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…


January 17, 2019

Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Virtual Information Session

Join us on January 17 for a virtual information session about the Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship….

November 15, 2019

Finalists pitch in the 2019 Idea Competition, CLA junior takes home the grand prize.

Student pitch their ideas LIVE! at the 22nd Annual Innovative Idea Competition It was standing room only in the 1810…

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October 25, 2019

USA gymnast discusses the pursuit of being “enough” at the 20th Annual League for Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference

What do you want? That’s the question Lisa Wang, USA Hall of Fame gymnast and co-founder and CEO of SheWorx,…


October 14, 2019

Innovation Leader Speaker Series – Championing the Dreamers and Storytellers: A conversation with CEO of La Colombe Coffee, Todd Carmichael

[Philadelphia, Pa] It was Philadelphia that Ben Franklin called home when he tied a key to a kite, flew it…


September 23, 2019

Founder of Globus Medical, David Paul, visits campus to be featured in the Innovation Leader Speaker Series

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) was excited to welcome innovating alumnus, David Paul, back to campus last week to…

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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