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Monday, February 20
 

9:00am

Coffee/Registration
Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

9:30am

Welcome to SUW!
Monday February 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room Amphitheater

10:00am

Authenticity. But for real.
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Sidnee helps startup founders turn messy ideas into real businesses. Her sweet spot is lean development with experience in education, technology, healthcare and physical goods. As a repeat co-founder, she understands how work becomes life and identity; showing up as your true self is the only option. 

Speakers
avatar for Sidnee Peck

Sidnee Peck

Sidnee helps startup founders turn messy ideas into real businesses. Her sweet spot is lean development with experience in education, technology, healthcare and physical goods. As a repeat co-founder, she understands how work becomes life and identity; showing up as your true self is the only option.



Monday February 20, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room Amphitheater

10:00am

Do You Want the Result or the Process?
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Olenka Cullinan is a Founder of Rising Tycoons, speaker, Venture Mentor, & Millennial success coach. Her “Backbone of Success”™ method led to global exposure, a book & TEDx talks.

Speakers
avatar for Olenka Cullinan

Olenka Cullinan

Olenka Cullinan is a Founder of Rising Tycoons, speaker, Venture Mentor, & Millennial success coach. Her “Backbone of Success”™ method led to global exposure, a book & TEDx talks. 



Monday February 20, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10:00am

Love in Business = 100% Guaranteed Success
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I serve entrepreneurs and their communities in Love. Especially in Phoenix. #yesphx

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Cottrell

Jonathan Cottrell

Catalyst, #yesphx
I serve entrepreneurs and their communities in Love as a technology problem-solver, community builder, and marriage advocate. Especially in Phoenix (#yesphx). Learn 10 facts about me in 20 words at JonathanCottrell.com.



Monday February 20, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

11:00am

How Being Real & Relevant Helped Me Hit 2 Million Impressions on Social Media in 8 Months
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Kolby spent 15 years as an executive in corporate America Running sales and marketing for titans in the technology sector. He has advised over 300 startups generating over $50M.

Speakers
avatar for Kolby Kolibas

Kolby Kolibas

Kolby is an Entrepreneur, Author, Social Media Influencer, Global Marketing Expert, Father, Husband & Revolutionary Against Average.  He spent over 15 years in corporate America as an executive running sales and marketing for companies such as IBM, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Dell and many others. Kolby has advised, built and partnered with hundreds of startups that have generated millions of dollars in revenue over the past 10... Read More →



Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

11:00am

Own Your Story, Grow Your Start-up
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Park Howell is 30+ year advertising vet and sought-after expert on story marketing who consults, coaches, teaches and speaks on brand story strategy internationally.

Speakers
avatar for Park Howell

Park Howell

Park Howell is a 30 year advertising veteran who consults, teaches, coaches and speaks on brand story strategy globally. Through story marketing, Park helps emerging purpose-driven companies achieve epic growth for their enterprises and their people.



Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

11:00am

Your Next Chapter: Turning Tales into Sales. Storytelling in a low-trust world
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Speakers
avatar for Danya Proud

Danya Proud

Danya Proud is a career storyteller. A self-proclaimed, "word ninja and story origamist," she is the former Director of Media Relations for the world's largest restaurant chain, McDonald's. | | Having spent close to 15 years under the Golden Arches as the lead company spokesperson and “Explainer in Chief” to media, customers, naysayers, investors and other audiences, she crafted and created shareable stories and content that... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room Pima

12:00pm

Lunch & Networking
Monday February 20, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

12:00pm

Share Your Founder Story!

Every startup has a story. Share yours with us! Chase for Business invites you to share your defining moments as an entrepreneur through "Founder Stories" -  a video series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community.

Visit us at #ChaseBasecamp and be prepared to answer brief questions regarding your business journey. Your responses may be shared across Chase’s digital and social channels to help other business owners.

Follow us @chaseforbiz or visit www.chase.com/forbusiness for great Startup Week and other business content.

Questions:

  1. Why did you start your business?
  2. What’s been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome?
  3. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring entrepreneur? 

Monday February 20, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

12:00pm

Mentoring
Sign up for FREE 30-minute mentor sessions. You'll be matched with an industry expert for a 1-on-1 conversation and chance to ask all of your burning questions. Get advice on a huge range of topics, from business development, valuation, work-life-balance, raising capital, and more. 

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE: http://engage.brightguest.com/mentor-connect/

Monday February 20, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2:00pm

Building A Brand From Zero
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Audrey is a first generation Latina actively building the tech community in downtown LA as the founder of StartUp DTLA and as a co-founder of the non-profit fashion accelerator: Grid110. Audrey also support female empowerment as the founder of WorthyWomen. Audrey is a published author and community activist.

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Bellis

Audrey Bellis

Audrey is a first generation, Latina, actively building the tech community in downtown LA as the founder of StartUp DTLA and as a co-founder of the non-profit fashion accelerator: Grid110. Audrey also support female empowerment as the founder of WorthyWomen. Audrey is a published author and community activist.



Monday February 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2:00pm

Pitching With Passion & Purpose
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Speakers
avatar for Terri Wogan Calderon

Terri Wogan Calderon

Social Venture Partners
avatar for Sentari Minor

Sentari Minor

Social Venture Partners Arizona
Director of Partner Engagement & Education at SVPAZ, facilitates the engagement of local philanthropists and activates community leaders to drive social change in the Valley.


Monday February 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room Slide Rock

2:00pm

What Start-Up Brands Can Learn from the Fashion Industry: Narrow your brand story by doing less to reach your "Or Die" target!
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Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week, Brian has over 15 years in the fashion industry, beginning as a designer after launching his clothing line on the ASU campus!  His common-sense approach to building a brand from scratch for long-term success and teaching it to other start-ups, is what drives him today.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Hill

Brian Hill

Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week, Brian has over 15 years in the fashion industry, beginning as a designer after launching his clothing line on the ASU campus!  His common-sense approach to building a brand from scratch for long-term success and teaching it to other start-ups, is what drives him today.



Monday February 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room Pima

3:00pm

Building Arizona as an Entrepreneurial / Startup economic engine
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Speakers
avatar for Kent Dicks

Kent Dicks

Kent E. Dicks is a serial Arizona entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience providing strategic leadership in new and emerging markets. Mr. Dicks has a broad range of experience across several business sectors, and considered a thought leader in the Mobile and Digital Health space. 



Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

3:00pm

Failing is not the worst thing
Limited Capacity filling up

What I learned from thinking big and failing at my first startup.
Topics include:
Choosing the right partners
Don't just give away equity
This will be hard on your family
This shit is hard
FOCUS

Speakers
JM

Josh Margulies

VP of Marekting, Arizona Coyotes
Former marketer at EA Sports, Capcom, Logitech and Netgear. Left corporate tech in Silicon Valley. Raised some money, launched a startup and failed. Now back in AZ and loving hockey.


Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room Pima

3:00pm

Startup Vision: A tiny boat in a windy ocean
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Vivek Kopparthi is a Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur who co-founded NeoLight, a Phoenix-based medical device company developing empathy-driven technology for the newborn-care marke

Speakers
avatar for Vivek Kopparthi

Vivek Kopparthi

Co-founder & CEO, NeoLight
Vivek Kopparthi is a Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur who founded NeoLight, a Phoenix-based medical device company developing empathy-driven innovations for the neonatal market.


Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

4:30pm

Keynote
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This Q&A format keynote will focus on Crown’s startup experiences and highlight essential technology lessons from Guggemos which can help startups scale their businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Zach Ferres

Zach Ferres

CEO, Coplex
CEO of Coplex, a Phoenix- and LA-based Startup Studio. Founding Partner at Coplex Ventures, a seed venture capital firm. Columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. Speaker. Runner. Engineer (not the train kind).

Speakers
avatar for Tim Crown

Tim Crown

Cofounder/Chairman of the Board, Insight
Tim Crown is a leader, an investor and a strategic thinker behind one of the most successful growth stories in American business. As CEO and now as chairman of publicly held Insight Enterprises, which he started with his brother Eric, Tim has led the company into 22 countries with more than 5,000 worldwide employees and $5 billion in annual revenue.
avatar for Mike Guggemos

Mike Guggemos

CIO, Insight
Mike Guggemos, CIO at Insight Enterprises, a Fortune 500 provider of hardware, software, cloud and service solutions


Monday February 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room Amphitheater

6:00pm

Happy Hour (Opening) - presented by Chase for Business
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Come celebrate the kick-off of PHX Startup Week at The Department!

