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ASU's free Prepped program helps chefs become business-savvy

AZ Central | January 10, 2017

A new program offered through Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Arizona State University is helping people with food talent gain business skills.

Called Prepped, the free, six-week course covers finance, marketing and industry regulations. The goal is to give women and minorities access to business knowledge so they can take their food trucks, catering businesses and other small-scale companies to the next level.

ASU team developing Parkinson's device with help from high schooler

Channel 3 News | December 21, 2016

A team at Arizona State University is working on a wearable device designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease overcome sudden freezing episodes.

“Individuals with Parkinson's experience what's called Freezing of Gait, which is essentially their feet feel like they're freezing up in the middle of their walk,” explained computer science doctoral student [at ASU] Arash Tadayon.

Kauffman Foundation grant will help ASU diversify entrepreneurship

Phoenix Business Journal | December 6, 2016

Arizona State University is launching a new initiative with its Entrepreneurship and Innovation team after receiving a $245,000 grant this month from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Inclusion Challenge, a private, non-partisan foundation. The initiative will focus on engaging entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.

Kauffman Foundation grant will help ASU diversify entrepreneurship

ASU Now | December 2, 2016

Kauffman Foundation’s $245,000 grant to Arizona State University will help entrepreneurship program leaders from ASU and in the greater community develop best practices for diversity and inclusion. 

Prepped Feature: Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla

ASU News | December 1, 2016

We specialize in the preparation of traditional Mexican dishes that offer flavors that are often new to the American palate. To a large extent, our cuisine is a reintroduction of colorful Mexican food to American consumers. But don’t let our devotion to authentic Mexican food fool you. We have plenty of experience merging the cuisines of different cultures to create new culinary experiences, in effect broadening consumer reach.

ASU's PAVE Symposium returns in May 2017 - Here's what to expect

Phoenix New Times | November 29, 2016

The next Pave Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts takes place May 5-6, 2017, on ASU’s Tempe campus. It’s designed not only for students, alumni, and faculty – but also for other creatives and people who support arts entrepreneurship. The symposium draws people from across the country, says Linda Essig, Pave director and ASU professor.

ASU gives huge boost to entrepreneurs

ASU Now | November 28, 2016

The [entrepreneurship] programs make ASU a magnet for innovators at every stage of entrepreneurship, from freshmen with a wild idea to community business owners who want to expand, crossing disciplines and putting students together with people who have succeeded — and failed — at creating new businesses.

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

Phoenix Business Journal | November 18, 2016

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.

ASU's Prepped helps food startups cook up a business plan

ASU Now | November 18, 2016

Prepped is a free six-week program offered by Arizona State University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This fall was the inaugural kickoff. 

Glendale Public Library offers free business startup workshops

The Glendale Star | November 8, 2016

The Glendale Public Library Main Branch, 5959 W. Brown St., and Office of Economic Development have partnered with ASU’s Entrepreneurship Outreach Network to offer Startup School workshops linking innovative people with the information, resources and guidance they need to start and grow a business.

New Source solar panels pull clean drinking water from the air

Cat DiStasio | October 20, 2016

Founder and CEO Cody Friesen is also an associate professor at Arizona State University’s School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy. Zero Mass Water is the second startup to stem from Friesen’s work at ASU, and it promises a reliable source of affordable drinking water without the need for additional infrastructure.

Budding entrepreneurs get free help from local library

Kathy Cline | October 18, 2016

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.

Budding entrepreneurs get free help from local library

KTAR News | October 16, 2016

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.

New co-working space opening at SkySong

AZ Big Media | October 16, 2016

The space is located on the ground floor in SkySong 1, and is named 1951@SkySong for the year Scottsdale was incorporated. The space is a next step in ASU’s efforts to support the region’s entrepreneurial enterprise.  Community startups can purchase tiered memberships with access to varying levels of space, technology, training and mentoring from ASU faculty and the university’s Entrepreneurship + Innovation experts.

