ASU Poder Application Spring 2018
Poder is a 5-week entrepreneurship program offered at no cost to Maricopa Community College students by Arizona State University, supported by grant funding from the Cisco corporate advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

In this program, students learn to apply entrepreneurship skills to solve community issues, how technology can maximize their positive impact on the world, and how to pitch their business idea.

ASU Poder involves attending in-person sessions, completing self-paced virtual modules, and meeting with mentors for about 30-hours over 5 weeks.

During the spring 2018 semester, Poder is tentatively scheduled to take place during 5 weeks starting the week of February 5th and ending the week of March 5th.

Days and locations are chosen based on the partner college and student availability, with options including mid-day and/or evenings at the following locations:
• Estrella Mountain Community College on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m.
• Glendale Community College on Mondays/Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m.
• Mesa Community College on Monday/Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.
• South Mountain Community College on Monday/Wednesday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. OR 1-2:30 p.m.
• Paradise Valley Community College on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m.

Any student enrolled at participating Maricopa Community Colleges is eligible to apply. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

There are no GPA requirements and the program is offered at no cost to the student.

Students may be at any stage with existing projects, or may create new projects during ASU Poder. No entrepreneurship experience is required to participate.

The projects can be of any scope and nature, including social services, food and restaurant, retail, medical, civic engagement, environmental, art and performance, education, technology, among others.

Students who have business ideas or ventures with an Internet of Things focus are eligible to compete in a Cisco Innovation Challenge for an opportunity to win seed funding of up to $5,000 to launch or grow their idea.

Poder applications are due on January 26, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

Students will be notified by January 29, 2018.

Questions can be directed to or (480) 884-1546.

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