Tempe, AZ

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Event Details

Local startup founders, including ASU students, faculty and alumni, discuss their experiences and lessons learned.

6 p.m. - Registration and reception

6:30 p.m. - Welcome by Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, Senior Vice President, Office of Knowledge Enteprise Development

6:40 p.m. - Keynote address by R. F. "Rick" Shangraw, CEO, ASU Foundation

6:50 p.m. - Panel 1: Emerging Founders

  • Adam Brown, Pollen-Tech
  • Erica Forzani, Breezing
  • Kevin Goldman, 29th Drive
  • Kanani Voegeli, Whatcha-Need Solutions

7:20 p.m. - Panel 2 - Female Founders

  • Lauren Bailey, Upward Projects                
  • Trish Bear, I-ology
  • Cynthia Valenzuela, KVZ Sports                                
  • Clarizza Watson, SiO2                                     

7:50 p.m. - Panel 3 - It Don't Come Easy: The Journey from Startup to Exit

  • Eric Crown, Insight Enterprises/AZCrown
  • Stephen Johnston, HealthTell
  • Mike Kozicki, Axon
  • Stuart Lindsay, Molecular Imaging

8:20 p.m. - Concluding remarks by Christine Wilkinson, Senior Vice President and Secretary of the University and President, ASU Alumni Association

Presented by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona Technology Enterprises, ASU Foundation and ASU Alumni Association.