We'll provide food, beverages, a little fun – you provide the company.

This kick-off event is hosted by Chase for Business.

*PHX Startup Week wristbands are required for event entry. Pick 'em up at 5:30 at Galvanize after the Keynote presentation!*  

Monday February 20, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Department 1 N 1st St #600, Phoenix, AZ 85004
 
Tuesday, February 21
 

9:00am

Coffee/Registration
Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

10:00am

Sale or Scale?: Lessons from Entrepreneurs on the Decision to Sell or Scale Up'
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Jeff Katz, co-founder of Mercury Payment Systems, and Mitch Foster, co-founder of Excelsius Surgical, as they discuss how they wrestled with the issue of whether to sell or keep scaling up their companies. Mercury chose to scale up to become a large enterprise before selling, and Excelsius chose to sell earlier and take risk of the table for the founders and investors prior to scaling. Included in this session will be lessons learned in the sale vs. scale decision and tips on overcoming obstacles associated with rapid growth. Michael Hool, founder of T minus 6 and Hool Coury Law, will moderate this conversation.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Hool

Michael Hool

Founding Partner, Hool Coury Law, PLC
Michael Hool, Founder of TminusSIX and Managing Partner, Hool Coury Law | Michael Hool is an accomplished venture lawyer, active technology investor, and pioneer in wide variety of capital formation and entrepreneurship efforts.  Mr. Hool is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hool Coury Law, a premier venture law firm in the Southwest.   For 28 years Mr. Hool has helped entrepreneurs launch, grow and exit hundreds of technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Foster

Mitch Foster

Mitch embarked on a medical device career with privately held DeRoyal starting as a sales representative in Denver, CO.  He served as a Region Manager, National Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Executive Vice President of the Patient Care Business Unit. He then went into the spine instrumentation and implant business with Synthes and NuVasive. With a background of working with developing... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz

In 2001, Jeff co-founded Mercury Payment Systems (MPS) and aligned with Point of Sale (POS) Developers and Resellers to deliver payment processing merchants. In doing so, he changed the way the POS Industry generated revenue. Silver Lake Partners, the leading private investor in technology and technology-enabled industries, recognised the continued growth potential of these innovations and made a strategic investment, acquiring a 61% interest... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Arena Bowl

10:00am

Solopreneuring Lessons Learned
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I am Entrepreneur, Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Engineer, Maker, and former CTO (Silicon Valley and defense industry).

Speakers
avatar for Guy Bieber

Guy Bieber

I am Entrepreneur, Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Engineer, Maker, and former CTO (Silicon Valley and defense industry). 



Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

11:00am

A Crash Course in Quantifying Value: Pricing in the Real World
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Erin has tackled pricing, personas, products, & other things that don't begin with "P" at Integrate, Infusionsoft & WebPT. Loves market research, well-placed curse words, & pragmatism.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Hinson

Erin Hinson

product marketing manager, WebPT
Erin has tackled pricing, personas, products, & other things that don't begin with "P" at Integrate, Infusionsoft & WebPT. Loves market research, well-placed curse words, & pragmatism.



Tuesday February 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

11:00am

Start-up Order of Operations: Doing the Right Things in the Right Order
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I am a serial start-up operator, and former founder/CEO from living room office through VC financing and ultimately acquisition. Now, I am Chief Product Officer at Carvana.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Gill

Dan Gill

I am a serial start-up operator, and former founder/CEO from living room office through VC financing and ultimately acquisition. Now, I am Chief Product Officer at Carvana.



Tuesday February 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

11:00am

The Keys to Building a Scalable Business
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Speakers
avatar for Felena Hanson

Felena Hanson

Felena is the founder of the first international coworking space designed for women, Hera Hub.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Howerton Lecture Hall

12:00pm

Lunch & Networking
Tuesday February 21, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

12:00pm

Share Your Founder Story!

Every startup has a story. Share yours with us! Chase for Business invites you to share your defining moments as an entrepreneur through "Founder Stories" -  a video series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community.

Visit us at #ChaseBasecamp and be prepared to answer brief questions regarding your business journey. Your responses may be shared across Chase’s digital and social channels to help other business owners.

Follow us @chaseforbiz or visit www.chase.com/forbusiness for great Startup Week and other business content.

Questions:

  1. Why did you start your business?
  2. What’s been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome?
  3. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring entrepreneur? 

Tuesday February 21, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room East Nook in the Arena Bowl

12:00pm

Mentoring
Sign up for FREE 30-minute mentor sessions. You'll be matched with an industry expert for a 1-on-1 conversation and chance to ask all of your burning questions. Get advice on a huge range of topics, from business development, valuation, work-life-balance, raising capital, and more. 

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE: http://engage.brightguest.com/mentor-connect/

Tuesday February 21, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Southwest and Southeast Corners of Arena Bowl

2:00pm

Co-Founder Matching - Don’t Waste Your Time with ‘B-Players
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Josh Manley

Josh Manley

Josh Manley is the CEO and founder of ReplyBuy, Inc. which serves 100+ clients across the NBA, NHL, MLS, NFL as well as with major universities and is described as “what might be the fastest-growing company in the sports ticketing space” according to ESPN. His work as an entrepreneur has been covered by leading publications including SportsBusiness Journal, ESPN, Business Week, WSJ, Entrepreneur Magazine, PC World, INC. Magazine and... Read More →
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Anthony Saia

Tony Saia is the CTO and co-founder of ReplyBuy. Anthony has established a world-class track record with 12+ years experience developing e-commerce web startups, systems and software, leveraging various languages and technology stacks. His skill set is multifaceted with expertise in software engineering, payments and e-commerce, front-end, rich UX and AJAX development, database modeling and admin, web-service development and 3rd party API... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Howerton Lecture Hall

2:00pm

Do the Impossible: Finding a Technical Cofounder
Limited Capacity seats available

Cahlan is a seasoned startup entrepreneur and software engineer. He's bounced from failure to failure until DevMountain, one of the largest coding schools in the USA.

Speakers
avatar for Cahlan Sharp

Cahlan Sharp

Cahlan is a seasoned startup entrepreneur and software engineer. He's bounced from failure to failure until DevMountain, one of the largest coding schools in the USA.



Tuesday February 21, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

2:00pm

Stop looking for a Technical Co-Founder
Limited Capacity seats available

Anila Arthanari is a Technology Leader, Startup CTO, Tech investor and entrepreneur. She loves building bad-ass technology teams for high-growth startups.

Speakers
avatar for Anila Arthanari

Anila Arthanari

Anila Arthanari is a Technology Leader, Startup CTO, Tech investor and entrepreneur. She loves building bad-ass technology teams for high-growth startups.



Tuesday February 21, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

3:00pm

Build the Right Product the Right Way: Why Simple is Hard and How to Overcome its Challenges
Limited Capacity filling up

Moderators
avatar for Perri Chase

Perri Chase

Co-Founder of TalentReMastered, Executive Coach & Talent Strategist. Former co-founder UnrollMe & Archively.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren McDanell

Lauren McDanell

Lauren leads and designs all Phoenix programming for the globally-ranked incubator SEED SPOT, working with over 100 startups per year to develop products & businesses.
avatar for Jeff Nappi

Jeff Nappi

Jeff Nappi is the Director of Software Engineering at ClearVoice. He is passionate about building products that improve people's lives. Jeff has a deep entrepreneurial spirit and has built consumer e-commerce, consumer social media, and b2b products.
avatar for Anjali Nennelli

Anjali Nennelli

Anjali Nennelli is a serial entrepreneur, community builder and women in tech advocate. She is passionate in applying tech to solve everyday problems. Under her leadership, Phx Mobile & IoT group has been successful in bringing people to experience cutting edge technology.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Arena Bowl

3:00pm

Creating a ecosystem of entrepreneurism, innovation and education
Limited Capacity seats available

Wayne is an entrepreneur an observer, a creator, a builder, educator and designer of new opportunities. Wayne is a veteran of the software industry working at both large and small growth companies.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Neale

Wayne Neale

CEO, Kydak
Wayne is an entrepreneur… an observer, a creator, a builder, educator and designer of new opportunities. Wayne is a veteran of the software industry working at both large and small growth companies.



Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Williams Lecture Hall

3:00pm

Product Development = Value Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Mr. Morgan is an active leader in business and technology. He currently serves as Vice President of Sales for Reztech a custom software development company emphasizing web, mobile applications and cloud-based software development for enterprise companies in the US and abroad.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Morgan

Chip Morgan

Mr. Morgan is an active leader in business and technology.  He currently serves as Vice President of Sales for Reztech a custom software development company emphasizing web, mobile applications and cloud-based software development for enterprise companies in the US and abroad.



Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

4:30pm

Keynote
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Ernie Garcia

Ernie Garcia

CEO, Carvana
Ernest C. Garcia is a founder of Carvana and has served as its chief executive officer since inception in 2012.  | | Prior to founding Carvana, Mr. Garcia was treasurer and director of quantitative analytics at DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc. In his role as treasurer, Mr. Garcia led the firm through several billion dollars in asset-backed and other corporate financings. As director of quantitative analytics, Mr. Garcia was responsible... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Arena Bowl

6:00pm

Marriage, Life and Family: how entrepreneurship screws it all up and sometimes makes it awesome
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kai-Saun Anderson

Kai-Saun Anderson

Kai-Saun Photography
Husband. Father. Videogamer. Kai-Saun (known best as Kai) Anderson is the founder of Kai-Saun photography, a professional photography company based in Phoenix, AZ, and MORE, a community that helps entrepreneurs enjoy both family life and business. At Kai-Saun Photography, Kai specializes in capturing professional lifestyle images of entrepreneurs, businesses, agencies, and families. At MORE, Kai is the creative behind the organization’s... Read More →
avatar for Amber Anderson

Amber Anderson

Kayson
Wife. Mother. Business strategist and thought leader Amber Anderson is the founder of Kayson, a business strategy agency, and MORE, a community that helps entrepreneurs enjoy both family life and business.
avatar for Nicole Cottrell

Nicole Cottrell

I'm Nicole. I've been married to an entrepreneur since 2005. I fell in love with an entrepreneur and warily entered the world of startup life, not knowing all that it entailed. I quickly came to realize that there is no such thing as an overnight success, money in the bank is optional, and nothing is as unromantic as a candlelit dinner for one.
avatar for Jonathan Cottrell

Jonathan Cottrell

Catalyst, #yesphx
I serve entrepreneurs and their communities in Love as a technology problem-solver, community builder, and marriage advocate. Especially in Phoenix (#yesphx). Learn 10 facts about me in 20 words at JonathanCottrell.com.
avatar for Odeen Domingo

Odeen Domingo

Odeen Domingo is a founding member of CO+HOOTS, the first coworking community in central Phoenix and now the largest in Arizona, as well as a co-founder of the CO+HOOTS Foundation, the non-profit arm of CO+HOOTS whose mission is to provide opportunities and education to underrepresented communities in the realms of business, technology and entrepreneurship. Odeen is also the owner/operator of social impact venture Fresh Words Market, an online... Read More →
avatar for Jenny poon

Jenny poon

Jenny Poon is the founder of CO+HOOTS, Phoenix's largest and globally recognised coworking community. 



Tuesday February 21, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

6:00pm

FROM MVP TO VC: Top strategic errors that can kill your entrepreneur’s dream before you even get started.
Limited Capacity filling up

Partner/Director of Strategy for Altima Business Solutions, Carine Dieudé accelerates companies from “what’s now” to “what’s next” so they can create tomorrow's jobs. 

Speakers
avatar for Carine Dieude

Carine Dieude

Strategy Director, Altima Business Solutions
Partner/Director of Strategy for Altima Business Solutions, Carine Dieudé accelerates companies from “what’s now” to “what’s next” so they can create tomorrow's jobs. 



Tuesday February 21, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

6:00pm

Mentoring
Sign up for FREE 30-minute mentor sessions. You'll be matched with an industry expert for a 1-on-1 conversation and chance to ask all of your burning questions. Get advice on a huge range of topics, from business development, valuation, work-life-balance, raising capital, and more. 

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE: http://engage.brightguest.com/mentor-connect/

Tuesday February 21, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Building 57, Classrooms 230 & 231

7:00pm

Near-Shoring Opportunities Are Closer Than You Think
Limited Capacity seats available

International Business Development professional served as commercial delegate for the Mexican Exim Bank: Bancomext in The Netherlands and Director ProMexico Baja California

Speakers
avatar for Philip Huerta

Philip Huerta

Philip Huerta - MSME Stanford University, Design Engineering.  Over 30 years experience working engineering product design and development.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Arena Bowl

7:00pm

Your product startup idea transformed to reality: the design & development process
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Eduardo Gonzalez

Eduardo Gonzalez

International Business Development Professional, 20+ yr experience in international strategic business planning and site selection for FDI | | Twitter: @lalogond


Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

7:00pm

Start Up vs. Ongoing Customer Validation
Limited Capacity seats available

Past Co-Founder of GameTruck, a national franchise. Current founder of MePlusMore, an application to track extracurricular activities for the college application process.

Speakers
avatar for David Wachtel

David Wachtel

Past Co-Founder of GameTruck, a national franchise. Current founder of MePlusMore, an application to track extracurricular activities for the college application process.



Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
 
Wednesday, February 22
 

9:00am

Coffee/Registration
Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10:00am

Build Up Your SaaS Sales Organization
Limited Capacity filling up

From your first sales rep to $100M, learn actionable steps for SaaS sales.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Tyre

Dan Tyre

Entrepreneur, SMarketing pro,member of the HubSpot start up team,mentor, advisor, angel investor, strong believer in personal responsibility & getting things done



Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10:00am

SaaS Foundations: The Metrics that Growing SaaS Companies Need to Know
Limited Capacity seats available

Master foundational SaaS metrics, including definitions and execution insights


Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Bayuk

Lindsay Bayuk

VP of Product Marketing, Pluralsight
VP of #ProdMktg at Pluralsight. Previously at Price Intelligently, Pure Chat, Infusionsoft and WebPT. Lover of coffee and all things B2B SaaS.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10:00am

Achieving lock-on or how to make your customers fall in love with you
Room 2208 in Theater

Speakers
avatar for Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson started his first business venture at 25 in London, UK, an American bakery which grew to a million dollar business within the first year.  In 2004 he established a British/American bakery in Tokyo, Japan which now operates under license to a major Japanese food and beverage operator.  With a side passion for news, Mark also worked for five years as a Writer and Producer for CNBC Business News in London.   Prior to... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10:00am

5 Brilliant Ways to Widen Your Sales Funnel Without Hurting Cash Flow
Limited Capacity filling up

Meet Sarah, founder of Metros other women, and sales genius. Her claim to fame: scaling a side hustle into a multi-location firm without franchising, investors, or credit lines.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Benken

Sarah Benken

ceo, metros other woman
Meet Sarah, founder of metros other woman and sales genius. Her claim to fame: scaling a side hustle into a multi-location firm without franchising, investors, or credit lines. 



Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10:00am

How to Sell Your Story
Limited Capacity filling up

Chris is an entrepreneur, speaker, brand expert, story strategist and most importantly a husband & father to 5 amazing children.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Founder, The Campfire Effect™
Chris is an entrepreneur, speaker, brand expert, story strategist and most  importantly a husband & father to 5 amazing children.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix at Mercado 502 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85006

10:00am

Sales is so 1980's: Selling to those who don't want to be sold
Limited Capacity seats available

Husband. Father. Student. Mentor. Builder. 15 years in healthcare sales. Started Medical Memory in mid-2013. Co-Founded PERCH in 2016.

Speakers
avatar for Lucas Felt

Lucas Felt

Husband. Father. Student. Mentor. Builder. 15 years in healthcare sales. Started Medical Memory in mid-2013. Co-Founded PERCH in 2016.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10:00am

Do you know how to get there? A conversation around building your "internal supply chain".
Limited Capacity seats available

A simple definition of supply chain is that it includes everything that helps get a product/service from manufacturer to customer.  Your “internal” supply chain, is everything that helps you create a framework that allows you to have something to manufacture/produce in the first place.  Too many startups make the mistake of thinking all they need is a good idea, or enough investment, and they can take a product/service to market.  Join us for a conversation around how to identify the needs of your internal supply chain, how to build a strong internal supply chain, and the potential ramifications of not addressing the gaps in your internal supply chain.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Merriman

Bob Merriman

Startup Guru at Avnet.  Helping Avnet embrace startups through www.MakerSource.io  Hardware startup co-founder.  Husband, dad, Sun Devil, Eagles fan!


Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room 2206

10:00am

Office Hours with Techstars Kansas City
Techstars Kansas City is now recruiting for the Q3 2017 program. Are you a company with a social impact focus? Sign up and meet with Lesa Mitchell the Managing Director of Techstars Kansas City to chat about your startup & Techstars!

