Our Mission

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 the 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."
Jeremy Vickers, Executive Director

Student Startup Internship Fair

April 25

Come and join our group of talented entrepreneurs.

Check It

Evaluate whether an idea is technologically or functionally feasible.

Hone It

Evaluate market opportunity. Hone your idea into a market category and research solutions that exist.

Plan It

Create a revenue and business model.

Support It

Gather your team and determine your capabilities and strengths.

Present It

Gather your findings and prepare a brief presentation.

SHARK TANK - "Episode 529" - Two Dallas entrepreneurs demonstrate their smart light bulb which can be programmed from a mobile phone for home or business, a father/son team from Las Vegas have a high-tech replacement for a cork that helps preserve wine and olive oil, parents from Washington, D.C. unveil their subscription service of carefully-curated children's books, but they only have 85 subscribers to date, and a Sarasota, FL woman has a fort-building construction kit for kids that makes castles, pirate ships and cars. Plus, a follow-up on Breathometer, one of the show's most popular deals-5 Sharks invested in it earlier this season. It's a breathalyzer app that works with your smart phone to check if you are over the legal alcohol limit and if you are, can call a taxi for you, recommend a hotel and more. This episode of "Shark Tank" airs FRIDAY, APRIL 18 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Michael Ansell) 


┬áilumi markets an interactive LED indoor lighting system that bridges smartphone, personal living, and environmental trends. While working toward their MBA’s at UT Dallas’┬áNaveen Jindal School of Management, Corey and […]



EverThread is the innovative custom fabric and on-demand printing solution for interior designers. Using an e-commerce platform, EverThread gives designers access to customization tools and an expansive library of design […]


Contact Us

Phone: 972-883-5990
Address: 800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080