Arizona State University offers services for Arizona-based companies, including faculty spinouts, alumni ventures and non-ASU startups, through the ASU Startup Accelerator, a joint venture between ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and Arizona Technology Enterprises.
Ventures are selected for the ASU Startup Accelerator by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group based on the nature of the business idea and the team behind it. Participating companies are not required to have any affiliation with ASU.
According to the 2012 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, Arizona is the most entrepreneurial state, with a 2011 startup rate of 520 startups per 100,000 adults.
The ASU Startup Accelerator runs two six-month accelerator cycles each year.Two cohorts run in parallel during each cycle—one for faculty spinouts and one for non-ASU startups. Up to 12 startups total are accepted into each cycle. Ventures accepted into the ASU Startup