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ASU Launch Days

ASU Launch Days

Hosted every semester, ASU Launch Days encourages students from all majors to live and think entrepreneurially. Learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities and connect with team members from the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute and student entrepreneurs.

Throughout the month of September, the Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute will be hosting a series of events and opportunities for ASU students to connect to entrepreneurship resources. Events to be added throughout the month. Check back here for more to come!

Check out this Just Start video to hear directly from students and get inspired! 

Download our Just Start Guidebook to work through and identify your ideas >> https://tinyurl.com/JustStartGuidebook 

Want to spread the word about Launch Days and inspire others to Just Start? Download and use our Launch Days Zoom backgrounds! >> https://tinyurl.com/JustStartZoom



*all times listed are in MST

  • Pitch In (Reoccurs every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month)

    • ​Wed, Sept 8, 9 - 10 a.m., via Zoom or in-person at Pop-Up Peoria at Park West (9828 West Northern Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345 STE 1750) - Register here

  • Meet the Entrepreneurship Catalysts week

  • Circular economy and sustainability meetup

  • Lunch and Learn: Showcase Your Entrepreneurial Skills on Your Resume

  • ASU Techiepalooza 2021

    • Fri, Sept 17, noon - 3 p.m., ASU Tempe Campus, Memorial Union, Room 241 - Ventana Ballroom - Register here

  • Coffee and Conversations: Arts and Culture Ventures

  • Apply to Venture Devils to turn your ideas into reality

    • Application deadline: Sun, Oct 3, Midnight MST - Apply here

  • Need help on your Venture Devils application? Join the Application Online Help Info Session


Open Pitch Week

During the week of September 20-24, Edson E+I Institute will be hosting Open Pitch Week. 

Pitch your idea, receive feedback, and connect with other ASU students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Participating during Open Pitch provides an opportunity to improve your storytelling and connect with other innovative students. The Open Pitch events will be held virtually via Zoom. Students will only be allowed to pitch in one Open Pitch event, but are welcome to attend all events as audience members.

  • Each student will have two minutes to pitch their idea

  • There will not be access to display any PowerPoint slides or other presentation materials

  • If five or more students participate by pitching, there will be a prize of $250 for the crowd favorite

  • You do not have to pitch to attend; all audience members are eligible to vote once for the crowd favorite. 

Open Pitch Event Dates/Times (All events held virtually via Zoom)

  • Mon, September 20th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. MST – RSVP Here

  • Tues, September 21st, 5 – 6 p.m. MST - RSVP Here

  • Wed, September 22nd, 9 – 10 a.m. MST - RSVP Here

  • Thurs,  September 23rd, 2 – 3 p.m. MST - RSVP Here

  • Fri, September 24th, 12 – 1 p.m. MST - RSVP Here




Bailey Gading

Senior Program Coordinator