ASU Startup Accelerator
The ASU Startup Accelerator (ASA) is designed to assist community-based entrepreneurs with launching their ventures and commercializing technologies. The ASU Startup Accelerator is led by ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation, in partnership with Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE).
Arizona community-based startups, as well as management teams seeking to relocate to Arizona, are great candidates for ASA. ASU alumni are strongly encouraged to apply, but ASU alumni status is not required. All applicants are encouraged to identify how working with the university can add value to their businesses. Regardless of university-affiliation, applicant ventures should have:
- an established management team
- a well-developed web presence
- traction with users and payers
- recurring revenue
- a repeatable and scalable business model
- a willingness to experiment, learn, optimize and grow rapidly
Features and Benefits
Ventures that are supported within the ASU Startup Accelerator will receive dedicated mentorship from professional Venture Mentors and be recognized as ASU Venture Devils. ASU Startup Accelerator management teams may also access exclusive ASU Venture Development School courses and work spaces within ASU-affiliated facilities. Select ASA enterprises may also be strategically connected with capital partners and be showcased during demo days and other ASU startup events.
Dedicated ASU Venture Mentorship
ASU Venture Devils
ASU Venture Development School
ASU Venture Development Spaces
ASU Investor Connections and Demo Days
How it Works
Applicant ventures may apply for admission into the ASU Startup Accelerator at any time. Applications will be considered approximately six times per year. New ASA venture cohorts will be on-boarded approximately every seven weeks throughout the ASU fall, spring and summer academic sessions, coinciding with each session’s A and B start dates (see https://students.asu.edu/academic-calendar).