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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Don’t try to be something you’re not – Phoenix Startup Week Day 4

February 26, 2015 |

Co-written with Jesse Millard and photo contributions from Thomas Hawthorne

Today the Phoenix Startup Week speaker theme was about knowing who you are, understanding your competencies and don’t try to turn your company into something it’s not, including the next Google.

TK … Read More

Wasabi Ventures to open Phoenix offices in 2015

February 26, 2015 |

Video contribution by Jesse Millard and photo contribution by Thomas Hawthorne

Wasabi Ventures, a bi-coastal venture capital firm and incubator for early stage startups, plan to open offices by the end of 2015 where they intend to fund and found … Read More

Opendoor expands to Phoenix market and raises $20M led by GGV Capital

February 26, 2015 |

Photo and video contribution by Thomas Hawthorne

The kids are running wild, beds aren’t made, dirty dishes are in the sink, laundry is on floor and your Realtor calls and says she wants to come by and show the house … Read More

Overcoming obstacles to achieve your dream – Phoenix Startup Week Day 3

February 25, 2015 |

Photo contribution by Thomas Hawthorne

Whether it be raising capital, building your product, attracting customers or balancing work and life, there will be obstacles at every turn. Phoenix Startup Week filled the Tempe Center for the Arts with speakers who shared … Read More

Why it’s important to connect with the right customer – PHX Startup Week

February 25, 2015 |

Photo contribution by Thomas Hawthorne

Newsletters, ads, social media, online…the list goes on about all the different ways to reach customers – and it’s not as easy as it looks. Darren Wilson, co-founder of Blind Society, presented at Phoenix Startup Week … Read More

Building a startup nest – Phoenix Startup Week Day 2

February 24, 2015 |

It’s day two of Phoenix Startup Week and Scottsdale Director of Scottsdale Economic Development Danielle Casey kicked off the day’s events at the DeskHub theater in downtown Scottsdale.

The City of Scottsdale is an entrepreneur’s dream, Casey said. Scottsdale is … Read More

Space travel to startups, 3D printing without limits – PHX Startup Week

February 23, 2015 |

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne

While the majority of us won’t become astronauts, we can certainly learn to 3D print like one. In December 2014, NASA emailed a design file of a ratchet wrench to the International Space Station where the … Read More

Entrepreneurship re-energized, Phoenix Startup Week begins today

February 23, 2015 |

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne

Entrepreneurs, investors, government officials and startups filled the room at 111 W. Monroe for the kickoff of the inaugural Phoenix Startup Week. The event is a five-day extravaganza consisting of 130 events spread throughout the Valley with … Read More

Bellabeat: health gadgets designed by women for women

February 20, 2015 |

At CES 2015 we came across a women-centric tech gadget company that is certainly ahead of the competition for design with their latest innovations. Bellabeat, a company that creates health and fitness-conscious products made by women, for women, unveiled three … Read More

Seed Spot launches nine new startup ventures

February 19, 2015 |

From the top of a rooftop overlooking downtown Phoenix, Seed Spot announced the nine new startup ventures who have been inducted into Spring 2015’s incubator program.

To kick it off, Seed Spot CEO and co-founder Courtney Klein spoke briefly about … Read More