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Date: April 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Online - TBD

If you’re a student with a big idea, the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative is your chance to turn that idea into a successful venture. ASU provides Edson teams with all the tools they need to start, advance and grow a venture. Teams chosen to participate in Edson are awarded office space, mentoring, seed funding and an educational program that includes ASU Startup School, a proven framework for venture acceleration.

For over a decade, the Edson program has proven to be a highly responsive, individualized and student-centered entrepreneurship program that delivers economic, social and educational impact in real-time.

The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative has supported more than 300 student teams and more than 1,200 students in the past 12 years.

In the past three years, Edson teams have raised over 2 million dollars, filed more than 30 patents and hired more than 150 employees.
Edson Design Principles

Generate Awareness
Edson is promoted through extensive on-campus outreach and academic partnerships.
Advance Ideas
Edson applications will be evaluated for viability, scalability and compliance with university standards.
Engage Multiple Perspectives
Edson Advisory Board (EAB) members from across industries and sectors will evaluate and support ventures.
Promote Professionalism
Edson applicants will be current students and in good academic and professional standing.
Invest in the Future
Edson will offer up to $20k in seed funding and up to 12 months of acceleration and support services.
Commit to Progress
Edson awardees will sign a term sheet that outlines program benefits, benchmarks and expectations.
Impact the World
Edson graduates will be supported in securing opportunities for advancing and scaling their venture.
Eligibility

Edson is open to new or existing startup teams that have at least one current ASU student as a key founder enrolled in at least one credit hour at the time of the application deadline.
Edson is open to all ASU students, including undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and part-time students.
Edson is open to ideas and ventures that are not in conflict with the Student Code of Conduct.
Participation in Edson is limited to two years.

Date: April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Online - TBD

If you’re a student with a big idea, the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative is your chance to turn that idea into a successful venture. ASU provides Edson teams with all the tools they need to start, advance and grow a venture. Teams chosen to participate in Edson are awarded office space, mentoring, seed funding and an educational program that includes ASU Startup School, a proven framework for venture acceleration.

For over a decade, the Edson program has proven to be a highly responsive, individualized and student-centered entrepreneurship program that delivers economic, social and educational impact in real-time.

The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative has supported more than 300 student teams and more than 1,200 students in the past 12 years.

In the past three years, Edson teams have raised over 2 million dollars, filed more than 30 patents and hired more than 150 employees.
Edson Design Principles

Generate Awareness
Edson is promoted through extensive on-campus outreach and academic partnerships.
Advance Ideas
Edson applications will be evaluated for viability, scalability and compliance with university standards.
Engage Multiple Perspectives
Edson Advisory Board (EAB) members from across industries and sectors will evaluate and support ventures.
Promote Professionalism
Edson applicants will be current students and in good academic and professional standing.
Invest in the Future
Edson will offer up to $20k in seed funding and up to 12 months of acceleration and support services.
Commit to Progress
Edson awardees will sign a term sheet that outlines program benefits, benchmarks and expectations.
Impact the World
Edson graduates will be supported in securing opportunities for advancing and scaling their venture.
Eligibility

Edson is open to new or existing startup teams that have at least one current ASU student as a key founder enrolled in at least one credit hour at the time of the application deadline.
Edson is open to all ASU students, including undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and part-time students.
Edson is open to ideas and ventures that are not in conflict with the Student Code of Conduct.
Participation in Edson is limited to two years.

Date: April 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Online - TBD

If you’re a student with a big idea, the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative is your chance to turn that idea into a successful venture. ASU provides Edson teams with all the tools they need to start, advance and grow a venture. Teams chosen to participate in Edson are awarded office space, mentoring, seed funding and an educational program that includes ASU Startup School, a proven framework for venture acceleration.

For over a decade, the Edson program has proven to be a highly responsive, individualized and student-centered entrepreneurship program that delivers economic, social and educational impact in real-time.

The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative has supported more than 300 student teams and more than 1,200 students in the past 12 years.

In the past three years, Edson teams have raised over 2 million dollars, filed more than 30 patents and hired more than 150 employees.
Edson Design Principles

Generate Awareness
Edson is promoted through extensive on-campus outreach and academic partnerships.
Advance Ideas
Edson applications will be evaluated for viability, scalability and compliance with university standards.
Engage Multiple Perspectives
Edson Advisory Board (EAB) members from across industries and sectors will evaluate and support ventures.
Promote Professionalism
Edson applicants will be current students and in good academic and professional standing.
Invest in the Future
Edson will offer up to $20k in seed funding and up to 12 months of acceleration and support services.
Commit to Progress
Edson awardees will sign a term sheet that outlines program benefits, benchmarks and expectations.
Impact the World
Edson graduates will be supported in securing opportunities for advancing and scaling their venture.
Eligibility

Edson is open to new or existing startup teams that have at least one current ASU student as a key founder enrolled in at least one credit hour at the time of the application deadline.
Edson is open to all ASU students, including undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and part-time students.
Edson is open to ideas and ventures that are not in conflict with the Student Code of Conduct.
Participation in Edson is limited to two years.

