At the ODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, faculty experts, staff and students of any major can collaborate and launch innovative businesses.
Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
We Are Entrepreneurs
The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship's programs support the local business community by linking them to the vast resources, expertise and technology at ODU.
Business Development Center (BDC)
The Business Development Center (BDC) at ODU helps Virginia entrepreneurs and businesses develop and grow their business. BDC provides personalized business advising services, training workshops, mentoring, and adaptive general support.
TempO is a program providing Business Creation, Incubation & Acceleration services. Your business idea lives or dies by your ability to get to market. Which path will your business idea take?
Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)
The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) provides entrepreneurial development services for eligible veterans who own or are considering starting a small business.
Women's Business Center (WBC)
The Women's Business Center (WBC) elevates women to business success through education, counseling, networking resources and entrepreneurial training.
OpenSeas Technology Innovation Hub
The OpenSeas Technology Innovation Hub will become the regional center for innovation and commercialization across the resilience, aquaculture and port sectors.
UnWINEd is ODU-IIE's popular monthly networking event bringing innovators, thought-leaders, and entrepreneurs together.
E @ ODU
Meet our Entsminger Fellows, and hear a broad view of E@ODU from our Faculty, Staff, and Student Entrepreneurs
ODU Strategic Plan
Entrepreneurship is an integral part of the University's strategic plan for growth and progress
The ODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) facilitates ODU's entrepreneurial initiatives. IIE's nationally-known experts help Hampton Roads business leaders, veterans and budding entrepreneurs innovate and grow their enterprises. This enables the University to nurture and develop entrepreneurs who go on to create jobs and strengthen Virginia's economy.