Entrepreneurs: Get your business growing in 2011

Attention Arizona Entrepreneurs:  Four FastTrac entrepreneur training programs are open for registration at :

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 just learn about business, you’ll live it. You will work on your own business ideas or ventures throughout the course – moving your ventures to new levels of performance.


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.

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A look back at AZEC10 in Pictures

AZEC10:  OTEF Chair Joan Koerber-Walker.  Photo by Mark Goldstein IRC.  Used with permission 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, share, and engage while raising money to help others in our community find new hope and opportunities along the path of entrepreneurship.

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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.

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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 entrepreneurs.