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Date: September 24, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom details provided upon registration

What's Open Pitch?

Pitch your idea, receive feedback and connect with other ASU students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Pitching at Open Pitch provides an amazing opportunity to improve your storytelling and could even provide a connection that helps you grow your idea into a venture.

This event, presented by J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Students have exactly 2 minutes to pitch an idea, no visual aids/PowerPoints/etc. If we have 5 or more students pitch their ideas, there will be a prize of $250 for the “Crowd Favorite!”

Don't want to pitch but are interested in attending? Register to attend as an audience member!

Multiple Open Pitch events will be occurring Sept. 21-25. Due to limited space, please register to pitch an idea only once, as we ask that students do not pitch repeatedly throughout the week. You can attend as an audience member as many times as you would like.

Date: September 25, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom details provided upon registration

What's Open Pitch?

Pitch your idea, receive feedback and connect with other ASU students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Pitching at Open Pitch provides an amazing opportunity to improve your storytelling and could even provide a connection that helps you grow your idea into a venture.

This event, presented by J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Students have exactly 2 minutes to pitch an idea, no visual aids/PowerPoints/etc. If we have 5 or more students pitch their ideas, there will be a prize of $250 for the “Crowd Favorite!”

Don't want to pitch but are interested in attending? Register to attend as an audience member!

Multiple Open Pitch events will be occurring Sept. 21-25. Due to limited space, please register to pitch an idea only once, as we ask that students do not pitch repeatedly throughout the week. You can attend as an audience member as many times as you would like.

Date: September 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: Zoom

Peoria needs you. It requires innovative, hardworking, community-minded people to step up and create the future. Now is the chance to make this community yours, to help shape the entrepreneurial future for Peoria. Join us for a discussion with diverse leaders to talk about the projects and resources we want to create for Peoria to help the community build post COVID-19.

Date: September 30, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Online

With autonomous driving features making their way onto our roads through luxury and economy cars alike, excitement about the self-driving car has reached an all-time high.

Join General Assembly for their hosted online panel discussion, where speakers will be giving us an insider’s perspective on the safety, feasibility and global impact of self-driving cars.

Agenda:

Panel Discussion 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Q&A 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Date: October 1, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Online

Join Danna Pratte, founder and CEO of NB Pure, for an interactive discussion on the importance of people in creating success. Whether you have an established business or are a startup, your team can make or break productivity and success. We'll talk about ways to build an amazing team and how to create value with people. Everyone can learn and share, because we all work in and with teams everyday.

Danna Pratte is an entrepreneur and wellness enthusiast, activist and educator. She is the founder and CEO of NB Pure, a Phoenix-based nutritional supplement and wellness company. She is a Sun Devil 100, Outstanding Woman in Business and was most recently recognized as one of the 2020 Most Influential Women in Arizona. She is a mom to two Sun Devils, loves healthy living and is grateful for the opportunity to impact people's lives for the better.

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Free to attend. Zoom link provided upon registration.
Co-sponsored by the Health Entrepreneurship + Innovation Club.

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Date:
02/03/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location:
Downtown Phoenix campus, HEALab, Taylor Place, Suite 107, 120 E Taylor Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

The Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab) and the Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club are excited to welcome Tara Sundem to Arizona State University.

Everyday two Arizona babies are born withdrawing from the substances they were exposed to prenatally. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Opiate Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment will be discussed. Come learn about Hushabye Nursery's care model and future opportunities.

Tara Sundem’s career in healthcare has spanned across the valley neonatal intensive care units. She most recently serves as Executive Director at Hushabye Nursery. Under Tara’s leadership, Hushabye Nursery has grown from an idea to ‘save the babies’ in 2016 to a new care model serving the entire family system impacted by the opioid crisis starting prenatally and continuing after discharge from the hospital. Tara holds a Master of Science from Arizona State University and is a board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Tara lives in Gilbert with her husband, two sons and dog.

Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: HEALab at Taylor Place, Suite 107, 120 E Taylor Street, Phoenix AZ, 85004

Free to attend. Seating is limited. RSVP today to save your spot!

