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 6, 2017

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Open House

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Open House event will be held at Alter Hall 133 – Undergraduate Commons (The Egg) on September 6, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

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October 4, 2017

Financials Made Easy

The Innovative Idea Competition offers more than $7500 in cash prizes? Your idea could be the winner! Don’t let financials…


October 23, 2017

Innovative Idea Competition Submissions Due

Ever wonder if your innovative idea has the potential to be a real business or product? The Innovative Idea Competition…


October 26, 2017

Temple University League for Entrepreneurial Women

Judith M. Von Seldeneck – Keynote Speaker Founder and Chairman, Diversified Search Chairperson, THe Women’s Advisory Council Founder, The Forum…

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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