Hackster's Choice - ASU Innovation Open 2018

This contest is over and the winners are being selected. Winners will be announced on February 4, 2018.



Project submissions open:

February 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM PT

Project submissions close:

February 3, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced by:

February 4, 2018

Contest brief

Avnet and ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering have teamed up to deliver the biggest student venture competition in the Southwestern US. Additional sponsors include Zero Mass Water, Hool Coury Law, Salt River Project, and On Semiconductor.

ASU is ranked #1 in Innovation, and has the biggest engineering school in the country. Avnet is biggest company in Arizona by revenue. As leaders in the state, the two have teamed up to encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, and talent development in the region.

The five finalists will pitch to a panel of senior executives for a chance to win a top prize of $100k sponsored by Avnet, and additional prizes of $25k sponsored by On Semi, and $20k from SRP. Each finalist already won $10k courtesy of Zero Mass Water and Hool Coury Law. In addition, we are honored to welcome our keynote speaker, artist, entrepreneur, and investor, Wasalu Jaco (pka Lupe Fiasco).

ASU & Avnet have asked you, our community members, to vote for your favorite finalist via our special voting page. They will use your favorite in their grand prize winning decision!


All finalist information can be found in their individual projects. Get your votes in by 11:59 PM PST, and check back in to see if your favorite won!

Click here to vote!

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