Well February is a big one for entrepreneurs with Phoenix Startup Week kicking off on Feb 20th. If you are in for networking tonight, there are two great networking events phoenix to kick off your Tuesday with HackerNest and Startup Grind. Like free money and live biz-pitch competitions? Two of them this month, one for $20K, one for $50K. To whomever wins, Vegas baby….Hope to see you out there!
Tuesday 2/7 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Education & Networking): Startup Grind: Presents Jim Prendergast. Jim is the founder of 317 Ventures, a venture firm focused on investing in and developing startups in the health, wellness, and employee benefits space. He previously founded the telehealth platform HealthiestYou which is located in Scottsdale. HealthiestYou was acquired in 2016 by Teladoc for $150M. Jim is also a partner at the Coplex Startup Studio. Coplex – 688 W. 1st St, #2, Tempe. Admission: $20.
Tuesday 2/7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Education & Networking): HackerNest Phoenix February Tech Social. Drinks on us! HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart (TM) people. Ticketmaster – 1375 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. Admission: Free!
Thursday 2/9 3:00pm – 5:00pm (Education & Networking): 10 Facebook Live Tips. Facebook Live is a live interactive video app within Facebook. Users can go live via their phone or tablet Many businesses are missing a landmine opportunity to connect with fans and prospective clients because they are either not using this app or are not doing it as effectively as they could. This Professional Development Series will offer valuable information for the beginner as well as those that have already used Facebook Live. Fleming’s – 6333 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. Admission: $35
Friday 2/10 10:00am – 12:00pm (Education & Networking): Empowered PhXX Round-Table Action Planning: MEDIA. Leaders of the Phoenix Entrepreneurial Ecosystem come together in an interactive round table format to discuss working with the local media to get additional exposure for women owned businesses and change the Phoenix culture around female entrepreneurship. Co+Hoots – 221 E Indianola Ave, Phoenix. Admission: Free!
Monday 2/13 8:30am – 10:00am (Education & Networking): Content Marketing: What to Say and How to Say it! When it comes to online marketing, it’s “Content, Content, Content!” What you say, and the way you say it, is how you will attract, engage and be shareworthy to your audiences. You’ll learn how to: Create, Curate, Extend..the content that will help you achieve your goals! Setay Dance & Fitness – 7430 S 48th St #103, Phoenix. Admission: Free!
Wednesday 2/15 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Education & Networking): Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge Live Pitch Event. Join us for this exciting event to see the Pakis Social Entrepreneurship finalists present their social innovations to our judges as they vie to become the Pakis Social Entrepreneur and receive $20,000 in grant funding, close mentorship from the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at ACF, and acceptance into one of the SEEDSPOT programs. Avnet Room/ McCord Hall – 400 East Lemon Street, Tempe. Admission: Free!
Wednesday 2/15 5:30pm – 7:00pm (Education & Networking): Young Entrepreneur Academy PHX (YEA!) CEO Panel. Phoenix CEO’s will be present to share their stories and answer questions from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class of 2016 – 2017. Dome Conference Room – 3110 N. 10th Ave. Room 101, Phoenix. Admission: Free!
Wednesday 2/15 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Education & Networking): LFA Business Coalition Mixer – Helio Basin Brewing. Our networking mixers are a great way to meet fellow members and connect with LFA staff. The first hour is dedicated to networking and at 7 p.m., we speak about news you can use within the organization and the local movement. Helio Basin Brewing Co. – 3935 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix. Admission: Free! with Member.
Thursday 2/16, 5:30pm – 7:00pm (Networking): Get Your PHX. The February Get Your PHX at the Dressing Room as been a long time coming. monOrchid owner, Wayne Rainey, has been dreaming of turning this structure into a micro restaurant for years. After lots of hard work and a few set-backs, he’s finally done it. The Dressing Room – 220 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix. Admission: Free!
Monday 2/20 9:00am – Friday 2/24 9:00pm (Education & Networking): Phoenix Startup Week. PHX Startup Week powered is back for a third year. This FREE five-day event celebration is for the local startup ecosystem, and anyone else interested in entrepreneurship. This year SUW will be held at five different Valley locations across three cities. Our programming has something for everyone. The broad range of event topics and participants provides a rare opportunity for thousands of Phoenix startups and Valley biz leaders to rub elbows, make connections and learn from the best about how to break into today’s modern technology marketplaces. Admission: Free!
Wednesday 2/22 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Education & Networking): Street Pitch at Phoenix Startup Week. You’ve heard about the booming startup tech scene in downtown PHX, now come see it for yourself! We’re shutting down an entire street in DTPHX so that 10 startups can compete for the chance to win a $50,000 investment in their business. StreetPitch, hits Central Ave. from Washington to Jefferson in the middle of PHX Startup Week. Hundreds of startups from all over the state are submitting their ideas, and the top ten will be selected to get in front of a panel of judges with a rapid-fire 5-minute pitch presentation. Admission: Free!
Thursday 2/23 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Education & Networking): Account-Based Marketing: What’s Next For B2B? Account-based marketing (ABM) is more than a buzzword – it’s quickly becoming the strategy of choice for marketers who are looking to improve their marketing effectiveness. From smarter more focused communications to better alignment with sales. 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale Admission: $15-$35
Sunday 2/26 3:00pm – 6:30pm (Entertainment & Networking): Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition. Grab your shakers and let the pouring commence. It’s time for the Eighth Annual Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition! To celebrate Phoenix’s cocktail culture, bartenders from Devour Phoenix restaurants armed with a selection of Arizona’s best locally distilled spirits will convene for a mix-off of epic proportions. Our bartenders will be up on stage shaking it to compete for recognition as Arizona’s Star Bartender in 2017. DeSoto Central Market – 915 North Central Ave, Phoenix. Admission: $40+
Tuesday 2/28 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Education & Networking Events Phoenix): Contactos After 5 Mixer. AZHCC & Arizona Central Credit Union at this Contactos After 5 to celebrate the NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Tournament coming to Arizona this April for the very 1st time! Guests are encouraged to pack plenty of business cards. Appetizers and drinks are provided. Arizona Central Credit Union – 2020 N. Central Ave. Suite 300,
Phoenix. Admission: Members Free, non-members $10.