Celebrating our Edson E+I notable spring 2021 graduates

Celebratory image with caps and pitchforks in honor of ASU graduates

It’s a big day at Arizona State University. It’s graduation day for our spring 2021 graduates! Please join us in celebrating the spring 2021 notable graduates from the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute.

Brad Biehl wanted to study something in school that was built both durable and flexible enough to withstand inevitable curiosity and growth. He saw majoring in business entrepreneurship as an opportunity to make his college experience practical, to infuse a b-school education with autonomy and self-exploration. This graduate of W. P. Carey’s School of Business guided entrepreneurship curious students as an Entrepreneurship Catalyst while at ASU.

Jaron Lodge honed his natural talent for selling and creating at ASU. Through resources like the Makerspace at ASU Library, Venture Mentors and pitch competitions through the Venture Devils program run by the Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, he launched a family pool game, Skip-NN’-Hole while at ASU. He graduates with a bachelor’s degree in business entrepreneurship from the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Dylan Lang — graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science through the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering — developed the idea for his venture, EqualComm, across ASU classrooms. EqualComm takes English to sign language through a virtual avatar. He honed his idea with support from the Venture Devils program. Upon graduation, he will work on growing his startup and work with retailers to get his products into stores across the United States.

Dana Rasmussen became hyper-focused with how the body works and how to optimize its functioning after tearing her ACL in high school soccer. This was a primary driver for her health-focused career. While at ASU, she was an active contributor to health entrepreneurship as an Entrepreneurship Catalyst and president of the Health Entrepreneurship + Innovation Club. Dana graduates with a bachelor’s of science in health entrepreneurship and innovation through the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Michael Wang was inspired to create a venture through his and his brother’s stress with difficult academic subjects in high school. While attending various pitch and startup events at ASU, he realized he could create a mutually beneficial solution for students and schools through his online tutoring platform, PeerSquared. He continued to develop it through the Venture Devils program. Michael graduates with a bachelor’s degree in finance and computer information systems through the W. P. Carey School of Business and was a Barrett, The Honors College student.

Are you a May 2021 ASU graduate? Check out these virtual resources to celebrate you!

  • ProPics: photo editing platform for you to place yourself on campus using your choice of photo
  • Zoom backgrounds: celebrate your day with ASU style
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