Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative 2012


Application deadline



Competition Organizer

Arizona State University

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

At least one founding member of each team must be an Arizona State University undergraduate or graduate student. The Entrepreneur Initiative is open to new, independent ventures in the seed, start-up, or early growth stages. 

Important Dates

The application period is open from March 1, 2012 to April 1, 2012. Finalists will be selected mid-May 2012, and will pitch their ventures in June. Winners will also be announced in June. 

Competition Prizes

Up to 20 ventures will be granted up to $20,000 in seed funding, along with office place at the SkySong facility in Scottsdale, and extensive mentorship. 

Other Info

The Edson Entrepreneur Initiative provides funding, office space and training for teams of students across Arizona State University to explore their innovative ideas for business products and services in partnership with faculty, researchers and successful entrepreneurs from both the academic and private sectors.