• Melissa Palmer Award Staff Diversity Award

    The Staff Diversity Award goes to Melissa Palmer!

  • Girls Going Places Girls Going Places Conference 2015
  • E-Club Officers Entrepreneurship Club Officers of Spring 2015
  • 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.

  • E_Club_Membership_Drive-800x300 E Club

    Entrepreneurship Club Membership Drive

  • baylor_NVC-800x300 Team Rollout

    Team Rollout Alejandro Jacobo (left) Matt Hinson (third from left) from UT Dallas’ Entrepreneurship Program takes home third place out of 88 national teams and $5,000 at Baylor’s New Venture Competition

  • BIC-WO BIC Workshop

    Chris Westfall IIE Advisory Board Member during the Business Idea Competition workshop

  • BIC Campus Fav Campus Favorites

    Kelsey Drake, Zac Evans, Addison Kim, Michelle Abuda, won the video voting blitz for the Campus Favorite in the Business Idea Competition.

  • CEO_Dinner1-800x300 CEO Dinner

    E Club and IIE sponsored CEO Dinner connecting CEO’s and venture capitalist with the Entrepreneurs of the future

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.


Jackie Kimzey

Executive Director - Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Director’s Message

Through the generosity of our donors, volunteers, corporate partners and funders, IIE has continued its mission of educating students, supporting faculty, and engaging our community around the goals of innovation, problem-solving and creating viable businesses. We are proud of our successes and look forward to highlighting many of these in this report. With daily reports of global economic malaise, it is exciting to be part of an organization committed to developing “out of the box” thinkers who will create the businesses, jobs and solutions to the world’s toughest problems. Whether through our annual Business Idea Competition, our award-winning academic programs, or our new endeavors, such as the Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference, we hope you will continue to partner with us in making a difference in North Texas!

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

IIE Fall Report