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When: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The Arizona Technology Council is excited to announce its 2015 StartupConnect AZ Conference taking place on Wednesday, December 9.
Calling all Arizona entrepreneurs! This annual AZTC event, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs is Arizona’s must-attend venue for anyone looking to start, grow or sell a venture. Delivered once a year in a one-day format, StartupConnect has quickly become the place to roll up your sleeves, get up close and personal with successful founders, creators and rainmakers, and make invaluable connections that will shape your company in the future.
Content at this year’s event will delight audiences as 50 successful CEOs and Executives take the stage to divulge their secrets, solutions and regrets. Hear from luminaries like Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline, as he shares the 10 key things every entrepreneur should know. Learn from Clate Mask, founder of Infusionsoft, on what it takes to create lasting success in today’s business environment. Witness a live Pitch Contest during three key times throughout the day with the winner announced just prior to the evening cocktail reception. Participate in nine interactive breakout sessions delivered by moderators and panelists who have been in the trenches and created successful ventures. Rub shoulders with some of the smartest tech startup gurus Phoenix has to offer. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to change your business and your future.
Pitch Contest - Apply Today!
The Arizona Technology Council and Pitch Contest sponsor Hool Coury Law are looking for 5-7 amazing early-stage startup companies to pitch LIVE during the conference. The competition will be split into two parts. In the first round judging will be done by the audience who will view it as though they were its ideal customer then judge based primarily on how well it solves their problem and how likely they would be to use/buy it. The second round will be judged by a panel of experienced startup professionals who will be looking at your pitch from a more traditional investor and overall business potential perspective.
Interested in applying? Click here to start the application process and get closer to the $2500-$5000 CASH PRIZE that will be given away at the event.
Who Should Apply
The ideal startup would be able to check these boxes:
- Based in Arizona
- Has a working prototype or product in market
- Has either not raised funding or raised less than $1M (grants/debt/equity)
- May or may not be in revenue yet but has been in business less than two years.
Applications are due by Saturday, November 28.
Where: ASU SkySong
The 2015 StartupConnect AZ Conference begins at 8:30am with Registration + Coffee, followed by our Conference Welcome + Introductions, then our Keynote Speaker Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline.com.
The Pitch Contest begins at 10:15am and our three breakout tracks start at 11:00am with a mid-day break at 12:00pm for Lunch + Networking.
The Pitch Contest resumes at 12:45pm and then the afternoon consists of breakout tracks with the second beginning at 1:30pm and the last beginning at 3:00pm.
The Pitch Contest Finale will be at 4:15pm and after wrapping the Conference content with remarks, the Happy Hour + Startup Showcase will begin.
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