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A student pitches his team's venture at the ASU Innovation Open.

Witness the intense competition between ASU and MIT student entrepreneurial teams as they pitch their entrepreneurial ventures for the chance to win a $100,000 Avnet-sponsored prize.

After this exciting showdown at the ASU Innovation Open on Friday, February 2, 2018, join us for a free lunch, keynote speaker Wasalu Jaco (previously known as Lupe Fiasco) and meet other VIPs.

You’ll also have a chance to network with more than 200 expected entrepreneurial community leaders from all over the country ranging from successful startups to corporate giants.

The ASU Innovation Open — Finalist Demo Day
Friday, February 2, 2018
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess [map]
Register to attend the event and get a free lunch — seats are limited!

Students can sign up for a spot on a free ASU bus to the event and back to campus, and enter in a raffle to win General Admission tickets to the Phoenix Waste Management Open PGA golf tournament for Saturday, February 3, 2018.


9 a.m. – Students get on the bus at the Tempe campus – outside of the W.P. Carey School of Business — 401 E Lemon St., Tempe, AZ 85287

10 a.m. – Welcome from Kyle Squires, Dean of ASU Engineering + Bill Amelia, Avnet CEO

10:30 a.m. – Pitch #1 – Bloomer (MIT)

10:45 a.m. – Pitch #2 – Hygiea (ASU)

11:15 a.m. – Pitch #3 – W8X (MIT)

11:30 a.m. – Pitch #4 – Hoolest (ASU)

11:45 a.m. – Pitch #5 – AirGarage (ASU)

Noon – Free lunch

12:15 p.m. – Keynote: Wasalu Jaco (previously known as Lupe Fiasco)

1 p.m. – Awards and selfies with Wasalu, Sparky and other VIPs

2 p.m. – Students head back to the Tempe campus on the bus

3 p.m. – Students say goodbye to all their new friends and get off the bus 

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