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12-24

Call for Innovators

June 12, 2017
Application Window open

 The RISN Incubator is issuing a Call for Innovators to identify startups and early stage business ventures developing solutions for waste diversion, minimization and reuse/recycling innovation.

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Business Roadmap Program (1)

June 13, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library hive@central
The Business Roadmap Program is a month-long series of 8 start-up workshops detailing the essentials for your business. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday in hive @ central from 6-8 PM.  Please register for each class individually.
21-24

APS Diverse Supplier Training Program (1)

June 21, 2017
Application Window open

The APS Supplier Diversity Training Program (DSTP) is a unique opportunity for diverse businesses to learn about the electric utilities marketplace with the goal of developing a mutually beneficial relationship with a utility. 

The APS Diverse Supplier Training Program (DSTP) is now soliciting applications for Class 20.  DSTP is a no-cost business development program that was established in 1997; since its inception, the program has graduated 19 Classes.  The objective is to develop diverse businesses that possess the insight, knowledge and skills to enable them to succeed in the utility industry.  Please view our DSTP informational video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHo5Qc5jinY

Please contact us if you have any questions about the application process or program content.

Dale Halm, 602-250-2029 Dale.Halm@aps.com

Jesús Borboa, 602-250-2340 Jesus.Borboa@aps.com

Christine Edsitty, 602-371-6351 Christine.Edsitty@aps.com

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CO+HOOTS Foundation presents How Startups Can Cash in on the R&D Credit!

Startups and small companies can use all the help they can get, and thanks to the PATH Act of 2015, any company that qualifies, whether they make profit or not, can benefit from the Research and Development tax credit. Unfortunately, a large majority of companies are unaware of this significant tax credit, which yields billions of dollars in federal and state benefits every year. In this conversation, we will dive into the details of the R&D credit, answer important questions, share case studies, and help you understand if your company should be taking advantage of this credit.

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Meet-Up: Maker Business Start-up Roundtable (1)

June 29, 2017
FABRIC Business Resource Center

Got a creative business product or idea that you are wanting to launch - but not sure where to start? Arizona Artisans Collective is 100% dedicated to supporting makers and artisans in achieving their personal business dreams. We wanted to offer content this month to our local creatives who are either working to re-launch or starting from ground zero.

This event is desinged to be a round-table style discussion moderated by highly experienced business people and fellow makers. We will address some key basics that apply to anyone wanting to get a business started and allow plenty of time for open questions and group dialogue. Later this year we will be launching an in-depth step-by-step workshop series and we will be including ideas and topics from our roundtable sessions. Join us to get a jump start.

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Its that time of year again where the heat returns...and so does Social Media Day Phoenix!

On Friday, June 30th we've got a BIG learning opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to further their knowledge with actionable, practical social media takeaways and best practices from top industry experts and business owners that are actually DOING it successfully.

July
5

July Selling to the Federal Government

July 5, 2017
U.S. Small Business Administration Arizona District Office 2828 N. Central Ave. Suite 800 Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Learn how to sell your goods/services to the Federal Government. This seminar teaches small businesses about federal government contracting programs for small business. Seminar will include discussion about government contracting, 8(a) certification, Hubzone program information and more!

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'Speak Up and Stand Out' Public Speaking Workshop

July 8, 2017
Burton Barr Central Library 1221 North Central Avenue Meeting Room B Phoenix, AZ 85004

In today’s fiercely competitive business climate, how well you present yourself can make the difference in getting ahead or going home. When it comes to winning a new client, getting a project approved, or closing the deal, the smallest things can make the biggest difference. You don’t want to get by – you want to stand out!

 

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2017 Douglas Economic Outlook Luncheon

July 13, 2017
Cochise College Douglas Campus

This program will provide an overview of the national, state, and local economy with a focus on the economy of Douglas.

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Nonprofit Business Summit

July 14, 2017
Sheraton Grand Downtown

A critical date for nonprofit executives: don't miss this opportunity to connect with Valley business leaders and participate in educational sessions that will enrich your organization's developmental and operational missions.

19-21

Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism

July 19, 2017
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

The Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism is the premier educational and networking event in the state for travel professionals and destination marketers.

Tourism is Arizona’s No. 1 export industry, and each year GCOT provides its attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers, learn from expert panelists, draw inspiration from nationally renowned speakers, and discover cutting-edge products and services.

