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

This year, students returning to campus after learning remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic will find more entrepreneurship resources in more locations than ever before, led by the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute. The institute is marking its first anniversary on Sept. 2. Read more about the programs and resources available to students, faculty, staff and community.


Friday, September 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Meet Quinn Stalcup, the ASU West Campus Entrepreneurship Catalyst, to learn about the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute and her role as a peer resource for ASU students interested in getting involved with entrepreneurship resources.

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Who: ASU’s top techies are invited to mix and mingle with ASU’s most dynamic startup founders, along with some of the most influential leaders of our thriving innovation ecosystem, including Michael Hool, of Hool Coury Law, and Gregg Scoresby, of Campus Log