Rise of the Rest contest brings venture capital to Phoenix

AZ Central | October 16, 2016

Scottsdale-based medical-device startup NeoLight LLC, founded by ASU graduates in 2014, won for Skylife, a lightweight, portable device the company hopes will make treatment for infant jaundice affordable and accessible around the world. 

Succeeding outside of Silicon Valley: How the rest will rise

Entrepreneur | October 16, 2016

[ASU] President [Michael] Crow is looking for entrepreneurs who will create an impact on the next generation of the American economy, and he’s not alone. In Phoenix, and other Rise of the Rest cities hit hard by the Great Recession, we see investors, institutions, and startups who don’t want to create the next photo-sharing app, rather they want to create businesses in sectors such as financial inclusion and education that will make the economy work better. This should be the dominant narrative in how to make the American economy work again.

Is entrepreneurialism at odds with deep thinking?

The Atlantic | October 16, 2016

What’s the point of college? At Arizona State University, it’s often about “the entrepreneurial mindset,” as Sethuraman Panchanathan put it, who helps lead the university’s research and economic development efforts. That means not just preparing students for jobs, he said, but rather teaching them to think creatively and convert smart ideas into tools and services that benefit a wide range of communities. The approach has paid dividends for a school with 91,000 undergraduate and graduate students and that has attracted $600 million of venture capital in the past decade, according to Panchanathan. This success is cementing ASU’s place as one the cornerstones of Phoenix’s economic revival.

This Scottsdale startup received a $100K investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case

Phoenix Business Journal | October 16, 2016

Former Arizona State University startup NeoLight LLC bet out seven other startups to win the Rise of the Rest startup pitch competition Oct. 7, receiving a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case. NeoLight is a medical device company that designs and develops phototherapy technology to treat and eradicate jaundice in newborn infants.

Free co-working space opens for Tempe entrepreneurs, small business owners

BIZ Journals | September 16, 2016

The city of Tempe and Arizona State University have opened a free co-working space and business center inside Tempe Public Library. The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRiC) is a 4,000-square-foot space where entrepreneurs can go for help to start their business, or small-business owners can seek advice on growing their company.

Got a food business idea? This entrepreneurship program can help

Phoenix New Times | September 16, 2016

It's hard to get a small business off the ground, but a new program from Arizona State University can help. Called Prepped, the 10-week program targets would-be food business owners —  as in, folks looking to start a food truck, sell a product at local farmers markets, or launch a catering business — to provide mentorship, business education, and a chance earn some startup funding. 

ASU pharma spinout wins $1.5M NIH grant

BIZ Journals | August 16, 2016

Sonoran Biosciences, an early stage pharmaceutical company spun out of Arizona State University, has received a $1.48 million research grant for its antibiotic gel to treat prosthetic joint infections.

Teens represent Havasu at 'Future of Arizona' challenge

Havasu News | August 16, 2016

The Center for the Future of Arizona and Arizona State University’s Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation selected the Havasu Youth Advisory Council, Surprise Youth Council and the Young River People to kick off a civic engagement challenge called DemocraSeed. Each team is competing for seed funding to start projects that encourage a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and civic engagement among high school students in their towns.  

Why all these Silicon Valley startups are moving to Phoenix

Technically | July 16, 2016

The recent rapid growth of the tech sector in Greater Phoenix has resulted in an increase in the inflow of tech companies locating to the Valley. The tech boom has also witnessed a rise in the launch of homegrown tech startups.

ASU ranks fairly well among universities around the globe

KTAR News | July 16, 2016

ASU has placed in the top half of one percent among 25,000 universities worldwide, according to the newest college and university ranking by the Center for World University Rankings. Sethuraman “Panch" Panchanathan, executive vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development and chief research and innovation officer at ASU, said that the rankings are evidence of the school’s stellar reputation among peer institutions.

