Applications are open for the 3rd annual ASU Innovation Open (, sponsored by Avnet, bringing together student ventures from across the US, all competing for $100K in unrestricted capital.


The brings together a network of resources, including mentorship from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and attorneys that provide business plan feedback and more than $150K in awards to help these new ventures accelerate and drives media exposures for all participants.



• The call for applications is now open and will close on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Semifinalists will be announced on 11/15.

• Semi-Finals: On December 14, 2018, semi-finalists will present their projects in-person before a select panel of expert judges at ASU Sky Song in Scottsdale, Arizona. Five finalists will be selected to advance to the finals.

• Finals: Finalists will deliver in-person pitches before a panel of judges during the Final Demo Day at the ASU Memorial Union on February 1, 2019, in Tempe, Arizona. One student venture will be awarded the $100,000 grand prize.


For more information on the ASUio, to apply, or for the list of rules, please visit