Reflections

My Journey

Submitted by Terah Crews on July 13, 2012 - 12:00am

Just a month ago, I was sitting on the floor of a small apartment in Cambridge, Ma. The lights were dim and the atmosphere was blissful but somber (despite Lady Gaga blaring in the background).  I was surrounded by my classmates, my friends, my comrades.  We had all just turned in our final paper of graduate school, and we were reveling in the accomplishment of having completed a Masters at Harvard in less than nine months.

 

Premier co-working spaces, incubators and accelerator spaces throughout the Valley

Submitted by Hayfa Aboukier on July 11, 2012 - 12:00am

A few weeks ago, ASU entrepreneurs and innovators joined the Edson team on a party bus and tour all of the premier co-working spaces, incubators, and accelerator spaces throughout the Valley.  In one day we toured greater metro Phoenix in an attempt to learn about all the exciting spaces looking to support innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of ways.

Innovative Strategies to Develop Award-winning Proof of Concept Centers

Submitted by Hayfa Aboukier on June 18, 2012 - 12:00am

What do you believe it takes to establish an award winning innovation and entrepreneurship center? In anticipation for the start of the 3rd annual i6 Challenge, the U.S. Economic Development Administration has organized a series of conference calls focused on answering this question and exploring how to create and develop award-winning proof of concept innovation and entrepreneurship centers.

Solutions to Solutions? Just maybe...

Submitted by Nikki Gusz on May 29, 2012 - 12:00am

In providing an environment where individuals can showcase or interact with ideas, the 10,000 Solutions Project is part of a growing community of challenge platforms. Since its inception, 10,000 Solutions has also prompted many valuable debates regarding the design of an initiative that aims to be accessible and impactful. For instance, is it better to ask broad challenge questions—or specific ones? Or, how can ideas or individuals with solutions be connected to people who can help make them happen?

Teach for America Partnership Recap

Submitted by Nikki Gusz on May 29, 2012 - 12:00am

This year, I had the opportunity to support managing the Teach For America–Arizona State University partnership. The partnership continues to grow and mature in new and exciting ways. Some highlights from the past several months included the inaugural Frank Rhodes Lecture featuring Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America (TFA), and several press mentions that showcased the collaborations between the two organizations.

Civic Engagement and 10,000 Solutions

Submitted by Daniil Gunitskiy on April 16, 2012 - 12:00am

On April 12th, I had the opportunity to attend Arizona’s Youth Town Hall on Civic Engagement. The event brought together over 150 college and high school students at ASU’s Downtown Campus to discuss solutions and ideas about increasing civic engagement amongst youth. The day began with speakers from local colleges, civic engagement organizations and elected officials.

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