At the semiannual Techiepalooza, founders, techies, and business owners converge to discuss their ventures and skills. Techiepalooza host, Michael Hool, a venture lawyer with Hool Coury Law and associate professor of law in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU, and Brent Sebold, director of Entrepreneurship + Innovation at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, seek to help to connect young entrepreneurs. “We want to help students network across the colleges,” Hool says. “There could be potential collaborators just on the other side of campus, but they’d never know.” Techiepalooza strives to bring together ASU’s Engineering, Business, Design and Arts, and Law Colleges for a unique interdisciplinary environment. During the event, attendees learn from both companies and investors what it means to be a young company and assemble the right founding team. The E+I team and the Fulton Schools further encourage student ventures by granting more than $450,000 annually to support student venture success. By hosting impactful events on an international scale, the Fulton Schools plan to continue fostering a community to support and motivate students.

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