Second Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference

Aug 14, 2007


Software Pioneer, Serial Entrepreneur Pat Sullivan to Lead Power-Packed Conference Agenda

Phoenix, AZ – (August 14, 2007) – Businesses and entrepreneurs looking for funding, talent, real estate plays for the future, green initiatives or innovative ideas will find them all at The Second Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship conference November 8.The day-long event will network participants with an ever-growing proliferation of Arizona entrepreneurial successes and angels.

Pat Sullivan, the founder of ACT! and SalesLogix, currently Chairman of Jigsaw Health, will deliver the keynote about his new Scottsdale-based venture.

“Our conference tracks will focus on Being Green, Real Estate, Funding Your Company, Exit Strategies, Innovation, women entrepreneurs, and a host of other relevant topics specific to entrepreneurs in Arizona,” revealed Francine Hardaway, CEO of Stealthmode Partners and primary conference organizer. “We are creating a more efficient ecosystem for Arizona entrepreneurs, and we will make sure the people who attend this event will receive the value they deserve for giving us their time.”

Two Arizona tech companies who recently achieved liquidity events will be presenting: Limelight Networks completed its Initial Public Offering in June 2007 and in the same month Zenter, an online presentation software tool, was acquired by Google. The conference will feature these two companies as well as Pat Sullivan’s new venture, Jigsaw Health, a social venture devoted to helping people figure out how to handle their chronic health problems.

Like the inaugural Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference held in late 2006, the goals of the November 8th conference are to provide connections and resources to the entrepreneurial community in Arizona designed to help further create and build the critical mass. All proceeds benefit the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation which trains underserved and at-risk populations in entrepreneurship skills for self-sufficiency.

The conference will be held at the Phoenix Airport Marriott Hotel from 7:30am to 4:30pm and will be limited to 500 attendees, including panelists, media and speakers. The conference concludes with a networking reception from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

Registrations are being taken at The cost of the conference is $125, which includes lunch and a continental breakfast. Early-bird registration is $99.
The agenda is available online at

The First Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference was held November 8th, 2006 and filled the Phoenix Ritz-Carlton to capacity.

For Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference sponsorship information, please contact Greg Gotcher, 602-432-6160.

Arizona Corporate Broadcast Center
Arizona Small Business Association
Business Journal of Phoenix
City of Tempe Economic Development Department
Deru Internet Services
Gitenstein & Assadi Public Relations
Sacks Public Relations
Stealthmode Partners

Community Partners
Arizona Department of Education
Arizona Internet Professionals Association
Arizona Small Business Association
Arizona Technology Council
Club Entrepreneur
The Institute for Entrepreneurship
Social Media Club Phoenix

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