Center for Entrepreneurship - Sun Devil Igniter Challenge

Sun Devil Igniter Challenge

Hosted by the W. P. Carey School of Business, the Sun Devil Igniter Challenge is open to all ASU students who see the reward in risk and possess the drive to create change through a disruptive, innovative idea.

Take a look at last year's competition to learn more about the Sun Devil Igniter Challenge.

Spark Tank Live Pitch Event

Join us November 2016 for this exciting event to see the Sun Devil Igniter Challenge finalists present their disruptive innovations to our Igniter Board, as they vie to become the Sun Devil Igniter and receive a $50,000 seed investment! Up to five finalists will receive $5,000.


The Igniter Challenge Board of Directors — a highly-sought after, prestigious, experienced group of serial entrepreneurs and active investors — will be involved every step of the way. An unprecedented advisory experience, the Board will not only judge the competition, but also act as a “Board of Directors” for the winning entrepreneurial team in the first year following the competition — the “Igniter Year."

Dates To Remember

Thursday, September 8: Info session 5-6:00 p.m. at Generator Labs {Engineering Center G-Wing (ECG) 101, Tempe campus [map]}

Friday, September 30: Application deadline 2:00 p.m.

Friday, October 7: Finalists announced *NOTE* it will be mandatory for selected teams to meet with the Igniter Board in person that day.
The Center for Entrepreneurship, BAC 328 & times TBD

Wednesday, November 9:
Spark Tank Live Pitch Event 5:30 p.m. start Avnet/McCord Hall
Presentation event $50,000 awarded to winner
Call (480) 965-0474 for all event details

Igniter Challenge

$50,000 for your disruptive idea.

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