College of Optical Sciences
UArizona Optical Sciences Professor Jim Schwiegerling has designed a trifocal intraocular lens lenses as a replacement lens for cataract patients. The new lenses allow for mid-range vision, and may eliminate the need for glasses or contacts for some, and have been implanted in over 500,000 patients -- including the inventor himself.
Joe Valacich, Ph.D. & Jeff Jenkins, Ph.D.
Started by Professor of MIS Joe Valacich and his former student Jeff Jenkins, now at BYU, startup Neuro-ID is a rising star in the world of financial technology and innovation or “fintech.” Founded in 2015, the company has gone on to raise funding, improve and expand its offerings, and expand its customer base. Through its many successful partnerships, the company’s technologies now touch millions of customers.
UA Venture Capital
Fletcher McCusker, UArizona alumnus and serial entrepreneur, founded startup SinfoniaRx with Michael Deich, successfully exited the company and started UAVenture Capital, focused on funding new university technology companies.