ASU Startup School, Stage 1

  • Self-Paced Online Course

ASU Startup School is a comprehensive and proven framework for developing ventures. Startup School is a series of facilitated workshops wherein entrepreneurs learn what they need to do in order to develop a successful venture.

Stage 1 of ASU Startup School is a valuable opportunity for all types of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial thinkers to advance their ideas into sustainable ventures, including small businesses, social enterprises, high-tech startups, corporate innovators, and community organizers.

Our goal is to help entrepreneurs find their path to delivering and capturing value

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Course Details

ASU Startup School Learning Objectives

  1. Adopt and practice an entrepreneurial mindset. An entrepreneurial mindset is characterized by a positive attitude and outlook regarding the following activities:
  • Handling ambiguity and new situations
  • Focusing on serving end-users
  • Being dedicated and persistent
  • Analyzing opportunities and risk
  • Trying new things and failing
  • Problem-solving and viewing problems as opportunities
  • Building relationships
  • Being a leader
  • Being a team member
  1. Understand, apply, and synthesize entrepreneurship terminology and the various components of the entrepreneurial process and mindset.
  2. Understand how to access and leverage resources available at Arizona State University and the broader community that may be used to support startup creation.
  3. Create a successful startup of any form (nonprofit organization, for-profit business, small business, technology startup, social enterprise, etc.) using knowledge and resources learned in Startup School.
  4. Create solutions to real-life problems by synthesizing new and existing information and resources using the entrepreneurial process and mindset.


This is an online self-paced course. After registering, you can access the online course by clicking the 'My CE' tab and then following the 'Blackboard 1.0' link to the right of the course title under 'Courses I'm registered for'.

Required Materials

To register for this course, click the REGISTER button and sign in to continue. If this is your first ASU Continuing Education class, click the Create a new account link, towards the middle of the Sign In screen. ASURITE users can use the Sign in using ASURITE UserID link.

Click here for detailed instructions.

Request More Info

For more information on this course, please fill out the form and an ASU staff member will be in contact with you. We look forward to welcoming you into the ASU community.