 
Date:
02/04/2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location:
Peoria Main Library 8463 W Monroe St, Peoria, AZ 85345

Learn how to reach your business goals strategically. Find how you can achieve your business aspirations by understanding key financial concepts that will guide you in developing the vision for your entrepreneurial journey.

 
Date:
Repeats every week every Wednesday 10 times.
01/08/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/15/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/22/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/29/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/05/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/12/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/19/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/26/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 03/04/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 03/11/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Office Evolution Peoria - 14050 N 83rd Ave Suite 290, Peoria, AZ 85381

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. Hear from founders, connect with resources or 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. 

 
Date:
02/06/2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location:
Polytechnic Campus - Cooley Ballroom A

Pitch your idea, receive feedback and network with other ASU students interested in Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Pitching at Open Pitch provides an amazing opportunity to improve your storytelling and could even provide a connection that helps you grow your idea into a venture.

This event will be presented by ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Students have exactly 2 minutes to pitch an idea, no visual aids/PowerPoints/etc. If we have 5 or more students pitch their ideas, there will be a prize of $250 for the “Crowd Favorite!”

We will also be tabling on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 beginning at 9 am outside of the Student Union. Please stop by to receive a free “Just Start T-Shirt” and additional resources while supplies last!

 
Date:
02/07/2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location:
Phoenix Valley

The W. P. Carey Center for Entrepreneurship is running a ‘Start-Up Crawl’ on Friday, February 7th (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM).

This 'startup crawl' is a bus tour where ~25 current students will visit multiple different stops around Phoenix that follow the ‘entrepreneurial journey’ from launch to scale (including new student start-up “Empowered Coffee Roasters”, State Forty-Eight, Coplex & Galvanized, and Tuft & Needle). This event is free of charge, and lunch will be provided.

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Date:
02/10/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location:
Downtown Phoenix campus, HEALab, Taylor Place, Suite 107, 120 E Taylor Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

The Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab) and the Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club are excited to welcome Wilman Vergara to Arizona State University.

An innovative way to retrofit existing technologies and revolutionize the health and wellness industry, KNOSIS seeks to improve users’ health outcomes as well as Mobile Health engagement via Artificial Intelligence, challenges, and User Financial Incentives (UFIs).

The youngest of three and the son of Colombian immigrants, Wilman Vergara has always been interested in health and wellness, devoting most of his life being an elite athlete playing soccer. He has a passion for health technology and innovation with a career in healthcare spanning over 12 years. With all his relevant experience in healthcare he created KNOSIS Health as his Capstone while at Edson College. He graduated with his Master’s in Health Innovation from Arizona State University and also obtained a B.A. in Global Health from ASU.

Lunch will be provided!

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: HEALab at Taylor Place, Suite 107, 120 E Taylor Street, Phoenix AZ, 85004

Free to attend. Space is limited. RSVP today to save your spot!

 
Date:
02/11/2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location:
Sunrise Mountain Library - 21109 N. 98th Ave. , Peoria, AZ, 85382

Learn how you can launch a mobile or web app MVP with little to no coding experience and for as little money as possible.

 
Date:
01/08/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/15/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/22/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/29/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/05/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/12/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/19/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/26/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 03/04/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 03/11/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Office Evolution Peoria - 14050 N 83rd Ave Suite 290, Peoria, AZ 85381

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. Hear from founders, connect with resources or 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. 

 
Date:
02/12/2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:
Mesa Arts Center. 1 E Main St, Mesa AZ.

Join us as part of East Valley E-Week for an event on E-Commerce companies. Hear from local business owners as they discuss their online journey selling both physical products and services. This Free event includes Q/A and networking. Held in the Dobson Lecture Hall.

 
Date:
02/13/2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location:
Tempe campus - Memorial Union La Paz 242

 

Pitch your idea, receive feedback and network with other ASU students interested in Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Pitching at Open Pitch provides an amazing opportunity to improve your storytelling and could even provide a connection that helps you grow your idea into a venture.

This event will be presented by ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Students have exactly 2 minutes to pitch an idea, no visual aids/PowerPoints/etc. If we have 5 or more students pitch their ideas, there will be a prize of $250 for the “Crowd Favorite!”