ASU moves up in global patent ranking

ASU Now | July 16, 2016

ASU ranks 38th among worldwide institutions in earning utility patents, according to the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The research institution had 55 patents in fiscal year 2015 and moved up from 40th place in the previous year’s ranking. Ninety six companies have been launched based on ASU innovations, and more than $600 million has been raised, including a record $96 million in fiscal year 2016.

AOL founder picks Phoenix for startup bus tour, will invest $100,000 in local startup

BIZ Journals | July 16, 2016

AOL co-founder and former CEO Steve Case plans on investing $100,000 in a local startup as part of his “Rise of the Rest” bus tour stop in Phoenix on Oct. 7. Arizona State University President Michael Crow and many entrepreneurial groups across the city pushed for Phoenix to be included in the tour that aims to promote regional entrepreneurship.   “…Attracting Rise of the Rest is a recognition of that mentality and is emblematic of the Valley’s entrepreneurial community pulling together to showcase its spirit, its smarts and its vision for creating what’s next. ASU is, of course, proud to play a part,” said Ji Mi Choi, ASU’s associate vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation.  

7 reasons ASU is the ‘Entrepreneurial University’

ASU Now | June 16, 2016

Arizona State University’s entrepreneurial spirit was honored Tuesday night at the annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. The university was presented with the Entrepreneurial University Award, a recognition of ASU’s support of entrepreneurial programs and curriculum across the institution, from student startups to maker spaces to projects aimed at having an immediate impact on the world.

KJZZ TheShow: Unlocking the Valley’s Entrepreneurial Potential

KJZZ | June 16, 2016

How can the Valley unlock its entrepreneurial potential? That was the topic of a discussion this week, sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and ASU.

Minority owners of small businesses need access to resources and mentoring to unlock potential, panel of experts says

ASU Now | June 16, 2016

One way to unleash the enormous potential of minority entrepreneurs is to back away from the word “entrepreneur.” One way to unleash the enormous potential of minority entrepreneurs is to back away from the word “entrepreneur.” People who have good ideas to fill a need in their communities can be put off by the concept, thinking it’s only for high-tech app inventors or businesspeople who want to earn millions, according to a panel of experts gathered by Arizona State University this week.

ASU, Draper University to partner on cutting-edge entrepreneurial program

ASU Now | May 16, 2016

Draper University and Arizona State University announced today that they are partnering to launch what they expect to be the No. 1 entrepreneurial program in the country. The Draper/ASU Entrepreneurial Program will combine Draper University’s innovations in education for entrepreneurs with ASU’s entrepreneurial curriculum and access to a large group of talented students. The program will offer the most exciting and the most practical academic experience in entrepreneurship, culminating in a business plan competition. The program will offer the most exciting and practical academic experience in entrepreneurship, culminating in a business plan competition, where Tim Draper — who founded Draper University — will invest at least $1 million

ASU, NAWBO celebrate Phoenix female entrepreneurs

ASU Now | May 16, 2016

After five years of running her own digital-photography studio in Gilbert, Arizona, Elaine Kessler realized she needed some help in taking her business to the next level. She joined the SparXX 20 women’s entrepreneurship program at Arizona State University and has found it to be instrumental in the continuing success of her business. “Learning some tricks of the trade from a panel of experts was a valuable investment of time,” said Kessler, who was nominated for the 2016 Small Business of Year Award by the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce since completing the program.

Blazing a business path: Tips from entrepreneur Greg Rudolph

ASU Alumni Association | May 15, 2016

The ASU Alumni blog featured Board Blazers and Beyond Business Institute founder Greg Rudolph who started his entrepreneurial journey at ASU.

ASU entrepreneurs travel to Silicon Valley for innovation retreat

ASU Campuses and Locations | April 16, 2016

Entrepreneurs from five Arizona State University student-led startups traveled to the promised land of startups, Silicon Valley, from March 31 to April 2. There they met with top-level professionals, toured startup companies and had the opportunity to pitch to successful entrepreneurs. The trip marked the end of the eSeed Challenge’s inaugural year, an entrepreneurial competition open to all ASU students. Run by the Startup Center within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the eSeed Challenge develops promising early stage student ventures, preparing them to secure funding and win competitions to support their startups. The five teams represented on the innovation retreat were all incubated within the eSeed Challenge, emerging as the top startups out of more than 25 competitors.

