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Join a community of aspiring student entrepreneurs and innovators

As an Entrepreneurship + Innovation Fellow, you will join a network of students who are passionate about approaching problems in new ways, developing big ideas and wanting to make their mark at ASU. You will enjoy personalized support and mentorship as you build your innovation portfolio, with the opportunity to start, grow or create a venture of your own.

Some fellows have already started businesses, led international service projects or had an impact in their own community; others are just starting to explore what it means to be innovative. Join the E + I Fellows to develop skills that prepare you for the future.


  • an invitation to pursue your own venture or academic innovation project, or engage in entrepreneurship experiences
  • opportunities to network with some of ASU’s most creative, passionate Sun Devils that are working to bring their ideas to life
  • behind-the-scenes access to entrepreneurship opportunities and events at ASU and in the greater Phoenix startup community
  • connections to mentors and experienced innovators, and a university community dedicated to supporting you, your dreams and your overall ASU experience
  • insight into competitive opportunities to advance your ideas, including accelerator opportunities that are exclusively for ASU students. (Annually, half a million dollars is invested in student ideas at ASU.)
  • regular access to professional development, leadership and career opportunities
quality degrees

Venture development

Engage with mentors and experts to grow, launch or join a for-profit or non-profit venture while at ASU. Receive personalized support to bring your ideas to life.
Innovtive projects

Academic innovation projects

Develop, design and deploy your own innovation. Working in collaboration with faculty, staff and other students, you can build a robot, direct a film or search for a far-off galaxy. Pursue your passion through applying your knowledge and skills beyond the classroom.
Entrepreneurial experiences

Entrepreneurial experiences

E + I Fellows can choose from a growing list of experiences designed to build new connections, networks and skills through unique opportunities at home and around the world.


  • students who like to identify solutions to real-world challenges, and who care about ideas
  • students who want to connect with other Sun Devils who care about innovation and develop a network committed to innovating at ASU
  • students who are interested in innovation, have an early-stage idea, or have already started a business and are looking to advance a venture
  • students of any major or academic interest with an entrepreneurial mindset or skill set
  • first-year students for fall 2020
  • competitive GPA
  • demonstrated passion for innovation; direct startup experience is not required

Application opens: Nov. 15, 2019
Priority deadline: Jan. 15, 2020
Second deadline*: April 1, 2020
Final deadline*: June 1, 2020

*Space permitting

For more information regarding the E + I Freshman Fellow opportunity, contact:
Bailey Gading
Program Coordinator – Entrepreneurship + Innovation
Knowledge Enterprise Development

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