Seed Spot NEXT program expands nationally

At 17 years-old most kids are keeping up on TV shows, taking part in school clubs, or participating in after school sports, not starting a company. For those teens that have that entrepreneurial spirit, Seed Spot, the socially-conscious incubator, offers the NEXT program. The program is designed to give high school students the resources, skills, … Read more

The Startup Journal: Persevering through tough times

Have you ever thought about giving up? Many founders will face this question when tough times and challenges seem to confront them time and time again and wonder if it will ever get better. However, it’s how a founder reacts to these challenges that makes them push through to build their company.   [youtube]https://youtu.be/YYLL8PnTt1A[/youtube]   SalesFitRx … Read more

Gangplank Chandler to host 6th Startup Weekend

Entrepreneurs around the Valley who are looking to create a business will soon have another opportunity to do so in their own backyard. Coworking space Gangplank Chandler is hosting their 6th Startup Weekend November 20-22. Entrepreneurs and creatives are encouraged to attend and take on the challenge of building a business in a weekend. “Since … Read more

The Startup Journal: Giving up equity

Whether it’s an investor or an accelerator who takes a cut of your startup, you as the founder must decide if giving up a part of your company makes sense strategically. Andrew Chaifetz, CEO and Founder of NoteBowl, sits down with us in the latest episode of The Startup Journal to talk about the decisions a founder will … Read more

Infant medtech startup awarded scholarship to Draper University

It’s back-to-school for one Arizona startup. Draper University (Draper U), founded by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, is partnering with Michael Hool of Hool Coury Law and Arizona Collegiate Venture (jointly funded by Hool Coury Law and MAC6) to fund scholarships for select Arizona start-up entrepreneurs to attend their program in Silicon Valley. The first … Read more

Weekend Reads: Judge This, Millennials and Productivity

It’s the weekend! Here are some great books that you can read while escaping the Arizona heat.     We all know the phrase ‘you can’ judge a book by its cover,’ and in author Chip Kidd’s book Judge This you will learn how to make an initial splash. “First impressions,” says Kidd, “are key … Read more

NACET Opens Flagstaff Accelerator Facility

Flagstaff-based small businesses will now have a new space to call home. The City of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET) incubator held its grand opening for their 28,000 square foot facility this week. The building will house small businesses working through the NACET incubator or accelerator program. “For us, the … Read more

The Startup Journal – Going through an acquisition

When another company is interested in acquiring your business, there are some challenges and critical decisions to make in the process. [youtube]https://youtu.be/4VOY_c4BHT0[/youtube]   We sat down with Steve Zeidman, founder of Vestafy, in the latest edition of The Startup Journal. Zeidman provides advice on going through an acquisition and to not settle for less on the … Read more

Greg McKeown says stop having priorities and have one priority – ICON15

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne Greg McKeown, New York Times best selling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, packed a punch a ICON 15 with his powerful message about how having one priority is the key to success. Entrepreneurs can typically be the type of person who will take on everything and make it all … Read more