Second day of DD cohort in Arizona
We ended one more day in Phoenix with much positive energy!
The next day in sunny Arizona, we spent time with partners from Arizona State University - number 1 in America regarding innovation.
We started the day with a tour of SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, at ASU, a center for innovation, technology, and economic development, specifically focusing on intellectual property. They have launched 180 startups, created more than 1,100 local jobs, and generated more than $108 million in revenue, which speaks volumes about their success.
Our hosts, Aric H. Bopp and Sarah Field told us more about ASU's activities when it comes to economic development and co-location opportunities.
Jon Relvas and Linda Ricchiuti held a special lecture and gave us valuable tips for startup success. In addition, they gave special attention to the corporate engagement of ASU and their strategic partnerships, which was particularly important to the representatives of the Montenegrin academic community who are part of this year's DD cohort.
We ended the day with a pitching session, where the startups from our portfolio had the opportunity to present their products to local companies, organizations, and representatives of VC funds.
Great things are ahead of us. Let's move on!