What is Techstars?
Techstars is the global ecosystem that helps entrepreneursbuild great businesses. It currently has 25 accelerator programs around the globe; half are currently accepting applications! 

Speakers
avatar for Lesa Mitchell

Lesa Mitchell

Managing Director, TechStars
 Lesa is new to the TechStars team as the Managing Director in KC. She has an impressive background in social entrepreneurship not only as an investor but 10+ years as the VP of the Kauffman Foundation.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room 2208

11:00am

How to Create Insanely Great Products
Limited Capacity filling up

Get the download on how to build smart products that create successful businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Hamid Shojaee

Hamid Shojaee

Founder of Axosoft and Pure Chat, heavily involved in Arizona software community.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

11:00am

The Founder Dilemma: Funding vs. Bootstrapping
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hear straight from those who've experienced the pros, cons and realities of either path. Greg Head will moderate panel debate with Jenny Bloom, CFO Zapier (former CFO of Mailchimp) and Matt Pittinsky CEO of Parchment.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Bloom

Jenny Bloom

Jenny Bloom joined Zapier a year ago as their CFO. Prior to Zapier, she was MailChimp’s CFO and helped them grow from 3 founders to almost 500 employees. Jenny has spent more than 25 years working with public and private organizations and has held leadership positions at a number of startups.
avatar for Matt Pittinsky

Matt Pittinsky

Matt is CEO of Parchment in Scottsdale. They have raised $59M VC funding and he was one of the founders of Blackboard.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

11:00am

Building a Marketing Strategy on a Customer-Focused Foundation
Limited Capacity filling up

Jen is the VP of Sales & Marketing for Allbound, a SaaS platform that helps companies empower their partners to be more customer-focused through content and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Spencer

Jen Spencer

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Allbound
Jen is the VP of Sales & Marketing for Allbound, a SaaS platform that helps companies empower their partners to be more customer-focused through content and collaboration.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

11:00am

Buying Money: A Clear Framework for Customer Acquisition and Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

Strategic advisor and growth consultant helping clients navigate the start-up journey. Formerly at LifeLock, where he held various roles including CMO and VP, Finance.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Lim

Gregory Lim

Strategic advisor and growth consultant helping clients navigate the start-up journey. Formerly at LifeLock, where he held various roles including CMO and VP, Finance.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix at Mercado 502 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85006

11:00am

Loyalty, Data and Games
Limited Capacity seats available

What is your favorite video game? Why are you so addicted to it? The same principles that drive your current game addiction can be applied to driving loyalty to a product, a goal, a brand. Join this session to understand how you can motivate deep loyalty by infusing gaming and data mining techniques to attract and excite new and existing customers.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret is not your typical IT Executive. She successfully bootstrapped a loyalty startup within a large corporation. Currently is involved in helping startups create sustainable competitive advantage through their data.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room 2206

11:00am

Modern Marketing or Bust: Fostering a Marketing Mentality in your Startup
Limited Capacity filling up

Justin is a serial entrepreneur serving currently as the CEO and founder of LeadMD, the world’s largest marketing automation consultancy.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Gray

Justin Gray

Justin is a serial entrepreneur serving currently as the CEO and founder of LeadMD, the world’s largest marketing automation consultancy.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

12:00pm

Lunch & Networking
Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

12:00pm

Share Your Founder Story!

Every startup has a story. Share yours with us! Chase for Business invites you to share your defining moments as an entrepreneur through "Founder Stories" -  a video series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community.

Visit us at #ChaseBasecamp and be prepared to answer brief questions regarding your business journey. Your responses may be shared across Chase’s digital and social channels to help other business owners.

Follow us @chaseforbiz or visit www.chase.com/forbusiness for great Startup Week and other business content.

Questions:

  1. Why did you start your business?
  2. What’s been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome?
  3. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring entrepreneur? 

Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

12:00pm

Mentoring
Sign up for FREE 30-minute mentor sessions. You'll be matched with an industry expert for a 1-on-1 conversation and chance to ask all of your burning questions. Get advice on a huge range of topics, from business development, valuation, work-life-balance, raising capital, and more. 

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE: http://engage.brightguest.com/mentor-connect/

Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2:00pm

Building and Scaling your SaaS company
Limited Capacity seats available

Revisit the concepts for inbound, growth hacking, lead generation and branding to learn the best combination for your company.  

Speakers
avatar for James Windrow

James Windrow

VP of Marketing, eVisit
James is a performance driven marketing strategist with more than 20 years of success driving new customer acquisition, profitability, and company growth.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2:00pm

Hiring & Retaining Rockstar Talent
Limited Capacity seats available

Modern solutions to overcoming challenges in growing and scaling your team.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Rogers

Kate Rogers

Grateful mother, passionate people person, and builder; I love startups, good connections, being productive and simplicity. At Kate+co consulting we build companies through recruiting talent, setting up people operations infrastructure, management training, and coaching to empower."


Wednesday February 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2:00pm

Customer Experience: It Could Make or Break Your Business
Limited Capacity filling up

Innovate or die has become the undercurrent of today’s most successful businesses no matter the size. But true innovation is easier said than done. In this panel discussion, moderated by Chris J. Snook, Tallwave’s Robert Wallace, Ed Borromeo, and Terri O'Shaughnessy will uncover what it takes to innovate your organisation: a holistic understanding of the customer journey, and true transformation through organisational shifts and alignment in operations, marketing, user experience, and market intelligence.



Moderators
avatar for Chris J. Snook

Chris J. Snook

Chris J. Snook is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and venture catalyst, and is the Executive Brand Humanizer-at-Large at Tallwave and Ethology. His is also a venture catalyst in residence at Quiverr and ASU, and recently co-authored “Digital Sense” with Travis Wright.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Borromeo

Ed Borromeo

Ed Borromeo is a partner and COO at Tallwave where he runs the company’s business operations. In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Ed has led some of the company’s largest engagements for clients including American Express, Equality Health, PayPal, and Shutterfly.
avatar for Terri O'Shaughnessy

Terri O'Shaughnessy

Terri O’Shaughnessy is the Director of Client Success at Tallwave, overseeing market intelligence and user research programs. In addition to her managerial and practice lead responsibilities, Terri works with clients including American Express, Baker Tilly, Equality Health, and PayPal.
avatar for Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace is a partner and the EVP of Marketing at Tallwave where he oversees the company’s branding, thought leadership, and communications programs to drive growth. Robert has led some of the agency’s largest engagements for clients including FindLaw, Baker Tilly, and AppointmentPlus.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2:00pm

Making Products Personal
Limited Capacity seats available

After working for Facebook, Google, Procter & Gamble, & General Mills; Patrick founded PRODUCTPEEL to connect everyone with real product experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Tedjamulia

Patrick Tedjamulia

After working for Facebook, Google, Procter & Gamble, & General Mills; Patrick founded PRODUCTPEEL to connect everyone with real product experiences.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2:00pm

The Actually Automated Business
Limited Capacity seats available

How to finally make sense of the technology overwhelm and create a predictable selling machine that delivers the perfect clients and gives them an amazing experience so they buy again and again and again...

My name is Brad Martineau and I'm the CEO of SixthDivision, where we help entrepreneurs make sense of how to automate their businesses without wanting to rip their hair out.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Martineau

Brad Martineau

My name is Brad Martineau and I’m the CEO of SixthDivision, where we help entrepreneurs make sense of how to automate their businesses without wanting to rip their hair out.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix at Mercado 502 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85006

2:00pm

Myths & Mysteries of How Startups Create Powerful Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Perri Chase

Perri Chase

Co-Founder of TalentReMastered, Executive Coach & Talent Strategist. Former co-founder UnrollMe & Archively.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Goodman

Adam Goodman

Adam is 3rd generation owner of Goodmans Interior Structures, a Herman Miller and DIRTT distributor. Goodmans is the 1st B Corp in Arizona.
avatar for Lauren McDanell

Lauren McDanell

Lauren leads and designs all Phoenix programming for the globally-ranked incubator SEED SPOT, working with over 100 startups per year to develop products & businesses.
avatar for Lesa Mitchell

Lesa Mitchell

Managing Director, TechStars
 Lesa is new to the TechStars team as the Managing Director in KC. She has an impressive background in social entrepreneurship not only as an investor but 10+ years as the VP of the Kauffman Foundation.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room 2208

3:00pm

Automation Secrets of CEOs
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Lawson

Brandy Lawson

MarTech Ignitor. Results focused. Automation nerd (geek?). Wielder of incredible analogies. Collector of ridiculous shoes. Passionate about using tech to ignite business success.
avatar for Jesse Randall

Jesse Randall

CEO, Drip LLC
Deviant strategist. 4X founder. Worked with over 150 founders and digital startups. Revenue and metric driven. Master of entrepreneurial finance.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix at Mercado 502 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85006
  • Room Mercado Building C #368

3:00pm

Challenges & Opportunities for Vertical B2B SaaS Companies
Limited Capacity seats available

How to keep industry focus to succeed in B2B SaaS.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Scoresby

Gregg Scoresby

Founder and CEO of CampusLogic, a student financial aid SaaS company. 



Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

3:00pm

Cultivate Raving Fans to Prevent Customer Churn
Limited Capacity filling up

How we’ve maintained a 99% customer retention rate at WebPT from day one and turned SaaS benchmarks upside down.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Jannenga

Heidi Jannenga

President and co-founder of Phoenix-based software company WebPT, the country’s leading rehab therapy platform for enhancing patient care and fueling business growth.



Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
University of Arizona College of Medicine 600 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

3:00pm

More Than Just Hashtags: How To Leverage Social Media For Your Startup
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Ebert

Anna Ebert

Chief Social Media Architect, FunnelCake: Social Media Architecting
As the co-owner and lead trainer at FunnelCake Social Media, Anna combines nearly 10 years of digital marketing experience with a passion for helping small businesses succeed. When she's not providing social media education, she enjoys traveling.
avatar for Vincent Orleck

Vincent Orleck

President, Social Media Club Phoenix
Not a guru, maven, ninja or rockstar. CMO at BRANDish Social Media Marketing and President of Social Media Club Phoenix, Vincent enjoys being an active participant in the local startup community through collaborations with #yesphx, Startup Grind and others. 
avatar for Caitlin Waters

Caitlin Waters

Marketing Manager, Risas Dental
Caitlin Waters currently serves as Marketing Manager at Risas Dental where she oversees the company’s marketing & PR efforts. She also serves as City Director for House of Genius & marketing team for #yesphx. Caitlin has extensive experience crafting marketing strategies for companies of all sizes, including startups.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room Engine Room

3:00pm

The Untaped Reach of 100 Million Viewers and How Leveraging Social Media Influencers Is Still the Best Kept Secret Online
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Moderators
avatar for Kolby Kolibas

Kolby Kolibas

Kolby is an Entrepreneur, Author, Social Media Influencer, Global Marketing Expert, Father, Husband & Revolutionary Against Average.  He spent over 15 years in corporate America as an executive running sales and marketing for companies such as IBM, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Dell and many others. Kolby has advised, built and partnered with hundreds of startups that have generated millions of dollars in revenue over the past 10... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Baker

Tommy Baker

Tommy Baker is a fitness, lifestyle and personal development entrepreneur | and host of top-rated podcast, Resist Average Academy. Using social media | to provide authentic and engaging content, he consults with entrepreneurs | to leverage their platforms and create raving fans.
avatar for Olenka Cullinan

Olenka Cullinan

Olenka Cullinan is a Founder of Rising Tycoons, speaker, Venture Mentor, & Millennial success coach. Her “Backbone of Success”™ method led to global exposure, a book & TEDx talks. 
avatar for Dom Faussette

Dom Faussette

Leadership Expert and Executive Coach Dom Faussette has been to HELL | and back. Dom is a military veteran and prior Police Officer with 10+ years | of corporate leadership experience.  Dom is the CEO of Leaders 4 Leaders.  | Leaders 4 Leaders is a company dedicated to pushing people past their | limiting beliefs by bridging the gap between their mind and heart for | increased success.
avatar for Aaron Pierson

Aaron Pierson

Aaron Pierson aka "AP" is an International Marketing and Branding | Consultant, Filmmaker, Best Selling Author and Award Winning Designer. | He engineers disruptions for brands all over the world in an effort to help | align them their customers in a more meaningful way. | | Aaron’s Podcast “Branding Like a BOSS” flew to the first page of iTunes’ | “New & Noteworthy” section upon its launch, and... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room Create Space

4:30pm

Keynote: Dished: Intrepid Instincts in Hospitality
Limited Capacity seats available

Dished: Intrepid Instincts in Hospitality

Join PHOENIX Magazine’s editor-in-chief Craig Outhier for a keynote event of delicious proportions.  Hear from the doers, creators, and visionaries that have helped define the Arizona dining scene; Craig DeMarco & Lauren Bailey of Upward Projects (Postino WineCafé, Windsor, Federal Pizza, Joyride Taco House, Churn), Joe Johnston (Barnone, Joe’s Farm Grill, Joe’s Real Bar-b-que, Liberty Market), and David Birzon (Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Paradise Bakery)

Moderators
CO

Craig Outhier

Managing Editor of Phoenix Magazine

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Bailey

Lauren Bailey

Upward Projects (Postino WineCafé, Windsor, Federal Pizza, Joyride Taco House, Churn)
DB

David Birzon

(Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Paradise Bakery)
avatar for Craig DeMarco

Craig DeMarco

Upward Projects (Postino WineCafé, Windsor, Federal Pizza, Joyride Taco House, Churn)
avatar for Joe Johnston

Joe Johnston

(Barnone, Joe’s Farm Grill, Joe’s Real Bar-b-que, Liberty Market)
CO

Craig Outhier

Managing Editor of Phoenix Magazine


Wednesday February 22, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Room IMAX

6:30pm

Street Pitch @ PHX Startup Week
Limited Capacity filling up

We’re shutting down an entire DTPHX street so that 10 startups can compete for the chance to win a $50,000 investment in their business. 

StreetPitch, a brand new PHX Startup Week event, hits Central Ave. from Washington to Jefferson in the middle of PHX Startup Week. Hundreds of startups from all over the state have submitted their ideas, and the top ten have been selected to get in front of a panel of judges with a rapid-fire 5 minute "Shark Tank" like pitch competition. Only one of the below finalists will win . . .

Bravo Tip or Pay
www.trybravo.com 

Enfuego Technologies
www.enfuego.tech

GraphLock, Inc.
www.graphlock.com

Hybridchart
www.hybridchart.com

InfluenceLogic
www.influencelogic.com

MePlusMore

www.meplusmore.com

OYE! Business Intelligence
www.oyeintelligence.com

Pursuit Health Technologies, LLC
pursuithealthtech.com  

Schola
www.scholasolutions.com

Stellar Research
stellar-research.com 



Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
CityScape 1 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
 
Thursday, February 23
 

9:00am

Coffee/Registration
Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

10:00am

How To Protect Your Company's 'Secret Sauce'
Limited Capacity seats available

Partner & Chair of Emerging Business Group at Snell & Wilmer. Advises entrepreneurs/ emerging growth companies in all stages of development. Former founder/CEO of tech company.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Burt

Brian Burt

Partner & Chair of Emerging Business Group at Snell & Wilmer.  Advises entrepreneurs/ emerging growth companies in all stages of development.  Former founder/CEO of tech company.



Thursday February 23, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

10:00am

Intellectual Property: Protecting yours and making sure you don’t accidentally steal someone else’s
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Flavia Campbell

Flavia Campbell

Flavia is a partner with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Intellectual Property group. She focuses her practice primarily in the areas of trademarks and copyrights.
avatar for Shane Olafson

Shane Olafson

Shane Olafson is an attorney with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.  His practice focuses on intellectual property, litigation, and data privacy/cybersecurity.


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6330 - Level 3

10:00am

Talk To Your Lawyer Now So You Don't Pay Them A Bunch Of Money Later For Doing Stupid Stuff
Limited Capacity seats available

Laura is the lawyer you never realized you wanted. She offers a fresh perspective on not only the law, but also enhancing your business through straightforward communications.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Rogal

Laura Rogal

Laura is the lawyer you never realized you wanted. She offers a fresh perspective on not only the law, but also enhancing your business through straightforward communications.



