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Arizona start-up unveils higher-education platform

September 29, 2014

Andrew Chaifetz and Alex Slaughter look to be the next tech leaders for higher-education platform systems.

They are the creators of NoteBowl, a social learning system that offers one place for course discussions and campus community information on a social platform that encourages collaboration and engagement.

ASU student-led initiative focuses on sex trafficking, gains support

September 25, 2014

Finance and management senior Jasmine Anglen presented her project All Walks, which raises awareness for sex trafficking in Phoenix, at the Clinton Global Initiative University in March 2014. Now, she is meeting with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

All Walks Project is an ASU student-led initiative that seeks to develop curriculum for rehabilitating sex trafficking survivors in Phoenix. The project also aims to educate ASU students and the community about the exploitation of women and children that takes place in Phoenix.

Free TechShop memberships now available to ASU students

September 3, 2014

Arizona State University students now have even more ways to bring their innovative ideas to life, thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between ASU and TechShop, a national network of community-based do-it-yourself facilities.

TechShop is offering complimentary memberships at its Chandler location to ASU students for the fall 2014 semester. Any full-time undergraduate or graduate students, including online students, are eligible for the complimentary memberships.

ASU grad student in the running for College Entrepreneur of the Year

August 28, 2014

ASU graduate student Anthony Gonzales, co-founder of Force Impact Technologies, has been named one of five finalists in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 College Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

ASU lauded for entrepreneurship, economic growth

August 19, 2014

Arizona State University is among 12 universities recognized for their accomplishments “as creators of intellectual capital and economic growth” in a recent book-length report on the nexus between university innovation and economic development.

Entrepreneur: Illumin8 lights up revenue with LED sign business

August 15, 2014

Jeff Kunowski’s idea for portable, eye-catching LED signs started with Arizona State University’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative and led to displays around the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. An office space at SkySong and $10,000 awarded in 2010 through the Edson program gave Kunowski the push to start Illumin8 Outdoor Media LLC, selling a portable sign platform that can be used day or night using small light-emitting diode technology. 

ASU makes list of 50 best colleges for entrepreneurs

August 4, 2014

Arizona State University and University of Arizona have made the list of the 50 best U.S. colleges for aspiring entrepreneurs. The list was put together by College Choice, an independent college search and rankings website.

Student inventions on display at Innovation Showcase

July 29, 2014

Through the iProjects program, student teams and their faculty mentors work with industry partners to solve important business challenges. This year’s teams presented their final work at the Innovation Showcase on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

ASU alum creates app to help people live more sustainably

July 11, 2014

How do you solve a problem as big as climate change? On the one hand, you need information. What is climate change? What causes it? And perhaps the most pressing and overwhelming question, what can be done about it and what are people willing to do? Information, although necessary to address these questions, is not enough to solve the problem. You have to share the information with the world at large and get people to use it.

PetSitnStay offers alternative to traditional kennel treatment

July 9, 2014

On June 22, 20 dogs were found dead in a Gilbert boarding home. It was reportedly due to a dog biting through air conditioning wires, but some people are questioning whether it was due to negligence. This is one of the many instances of uncertainty surrounding boarding homes for pets while owners go on vacation. An alternative exists in the form of PetSitnStay, a pet-sitting website formed by ASU alumni Paige Corbett and Aaron Grove.