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March

Date: March 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Online

Venture Devils supports all ASU student, faculty, and community-based entrepreneurs. The program aims to catalyze the entrepreneurial success of founders by connecting them with Venture Mentors who provide regular, ongoing support. This dedicated mentorship is paired with an optional online Venture Devils course, which is designed to challenge, monitor, and advance the venture development process. As part of Venture Devils, founders may receive direct access to ASU funding opportunities and venture development spaces.

Date: March 23, 2018 - 5:30pm to March 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Location: ECG 100

Devils Invent is a series of weekend-long engineering and design challenges. Participating students are encouraged to design, build, and implement innovative solutions to challenging problem statements submitted by community, industry and University partners.

Devils Invent events are targeted at students that are committed to making a difference and developing their entrepreneurial mindset. The challenges are open to Freshman- Ph.D. students. Teams will be formed during the event.

Devils Invent – Tempe events will be hosted in the Generator Labs (ECG 100) and surrounding eSpaces and 3D print lab. For the fall 2017 November event, the new Tooker House residence hall will host a freshmen-only event. Polytechnic events will be hosted in the Innovation Hub (Technology Center) and surrounding classroom spaces.

April

Date: April 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Online - TBD

If you’re a student with a big idea, the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative is your chance to turn that idea into a successful venture. ASU provides Edson teams with all the tools they need to start, advance and grow a venture. Teams chosen to participate in Edson are awarded office space, mentoring, seed funding and an educational program that includes ASU Startup School, a proven framework for venture acceleration.

For over a decade, the Edson program has proven to be a highly responsive, individualized and student-centered entrepreneurship program that delivers economic, social and educational impact in real-time.

The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative has supported more than 300 student teams and more than 1,200 students in the past 12 years.

In the past three years, Edson teams have raised over 2 million dollars, filed more than 30 patents and hired more than 150 employees.
Edson Design Principles

Generate Awareness
Edson is promoted through extensive on-campus outreach and academic partnerships.
Advance Ideas
Edson applications will be evaluated for viability, scalability and compliance with university standards.
Engage Multiple Perspectives
Edson Advisory Board (EAB) members from across industries and sectors will evaluate and support ventures.
Promote Professionalism
Edson applicants will be current students and in good academic and professional standing.
Invest in the Future
Edson will offer up to $20k in seed funding and up to 12 months of acceleration and support services.
Commit to Progress
Edson awardees will sign a term sheet that outlines program benefits, benchmarks and expectations.
Impact the World
Edson graduates will be supported in securing opportunities for advancing and scaling their venture.
Eligibility

Edson is open to new or existing startup teams that have at least one current ASU student as a key founder enrolled in at least one credit hour at the time of the application deadline.
Edson is open to all ASU students, including undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and part-time students.
Edson is open to ideas and ventures that are not in conflict with the Student Code of Conduct.
Participation in Edson is limited to two years.

Date: April 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 1951 @ Skysong

Venture Devils supports all ASU student, faculty, and community-based entrepreneurs. The program aims to catalyze the entrepreneurial success of founders by connecting them with Venture Mentors who provide regular, ongoing support. This dedicated mentorship is paired with an optional online Venture Devils course, which is designed to challenge, monitor, and advance the venture development process. As part of Venture Devils, founders may receive direct access to ASU funding opportunities and venture development spaces.

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