Phoenix Startup Weekend

Written by on September 27, 2012 in Blog - No comments

Fifty-four hours. Multiple teams of forward-thinking enthusiasts. Numerous start-ups launched.  By now, you’ve probably heard of Startup Weekend.  This event has provided valuable opportunities to assist in conceiving and formulating pitches for start-up companies across Arizona and the country.  This year, Startup Weekend Phoenix brings even more to this event with several local sponsors that will lend their resources and expertise to the selected startup teams.

The Thunderbird School of Global Management is the premier sponsor and will host the event.  They are also providing a $99/night room rate at the Thunderbird Executive Inn which is within walking distance to the venue.  Just call 602-978-7987 or email hotelsales@thunderbirdexecutiveinn.com and ask for the “Startup Weekend $99 Rate”.

The Thunderbird Angel Network, TAN, is a medium through which individual investors can consider investments in early-stage companies having the potential to grow rapidly. The Thunderbird Angel Network’s niche is investing in early stage companies with the potential to expand globally.  TAN members will be on hand during Startup Weekend Phoenix to learn more about the presenting startups.

Tallwave will admit 2 representatives of the top 3 winning SWPHX teams into their Tallwave Labs program, allowing winning teams the opportunity to receive  structured support and expert guidance needed to move them down the learning curve from the concept generation gained at the event.  This expertise will help them in building, launching, or funding of their startup venture.  Participation in the Tallwave Labs program is valued at $1500 per participant!

Propel Arizona is a Crowdfunding platform for Arizona.  This initiative was designed to help drive economic growth in the state of Arizona by providing an environment where people can support and help the entrepreneurial ventures, innovative ideas, projects and the entrepreneurs that build them.  The top 3 winning teams at the event will receive the personal support of company founder, CJ Cornell, in getting their businesses launched on the platform and promoted so they can begin raising funds.

Members of the City of Glendale’s economic development department team will be on hand to make attendees aware of the many types of assistance Glendale offers to support new businesses.

Check out more information about Startup Weekend Phoenix here and register for the October 19-21 event.  GrowAZ members Receive 20% off regular price of $99 with promotional code GROWAZ. What are you waiting for?  Startup your business now at Startup Weekend Phoenix!

About the Author

Scott Kelly is a 20 year veteran in marketing, sales, training and publicity. He has trained over 1,000 sales people, generated millions of dollars in sales and has taught marketing at the university level in the United States and Europe. As founder and CEO of Black Dog Promotions, Kelly has garnered national media coverage and established large fan bases for many in the sports, entertainment and business communities.

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