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Applications now open for Sun Devil 100

Join the next class of outstanding ASU alumni entrepreneurs, innovators

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Join the next class of outstanding entrepreneurs who exemplify the spirit of ASU and operate their organizations in a manner consistent with the ASU Charter.

October 17, 2022

The ASU Alumni Association is now accepting applications through Friday, Dec. 9, for the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2023, a group of outstanding ASU alumni who own or lead organizations with consecutive years of growth. 

Spanning industries and locations across the globe, and celebrating alumni ranging from individual business leaders to leaders of large corporations, the Sun Devil 100 is an impactful group of highly talented business owners and leaders who exemplify the spirit of Arizona State University.  

“We are excited to celebrate exceptional alumni who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and success in their businesses, and also in the contributions to society that reflect the principles of the ASU Charter,” said Christine Wilkinson, president and CEO of the ASU Alumni Association. “The Sun Devil 100 honorees consistently demonstrate that ASU’s alumni excel in their fields.”

This year, all eligible companies for the class of 2023 will be ranked by their percentage increase in gross sales and revenue for 2019, 2020 and 2021 in three financial tiers:

  • Revenues of $250,000–$1.999 million.
  • Revenues of $2 million–$9.999 million.
  • Revenues of more than $10 million.

Introduced in 2022, the financial tiers give honorees the ability to be ranked with businesses in similar revenue categories, recognizing more alumni entrepreneurs and businesses at different stages of growth. 

All companies will be inducted into the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2023, and the top fastest-growing companies in each of the three tiers will be specially recognized.

The companies must have been in business for at least three years; have revenues of $250,000-plus for each of the past three years; and operate in a manner consistent with the ASU Charter.

In 2022, the ASU Alumni Association honored 137 alumni representing 107 organizations whose businesses grew year over year, including Josh Cohen, ‘05 BS business administration, co-founder of PC Sportscards; Matthew Kayne, ‘08 BS computer information systems (business), CEO of Majestic Water Spouts; and Gabriel Abraham Shahin, ‘06 BS business administration, CEO of Falcon Wealth Planning Inc. 

A full list of eligibility requirements and application steps is available at the ASU Alumni Sun Devil 100 website.

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