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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


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2012 2018

The focus shift towards Silicon Valley and similar ecosystems in the past decade, the recent boom in startups and entrepreneurship, and the resurgence of venture capital funding is fueling rapid advancement of modern technologies, such as software, biotechnology, and renewable energy. One facet of the growing entrepreneurial landscape features healthcare technology—a field of research centered upon various technical advances in medicine, software, and hardware. Trends in healthcare technology commercialization represent a promising opportunity for disruption in the healthcare industry. The integration of rapidly iterating software with medical research, timed perfectly with the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the ...

Contributors
Patel, Nisarg, Yun, Kwanho, Wang, Xiao, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

The purpose of this paper is to explore the question of whether there are objective truths about what is good and bad in a sense that extends beyond merely meeting (or failing to meet) certain pre-determined standards. An answer to this question would provide a basis for answering more specific questions, such as: Are there acts that are universally bad? Are there truths about what kinds of life are the most worth living independent of the aims people choose for themselves? Is it possible for one person to be right in the case of value disagreement in this non-pre-determined sense? ...

Contributors
Murphy, Henry, Marneffe, Peter, Portmore, Douglas, et al.
Created Date
2012-12

A group project working to implemented programs in the Town of Gilbert that build an entrepreneurial ecosystem within the town.

Contributors
Carneal, Tracy, Browning, Kelcey, Camoriano, James, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Asana Arizona is a concept created by Arizona State University students Halie Blauser and Stephen Argentati to sell handmade jewelry. They were inspired to start making jewelry in their free time, and were interested to see if they could create a profitable small business. Their first priority was to create a strategic marketing plan, to examine the current external/internal environment and find marketplace opportunities. As a part of this they performed research to determine which fashion styles would be the best target demographic to market their products to, and found that consumers who identified as “Bohemian”, “Hipster”, and “Punk” were ...

Contributors
Argentati, Stephen, Blauser, Halie, Eaton, Kathryn, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Aventure is the newest contemporary luxury men and women’s apparel and accessories boutique in Arizona. The boutique will be located in Downtown Scottsdale, specifically in McKellips Plaza conveniently located near Scottsdale Fashion Square. Aventure is the first of its kind in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, providing Millennial fashion fanatics with a destination that fills the empty void in the city’s growing fashion scene. At Aventure, we bridge the gap between pop culture, streetwear, and high-fashion. Through our mantra ‘Redefining the Luxury Retail Experience,’ we aim is to promote expression of one’s self to the fullest extent through style. ‘Aventure,’ which ...

Contributors
Imam, Ahmed Mohamed, Ostrom, Amy, Schlacter, John, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

A fun, interactive, and practical motivational speaking package designed to inspire and encourage high school and college students, as well as young adults, to achieve success and discover their leadership potential. Using secrets learned from starting my own business, Board Blazers LED Underglow Skateboard Lighting, and performing as Drum Major of the 400+ member ASU Sun Devil Marching Band, I share tips and tricks that can be applied in everyday life. Topics include surviving in difficult leadership situations unique to young leaders, celebrity confidence secrets, and creating infectious enthusiasm while working on a team.

Contributors
Rudolph, Gregory James, Eaton, John, Desch, Timothy, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

This research project examines the American Craft Distilling Industry. In particular, I provide an overview of the most important aspects of the product market and cost structure in the industry and an assessment of the viability of several modes of entry. Because the industry is relatively new, at least in its modern incarnation, industry knowledge is concentrated among a relatively small group of industry veterans. Thus, the majority of my research has been through interviews with industry experts and through my attendance of the American Distilling Institute (ADI) 2014 Conference in Seattle. My data and analysis indicate that the industry ...

Contributors
Reiter, Adrian Lake, Coles, Jeff, Trappen, Eric, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

The Medical Cannabis industry is booming currently as 28 states and the District of Columbia now allow medical cannabis operations to proceed. However the current layout of medical cannabis operations is extremely limited, leaving room for innovations to occur. This Thesis will explore the opportunity surrounding the concept of a cannabis sharecropping garden. The goal is to portray any potential value the business concept presents as well as analyzing the processes and opportunity that lie within. A survey was utilized within this study in order to accurately gain information from the intended demographic of the business. Value proposition of the ...

Contributors
Arriaga, Matthew Gilbert, Cho, Steve T., Newcomb, Erin, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

The main objective of this thesis is to describe and analyze Clippr, an ASU startup founded by four students: Adam Lynch, Eric Gottfried, Ty Sivley, and Thomas Carpaneto. This paper will describe the formation of Clippr as a business, analyze the work and reasoning for dissolving the business, and suggest three pivots that could increase the chances of success for the future of Clippr. These three pivots are: mini salons, a concierge service, and an online resource. The idea for Clippr came from Sam, the team’s friend’s experience within the cosmetology industry. Sam graduated from cosmetology school in Phoenix and ...

Contributors
Gottfried, Eric, Lynch, Adam, Sebold, Brent, et al.
Created Date
2017-12

The Confessions of a College Entrepreneur is an honors project with the goal of revealing the business and marketing strategies that Charles Crawford used to create multiple successful companies. It’s a collection of personal stories, book notes, millionaire interviews, and experiences that Charles had over the past 4 years of intense business experience and research across multiple industries. Charles wants college students and business owners to succeed in business ventures and life in general. This creative thesis project is the map for how to do just that.

Contributors
Crawford, Charles Joseph, Budolfson, Arthur, Giles, Charles, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.