ASU Startup School in Mesa builds business skills...for free

AZ Central | February 23, 2016

Heidi Aldrich teaches at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, but the aspiring entrepreneur will soon hit the books herself as she prepares to venture back into the business world.

How to keep smart people in Phoenix

AZ Central | February 16, 2016

ASU leader: It costs Arizona $660,000 every time we lose a college graduate. Here's how to keep more of them in state. Scottsdale was recently named one of the top cities in the country to launch a startup, in part because of its close partnerships with Arizona State University that connect entrepreneurial students to a steady stream of opportunities.

Arizona State University Partners with Cisco to Empower Minority Youth

ASU Campuses and Locations | February 16, 2016

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the educational attainment gaps between minority and white students persist despite improvements made over the last few decades. Another statistic from the U.S. Small Business Administration, minority business owners accounted for less than 15 percent of all business owners across the United States in 2013. Arizona State University and Cisco are forming a partnership to correct these imbalances by providing a comprehensive learning experience to help minority youth gain entrepreneurial skills.

Tapping the creativity of student entrepreneurs

ASU Now | November 18, 2015

The Veg-O-Matic. The Pocket Fisherman. The Roomba. None exactly an iPhone, but everyone knows what they are and some people swear by them.

Students pitch inventive ideas during Launch Days

ASU Now | October 6, 2015

“Our solution is a sleek, simple and easy-to-install cooling pad which will keep your car cool when it’s parked,” said Shenoy, who invented the yoga-mat-type device with her fellow student, Subbarao Raikar. They are graduate students studying materials engineering.

ASU faculty spin-out company to enhance literacy instruction with national grant

ASU Now | October 3, 2015

Learning Ovations, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based education technology company, has received a $1.05 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the development of the company’s cloud-based tool for enhancing literacy instruction.

How the maker movement helps turn ideas into businesses

BIZ Journals | May 15, 2015

ASU’s pioneering role in advancing the maker movement in the Valley is evident at TechShop Chandler. The do-it-yourself makerspace is located at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center in Downtown Chandler.

What’s behind the lack of women in STEM careers and how to change it

BIZ Journals | April 15, 2015

Speaking at the 2015 Girls in Tech conference, ASU’s dean of entrepreneurship said that higher education institutions can and should play a key role in leveling the playing field for women in STEM.

Scammers target entrepreneurs and startups

CBS 5 AZ | April 15, 2015

The investigative news piece by CBS 5 investigative reporter Morgan Loew focused on how fundraising for ventures and small businesses has changed over the years. It also alerts small business owners to the scams they should be aware of.

Skateboard entrepreneur has seen the light

USA Today | April 15, 2015

ASU alum and Edson participant Greg Rudolph created his skateboard lighting company called Board Blazers in college after a brief conversation with a skateboarder.

Ducey signs Arizona equity crowdfunding bill aimed at small businesses, entrepreneurs

BIZ Journals | April 15, 2015

What will be the impact of equity crowdfunding on local businesses? Reporter Hayley Ringle focused on the pros and cons of the bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at TechShop Chandler.

Ducey bill-signing highlights Chandler Innovation Center

AZ Central | April 15, 2015

The ASU Chandler Innovation Center has been central to the maker movement in the Valley of the Sun. Governor Ducey’s signing of the equity crowdfunding bill highlighted the increasing momentum of do-it-yourself entrepreneurialism in the Valley.

Air conditioning backpack, 3 other winners picked at ASU startup competition event

AZ Central | April 15, 2015

ASU Launch Day, a university-wide event that saw hundreds of aspiring student entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to experts, aims to create awareness and cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship within ASU.

