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Entrepreneurship Catalysts

Entrepreneurship Catalysts are current students who serve as a peer resource for all things entrepreneurship happening at ASU.

You can connect with an Entrepreneurship Catalyst to:

  • better navigate ASU resources related to entrepreneurship and innovation
  • learn how to get involved with communities of student entrepreneurs
  • receive coaching and feedback on your venture idea(s) from a fellow student 
  • find out about student startups and other ASU Venture Devils

Schedule time to connect with an Entrepreneurship Catalyst 

Meet the Entrepreneurship Catalysts:

Elliott has over 12 years of work experience in advanced research and development of renewable fuels. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Sustainability from ASU and has taken advantage of many of the resources for student entrepreneurs. He is currently pursuing an Executive Masters of Global Management from ASU Thunderbird. He is a founder and looks forward to offering guidance to others at ASU.

Erin trained at Le Cordon Bleu school of Culinary Arts in Classical French technique. After spending six years working various positions within the food service industry, she came to ASU to complete a bachelor’s degree program in nutrition with a concentration in dietetics at the College of Health Solutions. She is actively involved with the Venture Devils program, currently competing for funding for her company Dashboard Kitchen. She is a co-founder and Vice President of the Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation student organization and enjoys mentoring others in pursuit of their goals.  

Harsh is an international student from the western region of India, pursuing his MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business. He has been in Arizona for over four years.  Harsh has direct startup experience and was part of a team awarded funding through the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative. The company he worked for focused on creating a clinical decision support system to help doctors diagnose rare types of epilepsy.

Krista is a senior from Scottsdale, Arizona studying Business Entrepreneurship at W.P. Carey. She has experience interning with startup companies, focused in product, and looks forward to assisting you in getting started with your venture.

Pedram is an international student and current senior, studying Civil Engineering within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.   He has launched his own startup in Silicon Valley.  His experience includes: making connections, presentations/pitching, marketing, product engineering and sourcing, manufacturing and branding.  He looks forward to helping others stay motivated. 

Pooja is a Technological Entrepreneurship Management major who loves to continuously explore and learn. A startup geek and tech enthusiast, she follows trending topics and companies closely. A sustainability advocate, she is also passionate about developmental economics, the environment, and alternative energy resources. When not dreaming about changing the world, she spends her time reading (fiction and non-fiction) and writing. She loves to help people to become their best selves.

You can meet with an Entrepreneurship Catalyst at the following locations:

  • Changemaker Central: Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe and West campus
  • HEALab: Downtown campus
  • Remote/online: via Skype or phone

Learn more here about a separate team of KEEN Entrepreneurial Catalysts who are exclusively current engineering students that serve as a peer resource. Their roles are supported by the Fulton Schools of Engineering and the ASU Kern Project, which has the goal to impact engineering students through curricular and co-curricular approaches by weaving the entrepreneurial mindset into courses and student engagement activities. 

Become an Entrepreneurship Catalyst

Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to become Entrepreneurship Catalysts. While we are not currently recruiting for any open positions, please email Lauren Dunning at lauren.dunning@asu.edu if you would like to be notified regarding future student employment opportunities with Entrepreneurship + Innovation.


Lauren Dunning
Program Manager for Student Entrepreneurship