Thursday February 23, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

10:00am

What to Expect in Early Stage Funding
Limited Capacity filling up

Come and hear Michael Hool, founder of T Minus 6 and Hool Coury Law, give insights about what to expect in seed and early stage funding.  Michael will share insights on what investors are looking for, war stories on the good and bad in early stage funding, and will compare typical funding structures and issues for early stage funding in our ecosystem with those in other markets like Silicon Valley.  This session will be loaded with practical and substantive content for all entrepreneurs who are ready for early stage outside investment. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hool

Michael Hool

Founding Partner, Hool Coury Law, PLC
Michael Hool, Founder of TminusSIX and Managing Partner, Hool Coury Law | Michael Hool is an accomplished venture lawyer, active technology investor, and pioneer in wide variety of capital formation and entrepreneurship efforts.  Mr. Hool is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hool Coury Law, a premier venture law firm in the Southwest.   For 28 years Mr. Hool has helped entrepreneurs launch, grow and exit hundreds of technology... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6330 - Level 1

11:00am

Creating a Killer Deck
Limited Capacity filling up

Shane has expertise in raising capital, navigating acquisitions & creating businesses. He is CEO of Volo Digital - providing digital application & enterprise-level websites, UX & UI design, dev & support.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Ettestad

Shane Ettestad

Founder & CEO, Volo Digital
Shane has expertise in raising capital, navigating acquisitions & creating businesses. He is CEO of Volo Digital - providing digital application & enterprise-level websites, UX & UI design, dev & support.



Thursday February 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

11:00am

Raising Capital: It's About You and More
Limited Capacity filling up

Moderators
avatar for Mary Juetten

Mary Juetten

Mary Juetten is a thirty-year business veteran with both startup and corporate experience. She is the founder of the AZ software company, Traklight.com and co-founder of the legal community, Evolve Law plus an author, blogger, speaker, and mentor with a CPA, CA, and JD from Arizona State.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Goulka

Jim Goulka

Managing Director, Arizona Tech Investors
Leader of Arizona Tech Investors--97 investors in early stage companies. Former serial CEO in software, publishing, tech transfer.
avatar for Nathan Mortensen

Nathan Mortensen

Principal, Tallwave Capital
Returning to Arizona to boost its entrepreneurial ecosystem, Nathan Mortensen joined Tallwave Capital with a strong venture capital network and background in deal sourcing, due diligence and fund strategy. As Principal of the fund, he oversees sourcing, diligence, governance and day-to-day operations of its $13.15 million Tallwave Commercialization Fund I. Closed in October 2014, the fund is concentrating on early-stage B2B software and... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6330 - Level 1

11:00am

Why there's NO Venture Capital in Arizona
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Nate Reis

Nate Reis

Currently CEO/Founder of Railway.io.  Two time Inc 500 CEO.  Experienced Bootstrapper. Two company exits with Entrust Bankcard & MobiSquad. 


Thursday February 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6330 - Level 3

11:00am

Office Hours with Techstars LA
Techstars Los Angeles is now recruiting for the Q3 2017 program. Are a company that's addressing big markets with deeply technical solutions and led by talented founders excited to build your company​? If you are then sign up for office hours to meet with Lara Jeremko, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Strategic Advisor Techstars LA and chat about your startup & Techstars!

Advising topics include:
- Ideation
- Market positioning
- Fundraising- Bootstrapping
- Pricing & unit economics
- Team-building​ 

What is Techstars?
Techstars is the global ecosystem that helps entrepreneursbuild great businesses. It currently has 25 accelerator programs around the globe; half are currently accepting applications! 

Speakers
LJ

Lara Jeremko

Lara Jeremko is a Los Angeles-based investor and advisor for startups and venture capital funds. She is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Strategic Advisor at Techstars, the leading global accelerator network for entrepreneurs. | | Previously, Lara managed a $1.5 billion venture capital fund portfolio at UTIMCO, the investment firm overseeing $35 billion of University of Texas System endowment assets. She also co-founded re:3D Inc... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

12:00pm

Lunch & Networking
Thursday February 23, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

12:00pm

Share Your Founder Story!

Every startup has a story. Share yours with us! Chase for Business invites you to share your defining moments as an entrepreneur through "Founder Stories" -  a video series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community.

Visit us at #ChaseBasecamp and be prepared to answer brief questions regarding your business journey. Your responses may be shared across Chase’s digital and social channels to help other business owners.

Follow us @chaseforbiz or visit www.chase.com/forbusiness for great Startup Week and other business content.

Questions:

  1. Why did you start your business?
  2. What’s been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome?
  3. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring entrepreneur? 

Thursday February 23, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6340 - Level 2

12:00pm

Mentoring
Sign up for FREE 30-minute mentor sessions. You'll be matched with an industry expert for a 1-on-1 conversation and chance to ask all of your burning questions. Get advice on a huge range of topics, from business development, valuation, work-life-balance, raising capital, and more. 

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE: http://engage.brightguest.com/mentor-connect/

Thursday February 23, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6330 - Level 2

2:00pm

Crowdfunding: Truths Told & Myths Exposed!
Limited Capacity filling up

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Nick Andrews

Nick Andrews

President, N. B. Andrews & Assoc.
Nick Andrews is the founder and CEO of FundMyBusinessAZ.com, the first equity crowdfunding portal in the state of Arizona. Created to help entrepreneurs raise capital utilizing Arizona's newly passed crowdfunding law that was signed by our Governor as a job creation initiative.
avatar for Sean Shepherd

Sean Shepherd

With over 20 years experience in financial services, beginning as a retail broker with a national firm, on to a corporate valuation firm, and now as founder of Crwd|Corp™.  Sean has conducted numerous retail & investment banking assignments, corporate pensions design, due diligence, and strategic planning engagements.
avatar for Michael Zimmerlich

Michael Zimmerlich

After launching several successful campaigns for artists I represented on my independent record label, I've ventured to assist others looking towards crowdfunding.  I've helped small businesses and startups including co-working spaces, card games, and web applications totalling over $130,000 successfully raised.


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6340 - Level 3

2:00pm

Lace up Your Boots and Ignore Investors
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Justin Grossman

Justin Grossman

CEO of Meltmedia, a digital marketing agency.
avatar for AJ Stockwell

AJ Stockwell

AJ Stockwell is a member of the finance team at Tuft & Needle, a Phoenix-based e-commerce mattress company. As the first accounting and finance hire, he was responsible for developing a team that supported the company’s rapid growth.
avatar for Jeremy Young

Jeremy Young

Jeremy Young, Tanga founder and CEO, has built from scratch one the fastest-growing privately-held companies in Arizona (#14 2015 ACE Awards) and the largest bootstrapped company in its market, with no outside investors or debt. The company has grown 241% in the past three years and has been named to the Inc 5000 lis


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6330 - Level 3

2:00pm

Bootstrapped without being Strapped
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Wondering how you stretch from this month to the next? Where do you turn when you've tapped all your friends and family? Perhaps you're considering credit or a loan? You are not alone.

Come learn from entrepreneurs about successfully bootstrapping a business and which choices can make all the difference. Learn about the mistakes made and the lessons learn. Learn tips on how to lead your business as an independent financial entity, including building your credit history, understanding your loan options, and using financial business products to leverage cash flow.

Speakers
avatar for Ibrahim Mesbah

Ibrahim Mesbah

CEO & Co-Founder, Revolution Parts
eCommerce startup founder in the automotive parts industry.
avatar for Kristine Ouzts

Kristine Ouzts

Founder, ECHO Lean
Kristine Ouzts, Entrepreneur super-fan and Business Faculty at Mesa Community College. She uses her 20 years of experience in commercial finance and thousands of experiences with entrepreneurs to help new startups. She has taught college business classes for 20 years and from 2014 to 2016 she served as the Director for the Entrepreneurship Program at Mesa Community College. Kristine also facilitates startup workshops in Mesa, Gilbert and... Read More →
avatar for Andreas Ronneseth

Andreas Ronneseth

CTO & Co-Founder, Revolution Parts
Andreas Ronneseth is the CTO and co-founder of Phoenix-based RevolutionParts, Inc and a winner of the Arizona Republic’s 2016 “35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger” contest. After graduating from Arizona State University with a BSE in Computer System Engineering and a MCS in Computer Science, Ronneseth went on to work at PayPal before co-founding RevolutionParts. As CTO of RevolutionParts, Ronneseth has lead the team in developing... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6340 - Level 2

2:00pm

Startup Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for John Carter

John Carter

Attorney focused on representing entrepreneurs, investors, and growth companies in the areas of securities, finance, mergers & acquisitions, and commercial transactions.



Thursday February 23, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

3:00pm

Is your company ready for channel partners?
Limited Capacity seats available

As Founder and CEO of Allbound, Scott leads the organization’s mission to create simple, elegant technology that empowers businesses to accelerate recurring revenue through a community of partners and resellers.


