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Entrepreneurship Resources Review
Do you have an idea you’d like to grow into a business? Do you know what steps you’d need to take to do it? ASU prides itself on the breadth and depth of resources available to entrepreneurs like you. Many of these resources are a click away at Entrepreneurship at ASU. Whether you’re a small business owner, or you’re looking to launch your own business, the list of entrepreneurship resources below can help.
Entrepreneurship at ASU develops innovative thinking, leadership, venture creation, and management skills in students across all disciplines through an experience-based, team-focused approach that supports for-profit and nonprofit ventures. Degree programs such as the Master’s in Management degree, and classes such as Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) which seeks to address the source of community problems.
Venture Catalyst is the next step in ASUs evolution of helping ventures find critical resources to succeed. Ventures arrive at the Catalyst from a variety of places. Students bring a can-do attitude and their innovative ideas for new businesses, where the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative helps student entrepreneurs grow their new ventures. Faculty create breakthrough technologies that can be the basis of world-changing innovations in renewable energy, advanced materials, engineering and healthcare. Inventors and innovators help build ventures in areas of Arizona's historic strengths, like aerospace engineering, advanced communications and information technology, and technology-enabled business services.
Many student organizations on campus, including Entrepreneurs@ASU, seek to give students exposure to mentors, investors, and potential prospects. Changemaker Central is a unique space open on all four campuses. The mission of Changemaker Central is to develop and nurture students by providing the opportunities and resources to inspire, catalyze, and sustain student-driven social change.
The 10,000 Solutions Project ignites the power of collaborative imagination to create a solutions bank. Users can share their ideas to impact local and global communities as well as build on others' ideas. This innovative, problem solving platform inspires changemaking with the chance to win $10,000.
The mission of the Spirit of Enterprise Center is to be the touchstone for all aspects of Entrepreneurship that affect our constituents (sponsors, volunteers, nominees, award recipients, family businesses, students, faculty and alumni).
So no matter where in the business cycle an entrepreneur is, and no matter what stage of their career they are in (student, faculty, community-member), ASU has the resources necessary to encourage their success.