We will also be tabling on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 beginning at 9 am outside of the Memorial Union. Please stop by to receive a free “Just Start T-Shirt” and additional resources while supplies last!

 
 
 
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Date:
01/08/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/15/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/22/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/29/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/05/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/12/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/19/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/26/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 03/04/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 03/11/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Office Evolution Peoria - 14050 N 83rd Ave Suite 290, Peoria, AZ 85381

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. Hear from founders, connect with resources or 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. 

 
Date:
02/20/2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Location:
ASU Tempe, Memorial Union, Room 224

Exclusive Talk with Ryan Johnson, CEO & Founder of Culdesac
Learn more about what it means to build the first car-free neighborhood, in Tempe, Arizona!
ASU Memorial Union, Room 224 (Gila)
Thursday, February 20, 2020
2:30-4:00 pm

Before starting Culdesac, Ryan dropped out of Harvard Business School to join the founding team of Opendoor, a real estate technology company now valued at $3.8B. Space for this conversation is limited, so we are encouraging students to RSVP if they are able to attend. Now at Culdesac, Ryan is pioneering the first car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the US. Culdesac Tempe is an urban mixed-use neighborhood for 1,000 residents opening Fall 2020.

Join us for an informal, intimate conversation with Ryan on Thursday. Please RSVP to attend as space is very limited.

 
Date:
02/20/2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location:
Downtown Campus - HEALab, 1st Floor Taylor Place

Pitch your idea, receive feedback and network with other ASU students interested in Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Pitching at Open Pitch provides an amazing opportunity to improve your storytelling and could even provide a connection that helps you grow your idea into a venture.

This event will be presented by ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Students have exactly 2 minutes to pitch an idea, no visual aids/PowerPoints/etc. If we have 5 or more students pitch their ideas, there will be a prize of $250 for the “Crowd Favorite!”

We will also be tabling on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 beginning at 9 am outside on Taylor Mall. Please stop by to receive a free “Just Start T-Shirt” and additional resources while supplies last!

 
Community Innovation Summit 02/21/2020 - 4:00pm to 02/22/2020 - 8:00pm Pendergast Learning Center - 3841 N. 91st Ave. Phoenix AZ 85037

This action packed two-day event brings together the best creative minds in the West Valley to build real-life solutions to challenges facing our community. This exciting event welcomes community college students of all majors, backgrounds, and experience to build community and practice business entrepreneurial skills needed in today's workforce. Help make the West Valley into a vibrant, innovative community you are proud to call home!

Join ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Glendale Community College and Estrella Mountain Community College as they team up to give emerging innovators an opportunity they will never forget!

The event starts with a presentation of real challenges faced in our community and participants can also bring problems they want to solve. Diverse work teams create real-life solutions and pitch their innovative ideas at the end of Saturday. Local mentors will be available to give feedback and ideas. A panel of community leaders will select one team to win fantastic prizes.

All West Valley community college students welcome! Whether you are a student wanting to make an impact in their community or be a business owner, we look forward to seeing you at the Community Innovation Summit.

 

2/21/2020 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

2/22/2020 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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EmergenTech 2020 02/21/2020 - 5:00pm to 02/23/2020 - 5:00pm San Tan Club, Sun Devil Stadium

This February 21-23rd, come take part in the first hackathon at Sun Devil Stadium, EmergenTech. An event centered around multiple challenges, participants will not be restricted by what they can create. All ASU students are welcome to participate, collaborate, and learn from each other. Registration is complimentary, and there will be free food, prizes, and swag.

Challenge
To compete, students should be familiar with or eager to learn with one of the following fields:

-Machine Learning
-Computer Science
-Cloud Computing
-Business Analytics & Modeling

Student teams will be given 36 hours to design and develop a protoype from the topics of virtual reality, machine learning, blockchain, and internet of things to apply to the industries of education, government, healthcare, or international development. Student teams of 2-5 can either be assembled ahead of time or will be matched at the start of the event. To be considered competitive, teams will need to formulate a pitch and prototype that will be judged by technical merits, design, and concept feasibility. Furthermore, the student models will need to display predicted tags alongside the video in a novel way which improves the user experience.

