The CEI is very proud of our newly established program, I.D.E.A.T.E (Innovation Design & Entrepreneurial Action Team Exchange)! Marketing Associate, James Northcutt, recently wrote an amazing article in the Update Newsletter about this new initiative. Check it out!…

I.D.E.A.T.E. opens doors for student entrepreneurs
By James NorthcuttIt might well be one of the University of Memphis’ best kept secrets: the University College’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) provides Memphis area start-ups with free advice on getting their businesses off the ground or to the next level.The Center recently began rolling out many new initiatives under assistant director Kelly Penwell and its new director, Dr. Richard Irwin. “Irwin has provided the CEI with a great support network that has allowed us to bring some innovative initiatives and programs into fruition,” said Penwell.

One such initiative is I.D.E.A.T.E. (Innovation Design & Entrepreneurial Action Team Exchange), which promotes the University’s student talent pool, giving students across all disciplines the opportunity to earn internship credit by completing short-term projects for local Memphis businesses. Not only will these projects help bridge the gap with the business community, but students will also receive valuable resume-building experiences.


… To read more visit the University of Memphis Update Newsletter in the link below!