, 2018

Innovative Idea Competition Workshop: Evolving Your Idea

Evolving Your Idea Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 6:00-7:00pm, Alter Hall 503D So you’ve got your great idea—now what? Don’t stop…


October 10, 2018

Innovative Idea Competition: Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 6:00-7:00pm, Alter Hall 503D Join the Entrepreneurial Student Association for a peer mentoring session…

June 19, 2018

TUEA Brings Entrepreneurship Campus-Wide with new GenEd Partnership

Entrepreneurship at Temple is going campus-wide—and the Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy (TUEA) is at the helm of this effort. The…

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May 17, 2018

Call for Submissions: The Lori Hermelin Bush Seed Fund

The Lori Hermelin Bush Seed Fund Call for Submissions The Lori Hermelin Bush Seed Fund supports ideas and models that advance…


April 24, 2018

Fox School MBA Student Wins 2018 Be Your Own Boss Bowl

UniFi, a mobile app focused on financial wellness and onboarding, won the Bernard and Murray Spain Grand Prize at the…


April 20, 2018

20th Annual Be Your Own Boss Bowl Winners Announced

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 BE YOUR OWN BOSS BOWL WINNERS! GRAND PRIZE: UNIFI Submitted by Jessica Rothstein, Student, Fox School…

Resource Hub

IEI offers great resources for entrepreneurs and the community. Discover how entrepreneurs are navigating their industry, find ways to take their interest to the next level through partner organizations, competitions, networking, internships, events, and other opportunities.

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IEI's Co-Working Space

Tomorrow's businesses startup here. In 2018, IEI relocates to a new space at Temple University as part of the Fox School of Business' latest expansion into 1810 Liacouras Walk. This move allows IEI to enhance its mission with new classrooms, labs, access to technology, an accelerator, and workspaces, plus an upgraded space for workshops, competitions, and mentoring programs.

IEI's new home will be an innovation hub for students, alumni, faculty, and staff at Temple University that celebrates openness, creative energy, and an intrepid entrepreneurial spirit. It will be a hotbed for novel ideas, where forward-thinking people with diverse skills, visions, backgrounds, and goals meet, network, collaborate, and succeed.

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