Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix’

StartUp Connect Summary, Part 2

(This is a continuation from Part 1. Originally published 12/19/13. ) I only attended the Saas/e-commerce breakouts since tech marketing is more my thing.  Here are my rough and random notes, with commentary. Brad Jannenga of WebPT and Bob La Loggia of Appointment-Plus had an amusing session addressing life as an entrepreneur.  No slide deck,…

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StartUp Connect AZ Summary, Part 1

Yesterday’s first StartupConnect AZ conference brought together Arizona experts and entrepreneurs alike to talk about our city and state ecosystem with respect to STEM; provide insight from experts in investing and VC, education, incubation and co-working; and address topics such as Women in Entrepreneurship and models of success like London’s Tech City. Instead of a long summary,…

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How Big Banks Are Blowing It

During the Q&A session of Gary Vaynerchuk’s talk last night, one guy brought up his annoyance with the bank tellers (at Wells Fargo) asking him questions about himself and making small talk. I forget the exact question but Gary’s response was that this is an annoying experience because it isn’t authentic. They want a piece…

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Choose Local Coffee

Need a little help finding local coffee houses or coffee shops to support? Here’s a map of Phoenix metro (including mostly East Phoenix, Central Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Chandler with some North Phoenix and North Scottsdale coffee places too): View Locally Owned Coffee Houses in a larger map Note: I mainly travel these areas so don’t…

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Creative Connect Tomorrow

Very excited to see the fun, funny, and talented John Tuomisto-Bell hosting Creative Connect at his studio in Phoenix tomorrow (Tuesday, 12/14). Who else is going?

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New Fashionista Shop Local Event on Sunday

Just found out about Thread from local designer friend Angela Johnson. It’s this Sunday at the Icehouse. Angela says: “This is a huge ’emerging designer’ shopping event in California and they have come to Phoenix for the first time. Come and do some Christmas shopping or just spoil yourself for the holidays. They are also…

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The New Old Boys’ Club TweetUp #1

You’re invited to the first inaugural New Old Boys’ Club if you: 1. Need an alternative to a golf course for any reason (feel free to post why in the comments section). 2. Enjoy cigars and wine (or other libations). 3. Recognize that “one of the guys” doesn’t have to mean “guys” literally. 4. Want…

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Kudos for Phoenix Creatives

I am loving this new list of Phoenix’s top 100 Creatives by the bloggers at Jackalope Ranch, the space dubbed as The New Times’ “artsy sibling.”  One of my fav Valley artists, Mary Shindell, just made the list so I’m even more excited to share the news.  It’s also a great way to discover the talent we have…

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Business Lunching in Phoenix

Check out this article from the Phoenix Business Journal about El Charro and area restaurants for business lunches: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/business/2010/05/lunching_at_el_chorro_and_other_valley_faves.html?ana=fbk

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