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February 2017

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Date:
02/01/2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Location:
Memorial Union Patio, Tempe campus

Find out about all things entrepreneurship—competitions, classes, events—happening at ASU. Look for us on campus and stop by for a free "Just Start" notebook and t-shirt

 
Date:
02/02/2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:
Generator Labs, ECG 101, Tempe campus

ASU students are invited to attend the Live @ Generator Labs event series for Fall 2016, held at the Generator Labs within Fulton Schools of Engineering. The Thursday night series will host various prestigious guest speakers, events for building your venture team and specific skill session opportunities.

Here's a description of each event theme:

Founders Live: Pick a local CEO's brain and find out how they turned their startup idea into a success at Founders Live. You'll hear the ins and outs of their entrepreneurial journey with plenty of time to engage in the Q&A after.

Build Your Team (BYT): Mingle and mix with like minded students from across all majors who share the same curiosity, enthusiasm and passion for innovation. You may even find your dream team to create the next big thing!

Just Start: Whether you're curious about entrepreneurship or wondering what it takes to build the next SnapChat, you'll learn how to think like an entrepreneur and apply those principles to be your own boss in everyday life.

G3NR8R Toolkit: Learn #usefulhacks here to make your entrepreneurship goals blossom and thrive with these handy tips and tricks that will benefit any student entrepreneur.

 
 
 
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Date:
02/08/2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Location:
Taylor Mall, ASU Downtown Phoenix campus

Find out about all things entrepreneurship—competitions, classes, events—happening at ASU. Look for us on campus and stop by for a free "Just Start" notebook and t-shirt.

 
Date:
02/09/2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:
Generator Labs, ECG 101, Tempe campus

ASU students are invited to attend the Live @ Generator Labs event series for Fall 2016, held at the Generator Labs within Fulton Schools of Engineering. The Thursday night series will host various prestigious guest speakers, events for building your venture team and specific skill session opportunities.

Here's a description of each event theme:

Founders Live: Pick a local CEO's brain and find out how they turned their startup idea into a success at Founders Live. You'll hear the ins and outs of their entrepreneurial journey with plenty of time to engage in the Q&A after.

Build Your Team (BYT): Mingle and mix with like minded students from across all majors who share the same curiosity, enthusiasm and passion for innovation. You may even find your dream team to create the next big thing!

Just Start: Whether you're curious about entrepreneurship or wondering what it takes to build the next SnapChat, you'll learn how to think like an entrepreneur and apply those principles to be your own boss in everyday life.

G3NR8R Toolkit: Learn #usefulhacks here to make your entrepreneurship goals blossom and thrive with these handy tips and tricks that will benefit any student entrepreneur.

 
 
 
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Date:
02/15/2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Location:
Student Union Patio, ASU Polytechnic

Find out about all things entrepreneurship—competitions, classes, events—happening at ASU. Look for us on campus and stop by for a free "Just Start" notebook and t-shirt.

 
Date:
02/15/2017 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location:
Tempe Campus: Avnet Room/ McCord Hall

Pakis Social Challenge

Social entrepreneurs see a better future for our communities and know that creating a solution with a scalable, sustainable model is the best way to achieve that future. They may build non-profit organizations or they may pursue a for-profit venture to achieve their goals. A social entrepreneur seeks to understand the needs of a community (local or global) and builds solutions to best fit those needs. Are you a social entrepreneur?

Live Pitch Event

Join us in February 2017 for this exciting event to see the Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge finalists present their social innovations to our judges, as they vie to become the Pakis Entrepreneur and receive $20,000 in grant funding, close mentorship from the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at ACF, and acceptance into one of the SEEDSPOT programs.

Agenda

5:30-6:00 pm - Light snacks and refreshments

6 pm - Live Pitch start time

Note: Closest parking structure to venue is the Apache structure located on Apache and Normal Avenue.

 
Date:
02/16/2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:
Generator Labs, ECG 101, Tempe campus

ASU students are invited to attend the Live @ Generator Labs event series for Fall 2016, held at the Generator Labs within Fulton Schools of Engineering. The Thursday night series will host various prestigious guest speakers, events for building your venture team and specific skill session opportunities.

Here's a description of each event theme:

Founders Live: Pick a local CEO's brain and find out how they turned their startup idea into a success at Founders Live. You'll hear the ins and outs of their entrepreneurial journey with plenty of time to engage in the Q&A after.

Build Your Team (BYT): Mingle and mix with like minded students from across all majors who share the same curiosity, enthusiasm and passion for innovation. You may even find your dream team to create the next big thing!

Just Start: Whether you're curious about entrepreneurship or wondering what it takes to build the next SnapChat, you'll learn how to think like an entrepreneur and apply those principles to be your own boss in everyday life.

G3NR8R Toolkit: Learn #usefulhacks here to make your entrepreneurship goals blossom and thrive with these handy tips and tricks that will benefit any student entrepreneur.

 
 
Date:
02/18/2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
ASU Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Attend Startup Summit, a gathering of ASU's most passionate entrepreneurs, social innovators and changemakers. This conference provides ASU students with the resources, knowledge and networking opportunities to accelerate their project, startup or venture.

