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Date: October 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Peoria Main Library - 8463 W Monroe St, Peoria, AZ 85345

The ASU E+I team brings entrepreneurial hands on activities directly to the community and shares resources with community members. "Explore the Library" at the Peoria Main Library! This event is free and has activities for the entire family. No registration required.

Date: October 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Center for Entrepreneurship

Hello everyone! Come to the Center for Entrepreneurship this Friday from 10 AM - 2 PM for Mentorship Marketplace.

This is an informal mentorship program where you can meet with experts in various business fields (including business design and law) and get their advice. We also can help with public speaking practice or help with your pitch deck.

You can learn more and book an appointment at the provided link.

Date: October 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: Phoenix Convention Center - 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, North Ballroom C&D

Discovery Series Keynote Panel: Reimagine Phoenix

We know that pursuing a circular economy is good for the environment and society, as well as the economy, and research has indicated that community-scale development is ideal for implementing a circular economy. Now the big question is "HOW"… How can local governments and their partners take the idea of the circular economy and make it into a reality? The City of Phoenix is at the forefront of circular economy and has started to set precedents that other local governments can use for inspiration. Learn how to take these models and turn them into a reality in your community.

Corinne Rico, Project Manager, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Corinne Rico helps communities sustainably manage waste and recover resources through alternative streams including recycling, composting, and circular economy initiatives. Ms. Rico is currently a project manager with Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), based in McLean, Virginia, and speaks nationally on the topic of Circular Economy development. With her previous employer, the Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities, she was instrumental in researching and authoring the 2018 report, “Rethinking Recycling: How Cities Can Adapt to Evolving Markets.” Corinne has a history in the interior architecture and planning industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in design and environmental analysis from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, as well as a master’s degree in sustainable and resilient communities from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont.

Ginger Spencer, Director, Public Works, City of Phoenix
Ginger Spencer is the director for the city of Phoenix Public Works Department, a department with 1,000 employees. As director, Ginger manages all major programs and operations for Public Works, including administration, facilities, fleet, flood control and solid waste services. Public Works is responsible for providing maintenance and energy conservation services for nearly 700 city facilities and procuring, managing and maintaining the city’s fleet of 7,300 vehicles and equipment. Public Works also provides residential garbage and recycling collection for 400,000 residents, management of the city’s landfills, transfer stations, recycling facilities, a compost facility and education and outreach efforts. During her 21 years of service with the City of Phoenix, Ginger has also served as Deputy Public Works Director, Assistant Public Works Director, Family Advocacy Center Director, Arts and Culture Administrator, and Special Assistant to the City Manager.

Alicia Marseille, Director, Resource Innovation & Solutions Network Incubator, Arizona State University
Alicia Marseille is the director of the ASU RISN Incubator, an innovation and enterprise startup accelerator within the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network, or RISN. Alicia has five years of direct experience in economic development, and prior to that she founded and operated an international small business working with a cooperative group of farmers in Haiti to export/import raw green coffee and distributed to wholesalers across the U.S. Alicia currently is on the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance Advisory Board and Arizona State University’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Management Advisory Board.

Priyanka Bakaya, CEO and Founder, Renewlogy
Priyanka Bakaya is an entrepreneurial environmental leader. She has been recognized on the Fortune 40 “Under 40: Ones to Watch” list, named to the “Forbes 30 under 30” list, been selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, as well as being featured by Marie Claire and Elle magazines as a Genius Woman Shaping the Future. Ms. Bakaya was awarded the prestigious Cartier Women's Initiative Award for North America. She is a graduate of Stanford and MIT. Priyanka is the founder and CEO of Renewlogy, which has developed a breakthrough technology for converting landfill-bound plastics into high value fuels at a fraction of the cost of prior systems. Business Insider named Renewlogy one of the 20 Most Inspiring Companies and Inc. named it one of the 25 Most Audacious Companies.

Date: October 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Peoria MET 11200 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ, 85345

Peoria area schools have the most Verizon Innovative Learning Curriculum Expansion program participants nationwide. Come meet the educators who are leading this innovative curriculum in the West Valley by joining us and others who are passionate about STEAMulating young minds. 

Date: October 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Location: The Collective Studio AZ - 8271 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway Suite 104, Peoria, AZ, 85382

At the Build Peoria event, community leaders developed an excellent idea for a Catalyst Pilot. Create a group of current business owners who can reach out and support emerging Peoria entrepreneurs. Join this continued discussion on developing that Catalyst Pilot. If you did not attend the first Build Peoria event but have an interest in the topic, please email Peoria.Forward@asu.edu first to determine the best way to plug in! 

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12/04/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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.

12/11/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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!

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

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

12/20/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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.

12/31/2018 - 11:00pm to 11:45pm

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.