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Arizona State U launches accelerator program to help health students launch their own start-ups

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 13th, 2019

Arizona State University (ASU) has launched a new program to encourage entrepreneurship among students pursuing health-related degrees.

While many health-focused colleges are based at ASU’s Phoenix Downtown and West campuses, most of the university’s entrepreneurship programs are based at the Tempe campus. The new ASU Health Entrepreneur Accelerator Lab (HEALab) is a trans-disciplinary program offered on both the downtown and West campuses to encourage health students to create and commercialize new solutions to real-world problems.

HEALab includes monthly guest speakers and one-on-one mentoring for start-up teams, with support from the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, College of Health Solutions, New College and the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The program will also help students apply to the ASU Venture Devils program, which offers a pathway toward start-up mentorship and funding.

New Trails Navigators, an AI startup launched by ASU student Ramona Ramadas that helps recently incarcerated inmates enter the healthcare workforce, has won three funding competitions through the connections and mentoring it received from HEALab. The program is open to all students, faculty and community members at ASU.

Source: Phoenix Business Journal

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