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Quick Calendar
Tonight and Tomorrow! 2/23-2/24 Open Pitch Week – Virtual
Tomorrow! 2/24 United States Patent and Trademark Office Info Session
Sunday 2/26 Deadline: Apply to Venture Devils
Sunday 2/26 Deadline: Apply to Change the World
Next Week 2/28 Deadline: Rice Business Plan Competition
Next Week 3/1 Venture Devils MedTech Part 2
Next Week 3/3 Deadline: Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic
Next Week 3/4 Normal Registration Deadline: TEM 494/598- The Art of Leadership
Coming Up 3/15 Change the World
USPTO Presentation + Office Hours

Who: All ASU students interested in the patent process and intellectual property.

What: Do you have a novel idea or unique invention? Do you want to better understand intellectual property and the patent process? You are cordially invited to join a panel of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Judicial leadership in a special opportunity to learn about USPTO and its role in granting and protecting intellectual property. A team of Lead USPTO Patent Judges will provide attendees with an inside look at the multifaceted patent process and the role of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). 
Lunch will be provided to all attendees!

When: Tomorrow, February 24, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM MST

Where: Engineering Center G Wing-
Generator Labs 

Why: During their presentationthey will share many of the free resources developed by the USPTO and PTAB to assist innovators and inventors as they navigate through the patenting process. Learn how to protect your ventures today!
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Pitch an Idea at Open Pitch

Who: ASU’s top innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to pitch their venture ideas.

What: Have an idea? Whether it's an idea you just thought of or something you've been brainstorming for a while, we encourage you to pitch it during Open Pitch Week February 20-24! During Open Pitch, ASU students have the opportunity to share their idea virtually in a 2-minute pitch, receive feedback from
 Entrepreneurship Catalysts and connect with other ASU students interested in entrepreneurship. The crowd favorite at each Open Pitch event wins $250 in funding to support their idea. 


  • Tonight, Feb 23, 6 – 7 pm MST – RSVP here
  • Tomorrow, Feb 24 – noon – 1 pm MST – RSVP here

Where: Online Via Zoom

Why: This is a great opportunity to practice developing your pitch and get feedback on your innovative ideas.

Need help developing your pitch? Check out our blog, Tips for a Great Open Pitch, or schedule a meeting with an Entrepreneurship Catalyst to work together on developing your pitch.

RSVP Today
Apply to Venture Devils & Turn Your Idea Into Reality
Who: All ASU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community entrepreneurs with an affiliation with ASU are encouraged to apply.

What: Venture Devils empowers the entrepreneurial success of founders by connecting them with Venture Mentors who provide personalized support. Accepted founders also receive direct access to ASU seed funding opportunities, training and development offerings, and venture development spaces.

When + Where: The Venture Devils program operates year-round on all campuses and online.

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 26, 2023

Why: ASU-affiliated entrepreneurs who apply now will be eligible to compete in the Spring 2023 Demo Day to vie for their share of over $200,000 in available seed grant funding.

Need help with your application or have other questions? Please email
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Change the World

Who: All of ASU's Top Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Changemakers.

What: Change the World is a celebration of student imagination, efforts, and achievements in making the world a better place. The event has four ways to participate: Art Exhibits, Exhibitions, Pitch Competitions, and Talent Performances. Please check the attached slide deck for more information on each way you can participate. 

When: Application Deadline: Sunday, 2/26/2023
            Event: 3/15/2023, at 5 pm

Where: Sun Devil Stadium

Why: This is a great event to showcase how students are changing the world and help connect students to local professionals to help continue building their ventures. 
Change the World Slide Deck
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Apply to Compete in the Rice Business Plan Competition

Who: All of ASU's Top Innovators and Entrepreneurs.

What:  The Rice Business Plan Competition (RBCP) showcases the best university startups from all across the U.S. and the World. This competition provides student entrepreneurs the experience of pitching their venture and learning what it takes to build and launch a successful business. Students will compete to find investors and win their share in over $1+ million in prizes. The RBPC is looking for teams with at least two current student founders pursuing a graduate degree (MA, Ph.D., etc.) and fall into one of the following 5 sectors: Energy, Cleantech & Sustainability, Life Science & Healthcare Solutions, Hard Tech, Digital Enterprise, or Consumer Products & Services.

When: Application Deadline: 2/28/2023     

Why: RBPC allows your venture to gain real-world experience, receive mentorship, feedback, and guidance from investors and entrepreneurs, and network with other founders.
For More Info and Application

Venture Devils MedTech: How To Turn Your Idea Into a Business Reality

Who: All Students and Faculty interested in commercializing a MedTech Idea.

What: You are invited to a 2 part series on How To Turn Your Idea Into Business Reality hosted by the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation InstituteThere are so many exciting things to do when you are first starting your new venture. It can be overwhelming and figuring out what to prioritize can be challenging. Join the MedTech community to learn about key resources and opportunities available to you to turn your MedTech idea into business reality. You’ll hear directly from leaders in the ecosystem as you envision the future of your business. Free food will be provided for in-person participants.

Whet: Part 2: 3/1/23 12 pm-2 pm MST

Where: Hybrid: Online Via Zoom or in person at 
850 PBC 

Why: This is a great opportunity to network with peers in the MedTech space and learn best practices to jumpstart your venture.
RSVP Today

Innovation Advancement Clinic 

Who: All ASU entrepreneurs and innovators with early-stage startups.

What:  The Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic (IALC) is now accepting applications for the second round of clients for Spring 2023. The IALC sets up clients with three law students and attorney Raess Mohmed to receive legal support and guidance.  The rounds are 6 to 7 weeks long. There are only 2 meeting requirements - the first and last. All else occurs via email. Startups will receive about $5,000 to $10,000 of lawyer time for only $250 for administrative costs!

When: The application is due on 3/3/2023. 

Why: IALC can help new startups with a variety of legal tasks such as partnership agreements; shareholder agreements; by-laws; corporate governance advice; regulatory advice (e.g., privacy and data collection practices are a huge area of liability for every web-based company); web terms of service; web privacy policies; addressing intellectual property concerns; adding a founder; addressing a partner withdrawing; licensing agreements; non-disclosure agreements; employment agreements; etc.

For those that have questions concerning IALC, reach out to
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New Course: TEM 494/598- The Art of Leadership

Who: All innovators and entrepreneurs looking to further develop their leadership skills.

What: Dare to unlock your highest potential through a breathwork-based self-discovery program that helps you develop clarity, purpose, and authenticity. This course provides an application of leadership strategies to personal development and conscious leadership, within organizational and workplace contexts for technology entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

When: It is a Spring B session course (classes start March 13th).

Where: Hybrid, classes will meet online with three mandatory workshops on the Tempe campus throughout the semester.

Why: This class is a great opportunity to develop key leadership skills and help apply them to your ventures.
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