Phoenix Business Journal by Angela Gonzalez
As chief architect for AT&T in Phoenix, Craig Caffarelli is a volunteer mentor at Arizona State University, both with startup companies at SkySong and with students in entrepreneurial classes at the W.P. Carey School of Business.
When he heard ASU’s Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator program was looking for some new ideas to fund, he jumped at the chance. The program made available 100 patents from ASU, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona, as well as some intellectual property from Mayo Clinic and Dignity Health.
Hungry entrepreneurs are encouraged to sift through these patents and intellectual property, which the institutions aren’t using, to come up with innovations for ASU to help fund.