Bioscience

New initiative at ASU’s SkySong helps entrepreneurs connect with investors

October 6, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – After seeing the 3-D version of the “Alice in Wonderland” movie in the spring, Arizona State University senior Christian Stewart began wondering if there were untapped business opportunities in the growing market for 3-D entertainment.

Six months later, he and business partner Nicolas Kane have begun developing a company that will sell 3-D eyewear and rent equipment. They’ve also received a $5,000 grant and office, created prototypes for 3-D glasses, and attended a key trade-show convention in New York City.

Their story illustrates the purpose and potential for the Venture Catalyst at ASU, launched Tuesday at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center in south Scottsdale. Gov. Jan Brewer presented ASU a $1 million grant to fund the Catalyst, using money from her discretionary federal stimulus fund.

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