8 Hand-Picked Tech & Marketing Networking Events for Your Consideration! (Why March is Best Edition)

Oh a Phoenix March. You come in so quick, and you bring traffic that plods along congested with sedated midwestern snowbirds. But alas you are beautiful. And so are the central Phoenix networking events! Highlighted by Venture Madness starting tonight, Startup Grind next Wednesday the 15th, and an action packed day on March 23rd including the AZ Tech Innovation Summit, as well as events from the AMA and Get Your PHX. Enjoy that weather, travel safe, and…Hope to see you out there!

Wednesday 3/8 5:30pm – Friday 3/10 4:00pm (Education & Networking): Venture Madness. 16 finalists will live-pitch their way through the brackets. MRTNZ Ventures, Grayhawk Investments, the Arizona Founders Fund and Tallwave Capital have committed to creating an unprecedented pool of $300K in potential investment dollars. Hotel Valley Ho – 6850 E. Main St, Scottsdale. Admission: $325.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/venture-madness-conference-presented-by-invest-southwest-in-partnership-with-arizona-commerce-tickets-27555203355

central phoenix networkingWednesday 3/15 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Education & Networking): Startup Grind: Presents Jim Deters. Jim believes there is a simple equation for success in the 21st Century: “Anyone with ambition and aptitude can succeed if they are provided with the skills industry needs most, and are then connected to the industry.” That philosophy is at the core of Galvanize. Jim’s commitment to be a multiplier for entrepreneurs and engineers comes to life on Galvanize’s campuses including Denver, Boulder, SF, Austin, Seattle, Phoenix and NYC. Galvanize – 515 E. Grant St, Phoenix. Admission: $10.
RSVP: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-phoenix-presents-startup-grind-phoenix-hosts-jim-deters-galvanize#/

Thursday 3/16 4:30pm – 8:00pm (Education & Networking): 6th Annual Power of the Purse. Hosted annually by the AZHCC Latina Business Enterprises Group, the event celebrates women in business and brings together 500+ guests to highlight the growing economic impact of women-owned businesses. The theme this year will focus on the importance of encouraging and informing Arizona students, professionals and business leaders about the multitude of career & business opportunities available to women in the fields of STEM. Arizona Science Center – 600 E Washington St, Phoenix. Admission: $40.
RSVP: http://www.azhcc.com/events/6th-Annual-Power-of-the-Purse-730/details

Wednesday 3/22 12:30pm – 1:30pm (Education & Networking): The Importance of a Great Business Plan. Mitch Bolnick of Excel Consulting Group will share with you 5 reasons why business planning is key to your long term business success, and why starting your plan as early as possible is so important. Co+Hoots – 221 E. Indianola Ave, Phoenix. Admission: Free!
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-importance-of-a-great-business-plan-tickets-32410075408?aff=erelexpmlt

Thursday 3/23, 8:30am – 5:00pm (Education & Networking): Arizona Tech Innovation Summit. Join Governor Ducey for a one of a kind forum on technology and innovation highlighting the exciting things happening here in Arizona. Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia – 4949 East Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale. Admission: $25.

Thursday 3/23, 8:30am – 10:00am (Education & Networking): How to do Business with City Governments & ProcurePHX. Join the AZHCC for an introduction to doing business with the City of Phoenix featuring Guadalupe “Lupita” Gomez, Contracts Specialist II. You will learn what the city buys, how to register as a vendor, current & expiring contracts, how to respond to a solicitation, and how local spending impacts the community. Admission: Free!

Thursday 3/23, 3:00pm – 5:00pm (Education & Networking): AMA Phoenix Presents: Your Customer/Your Audience. Join us to Understand the new engagement imperative of customer service – from Transactions to Relationships to Communities. Learn how to apply a comprehensive framework to customer engagement – Devoted, Oriented, Asleep and Uninspired. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – 6333 North Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Admission: $35.

Thursday 3/23, 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Education & Networking): Get Your PHX. Entrepreneurs and others gather to listen to 3-4 stories about failure. It is something between a party and a casual business conference. The purpose of the event is to break free from the stigmas surrounding failure and to see it as a positive step everyone must overcome on the road to success. Trunk Space – 1124 N. 3rd St, Phoenix. Admission: Free!