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Date: January 17, 2019 - 5:30am to 7:00pm
Location: Peoria Main Library, 8463 W. Monroe St., Peoria, AZ 85345

Starting and running a business is a complicated process. The long days can leave you frazzled, and there simply aren't enough hours to attend to every detail. Deciding to put off tasks until later, or perhaps never, can bring problems down the road. But part of being an entrepreneur means looking at risks and deciding to take the plunge anyway. And while those risks will never go away entirely, you can take steps to minimize them. Join us for an overview of common risks and how to address them for your business. Presented by Mary Juetten. 

Part of  Peoria Forward - Fresh Innovators Series

Date: January 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: West-MEC

The West Valley Innovation Alliance aligns technology, resource, startup companies and investors in the ideal environment for economic growth and job creation synergy to happen.

Date: January 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Skysong

What: Registered participants will go through ASU’s I-Corps Boot Camp training, which is an assumption/hypothesis-testing, customer-focused discovery process to gather important insights needed to maximize the impact of their innovations. After training, select teams will advance to an upcoming Three-Week Next Stage Invitational offering with the chance to win a $2000 ASU I-Corps Site Grant.
When: Fridays, January 25th, and February 1st, 2019; 11 am - 1 pm
Where: Skysong 1301-1475 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

Date: January 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
Location: N/A

Who: Junior, senior, or graduate student interested in entrepreneurship, research, and/or venture capital/private equity investing.
What: InvestU supports the global ASU and Thunderbird community with an investing platform and co-investment fund that engages and leverages the power of the university's robust network of world-renowned faculty, exceptional students, and resources. Students have the opportunity to sit in an observer role at pitch events to see firsthand how successful startups pitch and manage sometimes demanding questions and feedback from real-world investors.
When:

·      Feb 4-6 – Student Startup Studies Training at Thunderbird in the Arizona Center

·      Feb 11-15 – Venture Advisory Board Screening

·      Feb 18 - March 1 – Students Conduct Startup Studies

·      March 11 – Student Presentations at the InvestU Pitch Day Event   

Apply:  Send a resume & cover letter (PDF) to InvestU@asu.edu detailing why you're interested in the program and what you hope to learn by January 25th by 5PM. Please reach out to InvestU@asu.edu with any questions.

Date: January 31, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382

All community members are invited to join ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation and the ASU Alumni network as we host a one of a kind event. Hear from Sun Devils in your community who have found entrepreneurship at every stage of life and in unlikely ways. Entrepreneurship has opened unexpected doors for Sun Devils around the world. Whether it is starting your own venture as a second act career, contributing your business expertise as a mentor or creating a side hustle to support your family, come explore the possibilities.

CEO’s to future innovators (families), all are welcome. Light food and a cash bar will be available.

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Date:
12/04/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location:
Peoria MET 11200 North 83rd Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345 in the Old Main Building.

Learn about the latest innovations in Peoria. Hear from guest speaker Heidi Jannega, President and Co-Founder of WebPT, and see the innovations coming out of the heart of Peoria with the MET Engineering & Technology Midyear Innovation Showcase.

 
 
 
 
 
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Date:
12/11/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location:
Office Evolution Peoria 14050 North 83rd Avenue #Suite 290 Peoria, AZ 8538

As part of Peoria Forward, the ASU E+I team has been working to gather a comprehensive list of entrepreneurial resources in the West Valley. Attend this event to learn about all of the resources in the West Valley the we found and help us identify any resources we may have missed!

 
 
 
Date:
12/14/2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Location:
Skysong

What: Fifteen of the top student-led tech ventures from across the country will pitch in the www.winASU.io semi-finals. A group of ASU Innovation Open sponsor judges will identify the top 5 ventures. Each Finalist team will receive a $5K Zero Mass Water Award and be granted a bid to compete for $100K from Avnet, $25k from ON Semi, and other prizes, during the ASU Innovation Open Finals in February 2019. Additionally, Todd Davis, co-founder of LifeLock will deliver a keynote talk. LifeLock was acquired for $2.3B. There will also be a panel discussion featuring former ASUio contestants, and other regional startup leaders.

When: Friday, December 14, 2018; 9:30 to 3:30 pm MST.

Where: 1951 @ ASU SkySong, Building One – 1475 N. Scottsdale Road; Scottsdale, AZ 85257 (First Floor, SE corner exterior entrance); Map: https://goo.gl/maps/DoxqTSesj6Q2

Cost: FREE, including complimentary lunch.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asuio-semi-finals-tickets-52913672218

 
 
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Date:
12/20/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location:
ASU Tempe campus – Exact location will be shared with registrants one week prior to the session.

Who: All ASU faculty and graduate researchers are encouraged to attend. Dr. Brent Sebold, an ASU I-Corps co-PI, will facilitate the sessions.
What: Come and learn about ASU’s I-Corps program, including the history, context, and $2K customer discovery grant offerings - https://entrepreneurship.asu.edu/learn/nsf-innovation-corps-i-corps-site
When: Thursday, December 20, and each Third Thursday thereafter; 4-5 pm
Where: ASU Tempe campus – Exact location will be shared with registrants one week prior to the session.

 
 
 
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12/31/2018 - 11:00pm to 11:45pm
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Who: All ASU-affiliated student, faculty, staff and alumni-led startup teams who are experimenting within the emerging market of artificial intelligence and voice technology.

What: The ASU Amazon Alexa Venture Challenge inspires and enables ASU-affiliated entrepreneurs to enhance their innovative products or services with voice. As conversational AI advances, we will increasingly interact with technology using voice. ASU innovators are encouraged to be in the vanguard of this evolution.

When: Requests for FREE Echo Dots will be reviewed on a rolling basis through Friday, December 7. The $10,000 seed grant funding will be awarded via the ASU Venture Devils Demo Days, which are held at the end of each fall and spring semester. Venture Devils applications are accepted and processed five times per year, coinciding with the Fall A+B, Spring A+B, and Summer C session start dates.

Request FREE Echo Dot(s) – Complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/37bX6qHzGBFj5Pzs1

Compete for $10,000 in seed grant funding – Apply to Venture Devils: https://entrepreneurship.engineering.asu.edu/amazon-alexa-venture-challenge/ - Once you are accepted into Venture Devils, you will be invited to participate in the Pitch Playoffs each semester. The Pitch Playoffs serve as the bi-annual gating mechanism for the Amazon Alexa Venture Challenge funding track.