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Date: November 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: Hybrid: in-person at Pop-Up Peoria or online via televëda

Innovators Collide! Peoria Forward Office Hours

Grab a seat and come work alongside fellow entrepreneurs at the City of Peoria’s collision space in Park West. Work on your vision in a dedicated space free and open to everyone. Need assistance tackling a specific challenge? Connect with your fellow entrepreneurs and speak directly with our Peoria Forward team to access expertise and resources through the Peoria Forward program. Check out our website for the latest updates.

Who: These office hours are designed for entrepreneurs, creators and innovators at any stage from concept to high-growth

Where: Virtual attendance is available via televeda (link provided upon registration). In-person attendance available at Pop-Up Peoria at Park West (9828 West Northern Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345 STE 1750)

When: Every 4th Wednesday from 10:00am-11:30am (Special Date in December: 12/8/2021)

Date: December 3, 2021 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Location: TBD (hybrid likely)

The top ASU-affiliated ventures in several categories will deliver investor-style pitches as they compete for nearly $300K in funding and support. All community supporters are invited to attend and "watch" competitor pitches as your schedule allows. Once seed funding winners have been decided upon, we will host a virtual award ceremony where we can acknowledge and celebrate those that are to be awarded their share of $300K in seed funding! Visit https://entrepreneurship.asu.edu/launch/venture-devils to learn more about the program.

Date: December 7, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: Hybrid: in-person at Pop-Up Peoria or online via televëda

Home-Based Food Business Builder: Regulations and Marketing 

A great way to start a baking, catering or other food business is to begin working from the kitchen in your own home! But, what kind of permits do you need and what benefits do they provide? How do you get customers? Join this first session in our Business Builder series focused on home-based businesses to get answers to these questions, guidance from local experts and insights from experienced home-based food entrepreneurs. Attendees will have an opportunity to join the collaborative discussion as well as connect with fellow home-based business owners. This series is a collaboration between the Prepped food incubator program and the Peoria Forward program which are both part of the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University.

Learning outcomes: By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Navigate the Arizona Cottage Food Program and Food Handler certification process
  • Reach out to specific individuals for additional questions
  • Build a customer base with introductory marketing
  • Connect with fellow home-based food business owners

Who: This event is perfect for entrepreneurs with an idea for a business and those who have recently started.  

Where: Join us in Person at Pop-Up Peoria or Online. Link provided upon registration. 

When: 5:30pm - 7:00pm (Arizona Time)  |  Thursday,  12/07/2021

Date: December 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: Hybrid: in-person at Pop-Up Peoria or online via televëda

Pitch In (formerly 1 Million Cups)

9:00am - 10:00am (Arizona Time)  | Fall and Spring Schedule: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Explore what is happening across the Valley by listening to local founders share their ideas in a friendly 6-minute pitch format with 20 minutes of questions. These events are led by the local community and welcome everyone including students, nonprofit and business leaders, artists, and resource providers. Pitch In is supported by the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute. 

In Spring and Summer 2021, the West Valley, East Valley and Central Phoenix communities will be working together to jointly showcase the diversity of our community and serve as a welcome mat for everyone interested in entrepreneurship in the Metro Valley area.

Use this registration link for the combined Metro Valley chapter events: Register here

Have an idea, venture or project that you would like to share? Email us at: Eric.Heimbecker@asu.edu

Date: December 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: Hybrid: in-person at Pop-Up Peoria or online via televëda

Innovators Collide! Peoria Forward Office Hours

Grab a seat and come work alongside fellow entrepreneurs at the City of Peoria’s collision space in Park West. Work on your vision in a dedicated space free and open to everyone. Need assistance tackling a specific challenge? Connect with your fellow entrepreneurs and speak directly with our Peoria Forward team to access expertise and resources through the Peoria Forward program. Check out our website for the latest updates.

Who: These office hours are designed for entrepreneurs, creators and innovators at any stage from concept to high-growth

Where: Virtual attendance is available via televeda (link provided upon registration). In-person attendance available at Pop-Up Peoria at Park West (9828 West Northern Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345 STE 1750)

When: Every 4th Wednesday from 10:00am-11:30am (Special Date in December: 12/8/2021)

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