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The 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business

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January 1, 2019
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The Phoenix area, once known for its hotels and low-wage call centers, is quickly developing a reputation as a hub for tech and entrepreneurship. The number of tech companies headquartered in downtown Phoenix has grown from 67 in 2012 to more than 300 today.

See who won ASU's 20th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards

Phoenix Business Journal|
November 18, 2016
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EpiFinder, Co+Hoots, Tiempo Development and Coplex were among the winners announced Nov. 18 in the 20th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards as local businesses who have helped vault the state forward in job creation and growth.

Budding entrepreneurs get free help from local library

Kathy Cline|
October 18, 2016
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The free workshop at the Glendale Public Library is being hosted in conjunction with Arizona State University’s Entrepreneurship Outreach Network. Beck says “Startup School” participants will have a networking opportunity too. Class begins at 6:00 and goes through 7:30.

Health students take on innovation and entrepreneurship

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December 31, 1969
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A new initiative from Arizona State University empowers students pursuing health-related degrees to think entrepreneurially. Health focused startups are nothing new to ASU students and faculty, but many of the entrepreneurial spaces and programs have historically been housed on the Tempe campus, home of the business, engineering, and design schools. At the same time, many health-focused colleges are based at the Phoenix Downtown and West campuses. Located in the heart of the City of Phoenix Innovation District, the ASU Health Entrepreneur Accelerator Lab (HEALab) is a trans-disciplinary program offered on the ASU Downtown and, more recently, on the West campus.…

Former TechShop reopens under ASU management

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December 31, 1969
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The Chandler makerspace run by TechShop until it went bankrupt has reopened after Arizona State University stepped in to help serve entrepreneurs, artists and others who had lost a place to create products and other work. The makerspace at 249 E. Chicago St. in the ASU Chandler Innovation Center closed in November 2017 and TechShop Inc. filed for bankruptcy in February of last year. Arizona State University “worked through the bankruptcy process to acquire the equipment and reopen the makerspace for the public, as well as for Arizona State University,” said Ji Mi Choi, ASU associate vice-president in charge of…

All the ways recycling is broken—and how to fix them

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December 31, 1969
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You may have read that there’s a recycling crisis in the U.S. After years of accepting our used plastic and cardboard,China now won’t take it, which often means there is no place for it to go. Some city recycling programs—unable to find other buyers—have quietly started sending recyclables to incinerators or landfills, news that could make anyone question the point of separating your trash at all. But the news is both worse—and better—than you might think. Recycling was broken in the U.S. long before China’s announcement, but there are promising technologies poised to revolutionize each point where our system currently…

ASU jumps to top 10 in global patent rankings

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December 31, 1969
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Arizona State University has moved into the top 10 of all universities worldwide for U.S. patents awarded in 2018. The university jumped to 10th place from 17th in 2017, according to a new report by the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. ASU tied with the University of Michigan for the No. 10 spot on the list. Other universities listed in the top 10 include the University of California, Stanford University, MIT and the University of Texas. ASU earned 130 patents in 2018, up from 100 the previous year. “The top 10 world ranking in patents is…

ASU’s year in review – Entrepreneurship

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December 31, 1969
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ASU's entrepreneurial spirit got a shot in the arm in 2017 from some big-name campus visitors, high-profile appearances for Arizona-based inventors and a heck of a lot of patents.

Demo Days awards investment cash, services to promising projects by students, faculty, alumni and community members

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December 31, 1969
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Company making smart pool gate locks

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December 31, 1969
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Too many children are victims to drowning or near-drowning accidents every year in Arizona. Just on Thursday alone, there were three reported incidents. One turned to be fatal. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under 15 years old, and that's why one Valley man decided to create a smart lock for pool gates. It all began with a tragic story that pushed Kevin Hale and his business partner to figure out a way to make pools safer. "He heard a story once of a mom who put a child down for a nap," said Hale. "She went to the…

ASU ranked most innovative school in US for the fourth straight time

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December 31, 1969
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For the fourth year in a row, Arizona State University has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university’s culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond.

Omani delegation visits ASU

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December 31, 1969
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Minister of commerce, ambassador and other VIPs on campus to discuss entrepreneurship, circular economies and trade innovation. A delegation of officials from the Sultanate of Oman visited Arizona State University this week for the 2018 SQCC ASU Omani Conference: Promoting Economic Development via Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an event organized by the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, the education arm of the Omani embassy in Washington, D.C. Along with ASU officials and local business leaders, they discussed entrepreneurship, trade policies, circular economies and innovation in the global marketplace. Arizona and Oman are both desert regions that are reworking their economies to move…

Gov. Raimondo, URI President Dooley announce first round of Innovation Campus projects

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December 31, 1969
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KINGSTON, R.I. — December 18, 2018 — Gov. Gina Raimondo today joined University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley to announce the first round of Rhode Island Innovation Campus projects, which will catalyze academic research into new commercial products and businesses. The three campuses are expected to create hundreds of jobs in rapidly growing advanced industries, including cybersecurity, data analytics and agricultural technology in Rhode Island.

New Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator opens applications

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December 31, 1969
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The Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator, a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University that is designed specifically for medical device and health care technology companies, is now accepting applications. The program, leveraging the resources and venture expertise of two innovative institutions, is designed for companies looking to take their business to the next level. Participants can expect to walk away from the program with personalized business development plans to collaborate with Mayo Clinic and ASU, as well as accelerate go-to-market and investment opportunities. Dr. Steven Lester, M.D.,  chief medical officer of the Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator, says the goal is to help startups bridge the development gap. "We…

50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business

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December 31, 1969
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The Phoenix area, once known for its hotels and low-wage call centers, is quickly developing a reputation as a hub for tech and entrepreneurship. The number of tech companies headquartered in downtown Phoenix has grown from 67 in 2012 to more than 300 today.

Drinkable water is scarce. These companies are pulling it out of the air

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December 31, 1969
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In the mountains outside Scottsdale, Arizona, the four people and two dogs living at Cody Friesen's house get all the water they need for drinking and cooking from two big panels mounted on the roof. Scottsdale -- where it rarely rains and temperatures can easily rise above 100 degrees in the summer months -- isn't the kind of place where water is in abundance. But Friesen, an associate professor of materials sciences at Arizona State University, is also the founder of a startup that he says has come up with a solution for gathering water, even in this desert climate.…