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2014 New Venture Concept Proposal Application

Venture concept proposal submissions are now open. 

A complete Edson venture proposal submission must include the following components:

  • Venture Name
  • Venture Description 
  • Team leader demographic information. 
  • Team member demographic information.
  • Primary mentor information.
  • Venture proposal (an uploaded PDF file with a minimum length of 5 pages and a maximum length of 10 pages in length is suggested—see judging criteria for additional information) 

Please note that individual students may submit multiple venture concept proposals. Each proposal MUST have a different contact email in order to be submitted. Multiple submissions will not decrease the likelihood of being selected for funding. 

Venture proposals are being accepted using the iStart platform. Before beginning, please carefully read through ALL of the following steps to submit your ASU Edson venture proposal. The application process can take between 30 to 40 minutes to complete. 

STEP 1. Register at asuedson2014.istart.org. Please read through all the steps on this page before registering.

Click on the "Log in to Register" button.

Step 1

STEP 2. Create an iStart account

Create an iStart account by clicking on the "Create Account" link. If you already have an iStart account, you can skip creating a new account and go to Step 6.

Step 2

STEP 3. Create an iStart Account

Create an iStart account by filling out all the required information marked by an asterisk.

Step 3

STEP 4. Agree to the terms of service

STEP 5. Click "Save"

After filling out all the required information, click on the "Save" button located toward the bottom of the page. iStart will then send you a verification email.

Step 5

STEP 6. Click the link in the verification email

When you receive the verification email from iStart, click on the link in the email. In case you don't receive the email, be sure to check in your SPAM folder

STEP 7. Complete your business listing for iStart's directory

STEP 8. Fill out the Edson Venture Proposal submission form

Begin with the venture overview section and continue as necessary until the venture proposal upload section.

Step 9

And that's it! Remember that you can make changes to your proposal until the submission deadline – 11:59pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

If you have read through all the rules and application steps, click the button below to submit your proposal. Please remember that failure to follow any of the rules and guidelines will result in disqualification from the ASU Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative.


By clicking the above button, you agree to the ASU Edson terms and conditions.