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3 Tips for an Easier Ride on the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

February 28, 2024

Entrepreneurship is an incredible ride aptly likened to a rollercoaster. It’s exciting with many unexpected twists and turns. Some are exhilarating and have you running off enthusiasm and confidence. Others

Local Restaurant Love: How 3 Food Businesses are Growing in the West Valley

February 22, 2024

Entrepreneurship comes in various forms, but the key is giving customers what they want, consistently and with top-notch quality. The food and restaurant scene is a crowd-pleaser, and when done

Making an Impact: A Community Leader’s Journey on Campus and Beyond Graduation

February 5, 2024

Black History Month is not just a time to reflect on the lives and collective histories of the African diaspora. It is also a time to celebrate the diversity in

Fusion on First Innovation Fund Supports Student Entrepreneurs

January 25, 2024

Named for its location on First Avenue and its fusion of performing and visual arts, fashion, and entrepreneurship, Fusion on First offers a way to engage students interested in those

From Dorm Room to Boardroom: A Guide to Building an Entrepreneurial Network in College

January 19, 2024

The realm of entrepreneurship holds many exciting opportunities for ambitious college students interested in establishing their own businesses. And you don’t need to wait until you graduate to get started–you

Building a Better Ecosystem: The Power of Unexpected Connections

January 10, 2024

Every founder is wonderfully unique because of their background, their current projects and their goals. This diversity of factors also means that every founder has a unique set of resource

Thriving in the Future: 2024 Business Trends Shaping Arizona’s Landscape

December 21, 2023

As we stride into 2024, the dynamic business landscape of Arizona is abuzz with exciting trends redefining the state’s economic fabric. With a strong focus on fostering innovation, sustainability, and

The Real-Life Strategies of Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs

December 15, 2023

Many entrepreneurs will tell you that finding a balance between their work life and their personal life is one of their biggest challenges. It’s easy for founders to put all

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Successful 2024

December 7, 2023

A New Year, New Opportunities & Resources to Help! “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie As you wrap

Igniting the Future of Healthcare at ASU’s Health Innovation Exhibition

November 30, 2023

Entrepreneurship and innovation have a significant impact across many industries, including healthcare. Bringing future healthcare professionals together is a fantastic way to collaborate and brainstorm about the industry’s direction. One

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Brands That Elevate Entrepreneurs

November 16, 2023

Our annual holiday gift guide is back! This year, we present a curated selection of twenty-two remarkable small businesses that are part of our vibrant community programs and Venture Devils.

Veteran to Venture: 4 Veterans’ Journeys Into Entrepreneurship

November 10, 2023

Veterans Day serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by our military and it also offers an opportunity to celebrate the resilience and resourcefulness of those veterans who have

Igniting Indigenous Talent: A Story of Tech, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Spirit

November 1, 2023

As we celebrate National Native American Heritage Month, we honor the diverse cultures and important contributions of Indigenous peoples. This month is a chance to understand how having people from

Art Meets Business: Four Creative Minds Crafting Success

October 24, 2023

As we continue to build resources and support for creative entrepreneurs at Edson E+I, we strive to show, rather than tell, our community that entrepreneurship is for everyone, and that

Discovering the Path to Product-Market Fit

October 18, 2023

Aspiring entrepreneurs face a daunting challenge: transforming their startup dreams into market-viable solutions. How do you make sure people want to buy what you are selling? Identifying–and understanding–your product-market fit

Empowering and Inclusive Retail Strategies to Boost Growth and Community Impact

October 11, 2023

Guest Author Ryan McElhinney is the Co-Founder of Student-Made. ASU joined the Student-Made network in Fall 2023. Retail can serve as a powerful driver of placemaking and community development. There

Announcing the Launch of Cultivate PHX: Agrifood Tech Incubator

October 2, 2023

Agrifood innovation for people and the planet ASU’s Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute and the City of Phoenix are excited

