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Richard Filley

Entrepreneur • Advisor Phoenix, Arizona Area, US

Social Entrepreneurship Faculty, Mentor, Advisor, Arizona State University. Arizona State grad. Arizona State grad.

Social Entrepreneurship Faculty, Mentor, Advisor, Arizona State University. Arizona State grad. Arizona State grad.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Product
I have an idea that I'm exploring
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Product

Involved In


Arizona State University
Arizona State University


Arizona State University
Arizona State University


Social Entrepreneurship Faculty, Mentor, Advisor Arizona State University August 2013 - present
Director, MAKE Your Ideas Happen Arizona State University December 2012 - July 2013
Director, CTI Summer Experience Arizona State University December 2012 - July 2013
Director, iProjects Arizona State University August 2012 - March 2013
Founding Director, EPICS at ASU Arizona State University July 2009 - August 2012
Director and Founder, Global Futures Initiative Arizona State University July 2005 - June 2009
Director and Founder, Corporate Leaders Program (CLP) and International CLP (I-CLP) Arizona State University October 1985 - July 2005
Visiting Faculty RMIT University January 2002 - July 2002
People & Technologies Editor, Industrial Engineering Magazine Institute of Industrial Engineers May 1981 - October 1985
Facilities Engineer Honeywell Aerospace 1980 - 1981
Industrial Engineer Honeywell Aerospace 1979 - 1980
Industrial Analyst Boeing 1978 - 1978
Engineering Intern Mountain Safety Research 1975 - 1976


Arizona State University Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing 2013 - 2014
University of Washington Industrial Engineering 1973 - 1978
Seattle Pacific University Journalism Courses 1975 - 1976

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Seed funding
  • • Digital printing
  • • Startups
  • • User Interface Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content
  • • Digital Publishing

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Leadership • Non-profit • Program Management • Entrepreneurship • Leadership Development

Key Accomplishments

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Mark Huerta
They're my advisor: Arizona State University  •  Management Intern - Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ASU Changemaker Central and Student Social Innovator and Entrepreneur, 33 Buckets. Arizona
Richard got me on the social entrepreneurship path through the class he started at ASU. He was inspirational and helped our team get the ini ... tial seed money ot needed to get started
Jared Schoepf
They're my advisor: SafeSIPP  •  President and Founder, Sustainable Storm Solutions, LLC and Director of Engineering, SafeSIPP, LLC. Arizona State grad. Arizona State grad.
Professor Filley excels at creating projects by inspiring students and entrepreneurs to find success in even the most challenging of situati ... ons. I have worked with Professor Filley for nearly 5 years as he was my professor and adviser helping my project turn into a venture. Professor Filley especially excels at social entrepreneurship as he has a deep understanding of working on projects that help the world both locally and globally. Additionally he has a large network of like minded people allowing him to connect entrepreneurs with key partners and mentors.
Brent Sebold
We worked together  •  Senior Venture Manager, Arizona State University. Previously Assistant Director, Arizona State University. Arizona State grad.
He has a proven track record in startup team formation and success.
Tim Holladay
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Crowd Mics. Previously Associate Sales and Leasing Agent, Commercial Properties, Inc.. Arizona State grad.
Richard is well connected from his years working with some of the top students at ASU. He is also very resourceful and sharp. He led groups ... of students around the world to carry out complex projects and trips. He knows how to get his hands dirty and get the work done. But he can also step back and look at the bigger picture. As entrepreneurs we have to be able to do both daily. I'll vouch for Richard any day!
Jaime Lyn Gonzales
They're my mentor
Richard might just be The Most Interesting Man in the World. He shares practical, yet deeply rich advice from his vast experiences. He is ... a world citizen and a local leader. He is an engineer, an entrepreneur, as well as a writer. A professor and a student; a mentor and a volunteer. He endorses social media, yet values personal connections. He can speak to a global audience and listen to the woman next to him on the bus on the way home. Richard has successfully launched and grown nationally renowned programs and guided students to start one-of-a-kind organizations gaining global attention. He is impacting the world in a positive way, and proactively engages those around him who care to join him in this effort. I don’t always look for advice, but when I do I choose to contact Richard.

Krystle Ziegler
They're my mentor  •  Retail Store Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company. Previously Retail Store Manager, T-Mobile.
Krystle is an A+ student from one of my entrepreneursip classes at ASU. I've met with her outside of class twice to advise on her startup an ... d she is driven and focused on what she needs to do. She manages her time well, shows strong leadershim potential, and has great ideas. I strongly endorse her!

Scott Risser
They're my professor  •  Co-owner, CTO & Business Development, Paradigm Innovations by R Squared, Inc.. Arizona State grad. University of Arizona grad.
I've known Scoot since he was one of my best students 20 years ago. He has always been innovative and entrepreneurial, and his new venture c ... ould disrupt the entire utility industry in ways that would help many, many people have better lives.