ASU Alumni share what it takes to get to the startup mecca and how to flourish there.
"With such a range of possible directions, we expect that products will connect with many issues relevant to our current political and social climate locally, nationally and globally," said Neal A. Lester, professor of English and director of Project Humanities.
Enter Prepped, a free program offered through Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Arizona State University. The goal is to give women and people of color access to business knowledge so they can take their food trucks, catering businesses and other small-scale companies to the next level.
“People voted to tax themselves to pay for the capital infrastructure for Arizona State University downtown,” Mayor Stanton said. “They knew they wanted the life and vibrancy that comes with having a great university campus.”
“We continue to be pleased with the rapid rate that SkySong is attracting innovative new companies” said Sethuraman Panchanathan, executive vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development and chief research and innovation officer at Arizona State University. “Ecolab and Intersys are two more examples of companies that could locate anywhere in the Valley, but are choosing SkySong because of its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.”
“Water stress is a human condition,” says Friesen [ASU], who is founder and CEO of Zero Mass Water, the Arizona-based startup that makes Source. “We want to guarantee access to safe drinking water for every person in the world, and fundamentally change the human relationship to water.”
A Phoenix couple whose business is based at Arizona State University scored a $150,000 investment from two judges on the TV show “Shark Tank” that aired Sunday night.
Maria Luna and Hector Rodriguez invented a payment and tipping app called Bravo and pitched it on the televised entrepreneurship competition, which is judged by a team of successful businesspeople.