ASU grad lights up the skateboard world

12 News | April 15, 2015

ASU alum Greg Rudolph and his creative business idea Board Blazers, a skateboard lighting company, have been incredibly successful despite Rudolph’s inability to skateboard.

Library room dedicated to getting new businesses off the ground

Yuma Sun | April 15, 2015

ASU’s Entrepreneur Outreach Network is making libraries spaces of innovation and economic development for their communities.

ASU Edson companies innovate future in medicine, public health

ASU Now | March 18, 2015

Two teams from ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are making scientific breakthroughs by developing ways to prevent fogging on surgical lenses and producing a tablet that will immediately test for contaminated water.

ASU, UA, NAU startups venture into annual competition

BIZ Journals | March 15, 2015

Twelve startups from ASU, UA and NAU are set to compete in the third annual Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition March 27.

Bosse Tools creates ergonomic shovel

Fox 10 Phoenix | March 15, 2015

Bosse Tools, a former ASU Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative startup, has developed an easy-to-use, ergonomic shovel that’s sparking interest among big companies and individual buyers.

Phoenix small businesses turn to crowdfunding to stay afloat

Cronkite News | March 15, 2015

Small businesses in Phoenix are increasingly using crowdfunding to finance growth or stay afloat. ASU crowdfunding expert explains why crowdfunding may be a viable source of fundraising for small businesses.

ASU, UA and NAU student startups compete for Territorial Cup

AZ Tech Beat | March 15, 2015

Startups from ASU, UA and NAU will compete for the highest honor at the upcoming Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition.

Student-led startup will use human waste to generate electricity

AZ Family | March 15, 2015

The 2015 Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition was held at ASU SkySong bringing together top startups from Arizona’s three public universities. A student startup named Infinurja with a product that converts human waste into electricity, won the competition.

ASU Edson Initiative gears up for another round of student-driven innovation

ASU Now | March 15, 2015

The ASU Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative supports some of the top startups at ASU by providing resources, including office space at ASU SkySong, up to $20,000 in seed funding and mentoring support. In the last three years, student startups from the program have raised nearly $3 million in external funding.

ASU makes list of 50 best colleges for entrepreneurs

ASU Now | September 30, 2014

Arizona State University has been named one of the top 50 colleges in the U.S. for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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

State Press | September 14, 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.

Arizona start-up unveils higher-education platform

AZ Central | September 14, 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.

Free TechShop memberships now available to ASU students

ASU News | September 14, 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 wins grant to support women entrepreneurs

ASU Now | September 5, 2014

Arizona State University has received a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to launch a new initiative to support and advance women-led businesses.

ASU lauded for entrepreneurship, economic growth

ASU Now | 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

BIZ Journals | August 14, 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 grad student in the running for College Entrepreneur of the Year

ASU News | August 14, 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.

Medical device modeling software sparks tech startup

ASU Now | July 16, 2014

A business startup formed to commercialize technology developed by an Arizona State University engineer and his students has won an

ASU alum creates app to help people live more sustainably

Research Matters | July 14, 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

State Press | July 14, 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.

Student inventions on display at Innovation Showcase

ASU News | July 14, 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 startup introduces innovative alternative to traditional pet care options

ASU Now | June 24, 2014

While working as a kennel assistant at a boarding facility for pets, Arizona State University alumna Paige Corbett saw firsthand how stressful it was for animals to stay in an unfamiliar environment while their owners were gone.

Tech venture's setback reveals passion that drives innovation

ASU Now | June 23, 2014

Scott Shrake prepares students in Arizona State University’s Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program for the challenges that often arise in launching entrepreneurial ventures. His own recent experience in a business endeavor provides a compelling lesson in coping with unforeseeable setbacks.                        

ASU alum named Arizona's Young Entrepreneur of the Year

ASU Now | June 23, 2014

Arizona State University alumnus Jeff Kunowski, founder of LED-signage company Illumin8 Media, has been named Arizona’s 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration Arizona District Office.

