SA&M Preccelerator Managing Director Len Lanzi Featured as Keynote Speaker for ASU Innovation Open Finals

SA&M Preccelerator Program Managing Director, Len Lanzi will be featured as the keynote speaker at  (ASU) Arizona State University’s Innovation Open Finals. Attend to watch university students compete for a chance to win up to $300,000 in price funding. The event will also feature venture pitches and networking along with keynote speech from Len Lanzi.

The ASU competition is designed to challenge and advance university student innovators who aim to develop hard tech ventures. They provide critical venture mentorship and funding for student competitors who are launching a hardware enterprise within a wide variety of cutting-edge marketplaces including but not limited to hardware solutions, IoT and social enterprises with a focus on conscious capitalism.

Companies pitching to win the top prize include Frost Control Systems, Acoustic Wells, SmartRest, NeXST Rehab, Showcase, Kiri, PreOv, Feros Freight, AlgenAir, Contraire, Sensagrate, Insanirator, Ocular Technologies, KnoNap and more. To check out all the participants visit here. 

To find out more about ASU’s Innovation Open Finals and to register :

1:00 pm Competition Kick-Off

San Tan Club (300 Level East)

1:30 pm Innovation Open LIVE Experience
San Tan Club (300 Level East)

2:00 pm ASUio Keynote (Len Lanzi) + Q+A
San Tan Club (300 Level East)

2:30 pm Finalist + Winner Announcements, Laureate Presentations, and Q+A
San Tan Club (300 Level East)

3:30 pm Closing Remarks
San Tan Club (300 Level East)

3:45 pm Semi-Finalist / Showcase Demos + Networking
San Tan Club (300 Level East)

About Len Lanzi
Leonard M. Lanzi has over 30 years of organization management and fund development experience. He has been serving as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Venture Association since 2007. In his capacity at LAVA, Len works with the LAVA board of directors to direct the strategic plan and organize educational and informational programs within the venture-funded startup ecosystem in the greater Los Angeles region.

Len brings a well-rounded knowledge from such diverse human service organizations as the Community Kitchen of Santa Barbara, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Junior Achievement of Southern California and the Boy Scouts of America. To view Len’s full bio, visit here.