A collaboration between business leaders and idea-makers

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The Idea Enterprise brings together a select group of highly successful senior business leaders chosen for their systems thinking, insights and experience to help ensure that ASU’s most promising ideas are advanced into action.

Idea Enterprise

How it works:

Ideas of all kinds

Team Spotlight

SolarSPELL (Solar Powered Educational Learning Library) is a portable, ruggedized, solar-powered digital library that broadcasts a webpage containing open-access educational content over an offline WiFi hotspot with content that is curated for a particular audience in a specified locality. SolarSPELL addresses infrastructural challenges across the developing world, such as a lack of fundamental resources, like textbooks, libraries, electricity and Internet connectivity, by bringing relevant, digital educational content to offline, off-grid locations.


Leader Spotlight

Les Brun is Chairman and CEO of Ariel Alternatives, LLC, which invests in mid-market, scalable businesses that are or will become Black and Latinx owned.  He is also Chairman and CEO of Sarr Group, LLC, a diversified holding company for his investments, as well as Senior Advisor to G100 and World 50 peer-to-peer communities for current and former senior executives and directors from some of the world’s largest companies.  Previously, he was a Managing Director in the New York office of CCMP Capital Advisors.


Why work with us?

A Unique Set of Resources

A Unique Set of Resources

The combination of academia and business produces a gold mine for innovation. With our combined resources, big ideas are more likely to become a reality.

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Real-world experience

We are experts in making things happen. Our private sector leaders bring to the table real-world experience in recognizing what produces results in the real world.

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Support for teams

We are invested in helping your idea see the light of day. We will work directly with your idea and team to best prepare for success during the session.

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