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Startup Village

Startup Village is a diverse residential community of thinkers and doers who can rely on one another’s expertise, energy and ideas to collaborate and move innovative concepts forward. Its unique culture fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and residents enjoy unique resources, events and support for launching their ventures.

 

Location

Startup Village is a residential community on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus. It is a community for students who want to advance their ideas while pursuing a degree. Startup Village is located in West Desert Village, and is a series of free-standing houses in close proximity to each other, allowing for convenient collaboration, brainstorming and co-working.

 

Benefits of Living in Startup Village

  • a community house for gatherings, village meetings and co-working space
  • membership in the Venture Devils program, with a dedicated Venture Mentor and access to funding opportunities and workspaces
  • competitive access to seed funding to develop and advance venture ideas
  • opportunities to participate in coursework, community events, conferences and other workshops that support student entrepreneurship and innovation
  • easy access to university facilities including, but not limited to, the Manufacturing Research and Innovation Hub, TechShop in Chandler and ASU SkySong

 

What Are the Expectations?

Students in Startup Village are expected to give back to the larger community while they pursue their passion. In addition to creating businesses or social ventures, the students in Startup Village coordinate events and activities that encourage and support entrepreneurship and innovation, showcase their ventures at high-profile events, and sponsor and participate in community service events.

Startup Village residents are not required to have already started a business, but they are expected to both leverage the unique resources of the community and contribute to entrepreneurship efforts at ASU.

 

Eligibility and Application Process

Startup Village is an upper division student community, and student residents should at least be a sophomore in standing to live in the community. Full-time ASU students of any major who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply to live in Startup Village. Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students. Applicants do not need to currently have a business or have previous experience with starting a business.

If you are interested in applying to live in Startup Village in Spring 2018 or Fall 2018, please email startupvillage@asu.edu to learn more about the application process.

All students interested in living at Startup Village must apply to reserve their housing in the community. For more information about shared housing opportunities, and to apply now, visit the university housing website.

 

Cost

Standard housing rates for a space in West Desert Village apply to Startup Village residents. All Startup Village residents pay a $49 residential community fee each semester. This fee is applied toward programming for the community.

Contact

For additional information about the Startup Village experience and ways to get involved, you can contact startupvillage@asu.edu
 

Housing-specific questions can be directed to:

Max Hadley
community director
480-727-1707
​hadley.max@asu.edu

Scott Patton
associate director of university housing
480-965-5702
​scott.patton@asu.edu