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Date: December 3, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Virtual

Peoria Forward Innovation Night is a signature West Valley event for innovation-minded leaders and entrepreneurs. For the last two years, successful leaders in the West Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem have shared their wisdom and insight in an intimate interview, fireside chat format, in front of a rapidly growing crowd of West Valley leaders.

This year’s Fireside Chat will include the newest addition to our West Valley Ecosystem, Taronis Fuels. Ji Mi Choi, the Associate Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise and the Founding Director of the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, will be joined by Scott Mahoney, the CEO of Taronis Fuels. 

Taronis Fuels is a clean technology company offering better technology solutions to today’s renewable fuels and sterilization problems by harnessing its proprietary clean gas technology.   

Who: All innovative professional, founders, developers, experts, and resource partners in the West Valley startup ecosystem; this event is open to everyone.

Where: An interactive discussion, online. Links to access the event to follow.

Why:  Connect with West Valley industry leaders and innovators to stay on the cutting edge of the West Valley’s rapid growth. Plus, hone your entrepreneurial skills through an intimate fireside chat with current West Valley industry leaders.  

 
Date: December 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Join HEALab for the 3rd annual Hacking the Human conference. This year the event is virtual and entirely free to attend! We will be exploring the current role of technology on health and personal well-being with subject matter experts, faculty researchers and industry innovators, featuring panel discussions on the following topics:

Disparities in Health Care
Mindfulness and Loneliness
Social Media, Technology and Wellbeing
Tools and Solutions for Managing Connection

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Date:
04/02/2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location:
1951 @ ASU SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Leadership Strategies for Today - Speaker J'Lein Liese Developer, Lead with Conversations. This ten week program series is available to all existing or aspiring businesses and entrepreneurs in Scottsdale. Each session will feature facilitation by Stealthmode Partners, tools and resources from Scottsdale Economic Development, and instruction from local business experts. 

 
Date:
04/03/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Peoria Chamber Of Commerce - 8385 W Mariners Way #3, Peoria, AZ 85382

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. Come hear from founders, connect with resources or just 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.

 
 
 
 
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Date:
04/09/2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location:
1951 @ ASU SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 150, Scottsdale AZ, 85257

City of Scottsdale Resources for Small Businesses - Economic Development, Tourism and Planning. This ten week spring program series is available to all existing or aspiring small businesses and entrepreneurs in Scottsdale. Each session will feature facilitation by Stealthmode Partners, tools and resources from Scottsdale Economic Development, and instruction from local business experts. 

 
Date:
04/10/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
K’é Main Street Learning Lab: 126 W. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

This diverse community of innovators welcomes students, business leaders, founders and more. Come hear from founders, connect with resources or just explore what is happening in the East Valley! No registration or membership is required. This event happens monthly to start and is one of three 1 Million Cups communities across the Phoenix Metro Area.

More about 1 Million Cups:

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012 - a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers,1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities. As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. 1 Million Cups is open to everyone and designed to allow people in every stage of the entrepreneurial journey to participate. The East Valley chapter of 1 Million Cups is hoping to capture the diversity of our community and serve as a welcome mat for everyone interested in entrepreneurship in the East Valley.

Anyone in the community can apply to present. The application is available on the website here.

Come learn what 1 Million Cups is and how you can get involved!

RSVP today! Space is limited.

 
Date:
04/10/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Peoria Chamber of Commerce - 8385 W Mariners Way #3, Peoria, AZ 85382

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. Come hear from founders, connect with resources or just 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.

 
 
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Repeats every week until Fri Apr 19 2019. Also includes Fri Apr 26 2019.
04/12/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am, 04/19/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am, 04/26/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location:
ASU Tempe campus – Exact location will be shared with registrants one week prior to the session.

What: Registered researchers will go through ASU’s I-Corps Next Stage training, which is an assumption/hypothesis-testing, customer-focused discovery process to gather important insights needed to maximize the impact of their Innovations. ASU-affiliated I-Corps teams who complete the training may be eligible to receive a $2K lab grant. High performing teams could be in a position to gain acceptance into the National I-Corps Program, which provides $50K+ grants for continued customer discovery efforts.
When: Friday, April 12, 19, 26, 2019; 9-11 am
Where: ASU Tempe campus – Exact location will be shared with registrants one week prior to the session.

 
 
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Date:
04/17/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Peoria Chamber Of Commerce - 8385 W Mariners Way #3, Peoria, AZ 85382

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. Come hear from founders, connect with resources or just 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:
04/17/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location:
Peoria Chamber of Commerce Training Room in Suite 3 - 8385 W Mariners Way Ste 3 Peoria, AZ 85382

Founders, business owners, and entrepreneurs need funding to grow. Come to this workshop to connect with two fantastic resources for Peoria business owners and entrepreneurs, the Maricopa SBDC and ASU E+I Peoria Forward. Learn what you need to know about funding options and the resources available to help fund your growth.

Speaker(s): Michael Cohen, Business Analyst, SBDC | Kristin Slice, Sr. Program Manager Peoria Forward, ASU E+I

 
Date:
04/18/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location:
Changemaker Central - Tempe Campus

Interested in hearing about how current college students manage to balance classwork and their entrepreneurial endeavors? Join us to ask questions and learn from students that are actively pursuing a college degree while trying to start their own idea. This is a great opportunity to figure out some best practices, ways to stay motivated, how to effectively manage your time, along with answers to other questions you may have. Enjoy some hors’ de oeuvres and mingle with other students while you hear from a panel of guest entrepreneurs.