Under Scott’s leadership, Allbound quickly landed its first round of venture capital funding from Canal Partners, Tallwave Capital and Acceleprise San Francisco. The business has already been recognized as one of the fastest growing Software as a Service (SaaS) companies while also launching CO:LLABORATE, the world’s first industry conference on  Partner Sales Acceleration.


Scott has been listed by the Arizona Republic as one if its “Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35," as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and was featured as one of AZ Business Magazine’s "Generation Next Business Leaders.” He’s also been honored as the Phoenix Business Journal and Business Marketing Association (BMA) Marketer of the Year and as a 2016 finalist for Arizona’s Technology CEO of the Year.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Salkin

Scott Salkin

As Founder and CEO of Allbound, Scott leads the organization’s mission to create simple, elegant technology that empowers businesses to accelerate recurring revenue through a community of partners and resellers. | Under Scott’s leadership, Allbound quickly landed its first round of venture capital funding from Canal Partners, Tallwave Capital and Acceleprise San Francisco. The business has already been recognized as one of the... Read More →



Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6340 - Level 3

3:00pm

Partnerships: How we grew Zapier to 1.5M customers with zero paid marketing.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Squarely at the intersection of small business and technology. Head of BD @Zapier - formerly of Infusionsoft. Investor, mentor, family man.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Jones

Cody Jones

Head of Business Development, Zapier
Zapier is one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world and yet we invest $0 in paid marketing. Learn about how we structured our business to work uniquely through partnerships to fuel our growth.



Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

3:00pm

The Only Ship That Doesn't Sail is a Partnership... Unless You Build it Right.
Limited Capacity seats available

Daniel Stringer is an award-winning INC 5000 entrepreneur, speaker, and business coach. He currently serves as the founder and CEO of Total Care Connections.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Stringer

Daniel Stringer

Daniel Stringer is an award-winning INC 5000 entrepreneur, speaker, and business coach. He currently serves as the founder and CEO of Total Care Connections.



Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

3:00pm

Office Hours with Techstars LA
Techstars Los Angeles is now recruiting for the Q3 2017 program. Are a company that's addressing big markets with deeply technical solutions and led by talented founders excited to build your company​? If you are then sign up for office hours to meet with Lara Jeremko, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Strategic Advisor Techstars LA and chat about your startup & Techstars!

Advising topics include:
- Ideation
- Market positioning
- Fundraising- Bootstrapping
- Pricing & unit economics
- Team-building​ 

What is Techstars?
Techstars is the global ecosystem that helps entrepreneursbuild great businesses. It currently has 25 accelerator programs around the globe; half are currently accepting applications! 

Speakers
LJ

Lara Jeremko

Lara Jeremko is a Los Angeles-based investor and advisor for startups and venture capital funds. She is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Strategic Advisor at Techstars, the leading global accelerator network for entrepreneurs. | | Previously, Lara managed a $1.5 billion venture capital fund portfolio at UTIMCO, the investment firm overseeing $35 billion of University of Texas System endowment assets. She also co-founded re:3D Inc... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

4:30pm

Keynote
Limited Capacity filling up

In this keynote chat, Michael Hool, founder of T Minus 6 and Hool Coury Law, will converse with Tim to share early funding stories for some of the world's successful ventures he has financed, to share Tim’s vision for transforming entrepreneurial education, and his passion on building founders and their great companies.  This session will be packed with inspiring content and wisdom for all entrepreneurs, not only about early-stage funding, but becoming successful in the entrepreneurial journey!  Come experience and share Tim’s passion and vision for entrepreneurship!

 



Moderators
avatar for Michael Hool

Michael Hool

Founding Partner, Hool Coury Law, PLC
Michael Hool, Founder of TminusSIX and Managing Partner, Hool Coury Law | Michael Hool is an accomplished venture lawyer, active technology investor, and pioneer in wide variety of capital formation and entrepreneurship efforts.  Mr. Hool is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hool Coury Law, a premier venture law firm in the Southwest.   For 28 years Mr. Hool has helped entrepreneurs launch, grow and exit hundreds of technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Draper

Tim Draper

VENTURE CAPITAL | Tim Draper founded Draper Associates in July, 1985, which, when joined by John Fisher and Steve Jurvetson, became the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (now DFJ). Investments include Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, Baidu, Theranos, and Overture, among many others. With Draper Associates, investments include Twitch.TV, YeePay, Indiegogo, Docusign, Parametric Technology and AngelList.  | | He also founded... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Outside

6:00pm

Tax issues for a Start-up Company at Different Stages
Limited Capacity filling up

Discussion of tax issues at (1) Formation stage, (2) Operational/Investment, and (3) Exit.

Speakers
avatar for Saba Ashraf

Saba Ashraf

Saba Ashraf is a Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Tax Group. She advises clients worldwide on a wide range of complex business transactions.
avatar for Tiffany Lum

Tiffany Lum

Tiffany Lum, CPA, CFP® is the owner of a tax prep and financial planning firm in Glendale, Arizona.  She is passionate about helping small business owners with financial matters.


Thursday February 23, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6330 - Level 1

6:00pm

Fireside Chat: Phoenix Venture Capitalists
Limited Capacity seats available

The availability of capital is a key ingredient in any startup ecosystem.  Bring your hardest fundraising questions and join this interactive discussion with 3 influential local venture capitals who will share their thoughts on the state of Arizona’s ecosystem, raising capital, what Arizona needs to do to attract even more.

Speakers
avatar for Romi Dihilon

Romi Dihilon

Arizona Founders Fund
avatar for James Goulka

James Goulka

Managing Director, Arizona Tech Investors
avatar for Nathan Mortensen

Nathan Mortensen

Principal, Tallwave Capital
Returning to Arizona to boost its entrepreneurial ecosystem, Nathan Mortensen joined Tallwave Capital with a strong venture capital network and background in deal sourcing, due diligence and fund strategy. As Principal of the fund, he oversees sourcing, diligence, governance and day-to-day operations of its $13.15 million Tallwave Commercialization Fund I. Closed in October 2014, the fund is concentrating on early-stage B2B software and... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6330 - Level 3

6:00pm

Mentoring
Sign up for FREE 30-minute mentor sessions. You'll be matched with an industry expert for a 1-on-1 conversation and chance to ask all of your burning questions. Get advice on a huge range of topics, from business development, valuation, work-life-balance, raising capital, and more. 

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE: http://engage.brightguest.com/mentor-connect/

Thursday February 23, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Room Building 6330 - Level 2

6:00pm

#yesPHX Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available


Thursday February 23, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dakota 7301 East Indian Plaza Scottsdale, AZ 85251

7:00pm

Was it luck? Financing for success
Limited Capacity filling up

No high school degree, no business partners, $20mil value. How did he do it? Harrison Rogers, self-made Millennial millionaire will teach you the key financial management skills he’s learned, from his first startup as a carpet cleaner, to his current successful ventures HYBRYD Systems, Lexington LLC and LCI Realty.

Speakers
avatar for Harrison Rogers

Harrison Rogers

Harrison Rogers may not hold a high school diploma, but the young entrepreneur and owner of multiple successful businesses prides himself on taking the untraditional path. Nowadays, he stands firmly at the helm of three thriving businesses that are expanding nationwide, with plans for several more launches in 2017.



Thursday February 23, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

7:00pm

Intro to Startup Taxes (and how a Trump presidency may change things...)
Limited Capacity seats available

Gary is Chief Product Officer at 1-800Accountant, a virtual accounting and tax consulting firm. He has appeared as a small biz tax expert on ABC, NBC, Fox, and other outlets.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Chic

Steven Chic

LegalZoom
Steven Chic has been LegalZoom's Director of Business Development since 2009.  He is responsible for acquiring and managing strategic partners for the Company.  Prior to LegalZoom, Steven was the Chief Operating Officer for Nikko Enterprises (acquired by Nagatanien Co. Ltd.) a Japanese food distributor. 
avatar for Gary Milkwick

Gary Milkwick

Gary is Chief Product Officer at 1-800Accountant, a virtual accounting and tax consulting firm.  He has appeared as a small biz tax expert on ABC, NBC, Fox, and other outlets.



Thursday February 23, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
The Quad 6300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
 
Friday, February 24
 

9:00am

Coffee/Registration
Friday February 24, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

10:00am

Building a Culture that Aligns and Thrives
Limited Capacity seats available

Matt Wagner believes in people. He is a Silicon Valley veteran focused on aligning culture, strategy, and innovation so that everyone can grow and thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner

Vice President, Client Focus
Matt Wagner believes in people. He is a Silicon Valley veteran focused on aligning culture, strategy, and innovation so that everyone can grow and thrive.