The Benefits of Making Data-Driven Decisions in Business

September 28, 2023

Data collection is the foundation of nearly everything we interact with—what we watch, where we travel, our interests, hobbies, demographics and even our behavior. It’s everywhere. While discussions surrounding data

Beyond Likes: How Entrepreneurs Can Maximize the Value of Social Media

September 21, 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, social media has become an indispensable tool for entrepreneurs to connect with their target audience, build brand awareness and drive business growth. But the

How Latino-Owned Businesses Are Achieving Economic Success by Connecting Communities

September 15, 2023

As the nation’s population becomes more diverse, the percentage of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds continues to grow, especially among Latinos. According to the Joint Economic Committee Hispanic Entrepreneurship and Business

How Establishing Your Core Values Can Create a Purposeful Venture

September 7, 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, it’s not enough for a company to focus solely on profits. A successful and sustainable business can be defined as one that is deeply

New School Year, New Reason to ‘Just Start’ on Your Entrepreneurial Journey

August 31, 2023

It’s that time of the year again! Staff and faculty are gearing up to welcome new and returning students to ASU for new classes and new experiences. A new school

Taking a Stand: How to Support Social Issues in Your Business

August 24, 2023

National Nonprofit Day and World Humanitarian Day, both landing in August, allow us to celebrate the contributions nonprofits and socially responsible companies make in our society. These contributions address a

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Insights from Two Innovative Black-Owned Business Owners

August 18, 2023

At the heart of business innovation lie ideas born from unexplored needs. The visionary entrepreneurs who bring these innovations to life not only add immense value to our economy but

Announcing the Launch of the Chandler Endeavor Venture Innovation Incubator

August 17, 2023

Ready to accelerate your venture?  The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute and the City of Chandler is thrilled to announce the launch of the Chandler Endeavor Venture Innovation

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The Eco-Warrior Generation: Empowering Youth to Confront Eco-Anxiety with Purpose

August 11, 2023

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, youth are facing increasing levels of stress and anxiety, more than previous generations. The modern digital age has exposed kids to many concerns beyond their

How to Balance Life and Ambitions as a Student Entrepreneur

August 3, 2023

Entrepreneurship Catalyst Lance Lim is in his second year of the Master of Global Management degree program, offered by the Thunderbird School of Global Management. As a student, Lance knows

Creating Your Own Version of Self-Care as an Entrepreneur

July 24, 2023

As an entrepreneur, the word “self-care” might inspire the opposite of calm and relaxation. Hear me out as to why… Five months ago, my husband, business partner and I opened

AI: A Game-Changer for Entrepreneurs

July 17, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking the world by storm!  AI is the technology built to do certain tasks that usually only humans can do. It is rapidly evolving the way

A Conversation with Textile Innovator Margaret Frey

July 13, 2023

The fashion industry, with its long-standing traditions, leaves much room for innovation. Drawing inspiration from seasoned experts enables us to reimagine a future beyond the current norms. Advancements in manufacturing

How Small Businesses Are Making Big Waves in American Communities

July 3, 2023

In the vast landscape of the American economy, small businesses serve as the beating heart that keeps our community alive and thriving. And the passionate individuals that pour their heart,

PRIDE at ASU: Two Community Innovators Taking Action

June 21, 2023

When we include diverse perspectives, we make better decisions. And in business, creating a welcoming space for everyone to participate can improve employee engagement and overall performance.   According to the

Turning Family Tradition Into an Entrepreneurial Legacy

June 16, 2023

Samantha Abrams was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. It all began with her grandmother’s natural ability to create products that her community in Guyana needed and adored.  “Although she may

Building Bridges: ASU’s Epic Journey of Collaboration

February 1, 2024

Hey Sun Devils! Ever wondered what makes ASU a hotspot for innovation and collaboration? We’re diving deep into the secrets of success, exploring how our visionary leaders and dynamic influencers

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