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We believe Fulton Schools students are builders and innovators by nature, that they have great potential to become game-changing entrepreneurs. The Fulton Schools provides facilities and programs at ASU to foster that entrepreneurial spirit.

Generator Labs

The Generator Labs, located in Engineering Center G-Wing on the Tempe campus, provide the space, technology and resources to support the Fulton Schools’ entrepreneurial programs and activities. Three lab spaces, a cafe, a lounge area and access to program faculty and mentors make the ideal space for Startup Center and Engineering Projects in Community Service programs. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Generator Labs Grand Opening on September 22, 2016. Also check out the Live @ Generator Labs weekly series of events for our student entrepreneurs.

Joshua Loughman

Joshua Loughman

Scott Shrake, director of Engineering Projects in Community service and Fulton Schools lecturer, and Brent Sebold, the director of the Startup Center, serve as co-directors of Generator Labs where they help set the vision and growth. 

Joshua Loughman is a lecturer at the Fulton Schools and assistant director at Generator Labs. He works to develop our student programming which includes special events, new class offerings and student-oriented projects.

Scott, Brent and Josh work collaboratively with an amazing group of Fulton Schools student service colleagues and student leaders to make the Generator Labs the most innovative hub on campus – join us.

Startup Center

The Fulton Schools Startup Center empowers all undergraduate and graduate students to advance their entrepreneurial ideas for the benefit of our economy and society. Students learn about technology innovation and marketplace impact through signature entrepreneurship and innovation courses, workshops, expert mentoring, new venture competitions, and other curricular and extracurricular events that expose students to the concepts of technology innovation and marketplace impact.

Brent Sebold at the 2016 eSeed Challenge Accelerator Awards.

Brent Sebold at the 2016 eSeed Challenge Accelerator Awards.

Brent Sebold is director of the Startup Center. He is responsible for the development and operation of the Startup Center and the delivery of its signature graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship and innovation courses. He also oversees the eSeed Challenge + Accelerator, which is the Fulton Schools’ premier new venture funding and support initiative.

Engineering Projects in Community Service

Engineering Projects in Community Service, also known as EPICS, is an award-winning social entrepreneurship and community service program. Through EPICS, students have the opportunity to get a hands-on approach to problem-solving while making an impact in the community. Students can get involved in EPICS through EPICS Gold courses FSE 104: EPICS GOLD I – Feasibility and planning, and then FSE 494: EPICS in Action – Design and build.

Scott Shrake teaches an EPICS Gold course.

Scott Shrake teaches an EPICS Gold course.

Scott Shrake, lecturer and director of EPICS, has always felt a pull to entrepreneurship and wants to help students make an impact with their ideas. As EPICS director,Scott helps set the vision and growth of our EPICS University and EPICS High programs, along with mentoring social ventures. His primary focus is instilling an entrepreneurial mindset and human centered design background in all Fulton Schools students.

Joshua Loughman is Assistant Director of EPICS. He is passionate about making the world a better place through engineering, and applies years of experience volunteering with Engineering Without Borders and work as a systems engineer to the EPICS program.

Additional support for entrepreneurial programs

Brittany Martin and Jade Silva

Brittany Martin and Jade Silva

Brittany Martin, Coordinator-Student Engagement, oversees the programming and logistics as well as acting as the front line for students involved with EPICS,  Startup Center, and study abroad.

Jade Silva, Coordinator Senior – Student Engagement, oversees the EPICS program through program coordination, budget allocation and course overrides, along with general questions of how to get involved with each program. Jade also manages the Generator Labs and the Startup Center spaces where she oversees the student workers, assists with policies/procedures and ensures that we are creating a welcoming environment.

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