Friday February 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

10:00am

Culture Love: A Journey to a Better World
Limited Capacity seats available

Just imagine how amazing it would be if everyone in your company worked with the same values, beliefs and aspirations. Tom Frank’s culture engineering work does just that.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Frank

Tom Frank

Culture Engineer, Roundworld Management
Just imagine how amazing it would be if everyone in your company worked with the same values, beliefs and aspirations. Tom Franks culture engineering work does just that.  
avatar for Stacie Mallen

Stacie Mallen

CEO, Videoloco
Serial entrepreneur now in my 7th adventure! Marketing, Branding, Communications, Culture, Purpose, and People-Centric business


Friday February 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

10:00am

How to Make Culture Your Winning Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

Hal scales Infusionsoft’s capacity to grow by developing leaders & talent across the organization. He leads the strategies that preserve Infusionsoft’s award-winning culture.

Speakers
avatar for Hal Halladay

Hal Halladay

Hal scales Infusionsoft’s capacity to grow by developing leaders & talent across the organisation. He leads the strategies that preserve Infusionsoft’s award-winning culture.



Friday February 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

10:00am

Rules Make Rebels
Limited Capacity seats available

6 start-ups in, I will share various stories of trial and error, success and failure. I had great leaders who taught me more about the focus on people that anyone in HR ever could

Speakers
avatar for Tom Frank

Tom Frank

Culture Engineer, Roundworld Management
Just imagine how amazing it would be if everyone in your company worked with the same values, beliefs and aspirations. Tom Franks culture engineering work does just that.  
avatar for Stacie Mallen

Stacie Mallen

CEO, Videoloco
Serial entrepreneur now in my 7th adventure! Marketing, Branding, Communications, Culture, Purpose, and People-Centric business



Friday February 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

11:00am

Building a Dream Team: Hiring during periods of high growth
Limited Capacity seats available

Intense, competitive and fun entrepreneur with a love for people and removing the red tape to the employee experience. Also loves my kids, college football and coffee.

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Sanford

Adrienne Sanford

Director of People Operations, Carvana
Intense, competitive and fun entrepreneur with a love for hiring awesome people and removing the red tape from the employee experience. Also loves my kids, college football and coffee.



Friday February 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

11:00am

Building a World Class Hiring Program to Find, Attract, & Keep The Best Talent for Your Start-Up
Limited Capacity filling up

Pat is a much sought after thought leader in all things talent related. He has built world-class talent funnels and development programs for over 200 start-ups.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Blakesley

Pat Blakesley

President, The Blakesley Group
Pat is a much sought after thought leader in all things talent related.  He has built world-class talent funnels and development programs for over 200 start-ups.  



Friday February 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

11:00am

The Truth About Startup Recruitment: Busting All the Myths
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join this session by two recruitment veterans as they dish out the real data on the correlation between recruitment and startup success. Do the assumptions you are making about recruitment line up with the data?  Mat and Perri will sharing some fresh stats from a Silicon Valley study of over 150 startups. Is it a MYTH or the TRUTH?

Speakers
avatar for Mathew Caldwell

Mathew Caldwell

Mathew has 20 years in People & Talent Operations with experience building out teams ranging from seed funded startups to F100 companies.  He has built out people operations for 2 unicorns - Deem & Instacart & grew Mozilla from 350 to 1200.  His core belief: People Power Business
avatar for Perri Chase

Perri Chase

Co-Founder of TalentReMastered, Executive Coach & Talent Strategist. Former co-founder UnrollMe & Archively.


Friday February 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

12:00pm

Lunch & Networking
Friday February 24, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

12:00pm

Share Your Founder Story!

Every startup has a story. Share yours with us! Chase for Business invites you to share your defining moments as an entrepreneur through "Founder Stories" -  a video series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community.

Visit us at #ChaseBasecamp and be prepared to answer brief questions regarding your business journey. Your responses may be shared across Chase’s digital and social channels to help other business owners.

Follow us @chaseforbiz or visit www.chase.com/forbusiness for great Startup Week and other business content.

Questions:

  1. Why did you start your business?
  2. What’s been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome?
  3. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring entrepreneur? 

Friday February 24, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

12:00pm

Mentoring
Sign up for FREE 30-minute mentor sessions. You'll be matched with an industry expert for a 1-on-1 conversation and chance to ask all of your burning questions. Get advice on a huge range of topics, from business development, valuation, work-life-balance, raising capital, and more. 

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE: http://engage.brightguest.com/mentor-connect/

Friday February 24, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287
  • Room Gila & Graham Rooms

2:00pm

Keynote
Limited Capacity filling up

Grab a spot and dive deep into the building of a brand — hint® water — from an ASU graduate and brand-builder Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of HINT Water. Increasingly, customers want to hear the “why” about your brand, so you need to know how to articulate your story. And you better do it authentically, aligning closely with your company’s mission. Kara‘s talk will resonate with startup founders looking to better present their true brand story. She will take you through her personal story, the origin story of HINT, and share successes and challenges she encountered along the way.

Speakers


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

3:00pm

Engagement in a Digital Age: why storytelling and interaction are so important
Limited Capacity seats available

Laughter can heal almost anything :) I want to know what lights you up and see you chase in tenaciously!

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Donahue

Tyler Donahue

Laughter can heal almost anything :)  I want to know what lights you up and see you chase in tenaciously!



Friday February 24, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

3:00pm

Engagement^2: Good for startups = good for #yesphx
Limited Capacity seats available

The business case for engagement is well-established. For #yesphx to continue to grow and strengthen, we have to find ways to differentiate ourselves and compete in the talent marketplace. This was always true, and now even more so. Engagement matters to the long-term success of our startups, and to retention not only for that organisation but for Arizona as a whole. What's good for startups = what's good for #yesphx. Let's explore these parallels

Speakers
avatar for Raoul Encinas

Raoul Encinas

Founder, PhosLabs
I'd love to hear WHY you do what you do. I'm curious about everything, so I'll ask you lots of questions. If you want me to blab, ask me about... | Leadership and talent development, esp in tech/digital environments | Getting people on board with business-driven change | Culture, employee engagement, customer experience



Friday February 24, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

3:00pm

Igniting a Sense of Start Up Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Jeff Schutte is a member of the turnstone leadership team and is responsible for connecting turnstone's insights to customer's needs. Jeff is a student of Startup Culture and passionate about the power of space to enable innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Schutte

Jeff Schutte

Jeff Schutte is a member of the turnstone leadership team and is responsible for connecting turnstone's insights to customer's needs.  Jeff is a student of Startup Culture and passionate about the power of space to enable innovation.



Friday February 24, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

4:00pm

Growing Up: How Tuft & Needle Scales While Maintaining Company Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Steven Totten

Steven Totten

Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

Speakers
avatar for Emily Gaxiola

Emily Gaxiola

Head of Recruiting, Tuft & Needle
avatar for Amy Lopez

Amy Lopez

Head of Individual Experience (IX), Tuft & Needle
avatar for Julie Salamone

Julie Salamone

Head of Human Resources, Tuft & Needle
avatar for Amber Scott

Amber Scott

Customer Experience (CX) Leader, Tuft & Needle


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287
  • Room Turquoise Room

4:00pm

Teams Eat Ideas for Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Derek Neighbors is a serial entrepreneur who helps people bring ideas to reality. Co-founder of Gangplank. CTO at Tanga.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Neighbors

Derek Neighbors

Derek Neighbors is a serial entrepreneur who helps people bring ideas to reality. Co-founder of Gangplank.  CTO at Tanga.



Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

4:00pm

Why and How to Build an Effective Advisory Board
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the past two decades, Nate has lead multiple teams in different operations and industries. Currently, he helps local startup founders build viable businesses and operations.

Speakers
avatar for Nate Curran

Nate Curran

Over the past two decades, Nate has lead multiple teams in different operations and industries.  Currently, he helps local startup founders build viable businesses and operations.



Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Arizona State University- Tempe Memorial Union 1290 S. Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287

6:00pm

Happy Hour (Closing)
Limited Capacity filling up

Hang with your startup friends and introduce yourself to new business connections! We're closing out the week with a ton of fun.

*PHX Startup Week wristbands are required for event entry. Pick 'em up at 2:45 at the ASU Memorial Union after the Keynote presentation!*  

Friday February 24, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Moonshine 410 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282