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Entrepreneurship resources

Welcome to the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute!

The entrepreneurial mindset means letting your curiosity take flight, securing connections and creating value.

Entrepreneurship IS NOT:

Entrepreneurship IS :

  • Limited to business majors creating buzz-wordy startups or tech majors building apps.
  • Finding new ways to resolve issues in the world around you.
  • A “get rich quick” scheme making small businesses.
  • Pursuing opportunity without the fear of resource constraints.
  • Easy, glamorous or comfortable. Hard work and taking risks is part of the package.
  • Taking ideas and making them reality

Self-guided resources

Organize your thoughts about your new business or great idea.

Learn about entrepreneurship at your own pace with these easy courses.

Resources for Current Students

Students like you are here to help you understand entrepreneurship and start your next step.

You can connect with an 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

 An open mic style pitch competition that provides students an opportunity to improve their storytelling and connect with other innovative students. Winners are decided by popular vote and will receive $250 to execute their idea. Open Pitch is held virtually via Zoom. 

Resources for students and alumni

A support program that pairs founders with a dedicated venture mentor. Experienced mentors challenge, monitor and advance the venture development process. 

A biannual pitch competition open to Venture Devils by application. Over $500K in funding and support is awarded annually. 

A network of E + I run or affiliated spaces for aspiring entrepreneurs to ideate, create and build. Whether you want help building a prototype, a place to meet with mentors or a cool spot to brainstorm with classmates, we have just the right space for you.