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Date: September 22, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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 the 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 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Location: Zoom

1 Million Cups is open to everyone and invites those from every stage of their entrepreneurial journey to participate. Join this National program, led by local innovators. 1 Million Cups welcomes students, business leaders, founders, and more. Hear from founders, connect with resources. Explore what is happening across the Valley by listening to local founders share their ideas in a friendly 6-minute presentation format with 20 minutes of questions. In Fall 2020, the West Valley and East Valley community will be working together to capture the diversity of our community and serve as a welcome mat for everyone interested in entrepreneurship in Phoenix.

The meeting will be via Zoom through December; registration is required to gain access to the link. 1 Million Cups is always free to attend.

East Valley hosts the 2nd Wednesday of the month, Register here. 

West Valley hosts the 4th Wednesday of the month. Register here.

Date: September 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Virtual

Join the ASU Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience and the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute for a panel discussion on how ot best support entrepreneurs from a holistic perspective utilizing both we-being and mindfulness. 

Panelists include: 

Ji Mi Choi, Founding Executive Director for the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute

Felcity Blackwater, Founder and Owner of Purpose Community Goal Network 

Brad Biehl, Student Entrepreneur, Podcast Creator interested in Urban Planning

Autumn Sayler, Global Politics Students, Sustainability Innovator 

 

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: http://links.asu.edu/mindfulness
(Use the YouTube chat feature to engage.)

Learn more about the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University by visiting https://mindfulnesscenter.asu.edu/

Date: September 23, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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 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.

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Date:
09/01/2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location:
Virtual -- Join Online with Zoom

Meet other innovative students to hear how you can get engaged with entrepreneurship at ASU

Hear from Entrepreneurship Catalysts about ASU’s entrepreneurship and innovation resources.  Find out what students are creating and how they balance being student entrepreneurs while also earning their degrees at ASU.  As a participant, there will be breakout time to have small group conversations and interact. 

Entrepreneurship Catalysts are current students who serve as a peer resource for all things entrepreneurship happening at ASU.

You can connect with an Edson Entrepreneurship Catalyst to:

  • better navigate ASU resources related to entrepreneurship and innovation
  • learn how to get involved with communities of student entrepreneurs
  • receive coaching and feedback on any of your idea(s) from another ASU student

Learn more about the Entrepreneurship Catalysts by visiting https://entrepreneurship.asu.edu/entrepreneurship-catalysts 

RSVP required.  You will receive Zoom link to join this interactive welcome event once you have completed the event registration. 

 
 
Date:
09/03/2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location:
Online

While there is no shortage of health-related problems in 2020, thinking entrepreneurially can shift your mindset to see these problems as opportunities for solutions. Join Rick Hall, Sr. Director of Health Innovation at ASU, to explore the three pillars of design thinking and learn techniques to ideate, test, and refine your idea to improve health care.

Rick Hall is a clinical professor and senior director in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, where he teaches coursework on health entrepreneurship and innovation methodology. His appointment includes administration of the Masters in Healthcare Innovation and Bachelors of Science in Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation degrees. He is the director of the Executive Fellowship in Innovation Health Leadership, the Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab), and the Mayo Clinic ASU MedTech Accelerator.

Free to attend. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

Sponsored by the Health Entrepreneurship + Innovation Club.

 
 
 
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Date:
09/09/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location:
Zoom - Details provided upon registration

A Conversation with Victor Hwang

“We are all born to be starters, makers, doers, dreamers”

Presented by the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, join Victor Hwang, Founder, and Author, in a discussion about how to empower entrepreneurial opportunity for everyone. Learn more about the Right to Start campaign to rebuild the American economy by unleashing entrepreneurial opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, place, gender, background, heredity, circumstance.  We are all starters. 

“Each of us has a fundamental right to start an idea and make it real…”

A free PDF download of We Are All Starters: A Manifesto to Renew Ourselves and Our Nation is available for you at https://www.victorh.co/books-articles

Victor W. Hwang

Entrepreneur, Author, Founder Right to Start

Victor is an economic growth expert. His ideas have shaped the economic lives of millions of people worldwide. His work has helped over 300 communities, cities, states, companies, and entire countries create greater prosperity.

 
Date:
09/09/2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location:
Online

Join a hosted evening with General Assembly for an exclusive session on how to leverage LinkedIn to advance your career.

What You’ll Take Away: Practical tips, tricks and resources that you can put into action right away.

