In addition to serving as Skysong Innovations' go-to source of mentoring, funding and networking opportunities, ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation (E+I) offers a broad range of entrepreneurship-related activities across the university, the metro area and the state.
The group serves as a central point of entry for Skysong Innovations' teams and the ASU community to explore entrepreneurship and innovation. They are responsible for the wide range of entrepreneurship-related classes, programs and resources available throughout the university and within the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
E+I also helps Skysong Innovations' entrepreneurs launch their for-profit, nonprofit and more-than-profit ventures with programs that provide funding, incubation space and mentorship to high-potential startups.
Finally, E+I helps grow ASU’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff with an interest in entrepreneurship to come together and share ideas and resources. The group also works to build Arizona’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through community-wide initiatives, from intensives designed for emerging culinary enterprises to resources for women in business to free community workshops and demo days where Skysong’s innovators can present, pitch, network and learn.
Venture Devils, ASU’s mentor and coaching network, supports all entrepreneurs in the ASU and local communities. With the goal of catalyzing innovators’ and startups’ entrepreneurial success, Venture Devils connects startup teams with seasoned Venture Mentors who provide industry expertise along with regular, ongoing support.
Mentees can also take advantage of the optional online Venture Devils course. The course was specially designed to challenge, monitor and advance each venture’s development process.
As part of Venture Devils, innovators and startup teams also receive direct access to a lucrative network of ASU funding opportunities and state-of-the-art venture development spaces.
The Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site at Arizona State University provides training, coaching and financial support to faculty and students who are looking to move their university research into the marketplace. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Site exists in partnership with ASU, Skysong Innovations and the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The I-Corps Site combines resources, infrastructure and training to support teams at Skysong and across ASU’s four campuses in introducing technology concepts to the marketplace. I-Corps’ goal is to build the innovative capacity of ASU and its entrepreneurial ecosystem while contributing to both the local and national economy. To achieve this, the I-Corps Site offers technology commercialization resources and programs that help develop the next generation of innovators.
I-Corps is also dedicated to promoting, including and helping ASU recruit underrepresented populations. Specific programs developed by ASU and I-Corps focus on including and recruiting veterans, Latinx and women innovators.