Entrepreneurship

ASU alumni grow powerhouse businesses

The classes he took at Arizona State University laid the foundation for Carson Holmquist’s success as an entrepreneur, leading him to create a business that has grown nearly 2,000 percent in five years.

Holmquist (pictured above), who co-founded and is CEO of Stream Logistics, was named the top businessperson at the “Sun Devil 100” event Tuesday. His Scottsdale-based company, a transportation brokerage firm, showed the most growth among 34 companies that are led by ASU alumni.

ASU celebrates its innovators as new chapter of National Academy of Inventors launches at university

If necessity is the mother of invention, Arizona State University is a hotbed of midwifery.

The university celebrated opening a chapter of the National Academy of Inventors by honoring the 101 faculty and researchers who have earned patents or had their technology licensed by ASU.

Of the top 100 universities in the world for patents, ASU ranks 38th.

ASU Herberger Institute showcase provides platform for big ideas

The Office of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts announces its second annual Herberger Institute Mike Curb Student IDEA Showcase (Innovation in Design, Entertainment and Arts). Initiated as a forum for students to highlight their most creative and innovative ideas, the showcase gives each entrant two minutes — just 120 seconds — to share their story of creativity and innovation. 

ASU Herberger Institute showcase provides platform for big ideas

The Office of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts announces its second annual Herberger Institute Mike Curb Student IDEA Showcase (Innovation in Design, Entertainment and Arts). Initiated as a forum for students to highlight their most creative and innovative ideas, the showcase gives each entrant two minutes — just 120 seconds — to share their story of creativity and innovation. 

ASU incubator boosts Native American entrepreneurs

Looking to create opportunity, the American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) in collaboration with ASU’s Entrepreneurship + Innovation has developed an inter-tribal initiative called Inno-NATIONS, which champions indigenous entrepreneurship and economic development across Arizona.

“The goal is to support up-and-coming Native American entrepreneurs and ignite enterprises to fuel sustainable tribal economies by rejuvenating and modernizing traditional trade networks,” said Traci Morris, AIPI director and Inno-NATIONS founder.

ASU prof devising innovative tool for ‘unexpected’ writers

“As soon as you take one step up the career ladder,” the late management guru Peter Drucker aptly observed, “your effectiveness depends on your ability to communicate your thoughts in writing and in speaking.” 

What does that mean for the millions of professionals in technical fields who are under-prepared for that reality? 

“Lots of pain points,” according to Arizona State University professor Tatiana Batova, “and lost time and money for organizations they work in.”  

ASU program teaches techies business, entrepreneurial process

Some of the leading innovators of the past decade have done a great deal to change the stereotype that engineers, programmers and other “techies” lack business acumen.

Consider Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Google’s Larry Page, all of whom started their careers with an interest in the technical side of things and ended up as icons in the business world.

ASU student's life-changing accident leads to entrepreneurial dream

An Arizona State University student has won $35,000 for inventing a therapy device that could change his life and help thousands of people who can’t walk.

Dan Campbell, a robotics engineering major at ASU’s Polytechnic campus, invented AmbulAid to help people with neurological damage — like himself. Campbell, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a wrestling accident five years ago, uses a wheelchair.

ASU students team up with Barrow to create medical rehab devices

In most classes, a good job results in an "A."

In Panagiotis Polygerinos’ mechatronics device class, a good job results in a patented invention that improves lives.

The Arizona State University assistant professor (pictured above) teamed his engineering students with therapists and physicians at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix to create medical rehab devices.

Three of those devices are being patented.

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