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Tonight and Tomorrow!
Open Pitch Week – Virtual
United States Patent and Trademark Office Info Session
Deadline: Apply to Venture Devils
Deadline: Apply to Change the World
Deadline: Rice Business Plan Competition
Venture Devils MedTech Part 2
Deadline: Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic
Normal Registration Deadline: TEM 494/598- The Art of Leadership
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
Why: During theirpresentation, they 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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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 IdeaInto Business Reality hosted by the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute. There 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Looking For More on Innovation and Entrepreneurship?
Check out the Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fulton Schools Youtube Channel. If you are into podcasts, then we recommend checking out the How We Innovate Podcast presented by the Master's in Innovation and Venture Development (MSIVD).
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