Extension to the FY22 Startup Challenge

The Skysong Innovations (SI) Startup Challenge is an annual pitch event designed to encourage the advancement of recently formed ASU startup companies. www.skysonginnovations.com/stories/skysong-innovations-startup-challenge-2022-launches/

Each year, up to six startups (including one grand prize winner of $50,000) will be selected by a panel of external judges for seed investments from a total investment pool of up to $175,000. SI is extending the deadline for application submission to the Startup Challenge this fiscal year and would appreciate you helping us get the word out. Startup companies formed to commercialize an ASU-owned invention with a signed option or license for the invention completed within each fiscal year are automatically eligible for the Challenge.

Because of COVID-19, we have extended the deadline past June 30th since FY20 and intend to do the same for FY22. The FY22 Challenge is currently open to startups formed to commercialize ASU innovations with option or license agreements executed with Skysong Innovations between July 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. The deadline to enter the Challenge is August 31, 2022.