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Date: September 17, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: ASU Tempe campus, Memorial Union, Turquoise Ballroom

Join us to learn more about the SparkLabs Frontier-ASU program and to hear the co-founder of Guitar Hero, Kai Huang, share his story!

SparkLabs Frontier-ASU is a new startup accelerator program launched by SparkLabs Group, the global network of accelerators and venture funds. Our mission is to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs with a new program for universities.

We are hosting Kai Huang, Co-founder and CEO of RedOctane (makers of Guitar Hero), at the Turquoise Ballroom in Memorial Union to hear his story of how he bootstrapped a company to a billion dollar business.

3:30 pm : Doors Open

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Networking

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm: Welcome + Intro to SparkLabs Frontier-ASU Program

4:10 pm - 4:45 pm: Fireside Chat with Kai Huang

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Q&A

We also will be introducing the SparkLabs Frontier-ASU program which is open to ASU student and alumni and offers training, mentorship, and investment to ASU entrepreneurs. Applications are due by 09/25/19.

Questions about the event or program?

Contact Jackie Roberts, Executive Director of SparkLabs Frontier-ASU at jackie@sparklabsasu.com

Venue Details + Parking

The Memorial Union (MU) is located at 301 E. Orange St., on the ASU Tempe campus. The Turquoise Ballroom is located on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Union. Visitor parking is available at the Apache Blvd. Parking Structure which is located at 1230 S. Normal Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281.

Date: September 18, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: Office Evolution Peoria - 14050 N 83rd Ave Suite 290, Peoria, AZ 85381

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.

Date: September 19, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Tempe Campus - Memorial Union, Gold Room 207

Pitch your idea, receive feedback and network with other ASU students interested in Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Pitching at Open Pitch provides an amazing opportunity to improve your storytelling and could even provide a connection that helps you grow your idea into a venture.

This event will be presented by ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Students have exactly 2 minutes to pitch an idea, no visual aids/PowerPoints/etc. If we have 5 or more students pitch their ideas, there will be a prize of $250 for the “Crowd Favorite!”

We will also be tabling on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. outside of the Memorial Union. Please stop by to receive a free “Just Start T-Shirt” and additional resources!

Date: September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Glendale Public Library - Main Branch

ASU Startup School is a 6-part series created by ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation and taught by staff from the City of Glendale's Office of Economic Development. The goal is to help entrepreneurs learn the fundamentals of starting and growing a business. At the end of this series, entrepreneurs will be able to express their ideas with an excellently crafted elevator pitch, understand the Business Model Canvas and customer discovery, identified a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and understand the cost and revenue needed to be successful. Finally, we will translate all of this into a Business Plan.

Session One covers an overview of the process from Idea to Profit.

Date: September 20, 2019 - 5:15pm to September 21, 2019 - 4:00pm
Location: FLIX BREWHOUSE, 1 W. CHANDLER BLVD., CHANDLER (SEPT. 20) AND CHANDLER INNOVATIONS, 249 E. CHICAGO ST., CHANDLER (SEPT. 21)

CHANDLER INNOVATIONS TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL STARTUP CONNECTION, SEPT. 20-21
Free Event to Feature Workshops, Panel Discussions and Resources to Help Startups Their Firms

Entrepreneurs can grow their networks while honing their skills in everything from forecasting and financing to branding and building a team at the second annual Startup Connection, Sept. 20-21, in Chandler.

The free two-day event is being hosted by Chandler Innovations, the entrepreneurial development program that promotes the creation and sustainable growth of startups through ongoing mentorship and tech-focused business development curriculum and events.

Steve Reese, chief information officer of the Phoenix Suns, will kick off the event on Sept. 20 with a keynote address that traces the evolution of IT in business and sports from the “fix-it” crew to company innovators. That will be followed by a Shark Tank-style competition at which three companies will pitch their concepts to a panel of esteemed judges.

Then on Sept. 21, participants can immerse themselves in a series of interactive workshops, roundtables and panel discussions with startup and small-business experts.

“We are thrilled to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts and thought leaders to help companies that are the backbone of our economy,” said Diana White, CEO of Chandler Innovations.

Chandler Innovations is sponsored by the City of Chandler and powered by Moonshot at NACET, a Flagstaff-based nonprofit that helps aspiring entrepreneurs turn big ideas into successful businesses and assists nonprofit leaders and cities in developing entrepreneurial ecosystems.

“Entrepreneurial spirit and forward-thinking leaders have shaped our city into a community of innovation,” said Chandler Councilmember Mark Stewart. “Through the Startup Connection, we can bring together the resources needed to help local entrepreneurs learn how they can build the next major company right here."

The city and Fennemore Craig are the event’s featured sponsors. Arizona State University is the facility’s partner and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and other event supporters also are involved in the event.

For more information and to register, visit www.chandlerinnovations.org.

About Chandler Innovations
Chandler Innovations is an entrepreneur incubation development program sponsored by the City of Chandler and powered by Moonshot at NACET. In addition to community events that are open to all entrepreneurs, the organization offers signature cohort style incubator programs for new and growing tech-based businesses in Chandler. For more information, visit www.chandlerinnovations.org.

SCHEDULE: 2019 STARTUP CONNECTION

DAY 1: 5:15-8 P.M. SEPT. 20
FLIX BREWHOUSE, 1 W. CHANDLER BLVD., CHANDLER

5:15 p.m. Networking, food/drinks
6 p.m. Guests head into the theater
6:10 p.m. Introduction, recognition of sponsors
6:25 p.m. Pitch event (three companies pitching to a panel of judges)
6:55 p.m. Introduction of keynote speaker, followed by keynote address
7:30 p.m. Announcement of pitch event winners
7:40 p.m. Additional networking, photos
8 p.m. Adjournment

DAY II: 8 A.M. to 4 PM., SEPT. 21
CHANDLER INNOVATIONS, 249 E. CHICAGO ST., CHANDLER

7 a.m. Breakfast/vendor engagement
8 a.m. Opening session
8:15 a.m. Workshop A OPS/IP for startups
Workshop B CAP/Pitching to angels

9:15 a.m. Workshop C OPS/Startup Forecasting/finance
Workshop D CAP/ACA Programs

10:15 a.m. Panel discussion: Building your team

11:15 a.m. Roundtable discussions: Branding and marketing, getting started, software, investor relations

Noon Lunch

1:15 p.m. Workshop A OPS/IP for startups
Workshop B CAP/Pitching to angels

2:15 p.m. Workshop C OPS/AWS services
Workshop D CAP/other lenders

3:10 p.m. Panel: Success stories from CEOs and founders
4 p.m. Adjournment

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