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Applications being accepted for Sun Devil 100 Class of 2021

Submissions accepted through Nov. 2


The Sun Devil 100 Class of 2020 event was hosted by Ray Schey, publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal, and Kylee Cruz, reporter and anchor for AZ Family and a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU.

The Sun Devil 100 Class of 2020 event was hosted by Ray Schey, publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal, and Kylee Cruz, reporter and anchor for AZ Family and a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU.

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October 09, 2020

If you’re a Sun Devil who owns or leads a business or nonprofit agency, the ASU Alumni Association is looking for you. Applications are being accepted now through Nov. 2 for Sun Devil 100, an annual awards program that recognizes the fastest-growing ASU alum-owned or -led businesses and organizations annually.

Now in its seventh year, the Sun Devil 100 recognizes a diverse range of industries, including marketing and public relations, legal, food and beverage, real estate, health care, technology, education and nonprofit. Previous honorees include Freestar, Tommy John, Hint Inc., San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Sundt Construction Inc., Dircks Moving & Logistics and more.

“ASU alumni have created and guided some of the most innovative and successful businesses and organizations around the world,” said Christine K. Wilkinson, president and CEO of the ASU Alumni Association. “The Sun Devil 100 recognizes organizations from any sector that demonstrate innovation, growth and the entrepreneurial spirit reflective of ASU’s transformative charter. Through this program, ASU’s entrepreneurs share their expertise with the Sun Devil network.”

The Sun Devil 100 Class of 2020 collectively generated $6.1 billion total revenue, employed 10,271 people, had an average of 19.5 years in business and are based in 10 states. The ASU alums at the helm of these organizations span graduating classes from 1973 to 2016. 

To be considered for the Sun Devil 100, companies must be Sun Devil-owned or -led, have been in business for at least three years, have shown revenues of more than $250,000 in a calendar year, and operate in a manner consistent with the ASU Charter. Sun Devil 100 honorees become part of a network for ASU alumni entrepreneurs and business leaders, receive recognition in a special section of the Phoenix Business Journal, and serve as an inspiration for future alumni entrepreneurs.   

“The ASU Alumni Association recognizes the entrepreneurial excellence of its alumni through the Sun Devil 100 program,” Wilkinson said. “The program celebrates the innovation of ASU alumni who propel entrepreneurial ideas forward.”

Apply today for the Class of 2021. Submissions accepted through Nov. 2.

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