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Peoria Forward

Peoria Forward is a high-impact partnership between ASU E+I and the City of Peoria to grow and scale the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the City of Peoria, Arizona and to accelerate economic development with the launch and support of high-growth, innovative companies. The partnership includes:

  • Targeted events to learn and engage with fellow innovators and business leaders in Peoria.
  • The integration of an entrepreneurial mindset and innovative thinking into community resources across Peoria, including schools, libraries and existing business resources.
  • Easier access to ASU resources to help launch ventures.
  • The opportunity for new and diverse voices to lead Peoria Forward.


Attend an upcoming event to share your expertise, get feedback on your innovations or just to find out what all this entrepreneurship stuff means!

  • 1 Million Cups
  • Fresh Innovator Series 
  • Partner Small Biz Series
  • Leadership Series


Are you looking for a specific resource or service? Send us a note and we can help you connect with the variety of resources available to entrepreneurs in Peoria. Email Program Manager: Kristin.Slice@asu.edu 



1 Million Cups is open to everyone and invites those from every stage of their entrepreneurial journey to participate. It is a community of innovators that welcomes students, business leaders, founders and more. Hear from founders, connect with resources or explore what is happening in the West Valley. The West Valley chapter of 1 Million Cups hopes to capture the diversity of our community and serve as a welcome mat for everyone interested in entrepreneurship in the West Valley. No registration or membership is required.

This event happens weekly and is one of three 1 Million Cups communities across the Phoenix Metro Area.

Schools take a summer vacation; your business networking doesn’t have to! Join 1 Million Cups West Valley as we open our doors to everyone growing a business and a child. The same great 1 Million Cup format AND your children are welcome to join on-site under your supervision. We will have Little Cupper mini activities including coloring pages and opportunities to work on their entrepreneurial skills. We believe you can raise your child and build connections at the same time.

It is free to attend and will take place at our new summer location, Codobe Work Space in Surprise, every Wednesday in June and July, except for July 3rd, there will be no meeting due to the holiday.

Location: Codobe, 12211 W Bell Rd #107, Surprise, AZ 85378

RSVP: https://www.1millioncups.com/phoenix-westvalley

More events coming soon! Email Kristin.Slice@asu.edu to receive more information and updates on Peoria Forward.