Center for Entrepreneurship - Sun Devil Igniter Challenge

Sun Devil Igniter Challenge

Win $50,000 to bring your entrepreneurial idea to life!

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. Hosted by the W. P. Carey School of Business, this annual event is unlike any other university entrepreneurship competition.

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

Spark Tank Live Pitch Event

Join us in February 2017 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!


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

August 1: Applications open

October 20: Application deadline (See Sample Term Sheet)

November 17: Finalists announced $5,000 awarded

February 2017: Presentation event $50,000 awarded to winner

Igniter Challenge

$50,000 for your disruptive idea.

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