Harnessing the power
of entrepreneurship

Fueling multidisciplinary teams of collegiate founders as they tackle the world’s most challenging problems.

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$300,000 in grant funding is on the table.

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 ASU Innovation Open will have double the amount of funding available for our outstanding entrepreneurs, including TWO $100,000 grand prizes.

Our competition is designed to challenge and advance university student innovators who aim to develop hard tech ventures. We provide critical venture mentorship and funding for student competitors who are launching a hardware enterprise within a wide variety of cutting-edge marketplaces including but not limited to hardware solutions, IoT and social enterprises with a focus on conscious capitalism.

University supported

We value university-supported technologies and the scientists, artists, engineers, enterprisers and designers who develop them.

Best of the best

Collegiate entrepreneurs are elite athletes who must demonstrate perseverance. Hustle and teamwork CAN change the world.

Rise to the challenge!

Student-led ventures can win one of two $100,000 grand prizes!
Bring your best ideas, and come prepared to dazzle our judges.



Application deadline



Semi-Finalists Announced



ASUio semi-Finals & finals

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