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ASU alum makes it to the Forbes 2017 Class of 30 Under 30

ASU alum Vivek Kopparthi has been named to the Forbes 2017 Class of 30 Under 30-Healthcare. Kopparthi, along with ASU alums Chase Garrett, Siva Kumar Palaniswamy and Deepak Krishnaraju, co-founded NeoLight, a medical technology company that develops solutions that eradicate preventable conditions, such as jaundice and hypothermia.

Kauffman Foundation grant will help ASU diversify entrepreneurship

“At ASU, we measure our success by whom we include and how they succeed,” Sethuraman Panchanathan, ASU’s executive vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development and chief research and innovation officer, said in a statement. “Support from the Kauffman Foundation continues to help us engage diverse entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds, ensuring that our communities are reaching their full potential.”

Prepped: ASU's new culinary training program sees competitive first round

“I’ve been in several programs and I think that this is the best,” Melendez said of Prepped [an ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation program that caters to mobile food entrepreneurs]. “Usually when you’re in programs like that, you go to the class, you listen to the teacher, they give you paperwork with information and that’s it. This is different. These are people that are in the industry that have been there and done that.”

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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.