Temple University - SBDC
East Coast - Mid Atlantic - Greater Philadelphia
Temple University is a public research and higher education institution that was founded in 1884. Temple University has eight campuses, six in Pennsylvania including a hospital, one in Rome, Italy, and one in Tokyo, Japan.
As a Carnegie Classified R1 “Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity'' institution, and with a total operating budget of $1.29B (fiscal year 2020), Temple University runs a variety of research, education, and commercialization centers and institutes.
Temple University - Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is an outreach center of the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University where the highly trained and experienced staff provides local and international entrepreneurs with professional knowledge and assistance. Its mission is to help pre-venture, startups, and SMEs grow and succeed locally and internationally. Since January 2021, Temple SBDC is the US lead and coordinator of the North American ENRICH in the USA network of Hubs and University-based Soft Landing incubators.
Temple University SBDC - International Incubator
1515 Market Street SBDC Incubator, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Temple University SBDC Incubator - Ambler Campus
580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA 19002
Who can apply and how long does the program last?
Everyone can apply at any time. The program is designed to last from 18 to 24 months.
The focus of this Temple SBDC Soft Landing program is on European - and from associated countries - entrepreneurs who want to develop a US venture. As long as there is a project of trying to launch a business in the Greater Philadelphia Area - no requirement of legal entity is needed.
J-1 Intern (12 months) when available
J-1 Specialist (12 months)
J-1 Trainee (18 months)
J-1 Long Term Scholar (1 to 2 years renewable for up to 5 years)
For more information about the J-1 Visa, please contact us.