Zero-waste startup wins $20,000 from Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge at ASU
Feb20

Zero-waste startup wins $20,000 from Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge at ASU

Three social entrepreneurship startups competed on February 15th for the $20,000 prize of the Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey Business School. The competition was held in a partnership between W.P. Carey and the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at ACF (Arizona Community Foundation). Each team had eight minutes to present a pitch to a three-judge panel. The teams needed to cover a...

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Seed Spot prepares for Fall 2016 Demo Day with 14 ventures
Nov28

Seed Spot prepares for Fall 2016 Demo Day with 14 ventures

Seed Spot, a Phoenix nonprofit that educates, accelerates, and invests in businesses that solve social problems, is preparing for its fall 2016 Demo Day. Demo Day is an exciting part of Arizona entrepreneurial tradition. There, fourteen startup owners pitch their ideas in front of a diverse audience. After pitches are over, entrepreneurs and members of the audience can mingle to exchange thoughts and contact information. Seed Spot’s...

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MORE is Proving You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Family for Entrepreneurship
Nov09

MORE is Proving You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Family for Entrepreneurship

The balance between family and business is one that nearly every entrepreneur struggles to achieve. No one should have to choose between raising a family and chasing a dream—and now, MORE is proving you don’t have to. MORE was founded last year by Amber and Kai-Saun Anderson, a couple who struggled to keep up with standard entrepreneurial events after their son was born. Amber and Kai-Saun didn’t want to cut corners on parenting or...

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Phoenix Rising: A Rise of the Rest Recap
Oct12

Phoenix Rising: A Rise of the Rest Recap

Before we dive into our Rise of the Rest recap, congratulations to NeoLight, winner of Steve Case’s $100,000 award! Vivek Kopparthi delivered a passionate pitch and handled the follow-up questions with ease. Vivek, you + Neolight just won $100k from @SteveCase @RiseOfRest, what are you going to do? "Let's go save some babies!" #yesphx #RiseOfRest pic.twitter.com/QlTCPSpicH — EntrepreneurshipASU (@EntrepreneurASU)...

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Phoenix is a prime place for tech businesses. Here’s why.
Oct05

Phoenix is a prime place for tech businesses. Here’s why.

Until now, Silicon Valley has been the pipe dream shared by techies and entrepreneurs alike. It was the ideal destination for hopeful business owners—especially those involved in technology. Inventors, computer scientists, and programmers flocked there in numbers, despite the high cost of living and the relatively elitist attitude that flourishes in the southern San Francisco Bay. Tech culture has grown so much in Silicon Valley that...

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