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Entrepreneurship is more than just a class or a program; it is a mindset that is woven into the fabric of ASU. If you are looking to start a business or just want to grow your idea, ASU offers programs, resources and coursework that can help you.

Entrepreneurial Degrees

At ASU, entrepreneurship is integrated into almost every degree to some extent. A variety of academic programs place a particular focus on entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurial Mindset

Embracing an entrepreneurial mindset is essential when creating innovative solutions for today's challenges in all types of organizations, communities and groups, whether as a founder or entrepreneur. The entrepreneurial mindset means letting your curiosity take flight, securing connections and creating value.

At ASU, you'll find a wealth of opportunities to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation in the classroom and beyond. The following programs can help you develop and apply an entrepreneurial mindset.

ASU-Draper University Entrepreneurship Incubator Program

The ASU-Draper University Entrepreneurship Incubator Program immerses you in an environment where innovation thrives through a unique in-residence experience featuring ASU faculty and curriculum at Draper University in San Mateo, California. In just nine months, you'll gain the tools and knowledge to launch and grow your own startup and turn powerful ideas into reality.

EPICS

The Engineering Projects in Community Service program (EPICS) is a national award-winning social entrepreneurship program. Teams design, build and deploy systems to solve engineering-based problems for charities, schools and other not-for-profit organizations. Our students aren’t waiting to graduate to make a difference; they are tackling real-world problems today.

GlobalResolve

GlobalResolve is a series of interdisciplinary courses in which ASU students and faculty collaborate with universities, residents of rural areas, local governments, financial institutions and nongovernmental organizations to develop solutions that address pressing public health or environmental needs in the developing world.

InnovationSpace

InnovationSpace is place where inquiring minds collaborate to create a more livable and sustainable world. It is an entrepreneurial joint venture among ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and W. P. Carey School of Business. This transdisciplinary education and research lab teaches students how to develop products that create market value while serving real societal needs and minimizing impacts on the environment.

Internships

ASU’s Handshake connects entrepreneurial-minded students to valley entrepreneurs who have a need for student talent. Through student internships, part-time employment and full-time career opportunities, Handshake is dedicated to providing valuable career experiences for ASU students while helping to meet the needs of local businesses.

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site

ASU’s I-Corps Site is a university-wide partnership among the ASU colleges and institutes, the technology transfer office, and the external entrepreneurial ecosystem to provide training, coaching and financial support to catalyze faculty and student efforts for transitioning university research into the marketplace and into becoming successful I-Corps Teams.

Resources

We're committed to helping our aspiring entrepreneurs move their big ideas forward. From mentoring and professional services to prototyping facilities and funding opportunities, we want to make sure you can find what you need in order to succeed.

Arizona Technology Enterprises

Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) is the exclusive intellectual property management and technology transfer organization for ASU. We work with faculty, investors and our industry partners to translate ASU innovation into broad societal impact.

ASU Startup School

ASU Startup School is a comprehensive and proven framework for developing ventures. Startup School is a series of facilitated workshops in which entrepreneurs learn what they need to do in order to develop a successful venture. ASU Startup School is available free to everyone through ASU Online.

Entrepreneurship Catalysts

Entrepreneurship Catalysts are current ASU students who educate and support other students, faculty and staff who want to get involved in entrepreneurship opportunities. Catalysts can help you navigate ASU’s entrepreneurial resources, refer you to relevant opportunities and provide coaching if you are beginning to develop your own venture idea.

Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic

Students in the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic help independent inventors and startup companies with their patent applications. Working under the supervision of licensed patent attorneys, students receive hands-on experience in patent prosecution, licensing and litigation.

Phoenix Resource Navigator

The Phoenix Resource Navigator is an interactive online search platform designed to help Phoenix-area entrepreneurs find the right help with their most pressing business challenges.