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Student Outreach and Engagement

Student Outreach and Engagement Students and recent grads interested in entrepreneurship can get the support they need to continue on their entrepreneurial journey.

Community Entrepreneurship

Edson E+I’s Community Entrepreneurship connects local business owners with ASU’s existing entrepreneurship resources.

Venture Development

Venture Development supports entrepreneurs in learning the basics of building a business and get the support they need to help it flourish.

Edson E+I Fellows

Build your network, explore entrepreneurial ideas and gain skills while earning your degree.

Youth Entrepreneurship

The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University empowers budding entrepreneurs in grades K-12

Virtual Venture Internship

ASU undergraduate students gain valuable work experience during a seven-week Edson E+I virtual internship program with Phoenix entrepreneurial businesses.

Verizon Innovative Learning

Middle school students gained skills in emerging technology, design thinking and social innovation.

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Venture Devils

Edson E+I Venture Devils offers a full suite of services — from mentorship to access to ASU funding opportunities —to catalyze entrepreneurial success.

Startup Village

Join entrepreneurial-minded students to collaborate, innovate and connect in a vibrant residential environment.

Two women work at their mobile food business serving handcrafted aguas frescas.

Prepped

Edson E+I’s Prepped program provides food entrepreneurs with free immersive training in the skills they need to succeed.

Peoria Forward

Peoria Forward, a partnership between Edson E+I and the City of Peoria, fosters entrepreneurship in the community to create a thriving economy.

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NSF I-Corps

Discover how to transition your university research into the marketplace by joining a successful I-Corps team.

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National Security Academic Accelerator

Receive training, coaching and financial support to accelerate ASU-led technology and solutions into national security startups.

Launch Days

Connect with Edson E+I Institute team members and other student entrepreneurs to brainstorm ideas and develop strategic plans.

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Global Network of Innovation Centers

ASU Global Network of Innovation Centers provides higher ed institutions worldwide with opportunities to share best practices, exchange resources and more.

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Entrepreneurship Catalysts

Find help in navigating university resources, opportunities and relevant events in the entrepreneurship space.

Six entrepreneurs brainstorm health care solutions at ASU’s HEALab in downtown Phoenix.

Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation @ HEALab

ASU’s HEALab provides expertise and other resources to students, faculty, staff and community members bringing health-related ventures to market.

Five Clinton Global Initiative University undergraduate and graduate students pose in a photoshoot with Chelsea Clinton.

Clinton Global Initiative University

Gain leadership skills and create social impact through this enriching community of learning, leadership and action.

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A speaker gives a slide deck presentation on a three-year business development plan for an Internet of Things venture.

Venture Devils

Edson E+I Venture Devils offers a full suite of services — from mentorship to access to ASU funding opportunities —to catalyze entrepreneurial success.

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

Discover how to transition your university research into the marketplace by joining a successful I-Corps team.

Youth Entrepreneurship

The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University empowers budding entrepreneurs in grades K-12

Launch Days

Connect with Edson E+I Institute team members and other student entrepreneurs to brainstorm ideas and develop strategic plans.

Peoria Forward

Peoria Forward, a partnership between Edson E+I and the City of Peoria, fosters entrepreneurship in the community to create a thriving economy.

Six entrepreneurs brainstorm health care solutions at ASU’s HEALab in downtown Phoenix.

Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation @ HEALab

ASU’s HEALab provides expertise and other resources to students, faculty, staff and community members bringing health-related ventures to market.

National Security Academic Accelerator (NSA2)

Receive training, coaching and financial support to accelerate ASU-led technology and solutions into national security startups.

Entrepreneurship Catalysts

Find help in navigating university resources, opportunities and relevant events in the entrepreneurship space.

Virtual Venture Internship

ASU undergraduate students gain valuable work experience during a seven-week Edson E+I virtual internship program with Phoenix entrepreneurial businesses.

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The greatest joy from mentoring comes when someone shares that they believe they have made progress they would not have made without our collaboration.

Ric Leutwyler Venture Mentor and CEO, Evidence Solutions, Inc.

Past programs

We often partner with industry leaders such as Verizon and Cisco to run programs that are grant-funded for a specific period of time.

And yet these programs have lasting impact in closing the digital divide in underprivileged schools, expanding entrepreneurship opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities, creating waste-to-product innovations in the circular economy and more.

$3.72 million

Capital raised in the RISN Incubator program

$4.14 million

Revenue generated in the RISN Incubator program

3,500+

Businesses participated in the Prepping to Digitize Your Food Business program

86

Students from more than 40 schools in 9 states participated in the Verizon Innovative Learning Design Thinking Program