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Rolling Basis Apply ASAP The New Venture Challenge
TODAY 11/15 From the Metaverse to the Matrix
Tomorrow 11/16 Mayra Ceja: Sales for Startup
Thursday 11/17 Vincent Chang: Extreme User Research for Startups
Thursday 11/17 Last Day to Register for Devils Invent
Friday 11/18 Devils Invent: Aerospace Sustainability
Monday 11/21 RSVP for Hacking the Human
Coming Up 12/02 Hacking the Human
What: It is a track of crash courses in Social Entrepreneurship with hands-on incubator-style classes in partnership with tech companies, like Intel and NXP. During the semester, we run 12 fantastic labs with industry experts, professionals, faculty, and mentors that will advance your social or sustainable startup or community project. At the end of the courses, the final pitch presentations compete for eSeed grant Social Impact Challenge Funding from Tom Prescott Student Venture Fund.

TEM 450 Design for Developing World + TEM 498 Capstone Project
This course is focused on tangible products for social and sustainable needs. Ventures focus on B2C models, such as design for extreme affordability, prosthetics, personal mobility, child safety, and more. The students advance the work on their own venture, or students can work on a problem-solution challenge that a non-profit faces.
When + Where: Poly Campus, Fridays, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.

TEM 598 Systemic Design and Social Innovation + TEM 494
It is focused on intangible products/services, informational and platform-based business models, and software-as-a-service (SaaS). It deals with social and sustainable complex and systemic issues. Ventures focus on B2B public/private models at the national and international levels, including complex stakeholder networks of policymakers, NGOs, and private enterprises. Discusses ethics of technology and human-technology interaction. The students advance the work on their ventures.
When + Where: Tempe @ Novus, Thursdays, 9:30 am -12:00 pm.
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From the Metaverse to the Matrix

Who: All of ASU's Top Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Rizwan Virk is a computer scientist, venture capitalist, and video game pioneer. He was the founder of Play Labs @ MIT, is currently a doctoral student at Arizona State University’s College of Global Futures, and teaches at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Virk is also a bestselling author with his books, The Simulation Hypothesis and The Simulated Multiverse. In his talk, he will discuss the Simulation Point, the point at which we can construct a virtual world indistinguishable from physical reality.  Also, he will touch on the implications of such a technological singularity, which implies the head-spinning notion that we may already be inside such a realistic simulation and not be aware of it.

When: Today, 11/15/2022, 5 pm Arizona Time

Where: Online via Zoom

Why: This is a great opportunity to learn about the metaverse and the implications it can have on our futures. 
Who: All who are interested in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

What: Join us and special guest, Mayra Ceja of the Business Development and Partnerships team at Hubspot, to learn about the dos and don'ts of selling and how you can implement these ideas into your own sales strategy for your business. In this session, you will learn how to find promising sales opportunities, the most important things to avoid during sales dealings, and how to ultimately close the deal.

When: Tomorrow, November 16, 2022, at 11 am PT (12 pm Arizona Time).

Where: Online- Register for Link
Register Today

Who: All who are interested in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

What: What is extreme user testing, and how can entrepreneurs employ it to gain a unique advantage? Special guest Vincent Chang, Head of Culture at SmartNews, Inc. and Center Advisory Board Member, will share his journey of extreme user testing and how these insights lead to winning product features for SmartNews and its millions of users.

When: November 17, 2022, at 11 am PT (12 pm Arizona Time).

Where: Online- Register for Link
Register Soon
Devil Invent, Compete for Your Share in a $10,000 Prize Pool

Who: All of ASU's Top Innovators and Entrepreneurs

What: Devils Invent is a weekend-long engineering design challenge. On Friday night, teams of 4-6 students are given a problem statement and have until Sunday afternoon to design the best solution. Mentors will be available to help teams develop their innovative solutions. This event is sponsored by Honeywell and will focus on identifying solutions to make the aerospace field more sustainable. Compete for your share in a $10,000 prize pool!

When: The event starts at 5 pm on 11/18 and to 2 pm on 11/20
            RSVP by Noon on Thursday 11/17 

Engineering Center G (ECG) 101, Tempe campus

Why: This is a fantastic opportunity to get some hands-on engineering experience and practice your pitch.
RSVP Today

Hacking the Human: Innovative Approaches to Wellness

Who: All of ASU's Entrepreneurs

What: Join industry experts and community innovators at the Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab) as they discuss current and evolving solutions for improving society's wellness. A light lunch will be served. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP soon if interested. 

When: 12/2/2022, 10:30 am - 3 pm
             RSVP by 11/21/2022 

Where: 850 PBC-
850 North 5th Street Suite 130 Phoenix, AZ 85004

Why: Learn about some of the innovations that are being developed to improve wellness. 

The New Venture Challenge

Who: All ASU Students, Staff, & Faculty who are seeking Venture Capital Investment for a new business.

What: The New Venture Challenge is an 8-week Spring-semester course, taught by 8-time entrepreneur and current investor Scott Wald. The course helps students to think through their business from value proposition, to financial modeling, and investor ‘pitching’ – and the classes culminate in participants competing for an unfair share of $50,000 in available SAFE note investment. Please reach out to for more information.

When: Applications for access to the class are accepted on a rolling basis – so fill out the attached form and apply NOW. 

Why: Participants gain unprecedented access to a series of curated investment mentors, and graduate-level business designers, to help them create a viable business around their new innovations.
Apply as Soon as Possible

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