Why It Matters: LinkedIn is the definitive platform when it comes to networking online. Are you getting the most out of it?

Agenda:

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

Takeaways:
-Profile Tips (Do's and Don'ts)
-How to interact with recruiters
-Networking on LinkedIn
-Job Searching tips on LinkedIn

 
Date:
09/09/2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location:
Zoom webinar (recording linked below)

The Venture Devils+ program was designed to offer high potential Venture Devil entrepreneurs an advanced/supplemental program and a pathway for achieving true market success. This additional resource aims to assist ventures that are looking to create a specific and unique business model related to their venture, develop go-to-market strategies, key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess investor-readiness, receive important finance training and develop a strategy for scaling their businesses. The program is beginning it's 3rd iteration with a cohort for fall 2020, each cohort cycle lasting the duration of 1 ASU semester. Each cycle lasts approximately 13-15 weeks.

VD+ is led by two skilled venture mentors, both with vast experience in business and finance as well as working with early-stage ventures; Marty Levy and Stephanie Sims. Entry to the Venture Devils+ program is highly selective, and ventures are initially screened based on prior participation in a Demo Day competition in addition to being awarded funding. Stage of development, unique needs of a specific venture, potential for scalability and other factors are assessed by the Venture Devils staff alongside the dedicated venture mentors assigned to the Venture Devils+ program in order to guide the selection process. Both spring and summer cohorts allowed for 6 ventures (each) to participate.

We want to use this showcase opportunity to highlight the progress these ventures have made during their time in the Venture Devils+ program. This is a chance for current and interested future donors and stakeholders to see what some of our high performing ventures are working on and how they've refined their business model and go-to-market strategy over the last few months.

Here is the recording of the showcase event

 
Date:
09/10/2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location:
Online

Join us for an evening hosted by General Assembly with some of Phoenix's legendary innovators and creators and find out how to make it in Phoenix. 
Each speaker will share their tips and tricks on how to create a unique product, service or brand that's pushing the boundaries while sharing their journey.

Agenda:

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

 
 
 
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Date:
09/17/2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location:
Online via Zoom

There is no shortage of great ideas within the world of health care. However, developing an idea to address a pressing problem is just the start of the process. Join Brent Sebold, Director of Entrepreneurship + Innovation at the Fulton Schools of Engineering and the Knowledge Enterprise at ASU, to explore the importance of a value proposition as you evolve your idea into a sustainable (and maybe) scalable enterprise to make the world a better place.

Dr. Brent Sebold is an expert faculty designer and administrator of university-based entrepreneurship and innovation programs. Brent's expertise also includes the design and leadership of impactful collegiate engagement programs for universal learners.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Online via Zoom

Free to attend. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

Co-sponsored by the Health Entrepreneurship + Innovation Club.

 
 
 
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Date:
09/21/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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:
09/22/2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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 the 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:
09/23/2020 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Location:
Zoom

1 Million Cups is open to everyone and invites those from every stage of their entrepreneurial journey to participate. Join this National program, led by local innovators. 1 Million Cups welcomes students, business leaders, founders, and more. Hear from founders, connect with resources. Explore what is happening across the Valley by listening to local founders share their ideas in a friendly 6-minute presentation format with 20 minutes of questions. In Fall 2020, the West Valley and East Valley community will be working together to capture the diversity of our community and serve as a welcome mat for everyone interested in entrepreneurship in Phoenix.

The meeting will be via Zoom through December; registration is required to gain access to the link. 1 Million Cups is always free to attend.

East Valley hosts the 2nd Wednesday of the month, Register here. 

West Valley hosts the 4th Wednesday of the month. Register here.

 
Date:
09/23/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location:
Virtual

Join the ASU Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience and the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute for a panel discussion on how ot best support entrepreneurs from a holistic perspective utilizing both we-being and mindfulness. 

Panelists include: 

Ji Mi Choi, Founding Executive Director for the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute

Felcity Blackwater, Founder and Owner of Purpose Community Goal Network 

Brad Biehl, Student Entrepreneur, Podcast Creator interested in Urban Planning

Autumn Sayler, Global Politics Students, Sustainability Innovator 

 

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: http://links.asu.edu/mindfulness
(Use the YouTube chat feature to engage.)

Learn more about the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University by visiting https://mindfulnesscenter.asu.edu/

 
Date:
09/23/2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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:
09/24/2020 - 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:
09/25/2020 - 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.

 
 
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Date:
09/29/2020 - 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:
09/30/2020 - 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