QESST Entrepreneurship Workshop

Entrepreneurship workshop lead by J. Mitchell

John Mitchell, Industrial Liaison Officer for QESST, and the Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Center lead a 4 hour workshop and luncheon.  The focus of the workshop was entrepreneurship.  Guest speakers, Brian Peterson of Rafael Tirado & Associates  discussed resources available for startup and spinoff companies, legal issues regarding international partnerships, establishing LLC and S-Corp, and Wiley Larsen of ASU Venture Catalyst discussed specific resources for supporting entrepreneurship available to both ASU and partner school students through the Entrepreneurship initiatives at ASU.  According to Jimmy John Shark, a highlight of the event was a presentation by two chemical engineering students who developed their own startup, and have successfully gone to market. The product we discussed was an intervention to aid the purification and portability of water, specifically designed to be used in the developing world. Joyce Donahue from the Fulton Career Center, provide practical advice to students concerning etiquette for formal dining, the students then had the opportunity to use these skills during a formal luncheon with members of industry, QESST faculty, staff, and SPL graduate students.