Entrepreneurs: Get your business growing in 2011

Attention Arizona Entrepreneurs:  Four FastTrac entrepreneur training programs are open for registration at http://www.arizonaft.com : Kauffman FastTrac® Take Charge of Your Business™ What is FastTrac? FastTrac is a practical, hands-on business development program designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful business. As a FastTrac participant, you won’t…

Giving away my last dollar

A message from OTEF Chair Joan Koerber-Walker I am now officially ready for Christmas.  Yesterday I gave away my last dollar. Before you start rallying the troops to come to my aid, I am not going hungry this Christmas.  And hopefully someone else won’t either.

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…