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When recent SMU graduate Edward Allegra ’16 started college, he dreamed of becoming a physician. His plans changed during an SMU Entrepreneurship Club meeting, where he heard about on-campus research for an asthma-screening device. Allegra connected with fellow SMU students Miguel Quimbar '17 and Jack Reynolds '15 to create a business plan for the development of an innovative smartphone-based medical device that would revolutionize how asthma is diagnosed and treated. Their biotech company BioLum Sciences competed successfully in a local business pitch competition. With feedback from investors, the team won other competitions, including the Dallas qualifying round for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, and secured funding to begin prototyping their product and successfully launch a pioneering company.

TOP 10

Two of the 10 best global CEOs for servant leadership are SMU alums, according to Inc.

95%

of May 2016 Cox School of Business graduates were off the job market within three months of graduation at a starting salary of over $60,000 per year