Students will have a chance to network with industry representatives. In addition to the knowledge acquired by students competing in the challenges, workshops will be facilitated throughout the event to teach students the skills necessary to be competitive.

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams. More details around the prizes are to come.

Any ASU students, undergraduate- and graduate-level are invited to participate.

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EmergenTech 2020 02/21/2020 - 5:00pm to 02/23/2020 - 5:00pm San Tan Club, Sun Devil Stadium

This February 21-23rd, come take part in the first hackathon at Sun Devil Stadium, EmergenTech. An event centered around multiple challenges, participants will not be restricted by what they can create. All ASU students are welcome to participate, collaborate, and learn from each other. Registration is complimentary, and there will be free food, prizes, and swag.

Challenge
To compete, students should be familiar with or eager to learn with one of the following fields:

-Machine Learning
-Computer Science
-Cloud Computing
-Business Analytics & Modeling

Student teams will be given 36 hours to design and develop a protoype from the topics of virtual reality, machine learning, blockchain, and internet of things to apply to the industries of education, government, healthcare, or international development. Student teams of 2-5 can either be assembled ahead of time or will be matched at the start of the event. To be considered competitive, teams will need to formulate a pitch and prototype that will be judged by technical merits, design, and concept feasibility. Furthermore, the student models will need to display predicted tags alongside the video in a novel way which improves the user experience.

Students will have a chance to network with industry representatives. In addition to the knowledge acquired by students competing in the challenges, workshops will be facilitated throughout the event to teach students the skills necessary to be competitive.

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams. More details around the prizes are to come.

Any ASU students, undergraduate- and graduate-level are invited to participate.

RSVP
 
 
 
Date:
02/26/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
Galvanize 515 E. Grant St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

This special Women in STEM focused 2-Day Launch Camp, brought to you by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and SEED SPOT, provides women entrepreneurs working in STEM fields with an opportunity to explore starting a venture a safe space to explore and launch their idea. Throughout the program, you will have access to mentors, content experts, AWIS and SEED SPOT's specialty curriculum designed for Women in STEM, and a network of supporters.

Do you have a business idea you've been sitting on? Have you identified a problem you wanted to solve? Do you have that itch to start something that will make the world a better place?

Join us at AWIS and SEED SPOT's 2-Day Launch Camp for Women in STEM in Phoenix, AZ to turn your idea into reality. You will receive the business training, step-by-step curriculum, and support needed to set your venture up for success.

Cost: FREE (Contact Heather Metcalf, metcalf@awis.org)

 
Date:
01/08/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/15/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/22/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 01/29/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/05/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/12/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/19/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 02/26/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 03/04/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am, 03/11/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Office Evolution Peoria - 14050 N 83rd Ave Suite 290, Peoria, AZ 85381

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. Hear from founders, connect with resources or 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. 

 
Date:
02/26/2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location:
Tempe History Museum. 809 E. Southern Ave Tempe

Attend a series of free, expert-led capital raising workshops hosted by the City of Tempe. At a series of three free lunch and learns, you can meet people who can help you through the process and learn the steps to make the most of an influx of capital.

Session 1

Preparing a company to raise capital

26 Feb. - 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Session 2

Doing a capital raise: Bank financing or

outside investment

25 Mar. - 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Session 3

What to do after a capital raise

29 Apr. - 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Tempe History Museum. 809 E. Southern Ave Tempe

RSVP at tempe.gov/economicdevelopmentevents or call Jill Buschbacher, 480-350-8812

 
Date:
02/27/2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location:
West Campus - Verde Dining Pavilion, Changemaker Central

 

 

Pitch your idea, receive feedback and network with other ASU students interested in Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Pitching at Open Pitch provides an amazing opportunity to improve your storytelling and could even provide a connection that helps you grow your idea into a venture.

This event will be presented by ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Students have exactly 2 minutes to pitch an idea, no visual aids/PowerPoints/etc. If we have 5 or more students pitch their ideas, there will be a prize of $250 for the “Crowd Favorite!”

We will also be tabling on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, beginning at 9 am outside on the Sands Breezeway. Please stop by to receive a free “Just Start T-Shirt” and additional resources while supplies last!