Caps off to all of the spring 2022 outstanding graduates of Arizona State University!
Meet some of the notable spring 2022 graduates recognized by their academic homes at ASU. Not only were they excellent students, but they cultivated entrepreneurial interests, built ventures through our Venture Devils program, developed social enterprises and/or advised ASU students on their own entrepreneurial pursuits.
In short: they were successful students and entrepreneurs during their time at ASU.
Chikezie “Chike” Anachu was named outstanding graduate student through the W. P. Carey School of Business and one of Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest MBA students this year. While at ASU, he participated in Venture Devils and founded the app, Comedio. Comedio is a video streaming platform for short funny pet videos. It aggregates short funny pet videos from across the internet and allows users to upload original video content about their pets as well. For his next step, he will be joining McKinsey & Co. in Dallas as an associate.
Halle Aquino earned a double major in public service and public policy and political science, while also studying to earn her master’s degree in public administration in spring 2023. She is an outstanding graduate of the School of Politics and Global Studies. While at ASU, Halle was an Entrepreneurship Catalyst serving as a peer advisor to ASU students and played a critcial role in the development of SuperCharger, a track of Venture Devils for social entrepreneurs and nonprofits within the ASU community.
Jordan Fourcher is one of the outstanding graduates for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, earning a degree in technological entrepreneurship and management. Jordan was a participant in Venture Devils and served as an Entrepreneurship Catalyst. During his time at ASU, he created the company Fourcher Technologies and invented two products — the CryoPad and CryoCase. Both inventions have cooling technologies that prevent phones from overheating. Through Venture Devils, Jordan earned $32,000 in seed funding via Demo Day to support the growth of his venture.
Hayley Steiner is recognized as the outstanding graudate for the School of Arts, Media and Engineering with the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. She started one company during her time at ASU called The Protein Lab, and now with the support of Venture Devils, she’s pursuing a new business idea. Her goal is to find technology to break down all types of trash and combine that with other textiles to make sustainable furniture.
Juily Sawant earned her master of global management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and besides her recognition of outstanding graduate, Juily served as a Thunderbird Dean’s Fellow. While at ASU, Juily participated in Venture Devils and founded CarboHarvest, a social enterprise using biodiversity to benefit farmers, consumers, and the planet. During Demo Day in spring 2022, she won $3,000 of seed funding for the development of her venture.