This Year’s Summer Program

This summer, we once again partnered with the West Mesa Community Development Corporation to help low income people in downtown Mesa put themselves in business. As usual, we had wonderful cooperation from the participants, who ranged in interests from neighborhood advocacy to online marketing to wildlife management.

Mesa Summer Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Programs

For the past two summers, OTEF has offered five-week programs in entrepreneurship skills to residents of West Mesa, Arizona, a neighborhood impacted by an aging population, changing demographics, and light rail construction. The West Mesa, Arizona neighborhood is now considered a low-income portion of a Phoenix suburb. To offer our programs, we partner with The West…

AZEC12 is October 30!

The work of OTEF is almost entirely funded by the Arizona Entrepreneurship Conferences. The keynote speaker this year is Robert Scoble of Rackspace, renowned tech evangelist, blogger, and champion of entrepreneurs. He will be joined at the conference by Bill Reichert, Managing Partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Local entrepreneurial heavyweights Matthew Pittinsky, CEO of Parchment,…

New FastTrac programs roll out in AZ this September

The  FastTrac Team has been busy this  summer and is rolling  new programs this September. Several new entrepreneurship programs are starting this month. Please spread the word to friends and associates who want to start a new business or advance their existing businesses.  (FastTrac Graduates can attend any program below for Free.)

RoadMap to Launch a Rousing Success

This year, OTEF’s entrepreneurship training program was held in conjunction with the City of Chandler and Gangplank, a not-for-profit community collaboration space in downtown Chandler. Entrepreneurs with an idea gathered first at StartupWeekendChandler to collaborate in 54 hours of non-stop idea pitching, team formation, and preliminary planning. The teams that emerged from StartupWeekendChandler were invited to…