In world of social entrepreneurship, Edson teams leave their mark
Susanna Young, James C Tyler, John Walters and Gabrielle Palermo created G3Box to address critical health needs internationally. In 2011, G3Box was among three Edson student companies that became finalists for the 2011 Entrepreneur magazine's "College Entrepreneur of the Year" shortlist. The other ASU finalists were Boson Inc. and Ellens Technologies LLC. G3Box was the overall winner and was named "College Entrepreneur of the Year."
G3Box focuses on converting steel shipping containers into medical grade clinics by outfitting them with the basic components of power, ventilation, potable water, and insulation to create sustainable medical clinics that address critical health needs internationally, while contributing every seventh container as a maternity clinic to help decrease the maternal death rate throughout developing countries.
Members of the Edson team FlashFood developed a mobile-phone application to help establish networks that would connect restaurants, hotels, catering and banquet services with teams of people who would collect leftover food and transport it to community centers, churches and other neighborhood gathering places where it would be distributed to people in need.
FlashFood competed against 105 student teams from more than 70 other countries in Sydney, Australia, in July 2012, as part of the premiere student innovation competition: the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals. Members (from left to right) are Jake Irvin, team faculty adviser Richard Filley, Eric Lehnhardt (front), Steven Hernandez and Katelyn Keberle.
Peter Seymour, founder of Seymour Enterprises, employed grants from the Edson Student Entrepreneurship Initiative and the ASU Innovation Challenge to get his monitoring device for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) into the product development phase. Seymour, who lost his 3-month-old daughter Eleanore to SIDS, began work on a reliable, cost-effective sensor device using the latest technology to monitor respiration and vital signs of other infants who may be at risk for SIDS.
Now called Endless Entertainment, the Edson student startup has grown rapidly since 2007. While operating under their former name, Arizona Pro DJs, the company left its mark on the entertainment industry, being named Inc. Magazine’s “Coolest College Start-up in America.”