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Think about it.

What activity can you engage in that offers upwards of 24 great options every day? An amusement park? A candy store? A hike in the woods? Surfing? SXSW?

Got your short list?

Now ask yourself, “How many of these options are mind expanding, network growing, skill-building, and fun?” Your list just got shorter, didn’t it?* The Phoenix startup community has created a rich programming slate of 130 events, which pencils out to more than 24 original options for each of the five days.

Phoenix Startup Week, Startup Week

Phoenix Startup Week is as deep as it is broad. Expert speakers like Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Chief Executive Officer Chris Camacho, Infusionsoft Chief Marketing Officer Greg Head, and longtime Valley entrepreneur Don Pierson will be participating.

The events occur on 13 tracks, to help you browse by interests.

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I’ll be starting each day at #ChaseBaseCamp, the hub of activity at five different locations throughout the week. From there, I’ll be checking out these events. You can get your own sched going here.

The kick-off with Mayor Stanton will get momentum going early.
After that, I may go with a startups by the numbers approach:  The perfect TenThe five C’s of credit, The Five Red Flags of Startups, and Twitter 101.

Tuesday I’m focusing on keeping my edge: Surviving and Thriving in Entrepreneurship,
What Elite Athletes Teach us About Team Work, and The Value of Passion & Determination.

Here’s the cure for tunnel vision. Time to let imagination run wild: John Lennon Educational Bus Tour, How Products are Imagined, Built, and Launched, Work/Life Balance – Unicorn or Reality?

Crucial for any startup is getting a better handle on fundraising options: How Does the Angel Investment Process Really Work?How to Start on a Shoestring.

I’m wrapping up the week with multiple perspectives on the Phoenix startup scene. From the up close and personal, Sex, Love & Startups, to the big picture, How Arizona Became a Hotbed for Startups, and Fostering a Successful Startup Ecosystem.

Full disclosure: I’m hosting the Ecosystem discussion. Send any questions you’d like me to ask @DBetzCreative.

So that’s my sched. Which events would you chose?

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*If SXSW or Burning Man were still on your short list, ask yourself, “How many of these remaining options are free?”


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David Betz