ASU alum named Arizona's Young Entrepreneur of the Year

ASU News | June 14, 2014

Arizona State University alumnus Jeff Kunowski, founder of LED-signage company Illumin8 Media, has been named Arizona’s 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration Arizona District Office.

Wheezy predicts when asthma will hit

USA Today | June 14, 2014

No local tech app is perhaps more innovative, or on the money, than Wheezy. The device pairs with a smartphone to help manage and control asthma attacks. Entrepreneur Chris Stiffler began creating it in January after a particularly nasty attack.

ASU faculty spinout company aims to transform reading instruction

ASU Now | June 13, 2014

Just as students receive report cards at the end of each school year, so too does the United States – and the country’s most recent report card paints a bleak picture of the current state of reading instruction. According to the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, 33 percent of students in the United States leave the third grade not knowing how to read.

ASU startups pitch their products to SoCal investors

ASU Now | June 13, 2014

Hoping to join the ranks of Arizona State University startups that have raised more than $120 million in funding the last two years, two young ASU-linked companies flew to Los Angeles this week to pitch potential investors at First Look LA.

ASU alum helps millennials build a more sustainable future

ASU Now | June 5, 2014

An Arizona State University alumnus is putting his education to work through a product that helps people discover, adopt and share ideas for a more sustainable lifestyle. The eEcosphere app, now available for iOS, works by matching millennials with personally tailored ideas and quality local resources to improve their everyday decisions.

ASU startup partners with College of Health Solutions to put its product to the test

ASU Now | May 21, 2014

While helping his parents with yard work one summer, Arizona entrepreneur Stephen Walden wondered how he could prevent the sore, achy muscles that inevitably seemed to follow the rigorous task of digging and shoveling. Determined to find a way to make the work less painful, Walden set out to build a better shovel.

Phoenix man creates app for video storytelling

AZ Central | May 14, 2014

There is a new social media app available for your iPhone developed by a local entrepreneur and graduate of Arizona State University. “It’s really fun,” said Caleb Barclay of his video-capturing social app called Splicity. “We’ve seen a lot of people already learning how to tell better stories.” 

US Secretary of Commerce tours ASU SkySong

ASU Now | May 13, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker toured SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, during a recent visit to Arizona to promote economic development initiatives.

ASU seeks Arizona entrepreneurs for accelerator program

ASU Now | May 5, 2014

Are you an Arizona entrepreneur with a budding venture you’re ready to take to the next level? Could your great business idea benefit from mentorship, exclusive access to training and workspace, and the opportunity to secure funding from investors? If so, apply to be part of the next cohort of Arizona State University’s Startup Accelerator program. Applications are due May 30, and space is limited.

W. P. Carey School adds more entrepreneurship resources for community

ASU Now | April 28, 2014

Whether you already run a company or want to start your own business, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is adding some new resources to help you. The school has been teaching entrepreneurship for almost 30 years, and is now “supersizing” its offerings in this area.

ASU dominates statewide student startup competition

ASU Now | April 21, 2014

ASU dominated the second annual Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition last month, as four of its student startup companies placed in the competition, winning a total of $21,000 in cash prizes.

ASU students awarded seed money for innovative ventures

ASU Now | April 21, 2014

Arizona State University students with a passion for innovation received a total of $40,000 at the fourth annual ASU Innovation Challenge awards ceremony April 17.

ASU startups to be featured at Education Innovation Summit

ASU News | April 20, 2014

Four Arizona State University startup companies will showcase their innovative education technologies at the fifth annual ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit April 21-23 at The Phoenician in Phoenix.

US-China competition encourages ideas to prevent electronic waste

ASU News | April 14, 2014

With rapid advances in technology, electronic products tend to become unusable after just a few short years. Computers, DVD players, refrigerators, cell phones, copiers and televisions are just a few examples of electronic products that typically wind up as electronic waste (e-waste), filling landfills both domestically and internationally.

University innovators lauded for disaster relief, virtual learning tools

ASU News | April 10, 2014

The President's Award for Innovation provides formal recognition to ASU teams that have made significant contributions to ASU and higher education through the creation, development and implementation of innovative projects, programs, initiatives, services and techniques.

