In addition to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, Temple University offers these other great resources for entrepreneurs:
The Blackstone LaunchPad Philadelphia supports student entrepreneurship in the Greater Philadelphia region through a partnership between Philadelphia University, Temple University and the University City Science Center.
Based on a successful program developed by the University of Miami and expanded by Blackstone around the country, the Blackstone LaunchPad is an innovative program that treats entrepreneurship as a viable career path and provides university students with the skills, knowledge and guidance to transform new ideas into viable companies.
Blackstone LaunchPad Philadelphia is a co-curricular program that is open to all 41,000 students at Philadelphia and Temple Universities, regardless of academic major. Through the regional partnership, Philadelphia University and Temple University students will have access to an expanded universe of resources to help them launch their ventures, strengthening the local economy.
Philadelphia Blackstone LaunchPad is funded by a $3 million grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. Since 2010, The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has opened Blackstone LaunchPads in central Florida, Michigan, northeast Ohio, Montana and California. Each regional program is linked together, drawing on ideas and best practices and giving the student entrepreneurs access to a robust national network.
A program in which student teams help regional and global firms explore new business opportunities and integrate course work, business experience, and primary and secondary research into highly professional market entry strategies or business plans. Visit the EMC website to learn 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. Visit the MADV webpage to learn more.
The Temple SBDC’s team of consultants will help you with key areas that are essential in growing your company and establishing a good foundation for success including but not limited to the following areas: business planning, financials, graphic design, government, international business, legal issues, marketing and technology commercialization. SBDC also offers incubator space and a number of educational programs for business owners and entrepreneurs.