 
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Date:
02/20/2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
Phoenix-Metro Area - Locations vary by Day

PHX Startup Week, started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, is a week-long, Valley-wide showcase and celebration of Arizona’s entrepreneur community. Started in 2015, our shared mission is to serve current and future Arizona entrepreneurs with quality content and meaningful connections.

 
Date:
02/21/2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
Phoenix-Metro Area - Locations vary by Day

PHX Startup Week, started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, is a week-long, Valley-wide showcase and celebration of Arizona’s entrepreneur community. Started in 2015, our shared mission is to serve current and future Arizona entrepreneurs with quality content and meaningful connections.

 
Date:
02/22/2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
Phoenix-Metro Area - Locations vary by Day

PHX Startup Week, started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, is a week-long, Valley-wide showcase and celebration of Arizona’s entrepreneur community. Started in 2015, our shared mission is to serve current and future Arizona entrepreneurs with quality content and meaningful connections.

 
Date:
02/22/2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Location:
Fletcher Lawn, ASU West campus

Find out about all things entrepreneurship—competitions, classes, events—happening at ASU. Look for us on campus and stop by for a free "Just Start" notebook and t-shirt.

 
Date:
02/22/2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:
BRIC at Tempe Public Library 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282

Monica Ballesteros

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ballesterosmonica
Twitter @MonicaBVM3

DESCRIPTION: Emojis, live streaming, Snapchat, oh my! Social Media is constantly changing, but how can you embrace it to drive your business forward?

In this session you will learn:
- How Social Media can be a gold mine for entrepreneurs
- How to grow your brand via social
- Digital Marketing strategies,
- Customer service via social,
- Showing empathy via social media
- Charisma in social media: why brands are adopting personalities for their social media communications

BIO: A veteran of the TV broadcasting industry, with over 12 years experience in the industry, Monica brings her knowledge of marketing, promotions and public relations into the digital arena to help drive Arizona State University's social media strategy.

As the Social Media Manager for the Enterprise Marketing Hub at ASU, Monica provides enterprise leadership of strategic social media marketing activities for the ASU Brand where she is responsible for establishing and maintaining ASU’s social reputation.

 
Date:
02/23/2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
Phoenix-Metro Area - Locations vary by Day

PHX Startup Week, started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, is a week-long, Valley-wide showcase and celebration of Arizona’s entrepreneur community. Started in 2015, our shared mission is to serve current and future Arizona entrepreneurs with quality content and meaningful connections.

 
Date:
02/23/2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Location:
Tempe Campus, Avnet room, McCord Hall

A new partnership program between Arizona State University and Draper University allowing students to earn 15 ASU credits while launching their startup in Silicon valley.

Come join us for this great information session featuring Tim Draper, previous ASU-Draper incubator students and more details about how you can get involved.

FREE LUNCH IS SERVED AT NOON

LOCATION: AVNET ROOM, McCord Hall, W.P. CAREY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, ASU TEMPE

Are you interested in learning from top entrepreneurs and launching your business in Silicon Valley?

Apply for the ASU-Draper Incubator program

 

 
Date:
02/23/2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location:
Tempe Campus, Avnet room, McCord Hall

A new partnership program between Arizona State University and Draper University allowing students to earn 15 ASU credits while launching their startup in Silicon valley.

Come join us for this great information session featuring Tim Draper, previous ASU-Draper incubator students and more details about how you can get involved.

FREE LUNCH IS SERVED AT NOON

LOCATION: AVNET ROOM, McCord Hall, W.P. CAREY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, ASU TEMPE

Are you interested in learning from top entrepreneurs and launching your business in Silicon Valley?

Apply for the ASU-Draper Incubator program

 
Date:
02/23/2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:
Generator Labs, ECG 101, Tempe campus

ASU students are invited to attend the Live @ Generator Labs event series for Fall 2016, held at the Generator Labs within Fulton Schools of Engineering. The Thursday night series will host various prestigious guest speakers, events for building your venture team and specific skill session opportunities.

Here's a description of each event theme:

Founders Live: Pick a local CEO's brain and find out how they turned their startup idea into a success at Founders Live. You'll hear the ins and outs of their entrepreneurial journey with plenty of time to engage in the Q&A after.

Build Your Team (BYT): Mingle and mix with like minded students from across all majors who share the same curiosity, enthusiasm and passion for innovation. You may even find your dream team to create the next big thing!

Just Start: Whether you're curious about entrepreneurship or wondering what it takes to build the next SnapChat, you'll learn how to think like an entrepreneur and apply those principles to be your own boss in everyday life.

G3NR8R Toolkit: Learn #usefulhacks here to make your entrepreneurship goals blossom and thrive with these handy tips and tricks that will benefit any student entrepreneur.

 
Date:
02/24/2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
Phoenix-Metro Area - Locations vary by Day

PHX Startup Week, started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, is a week-long, Valley-wide showcase and celebration of Arizona’s entrepreneur community. Started in 2015, our shared mission is to serve current and future Arizona entrepreneurs with quality content and meaningful connections.

 
 
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