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


November 27, 2018

Temple University 2018 Social Entrepreneurship Summit

Do you have an idea that can make an impact? The Social Entrepreneurship Summit Competition is open to: • New…

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November 27, 2018

Temple University Social Entrepreneurship Summit: Featuring New York Times Bestselling Author – ANAND GIRIDHARADAS

Top-Down vs. Bottom-up: Where does the real impact lie in social entrepreneurship Anand Giridharadas is the author of The True…


November 30, 2018

INNOVATION TALKS: STORIES OF #TEMPLEMADE SUCCESS

Temple University MS and MBA students and alumni are invited to join us for a Networking Night at MakeOffices 17th…

December 3, 2018

IEI Winners Debut New Ideas Sparked By Innovation

With $7,000 in prize money on the line, five startups walked away with the cash to grow their ideas at…

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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…


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…

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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