COVID-19 Update

Dear IEI students, alumni, and partners:

During these challenging times, the IEI remains committed to providing continued programs and resources to support our entrepreneurs. IEI offices and the 1810 Accelerator space will be closed until further notice in accordance with current health and safety measures. However, we will continue offering our Spring 2020 programs online as well as several options for virtual mentoring and office hours with our mentors, faculty and staff.

The Be Your Own Boss Bowl submission deadline has been extended to March 25th and the pitch event will be held online on April 23rd. For more BYOBB information, click here. Entrepreneurial strategist hours remain available and you can sign up for a session here.

1810 Accelerator Director, Greg Fegley, will be available for office hours via zoom from 9:00-11:00am every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Click here to access his meeting room. You can make an appointment with IEI Executive Director, Ellen Weber, by clicking here.

The IEI staff will also be available by email during regular business hours. General questions/inquiries can be directed to

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and keep you updated. We appreciate your understanding as we do everything we can to maintain continuity for the entrepreneurs we serve while ensuring safety for our team and the community.

The IEI Team

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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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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