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Ideation Funding

Have an idea? Want to change the world? These ASU ideation funding programs can help you get started.

ASU Open Pitch

Pitch your idea, receive feedback and network with other ASU entrepreneurs. 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. Event occurs in person at various ASU campus locations in September and February.

ASU PitchFunder

PitchFunder is a program from the ASU Foundation designed to empower the ASU community to raise the funds they need for the projects, events and organizations they’re passionate about. PitchFunder will train and coach you to raise money by reaching out to your personal networks — friends, family, colleagues and other contacts — to create a crowd and invite them to get involved by making a contribution. Our program provides groups, training, tools and technology necessary to raise charitable funds in partnership with ASU Foundation.

 

Changemaker Challenge

Changemaker Challenge is an opportunity for students to make a difference in local and global communities through innovation. If you have an idea for creating and implementing positive change, enter this challenge and make your idea happen.

Cisco Innovation Challenge

Support community college student entrepreneurs as they pitch new Internet of Everything solutions and technologies for an opportunity to win seed funding.

Woodside Community Action Grant

The Woodside Community Action Grant is a seed-funding competition for ASU students that are passionate about service. Projects should be engaging, community-driven, solutions-focused and sustainable in that the impact is long-term.