Entrepreneur mag names ASU startup finalist for College Entrepreneur 2014

Entrepreneur magazine announced their top five collegiate finalists for the 2014 contest and one of our own from Arizona State University made the list. Force Impact Technologies and the creators of FITGuard, a mouthguard that indicates the amount of force an athlete endures through a visual display-information from a collision and is synced to their … Read more

ASU joins Higher Education Video Game Alliance

Could there potentially be a Department of Video Games in our government? The newly formed Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) along with the Bureau of Labor Statistics is starting to keep track of people working in the games industry and researchers performing analyses of the state of play alongside other sectors such as health, … Read more

U of A and ASU ranked among world's top universities

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) recently compiled a list of the top universities around the world and the University of Arizona (UA) and Arizona State University ranks high on the list. Coming in at No. 70 out of 1,000, the UA measures high in quality of education and training of students. In addition, … Read more

Gordon McConnell steps down from ASU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

While the startups of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group (EIG) at ASU are seeking their lucky charm and a bit of green to fund their companies, there will a void in the program as we lose one of our favorite Irishman that brought good luck and good times to our thriving Arizona ecosystem. Gordon McConnell, … Read more

ASU + City of Goodyear open incubator The Innovation Hub

Goodyear, Arizona has recently opened the city’s first business incubator, The Innovation Hub, at the Goodyear Branch Public Library. The new program will give West Valley entrepreneurs easier access to converse and collaborate with other like-minded individuals. The Hub provides library space, mentoring and other business resources as part of a recent $1.1 million library … Read more

ASU and Phoenix Children's Hospital build 3D printed hearts for pre-op strategies

Arizona State University and Phoenix Children’s Heart Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which is the premier regional referral center in the Southwest and is the fifth-largest program of its kind in the country, have teamed up to perform what is believed to be the first virtual implantation of a pioneering artificial heart. Physicians and ASU engineers are … Read more

Snow Fall, Karma and Special Ops – ASU startups pitch for Edson Grant

ASU Cronkite New Media Innovation Lab undergraduate and graduate students pitched their ideas to a panel of notable leaders in the entrepreneurial and media space at the Angels vs Devils startup pitch day. The Lab is where journalism students work side-by-side with computer engineering, design and business students to create an MVP for regional and … Read more

ASU Startups to Showcase Learning Tech at ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit

Spring is upon us and Arizona startups are in full bloom as ASU+GSV host the fifth annual Education Innovation Summit April 21st through 23rd. This summit encompasses a whirlwind of tech innovators of all kinds, from entrepreneurs and investors to philanthropists, politicians, educators, and other advocates of education innovation. These innovators will come together to collaborate, brainstorm, and … Read more

ASU Startup brings home the ACVC Territorial Cup and $10K

Last Friday, the top 12 startups from Arizona State, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona went head-to-head in the second Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition for a chance at a piece of the $30,000 prize money plus mentorship…and of course the Territorial Cup plus one year of bragging rights. In the end, all Arizona State startups … Read more

ASU Foundation awarded $1M venture capital fund for accelerator programs

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) has awarded a $1 million grant to the ASU Foundation for A New American University to create a venture capital fund. The fund will be invested in companies that benefit from ASU-supported accelerator programs, helping them take the next step in their development with early-stage manufacturing startup support. … Read more

ASU offers $400K in funding for up to 50 student ventures

It’s that time again to apply for the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative to get funding and other support for your venture! For the 10th consecutive year, the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative is the university’s premier student startup competition. Managed by ASU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group (EIG), part of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED), … Read more

ASU awarded $1M grant from Department of Defense

The United States Department of Defense has awarded Arizona State University a $1 million dollar grant to create a new Pracademic Center of Excellence in Technology Transfer (PACE/T2). PACE/T2 will leverage ASU’s proven method and record of success to support technology transfer and commercialization from Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories. The Center is a group … Read more

ASU co-working space debuts the hive @ central on Jan. 17th

Come join Arizona State University January 17th as the Phoenix Public Library and the City of Phoenix present the hive @ central, the newest location in ASU’s Alexandria Co-working space. The co-working space is a new ASU initiative that brings together inventors, problem-solvers, entrepreneurs and small businesses in collaboration spaces in community libraries across Arizona. The venue … Read more

Vertical Measures appoints Chris Bird as President

Vertical Measures, a Phoenix-based Internet marketing agency has hired senior digital marketing veteran Chris Bird as President to lead the agency to new growth levels. The position will take effect December 20, 2013 and Bird will report to Arnie Kuenn, CEO of Vertical Measures. Chris comes to Vertical Measures with a diverse background in digital marketing management, … Read more

ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group wins Economic Development Initiative Award

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group (EIG) at ASU has been recognized with the Most Promising Technology Based Economic Development (TBED) Initiative award presented at this year’s State Science and Technology Institute Excellence (SSTI) in TBED Award ceremony at their 17th annual conference in Portland, OR. SSTI is a national nonprofit organization whose efforts are focused on improving … Read more

ASU College of Engineering takes home the trophy

The ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group hosted their first 2013 Startup Bowl. The winner is given to the college that brings in the highest percentage of student participation into the 2013 Edson student venture program. The Edson program provides funding, mentorship and office space to teams of students within all university disciplines. It provides an … Read more

University Advancement Roundup: ASU a top Incubator, Wildcat & Pac-12 new website, Alexandria co-working network expands

ASU Venture Catalyst named one of the top business incubators in the world The University Business Incubator Index (UBI) for 2013 indicated that Arizona State University Venture Catalyst was named one of the top university business incubators in the world; it was ranked 18th on their list of the Top 25 Global University Incubators and … Read more

A Beer Run, Edu Apps & High-Speed Databases – ASU Furnace Demo Day – Recap

The first Demo Day from ASU Furnace kicked off at SkySong, Wednesday June 5, packed with Arizona investors, incubators, mentors and visionaries ready to learn more about the companies vying for funding and resources. Startup companies covered a wide-range of products-from biotech and software to theft-reducing technologies. What is Furnace? It’s a first-of-its-kind startup accelerator … Read more

ASU Alexandria Co-working Network Opens At Scottsdale Civic Center Library

On May 2, 2013, the ASU Alexandria Co-working Network opened in Scottsdale, at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, a new initiative that brings together inventors, problem-solvers, entrepreneurs and small businesses in collaboration spaces in community libraries across Arizona. The “Eureka Loft” at the Scottsdale library is the first of five spaces opening around Arizona in … Read more