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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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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 14 2020.
04/23/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm, 04/30/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm, 05/07/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm, 05/14/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location:
live.televeda.com/peoria-forward 

NEW DATE TBD

Join from comfort of your home at live.televeda.com/peoria-forward 

Designed for community members interested in the growing Peoria small business and entrepreneurial community. Learn more about the impact these brave pioneers are having in our community and how you can support their growth. Hear more about the future of entrepreneurship and Peoria as we answer your questions!

 
 
 
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04/23/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm, 04/30/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm, 05/07/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm, 05/14/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location:
live.televeda.com/peoria-forward 

NEW DATE TBD

Join from comfort of your home at live.televeda.com/peoria-forward 

Designed for community members interested in the growing Peoria small business and entrepreneurial community. Learn more about the impact these brave pioneers are having in our community and how you can support their growth. Hear more about the future of entrepreneurship and Peoria as we answer your questions!

 
 
 
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Date:
05/20/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location:
https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/pigs-a-circular-economy-book-reading-and-panel-discussion/

Join visionary author Johanna Stoberock for an exploration of her new work, Pigs, and consider how a circular economy could prevent Stoberock’s unsettling allegory from becoming reality. Stoberock’s new novel examines the human and systemic consequences of our current take-make-waste system, revealing the often overlooked and unforeseen costs to the planet, economies and, especially, people.

Following this special presentation, the author will join a panel of sustainability experts from ASU, industry and community development to discuss the unanticipated effects of our real-world linear waste system on people and communities, assessing current trends and innovations for a circular economy to reuse and regenerate our world’s resources.

About Pigs:
Four children live on an island that serves as the repository for all the world’s garbage. Trash arrives, the children sort it, and then they feed it to a herd of insatiable pigs: a perfect system. But when a barrel washes ashore with a boy inside, the children must decide whether he is more of the world’s detritus, meant to be fed to the pigs, or whether he is one of them. Written in exquisitely wrought prose, Pigs asks questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence.

The book is available for purchase from Changing Hands Bookstore.

Circular Economy Panel:
Alicia Marseille (moderator): Director of Innovation, Arizona State University Rob & Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service
Sara Axelrod, Director of Sustainability, Beverage Packaging North and Central America at Ball Corporation
Jessica Gonzalez, Program Officer, Economic Development at Local Initiatives Support Corporation - Phoenix
Ginger Spencer, Director of Public Works, City of Phoenix
Presented by the ASU Rob & Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, ASU Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, ASU Center for Science and the Imagination, Changing Hands Bookstore.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PDT/MST

 
 
 
 
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Date:
05/27/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Virtual Event

Please register to attend our upcoming event. 

 
 
Date:
05/29/2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location:
Virtual via Zoom

Who: Ideal for founders who want to deepen their understanding and fine-tune the foundation of their business model to achieve product/market fit and to increase their performance in pitch competitions and other seed funding opportunities.
 

What: These workshops are focused on assumption/hypothesis-testing, customer-focused discovery process to gather important insights needed to maximize the impact of their venture. The sessions will discuss customer discovery, value proposition, customer segmentation and customer feedback. These workshops will be held on two consecutive Fridays via Zoom.

When: Friday, May 29th , 2020; 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  
            Friday, June 12th, 2020; 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please note this is a two-part series both sessions are mandatory.
 

 
Date:
05/29/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location:
Virtual - Join Event Online by Zoom

Founder Friday is an opportunity for innovative Sun Devils to connect with successful founders who got their start at ASU and are advancing ventures that make an impact in the locally and globally.

Denise Napolitano is the co-founder of Empower Coffee Roasters, a store-front business in the East Valley with two main purposes: First, to give coffee drinkers an exceptional experience with some of the best coffees around the world; and second, to empower women through education and opportunity. The founders "believe in providing women with the opportunities necessary to succeed, especially in areas like coffee farming and STEM education. We wanted Empower Coffee Roasters to not just be another coffee roastery, but sought for it to be about something greater than ourselves."

Denise is a recent graduate from ASU with an MBA. 

 
 
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