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For Immediate Release       
Feb. 5, 2015

Phoenix Startup Week Brings Top Leaders, Businesses Center Stage at Premier Event Celebrating Entrepreneurship

PHOENIX (Feb. 5, 2015) – Phoenix Startup Week, a free event taking place from February 23-27, 2015, announced its final speaker and event lineup this week with more than 130 different workshops, presentations and panels from over 120 of the Valley’s business leaders. Championed by UP Global in partnership with Chase, Phoenix Startup Week is organized by and for local entrepreneurs with events held in downtown Phoenix, downtown and north Scottsdale, Tempe and the Biltmore area at locations such as ASU’s SkySong, GoDaddy headquarters and Deskhub.

Sessions will bring a weeklong agenda packed with startup advice and inspiration to Valley entrepreneurs. Topics include finding funding, business basics, marketing and sales, and startup stories from speakers such as Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Chief Executive Officer Chris Camacho, Infusionsoft Chief Marketing Officer Greg Head, and longtime Valley entrepreneur Don Pierson.

In addition, the event also will debut Basecamp launched by Chase, which will be the entrepreneurial hub and epicenter for all Phoenix Startup Week attendees. The mobile Basecamp will be hosted at a different site each day and will feature programming, mentoring opportunities, charging stations and sessions with local entrepreneurs, business leaders and more.

“Chase recognizes the value in helping entrepreneurs succeed, and Phoenix has thriving startup community,” said Noreen Bishop, regional manager for business banking at Chase. “Today’s startups are tomorrow’s job creators, and they have a huge impact on our communities. That’s why we’re so proud to see the Valley’s groundswell of support for this inaugural Phoenix Startup Week.”

Registration is open on the event’s website and is encouraged as sessions are expected to fill up quickly. This event is made possible and free to attend, courtesy of its generous sponsors: Cox Communications, bluemedia, Eliances, Eeko Studios and community partners such as the City of Phoenix.

Jonathan Cottrell, Phoenix entrepreneur helping lead the week’s organizing effort, said, “Phoenix Startup Week could not happen without the support of our entire entrepreneurial community. It’s been a thrill to see how the Valley’s best, brightest and boldest have unified to collaboratively host such a massive celebration of our startup ecosystem. This marks the beginning of what will surely become a staple Arizona event.”

About Startup Week
Launched in 2013 in Denver, Startup Week has expanded to include cities such as Seattle and Tampa, making its fourth stop in Phoenix. As a thriving metropolitan community for entrepreneurs in all industries, Phoenix Startup Week aims to build awareness and elevate the startup community as one that fosters and cultivates an innovative environment for entrepreneurs. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit http://phoenix.startupweek.co/.

Locations:        #ChaseBasecamp will be the hub of activity each day of Phoenix Startup Week

  • Monday                 111 W. Monroe St., Phoenix
  • Tuesday                 Deskhub, 4900 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 4500, Scottsdale
  • Wednesday           Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
  • Thursday               GoDaddy, 14455 N. Hayden Road, Suite 219, Scottsdale
  • Friday                    Hool Coury Law, 2398 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1020, Phoenix

Media Contacts:           Maura Cordova // Chase       David Betz  // UP Global
Jonathan Cottrell // Phoenix Startup Week

Matt Helt
(@matthewhelt) Matt is the Director of Startup Week at Techstars. In this role, Matt works with organizing teams all around the world to host Startup Week in their cities. Previously, Matt worked in marketing and advertising for over 15 years, specializing in brand strategy. He currently resides in Omaha, NE, with his wife and two kids.