A look back at AZEC10 in Pictures

One of my favorite days of the year is when the AZEC photos are posted by our photographer.  This year, looking back at the photos on Flickr from the Fifth Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference on 11/17/10 at the Desert Willow Conference Center is no exception.   Over 200 entrepreneurs, investors, and community leaders gathered to connect,…

Entrepreneurs are Different and That’s OK

As part of our continuing series on student take aways from AZEC10, here’s a great message to keep in mind… It’s OK to be different. By Ian Newell, Richmond Virginia My name is Ian Newell, a recent college graduate with a degree in a philosophy and religious studies. Life up until this point has been…

The Only Reason to Start a Company is…

Attendee take-aways from AZEC10 Each year at AZEC, students from our Arizona universities are sponsored by members of our entrepreneurial community to attend, connect, learn, share and engage.  It is part of OTEF’s philosophy that to build a strong community you invest in it.  And when we do, we pay it forward to the next generation of…

A Student Entrepreneur Shares His AZEC10 Take-Aways

Audience Experiences from AZEC10 Each year at AZEC, members of our entrepreneurial community sponsor student entrepreneurs to connect, engage and learn with seasoned veterans, venture capitalists, angels, and thought leaders.  Joining us this year was Austin Frogge, co-founder of http://www.CrayonstoDiplomas.com .  One of the “next generation” of entrepreneurs, Austin and his co-founder Boris Fowler started Crayons…