Enrollment opens for PitchFunder, ASU's exclusive crowdfunding resource

ASU Now | March 25, 2014

Crowdfunding has been successfully implemented by inventors, bands, startups and charities for more than a decade. Applying the power of the many to the needs of the few was a natural application of the Internet and, particularly, social media. But as would-be entrepreneurs and cause-oriented innovators often learn, the field of crowdfunding is crowded and filled with pitfalls and uncertainty.

ASU engineering students aim to boost social efforts at CGI U

ASU Now | March 21, 2014

Several students in Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering will be involved in the international Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference at ASU, March 21-23.

ASU alum's social venture spreads international change

ASU Now | March 18, 2014

In a final hurrah from Arizona State University, new graduate Jeff Malkoon sold as many possessions as he could, packed his bags and traveled to a half-dozen Latin American countries for six months. Volunteering with South American nonprofit organization TECHO: Un Techo para mi Pais (Spanish for “A Roof for my Country”), Malkoon decided to find a way to continue working with the charity once he returned to Phoenix.

ASU helps get ideas off the ground at 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University

ASU Now | March 18, 2014

ASU student Kathleen Stefanik is no stranger to overcoming adversity.

Having grown up in extreme poverty, she became the first member of her family to earn a college degree. After making many personal sacrifices to secure the educational future of her three children and earning an associate's degree at Mesa Community College, Stefanik transferred into ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation and Barrett, the Honors College.

ASU's commitment to change brings CGI U to Tempe

ASU Now | March 12, 2014

In a recent op-ed appearing on azcentral.com, ASU's Jacqueline Smith discusses the significance of Arizona State University hosting the seventh annual convening of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), set to take place this Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23.

Help ASU's MakerBox win the 2014 CGI U Commitments Challenge

ASU Now | March 12, 2014

MakerBox, a Commitment to Action made by Arizona State University student Bryan Azeka at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), has been selected to compete in the CGI U Commitments Challenge. As part of the challenge, teams are encouraged to raise money through crowdfunding for their individual commitments. The deadline to raise money to qualify for the next round is noon (Arizona time), March 13.

ASU event prepares high school students for STEM careers

ASU Now | March 10, 2014

STEM Career Accelerator Day is a national effort by STEMconnector and its STEM Innovation Task Force to encourage students to pursue STEM careers through an experiential field trip to a major company or university sites.

ASU director founds new journal on responsible innovation

ASU Now | March 7, 2014

Interdisciplinary scholars of responsible innovation have a new intellectual space to share, compare and debate their research and ideas with the release of the inaugural issue of the Journal of Responsible Innovation (JRI). David Guston, director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU (CNS-ASU) and co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, is the journal’s founding editor-in-chief. He led an international team of scholars in proposing the academic journal to the British publishing house Taylor & Francis.

Startup Weekend Phoenix gets support from ASU entrepreneur

ASU Now | February 27, 2014

Arizona professionals gathered in Phoenix last week for Startup Weekend Phoenix – a 54-hour event that offers entrepreneurs, developers, designers and marketers the chance to collaborate, share and develop ideas, and, most importantly, launch startups.

Hack Day connects ASU students from different disciplines

ASU Now | February 21, 2014

Arizona State University students will collaborate across disciplines to envision new digital products as part of Hack Day, organized by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the College of Technology & Innovation.

Foundation awarded $1M for ASU-accelerated companies

ASU Now | February 12, 2014

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) has awarded a $1 million grant to the ASU Foundation for A New American University to create a venture capital fund. The fund will be invested in companies that benefit from ASU-supported accelerator programs, helping them take the next step in their development with early-stage manufacturing start-up support.

Deadline nears for 40 Chances Seed Grants Program

ASU Now | February 6, 2014

The deadline has been set for a new four-year program that will award 40 seed grants of $10,000 each, and engage young people in identifying innovative and impactful efforts to address hunger, conflict and poverty.

