SEED SPOT presents High School Demo Day
May21

SEED SPOT presents High School Demo Day

Seed Spot, a nonprofit dedicated to helping local social entrepreneurs succeed, is showcasing its High School Demo Day program on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm. Seventeen student teams out of the 80 that applied will be pitching their ideas to an audience at the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix. Seed Spot says on its website that 72 percent of young people are interested in starting a business, but 62 percent are never offered a...

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YELS to encourage youth entrepreneurship with April 7 summit
Apr02

YELS to encourage youth entrepreneurship with April 7 summit

YELS, the Youth Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Summit, will take place in Phoenix at Grand Canyon University on Saturday, April 7. The one-day event runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. YELS is a conference targeted at Generation Z (in this case, ages 12 to 19) in hopes of introducing them to innovation and leadership opportunities. The meeting includes workshops, speakers, networking and the “Rapid Pitch Battle,” the summit’s version of...

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Tech Jobs Tour coming to the Valley of the Sun
Mar27

Tech Jobs Tour coming to the Valley of the Sun

Tech Jobs Tour, a traveling job tour with the goal of recruiting women, people of color and LGBTQ people into the tech field, has announced that they will be making a stop in Phoenix in the near future. The fair will be held in downtown Phoenix, but the exact location is yet to be announced. The tour typically kicks off with a “speed mentoring” session. The rest of the night features guest speakers, more mentoring sessions, and a...

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Phoenix-based company Fullbay to take top prize in recent Venture Madness Competition
Feb19

Phoenix-based company Fullbay to take top prize in recent Venture Madness Competition

The recent Venture Madness competition proved to be yet another smashing success. While every competitor put up a fantastic fight, it was Phoenix-based Fullbay, a heavy-duty shop management software, to take the top prize. 26 startups pitched in four categories, each category winner taking home ten thousand dollars. The four winners then gave a final pitch, and Fullbay was awarded the additional ten thousand grand prize. The following...

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CO+HOOTS Foundation hosts Youth Startup Weekend supporting  over 50 high school students creating startups
Feb06

CO+HOOTS Foundation hosts Youth Startup Weekend supporting  over 50 high school students creating startups

CO+HOOTS Foundation, a Phoenix nonprofit committed to diversifying the workforce through ongoing education, sponsorship, and strategic partnerships is hosting its third Youth Startup Weekend. The event, affectionately known as YSW, brings in Valley youth ages 13-18 to ideate, form teams, build,  and pitch startups over the course of one weekend. From Friday evening to Sunday morning, students work alongside mentors to create a Minimum...

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