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ASU E+I Community Workshops: Crowdfunding: From Start to Launch

July 20, 2017
TechShop, 249 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ 85225

Instead of giving equity of your company or offering collateral many are looking towards crowdfunding as a way to boost their business. Crowdfunding is an alternative method for raising capital by gathering mid to small contributions from supporters. Anyone can run a crowdfunding campaign for anything from equipment and manufacturing to design and development. The challenge is how much can you raise and how to convince others to support your goal. This workshop will guide you through how to setup your campaign to have the greatest chance of success.

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Crowdfunding: From Start to Launch

July 20, 2017
TechShop Chandler

Are you a small business owner? Nonprofit leader? Visionary? Entrepreneur? Maker? Problem solver? Person with an idea? Do you aspire to change your local community, or even the world? Do you have a product, idea, business, or technology innovation you want to grow? Are you looking to connect with others, gain valuable resources, and learn new skills in an accessible and low-pressure setting? If you answered yes to any of these questions, ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation (E+I) Community Workshops may be for you!

August
1

Lunch and Learn: Make Better Decisions

August 1, 2017
Skysong 1475 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Decisions are hard.

Rarely is there is a clear path to the outcome we desire. As leaders, we are forced to make decisions at a rapid pace with less than ideal information or even worse, too much information the “right” decision is impossible to navigate.

During this session join startup founder, Russ Perry, as he teaches how one simple tool can help you and your team make smarter and faster decision in every area of your life.

 

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2017 Environmental and Sustainability Summit

August 9, 2017
Prescott Resort & Conference Center

Please see website for futher details on upcoming event. 

 

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Tech Me Out to the Ballgame

August 11, 2017
Chase Field - Legends Suites

Trapp Technology presents it's third annual business technology summit with a focus on effectively scaling your company. Attend two of eight breakout sessions hosted by Phoenix business and thought leaders that have been designed to educate attendees on specific techniques and methods for successful business growth.

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Maricopa Entrepreneur Pitch Competition

August 24, 2017
Elements Event Center 16000 N Maricopa Rd Maricopa, AZ 85139

Pitch your business idea to a panel of business experts and an audience of other entrepreneurs, small business owners, potential investors, and business and community leaders.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of food and networking! This will be MCE's first Pitch Competition and judges will be business mentors, local community leaders, and YOU!

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What makes this conference so unique is the diversity of collaborators represented with business, industry, education, government, NGOs, community leaders and more! With 40 sessions, 60+ exhibitors, and countless networking opportunities there is something for everyone! Last year’s summit drew just over 1,200 attendees. Don’t miss out!
“This year’s conversation will center around Building Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem with the diverse stakeholders, communities and resources it takes to position Arizona as a world leader in science, technology and innovation. A primary objective will be to solidify Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem by helping to establish unique collaborations through interactive panels, workshops, tables and more.”
September
20

Phoenix , Arizona International Trade & Exporting Seminar

September 20, 2017
U.S. Small Business Administration Arizona District Office 2828 N. Central Ave. Suite 800 Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Learn about SBA’s International Trade Loan Program

Export/Import Counseling and Training from U.S. Commercial Service Trade Specialists

Why you should attend: Part of our joint-mission to help Arizona small businesses is to enhance their ability to compete in the global marketplace. This includes facilitating access to capital to support international trade, ensuring the interests of small business are considered and reflected in trade negotiations, provide technical assistance & trade counseling, and support and contribute to the U.S. Government's international trade agenda.

  • Receive a free electronic copy of “Breaking into the Trade Game - A Small Business Guide to Exporting: 3rd Edition”
  • Financing – SBA’s various loan programs for exporters including Export Working Capital Loan Program
  • Counseling – Export trade counseling from government trade specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service

These seminars will feature presentations from the SBA and the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service trade experts.

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The MedTech Conference

September 25, 2017
San Jose McEnery Convention Center

The MedTech Conference is your opportunity to connect with thousands of medical technology professionals. Join us in San Jose, CA for business development, innovative technology, and networking with policymakers, business executives and industry leaders.

Oct
4

Integrity Summit 7

October 4, 2017
Chateau Luxe

Join nationally recognized leaders of business, government and non-profits sharing their Integrity Strategies.

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East Valley Business Expo

October 4, 2017
Mesa Convention Center

Companies looking for a proven, cost-effective and fun way to promote their products and services have the ideal opportunity at the Oct. 4th, 2017 East Valley Business Expo. As the largest annual event of its kind in the East Valley, the expo provides a dynamic setting for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer outreach and sales.

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