ASU launches startup competition to find next generation of student entrepreneurs

ASU Now | February 5, 2014

Now entering its 10th year, the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative is the university’s premier student startup competition. Managed by ASU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, part of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, the initiative is one of the largest privately funded business plan competitions at a U.S. university. Its aim is to give ASU’s student entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop their innovative ideas and launch viable startup companies.

ASU students selected as finalists for innovation pitch competition

ASU Now | January 30, 2014

Three ASU students committed to making a positive social impact have been selected to participate as finalists in the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch Competition on March 26 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The Fast Pitch competition is a high-energy, rapid-fire presentation event where students will have an opportunity to share the mission, vision and impact of their innovative idea with an audience and judges.

Student innovator gets help from ASU, CGI U on clean water venture

ASU Now | January 27, 2014

When Arizona State University senior Nisarg Patel's friend returned from a research expedition in Guatemala and expressed concern regarding children drinking contaminated water that could cause diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses, it got Patel thinking about a solution. He and his friends soon came up with the idea of soluble protein biosensors to indicate the presence of bacteria in drinking water.

CGI U participant shares experience with past conference

ASU Now | January 27, 2014

Arizona State University students can now apply to volunteer for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), which will be held at ASU in Tempe, March 21-23. Each year, CGI U brings together nearly 1,200 attendees from around the world to make a difference in five focus areas: education; environment and climate change; peace and human rights; poverty alleviation; and public health.

Phoenix Public Library is newest location in ASU's Alexandria Co-working Network

ASU Now | January 17, 2014

The newest location in Arizona State University’s Alexandria Co-working Network opens its doors today as the Phoenix Public Library launches the hive @ central at Burton Barr Central Library.

Apply to become a CGI U volunteer

ASU Now | January 17, 2014

ASU students can now apply to volunteer for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), which will be held at Arizona State University in Tempe, March 21-23, 2014.

TechShop adds new ASU 'makerspace' to Chandler's growing innovation hub

ASU Now | January 15, 2014

TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio with locations nationwide, will celebrate the official grand opening of its Chandler location in ASU’s Chandler Innovation Center Jan. 17.

Department of Defense grant to create new tech transfer center at ASU

ASU Now | January 13, 2014

Arizona State University has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to create a new Pracademic Center of Excellence in Technology Transfer to leverage ASU’s proven method and record of success to support technology transfer and commercialization from Department of Defense laboratories.

Phoenix Public Library joins ASU's Alexandria Co-working Network

ASU Now | January 13, 2014

Arizona State University, the Phoenix Public Library and the City of Phoenix will celebrate the grand opening of the hive @ central, the newest location in ASU's Alexandria Co-working Network.

Calling all ASU faculty and staff with big ideas

ASU Now | January 13, 2014

Through The Idea Enterprise, Arizona State University is connecting its best and brightest with high-level business leaders to help unleash its most promising ideas with the potential to solve societal challenges – both local and global.

ASU aims to increase number of women in STEM fields with 'Million Women Mentors'

ASU Now | January 8, 2014

This week ASU's College of Technology and Innovation announced its partnership with the “Million Women Mentors” (MWM) initiative, which launched during National Mentoring Month, in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club. The initiative will support the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors – male and female – to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

App designed by ASU students hopes to diagnose epilepsy quickly, efficiently

AZ Big Media | December 31, 1969

Enter Robert Yao and Neel Mehta, two Arizona State University students who have created an app called EpiFinder that hopes to accurately diagnose epilepsy at the first point of contact.

Veterans starting businesses in Phoenix get a helping hand

KTAR | December 31, 1969

“We’re looking at raising money, how to deal with customers, creating contracts,” Shakarian said.

Shakarian joined the military in 1998 and served until 2014. He started out at West Point, then served as a military intelligence officer in Germany, Iraq, New York, and Arizona. He’s currently an assistant professor at Arizona State University in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.