J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute

Do you have an idea for a product or service that could solve a problem, fill a need or enhance people's lives? The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University connects you to the information, resources and people that can help you turn your ideas into reality.

Whether you're toying with a concept in your head or you've already built a team and launched a venture, the Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute can help propel your entrepreneurial aspirations. We provide a wide variety of opportunities to explore, share, test and advance your ideas. And we serve as a connecting and collaborating resource for entrepreneurs at all stages across ASU and throughout the Valley of the Sun.

Develop an entrepreneurial mindset

degrees, resources, programs

Connect and collaborate

events, communities

Turn your idea into reality

mentoring, funding, spaces, commercialization

What is an Entrepreneur?

Home Kauffman Region

Edson E+I Institute is one of the first 12 organizations to win the Kauffman Inclusion Challenge in order to increase our work to engage diverse entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds, ensuring that our communities are reaching their full potential.

News + Events

Today, Edson’s legacy is being honored with the establishment of the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University. The naming recognizes the Edsons’ longstanding commitment to further entrepreneurship support at ASU, which includes an additional endowed gift.

October

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

This introduction to intellectual property will take you through the basics of IP from patent preparation to licensing and the importance of IP to advance innovation at ASU.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Want to get feedback on your next great entrepreneurial idea and learn from an experienced entrepreneur? Come to Quick Pitch night hosted by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation team at Changemaker Central.