Connects Arizona college students to different support networks and resources. Stay tuned for further updates.
ASU Student Support
ASU Venture Catalyst
The Catalyst is the next step in Arizona State University’s (ASU) evolution of helping ventures find critical resources to succeed. ASU aspires to make a positive global impact and transform global society through integrating use-inspired research, education and entrepreneurship to leverage the unique personality and substantial assets of Arizona.
The Venture Catalyst at ASU is designed to assist student entrepreneurs in developing and connecting to resources that will assist in accelerating their venture to the next level. The Catalyst works with affiliates to develop the best mix of services and access for each individual venture through its state-of-the-art venture services platform. The Catalyst uses its own personnel, as well as collaborators from its extensive network, to provide this full range of acceleration services. In addition, ASU offers multiple funding opportunities for student ventures. Some of these opportunities offer not just initial seed funding, but mentorship and office space to assist ventures with business development
The Community Action Research Experiences (CARE) program is a year-long concentration (beginning Spring semester and continuing through Summer and Fall semesters) that provides a rare opportunity for talented ASU sophomores and juniors of all majors. The purpose of the CARE program is to integrate the research and teaching mission of the university, service to the community, and civic engagement of students. The core of the CARE program involves community partners, students and faculty working together to address a question that is important to the community partners. The applied research projects (problem definition, data collection, analyses, results, and implications) represent the service provided to the community partners. Collaborations are intended to enhance organizations’ evidence-informed policy and practice and to increase students’ capacity for leadership in community improvement.
Changemaker Central @ ASU
Changemaker Central is a student-run centralized resource hub for student involvement in entrepreneurship, civic engagement, service learning and community service that catalyzes student-driven social change. Changemaker Central, located on all four campuses, serves as a key gathering space for ASU’s social innovators.
Changemaker Award for Group Service
The Changemaker Award for Group Service is awarded to an ASU student group that has made significant contributions to the community through group participation or partnership. Students cannot apply for the award but can be nominated.
Changemaker Award for Social Change
The Changemaker Award for Social Change is awarded to an ASU student or student group that has effectively raised awareness and made an impact on one or more social issues.
Changemaker Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The Changemaker Entrepreneur of the Year Award is awarded to an ASU student or group who has created a business, product, website, or patent that has become successful in the real world, or has developed an innovative idea that has potential to impact local and global communities.
Changemaker of the Year Award
The Changemaker of the Year Award is awarded to ASU students who demonstrate leadership and dedication to the ASU and overall community in areas of service, service-laerning, and high-impact careers. Students cannot apply for the award but can be nominated.
Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative
The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative harnesses the entrepreneurial energy, excitement and creativity found in ASU’s student body. It provides funding, office space and training for teams of students across the 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. The program will help students succeed in any enterprise, large or small, for-profit or not-for-profit, domestic or global.
Entrepreneurship @ ASU
ASU students of all majors use entrepreneurship as a means to solve local and global challenges. ASU faculty and students identify local and global needs, articulate how to meet them and move forward with implementing entrepreneurial solutions, regardless of whether they are pursuing, for instance, business, social work, or the arts. Entrepreneurship opportunities are offered in- and outside of the classroom and in a wide variety of departments and schools.
Engineering Projects In Community Service (EPICS)
In the EPICS GOLD program at ASU, teams of multi-disciplinary students with varying interests and strengths work on projects in a series of service learning classes (EPICS I, II, and III) that solve engineering and technology-based problems with not-for-profit community agencies, schools, and government units. This partnership provides many benefits to the students and the community alike.
Maker Pitch provides students and community members with the opportunity to pitch their ideas for new technologies and products in front of a live crowd. Entrepreneurs and professionals will sit on the judging panel and award a variety of prizes to selected participants. The event itself is open to the public and attendance is free.
The Spirit of Enterprise Center
The W.P. Carey Spirit of Enterprise Center (“Spirit”): connects sponsors, volunteers, nominees, award recipients, family businesses, students, faculty and alumni to entrepreneurial networks, resources and opportunities. They offer a guest speaker program in which students gain valuable insight into the mindset, inspiration and passion of entrepreneurs. The STEP program (Student Teams for Entrepreneurship Projects), provides hands-on learning opportunities for students; linking teams of W. P. Carey Students with businesses to serve as class projects, case studies, and other learning objectives that result in value-added services for the business.
The Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)
The Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) provides involvement opportunities for students in over 800 student organizations. Arizona State University recognizes participation in involvement activities as a vital component in the attainment of the mission of the University and the personal development of its students. Participation in students organizations can complement the student’s academic program of study and enhance the overall educational experience. In addition, participation in activities is positively related to persistence and graduation and provides opportunities for teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE), College of Technology and Innovation (CTI)
WISE is the premiere leadership development program for women enrolled in Arizona State University College of Technology and Innovation. When the organization was founded in 2009, WISE was an acronym for Women in Science and Engineering. Since then, WISE has expanded its reach to include women majoring in management and entrepreneurship programs in the college. The WISE mission is to gather, guide and advance women pursuing careers in ST(EM)2 fields: science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, mathematics and management. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of female technical professionals and leaders to take on the world’s toughest problems.
Leadership ExCHANGE, a social entrepreneurship and leadership study abroad program
Established in 1999, Leadership exCHANGE is an educational organization dedicated to providing young people with the skills and opportunities they need to become active and responsible citizens in this global community. Our programs are endorsed by the International Leadership Association. We believe that young people are a remarkable source of imagination and drive. At Leadership exCHANGE, we give them the resources and support to transform their ideas into action — so they can move the world.
North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)
Family [of associations] organizes and educates affordable group equity co-ops and their members for the purpose of promoting a community oriented cooperative movement. Since 1968, NASCO and its affiliates have been working with students, worker-owners, activists, and community members who are interested in applying cooperative principles to meet their needs and fulfill their various missions. NASCO provides education and technical assistance to its members and co-op organizing groups, assists its members in communicating with each other, acts to educate the public in cooperative principles and practices, and promotes the co-op movement as a whole.
Looking for a tutor? Want to advertise your tutoring services? Tutor Hunt is an online community designed to bring students and tutors together. Located in California, this organization has two goals: To find the perfect teacher for every student who comes to our site; and also to allow tutors to present their teaching accreditations to a large number of pupils.