HCL Sponsored ASU Innovation Open Finalists

The ASUio Finalists are set! Congratulations to:

  • Air Garage
  • Bloomer Health Technologies
  • Hoolest Performance Technologies
  • Hygiea
  • W8X
For the second year, ASU hosted an innovation contest with a grand prize of $100,000 for any college entrepreneur with enough savvy to impress a panel of business and tech experts. 
The ASU Innovation Open is a contest that partners with electronics distributor Avnet, Hool Coury Law and others to showcase innovative entrepreneurs around the world.
All applicants must create a five-minute video pitch and submit it via our online application form. For the 2018 event, applications were accepted through Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM PST.
Semi-finals took place at ASU Skysong in Scottsdale on Dec. 9, and five finalists will deliver in-person pitches before a panel of judges at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Feb. 2, 2018. One student venture will be awarded the $100K grand prize.
At this stage of the competition, 5 Finalist ventures will enjoy a VIP experience at the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament on Friday, February 2, 2018. Ventures will give a live pitch in front of judges and a live audience of sponsors, community members and industry leaders. One venture will be selected for the $100K Grand Prize.