• Melissa Palmer Award Staff Diversity Award

    The Staff Diversity Award goes to Melissa Palmer!

  • Girls Going Places Girls Going Places Conference 2015

    Conferences are designed to encourage financial literacy and educate teen girls about starting businesses.

  • E-Club Officers Entrepreneurship Club Officers of Spring 2015

    Congratulations to the club officers!

  • snappy Snappy Advice

    “Not every idea is going to be entirely unique. It’s your job as an entrepreneur to make sure you execute yours the best.” – Chris Dahlander, founder of Snappy Salads

  • abc-shark-tank-800-2014-07 Shark Tank

    Corey Egan and Swapnil Bora, ilumi co-founders and former business Idea Competition winners, took their idea to “Shark Tank” where Mark Cuban offered a $350,000 investment.

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) is a specialized center within UT Dallas that promotes cross-disciplinary academic and outreach programs for the students, faculty and business community. We bring together the power of ideas and technology to create new ventures and support the growth of all companies, small and large.

Director’s Message

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is leading the way in supporting students and faculty with entrepreneurial training and resources. Across the campus, the IIE works to engage and empower the UTD family in launching new businesses. Through courses, conferences, networking, and unique funding opportunities such as Startup Launch, entrepreneurially minded students and faculty can benefit from IIE offerings. Please join us in leveraging programs such as the Business Idea Competition and Launchpad programs in the Fall, Girls Going Places in the Spring, and Startup Launch for undergraduate and graduate students year round.

Please contact us for additional information on any of our initiatives.

Jeremy Vickers

Jeremy Vickers


Executive Director - Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship