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ASU J.Orin Edson ENTREPRENEURSHIP + INNOVATION INSTITUTE

Do you have an idea for a product or service that could solve a problem, fill a need or enhance people's lives? J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University connects you to the information, resources and people that can help you turn your ideas into reality.

Whether you're toying with a concept in your head or you've already built a team and launched a venture, E+I can help propel your entrepreneurial aspirations. We provide a wide variety of opportunities to explore, share, test and advance your ideas. And we serve as a connecting and collaborating resource for entrepreneurs at all stages across ASU and throughout the Valley of the Sun.

HAWAI'I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

Hawai'i Pacific University believes that it is their responsibility to give back to the community and respect the land we all live in. Students, faculty, staff, and the broader university commuity are encouraged to find experiential learning opportunities with community impact that perpetuates the Hawaiian values of Pono, Kuleana, and Aloha.

KAPOR CENTER

The Kapor (pronounced KAY-por) Center aims to make the technology ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse and inclusive. They are particularly interested in positive social impacts for communities that have historically been on the periphery of access to opportunity, participation and influence in the United States.

The Kapor Center believes that when the community of tech leaders reflects the diversity of the United States, tech will play an integral role in closing gaps and disparities that exist in this country. Via proven and experimental methods from the for-profit and nonprofit fields, they work in partnership with a diverse set of stakeholders to maximize social impact.

National Science FoundationThe National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. 
WOMEN OF COLOR IN COMPUTING COLLABORATIVE

The collaborative is comprised of 14 research projects exploring the participation of women of color in computing in higher education, the technology workforce, technology entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

These emerging research findings will be used to inform practices and strategies that can be implemented by educators, DEI practitioners, tech industry leaders, and venture capitalists to ensure women of color are included as leaders and creators in our rapidly growing technology ecosystem.

AnitaB.org - Women transform technology

At AnitaB.org, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

Our social enterprise supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. A full roster of programs help women grow, learn, and develop their highest potential.

INTEL

In 1980, Intel began manufacturing microcontrollers on 4-inch wafers at Fab 6 in Chandler - building the foundation for what is now Intel’s largest manufacturing site in the world, and home to 12,000 of the brightest Arizonans defining the future of technology. In addition to high-volume manufacturing, Intel Arizona is also home to our Assembly Test Technology Development group, and functions like marketing, finance, human resources, legal, supply chain and logistics, and more.

KL FELICITAS FOUDNATION

The KL Felicitas Foundation was created in 2000 by Charly and Lisa Kleissner, with the mission to enable social entrepreneurs and enterprises worldwide to develop and grow sustainably.  The Foundation also actively advocates its Impact Investing strategy.

The KL Felicitas’s impact investing strategy works to match the entrepreneurial spirit and business discipline of social enterprise with the significant capital being made available through a growing network of impact investors. Charly and Lisa Kleissner’s personal values, and their conviction of the potential of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs, helps inform how we make investments, and how we identify the most promising innovations for positive social and environmental change in our world.

We would also like to thank the following College Units and Deans for sponsoring faculty, students, and other attendees.