Arizona startups attend Draper University on scholarship

PHOENIX – A partnership between Hool Coury Law and the Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition offers select Arizona entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend a Silicon Valley university on scholarship. The hope is that at the end of the seven-week program at Draper University, the local startups will return to Arizona to grow their companies.

Cofounders of NeoLight LLC, Vivek Kopparthi and Chase Garrett, are the first scholarship recipients supported by Hool Coury. Scottsdale-based NeoLight  develops photo-therapy treatments for newborn jaundice.

The Draper University program begins in September and costs $9,500, including housing. Participants pitch ideas to Silicon Valley venture capitalists at the end of the session.

Two more entrepreneurs will be chosen to attend the next session from the Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition sponsored by Tempe-based early-stage incubator Mac6 and Hool Coury Law.  The competition between 12 student startups from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona will take place in the spring.

Source: Phoenix Business Journal

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