  • When? - Thursday, April 18th , 6 – 7:30p
  • Where? - ChangeMaker Central (Southwest corner of the Memorial Union)
  • Who? - Any and all are welcome. Whether you’re in the ideation stage, the revenue stage, or anywhere in between, we want you to join us!
 
Date:
04/18/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:
The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, 275 N. GateWay Drive, Phoenix AZ 85034

Since the Supreme Court's decision in Alice v. CLS Bank Int'l., it has become more difficult to establish elgibility for software related inventions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Don't worry, you don't have to be up-to-date on SCOTUS rulings to decode these guidelines for writing software patent applications. The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation is partnering with Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP to share insights into the world of software patent law. If you're a tech entrepreneur or developer who is interested in protecting your IP, you won't want to miss this! Register for the upcoming event here: https://www.ceigateway.com/alice

 

 
Date:
04/19/2019 - 8:30am to 7:30pm
Location:
1951- SkySong Building 1

The top ASU-affiliated ventures in several categories will deliver investor-style pitches as they compete for over $250K in funding and support. All community supporters are invited to attend and watch afternoon pitches as their schedules allow. Then, all founders, mentors, and community supporters are invited to attend the Funding + Awards Ceremony to network, cheer, and celebrate Entrepreneurship + Innovation at ASU. Visit https://entrepreneurship.asu.edu/launch/venture-devils to learn more about the program. A full schedule will be shared with all registered attendees in advance.

When: Friday, April 19th, 2019
8:30-11:30 a.m. --Session A: Investor-style pitches in several concurrent open boardroom sessions (pitches will all occur in SkySong buildings I and III)
1:00-5:00 p.m. -- Session B: Investor-style pitches in several concurrent open boardroom sessions (pitches will all occur in SkySong buildings I and III)
5:00-6:00 p.m.-- Networking + Casual Reception (held in 1951)
6:00-7:30 p.m. -- Funding + Awards Ceremony (1951)

Where: 1951 @ ASU SkySong
1475 N. Scottsdale Road; Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(First Floor, SE corner exterior entrance)

Please register at the link provided in order to watch the live-pitches happening throughout the day, as well as to attend the awards ceremony held later in the evening. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided during the ceremony.

 
Date:
04/12/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am, 04/19/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am, 04/26/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location:
ASU Tempe campus – Exact location will be shared with registrants one week prior to the session.

What: Registered researchers will go through ASU’s I-Corps Next Stage training, which is an assumption/hypothesis-testing, customer-focused discovery process to gather important insights needed to maximize the impact of their Innovations. ASU-affiliated I-Corps teams who complete the training may be eligible to receive a $2K lab grant. High performing teams could be in a position to gain acceptance into the National I-Corps Program, which provides $50K+ grants for continued customer discovery efforts.
When: Friday, April 12, 19, 26, 2019; 9-11 am
Where: ASU Tempe campus – Exact location will be shared with registrants one week prior to the session.

 
 
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Date:
04/24/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Peoria Chamber Of Commerce - 8385 W Mariners Way #3, Peoria, AZ 85382

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. Come hear from founders, connect with resources or just 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:
04/24/2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location:
Tooker House: 500 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 8528, Room 101/102

In this workshop, the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network (RISN) Incubator team will discuss the incubator and the work it does to support the transition toward a circular economy here in the Phoenix metro area as well as innovation and entrepreneurship within the realm of sustainability. This workshop is hands-on with activities based on circular economy, design thinking, mapping methodologies, and more. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the importance of innovation and disruption of the current linear economy system including the economic benefits from transitioning, ways to engage and inspire within your own network, and how to implement best practices into their venture.

Lunch will also be provided to all attendees at the end of the event.

RSVP today! Space is limited.

 
Date:
04/24/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location:
F.A.B.R.I.C.: 132 E. 6th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

In this workshop, the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network (RISN) Incubator team will discuss the incubator and the work it does to support the transition toward a circular economy here in the Phoenix metro area as well as innovation and entrepreneurship efforts within the realm of fashion + sustainability. This workshop is hands-on with activities based on circular economy, design thinking, mapping methodologies, and more. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the importance of innovation and disruption of the current linear economy system including the economic benefits to your business from circularizing, ways to engage and inspire within your own network, and how to implement best practices into their fashion industry oriented businesses.

 
 
Date:
04/12/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am, 04/19/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am, 04/26/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location:
ASU Tempe campus – Exact location will be shared with registrants one week prior to the session.

What: Registered researchers will go through ASU’s I-Corps Next Stage training, which is an assumption/hypothesis-testing, customer-focused discovery process to gather important insights needed to maximize the impact of their Innovations. ASU-affiliated I-Corps teams who complete the training may be eligible to receive a $2K lab grant. High performing teams could be in a position to gain acceptance into the National I-Corps Program, which provides $50K+ grants for continued customer discovery efforts.
When: Friday, April 12, 19, 26, 2019; 9-11 am
Where: ASU Tempe campus – Exact location will be shared with registrants one week prior to the session.

 
 
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