Tuesday, October 12, 2010


The Thunderbird Entrepreneurial Network is excited to welcome 7 successful entrepreneur-mentors to our MentorFest on November 1! Julia Rosen will be hosting the Innovation table, so if you’re interested in learning more about innovation—from idea generation to putting your ideas in motion—you’ll want to be here! Check out Julia’s bio:
Julia Rosen leads the development and visioning of ASU’s innovation and entrepreneurial strategies and activities. She directs SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, an international business portal that includes more than 60 companies from 11 countries. She also oversees a number of university-wide entrepreneurial initiatives including the SkySong Education Innovation Network (building a physical and intellectual hub of education innovation), SkySong Venture Catalyst (global and local technology entrepreneurship), the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative (student ventures) and the Sun Devil Entrepreneurship Network (student-community connections). Previously, Rosen managed the business development for ASU’s technology transfer office, where she launched several new technology transfer initiatives including a “proof-of-concept” investment fund, entrepreneurial education for faculty, investor relations, assistance to startup companies, and community outreach and alliance-building.
Before coming to ASU, Rosen led business development efforts for an Arizona based venture capital firm and directed the technology-based economic development practice of the City of Tempe, Arizona. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Rosen holds a Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Master of Business Administration from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She is a member of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
Don’t forget to apply for Mentorfest today to ensure your spot! (Application can be found on the TEN MTB page. Participation is limited.

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