Cultivating Frontier Technologies with ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Cultivating Frontier Technologies with ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Cultivating Frontier Technologies with ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Cultivating Frontier Technologies with ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Cultivating Frontier Technologies with ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

SparkLabs Frontier-ASU is a new startup accelerator program launched by SparkLabs Group, the global network of accelerators and venture funds.
Our mission is to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs with a new program for universities.

SparkLabs Frontier-ASU
Virtual Demo Day Batch 1

July 22, 2020 from 11 am PST - 12 pm PST


SparkLabs Frontier-ASU is the program’s first accelerator launched at Arizona State University, the most innovative college in the U.S.

  • For the fourth straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU No. 1 on its “Most Innovative Schools” list, ahead of Stanford and MIT
  • Arizona State University is ranked No. 10 globally in patents in 2019 by the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • There are 22,367 engineers at Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, which is one of the largest number of engineering students.
“Entrepreneurial for ASU means partnerships and alliances, and it means driving ideas, technologies and inventions that matter, that will have real impact. Partnerships like this one with SparkLabs Group will move innovation and entrepreneurialism forward, which is necessary for the continuation of the success of the state, the country and the world.”

- Michael Crow, President of ASU -

Steven Johnson
Best-selling popular science author
Katharina Borchert
Chief Innovation Officer at Mozilla
Grammy Award-Winning Music Artist
Joyce Kim
CMO at Genesys
Nicolas Gaume
Co-founder & CEO of Space Cargo Unlimited
Our Team
Bernard Moon
SparkLabs Global Ventures
Frank Meehan
Entrepreneur & Investor
Chris Yeh
[Venture Partner]
Serial Entrepreneur and Investor
Jimmy Lin
[Venture Partner]
Chief Scientific Officer at Freenome
Jen Millard
[Venture Partner]
Chief Revenue Officer at Get Upside

ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation Partnership
Pre-Program: Frontier Boost

SparkLabs Frontier’s first stage will accept 100 people into the initial stage of idea and team development. Ideally targeting ⅔ engineers and 1/3 business people.

Through rigorous team and leadership exercises, we will help them find co-founders and help them further development of an idea.

Pre-Program: Frontier Launch

This second stage of the program will have finalized teams focused on development of their idea to prepare to apply to the Frontier accelerator program. Those without a team will be dropped from the program.

Core Program: Frontier

This final stage and start of the core accelerator program will accept 6-10 teams. They will go through a 4 month mentor-driven accelerator program.

SparkLabs will invest $100,000 into each new company for up to 8% of the company. There will be an anti-dilution provision during the next round of financing.


Any current traditional or online ASU student or alumni of Arizona State University.

The pre-program is open to individuals and teams. We need individuals with strong business or engineering skills who are interested in entrepreneurship to join existing teams.

A team is required to apply to the accelerator program. Teams are ideally 2-3 people with a max of 4 people.

We are accepting up to 100 people into the pre-program and we will accept 6-10 teams into the accelerator program.

No, the pre-program is focused on team and idea formation to prepare for applying to the core accelerator program in January. Only teams that are accepted into the accelerator program will receive an investment.

No, you do not. If you are a current student or alumni of ASU, we will accommodate teams via remote conferencing.


Available roles at SparkLabs Frontier-ASU's portfolio companies

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