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Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation @ HEALab


Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab)

As Arizona State University’s only accelerator focused solely on health and health care solutions, the Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab) is an interdisciplinary endeavor between the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, College of Health Solutions, and New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. HEALab provides access to resources, including a centralized co-working space on the Downtown Phoenix campus and additional programming on the West campus and Online. HEALab serves to provide an array of resources for innovators who are interested in bringing their health-related business ventures to market.


Are you a student interested in getting involved with the HEALab? Join the Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club for weekly networking and idea-generating meetings, plus proposal prep assistance, access to an exclusive mentor network, and much more! https://asu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/health-entrepreneurship-and-innovation 




  • Monthly Speaker Series (LIVE @ HEALab)
    • Guest Innovators and Entrepreneurs
  • Weekly networking and Idea-generation meetings for students
  • Co-working / shared workspace
  • Pitch competitions (co-host with Edson E+I)
  • Mentoring meeting space and office hours
    • Expert Faculty
    • Edson E+I’s mentor network
  • Proposal prep assistance for funding and mentoring opportunities (partial list)
    • Changemaker Central
    • ASU Innovation Open
    • Venture Devils
  • Student Health Club meetings


Advisory Board

James Bates

AdviNow Medical Inc.

Ji Mi Choi

Ji Mi Choi

Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise and Founding Executive Director, J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute

Lara Ferry, PhD

Lara Ferry, PhD

President’s Professor and Senior Associate Dean – Research and Strategic Initiatives, Knowledge Enterprise at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU

Rick Hall

Rick Hall

Assistant Dean and Clinical Professor of Health Innovation, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU

Paul Johnson

Co-founder and CEO Redirect Health

Danna Pratte

Founder & CEO Nutritional Brands, Inc.

Bob Roth

Managing Partner, Cypress HomeCare Solutions

Wendy Bruno Thomson, MBA, LHA

Founder and CEO, TTG Advisors, LLC

Chris Wharton, PhD

Chris Wharton, PhD

Assistant Dean of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, Associate Professor of Nutrition, College of Health Solutions at ASU

Russ Yelton

President and CEO, Yelton and Associates, LLC

Chris Yoo, PhD

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Systems Imagination

Mary Bowe
Program Coordinator

Rick Hall, PhD, FAND
Assistant Dean and Clinical Professor of Health Innovation
Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab Director

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