At this upcoming event, network with hundreds of your peers while meeting up with incubators, accelerators, funders and investors, entrepreneur program groups, education and supporting growth organizations. The Innovation Arizona Summit, brought to you by MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix and the Arizona Commerce Authority, takes place on June 11, 2013 at the Tempe Center of the Arts. A must-go affair for all startups, business leaders and innovators! Attendees will experience an event jam-packed with resources and experts committed to helping entrepreneurs.

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Registration is $25. Live Crowdfunding. Angel Investor Panel. CEO Success Panel. 2013 Innovation Challenge Winners. Live Music. Food. Ice Cream Sandwich Bar. 40 exhibitors all in one place! Special entrepreneur breakout sessions for only $20 each or attend all seven special sessions for only $75! Meet Desert Angels, ASBA, City of Chandler Innovations, AZ TechCelerator, MAC6, Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, Arizona Technology Council, Summit Contract Management, Propel Arizona, Tiempo Development, Infusionsoft, Becker Peters, TrakLight, CliftonLarsonAllen, Silicon Valley Bank, ATIF, Arizona Center for Innovation, ASU, Launch Factory, Spotlight Software, Waters Business Consulting Group, Club E, Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and more!

Registration: Starts at 3:00 PM

Arizona’s Largest Growth Exhibition: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

FEATURED INNOVATION ARIZONA PRESENTATIONS

Investing in Your Community – Hosted by Michael Wolf, Lobodos Ventures with serial entrepreneurs and investors Tom Blondi, Bill Miller and Rick Gibson 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Bringing Entrepreneurs Together – by Arizona Commerce Authority Programs for startups and entrepreneurs and announcement of the Innovation Challenge Winners! 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Entrepreneurial Success – with Rick Smith, TASER, Pat Sullivan, Contatta and Dr. Alan Baratz. – Hosted by CEO, investor and former President of Java (Sun) Dr. Alan Baratz with featured Panelists Rick Smith, CEO, Director and Co-Founder of TASER and serial entrepreneur Pat Sullivan, CEO and Founder of Contatta 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Breakout Entrepreneur Education Presentations:
Breakout: Is Crowdfunding for You? Featuring CJ Cornell, founder of Propel Arizona 3:00 PM – 3:25 PM
Breakout: Socialize Your Business brought to you by Infusionsoft 3:35 PM – 4:00 PM
Breakout: How to Get Started on the Right Trak: Identify & Protect Intellectual Property Featuring Mary Juetten, CEO of TrakLight.com and Juliet Peters of Becker Peters 4:10 PM – 4:35 PM
Breakout: IMPACT Marketing Featuring Founders of Launch Factory 4:45 PM – 5:10 PM
Breakout: Technical Speak, Featuring Armando Viteri, CEO of Neubloc 5:20 PM – 5:45 PM
Breakout: Driving Revenues – Selling Strategies for Today’s Informed Market with David Cooke, CEO of Strategic Resource Group 5:55 PM – 6:20 PM
Breakout: Growth, Profit and Cashflow – How to Wring the Most from Every Dollar – Featuring Cliff Schertz, CEO and James Walbom, CFO at Tiempo Development – 6:35 PM – 7:00 PM

 

LIVE CROWDFUNDING!
Propel Arizona is hosting a unique mobile Crowdfunding contest for Innovation Arizona Summit 2013, called iArizona. During the event, attendees use the iArizona mobile site to keep up with the event’s agenda, breaking news, view info on sessions and speaker bios. But the real fun comes from viewing pitches and product ideas from Arizona’s most innovative entrepreneurs. All attendees get the chance to support these entrepreneurs by crowdfunding them to success. Each person gets to donate “virtual bucks” to help these companies reach their funding goal. It’s a great opportunity get involved with crowdfunding while supporting your favorite companies and entrepreneurs. At the end of the event, awards and prizes will be given to the companies and entrepreneurs attracting the most support from the crowd. Special awards will also be given to influential mentors, advisors, accelerators and incubators.

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF ADMISSION
Eats, Drinks and ICE CREAMS! 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Cool down at the Tallwave Ice Cream Sandwich Bar open 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Amazing Food and Refreshments from Atlasta served from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Enjoy a few libations at the cash bar, open from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Live Entertainment by Nick Heward 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for a jam session from the talented Arizona artist, Nick Heward. He was born in Tulsa Oklahoma, migrated to Northern California, then came to Arizona soon after. His music is highly influenced from his life experiences and people he met through them. Nick says the best part about performing is that “you can bring a good song and good music as a way to speak to people.” His music is inspirational, memorable, and leaves an impression. To find out more, go to nickheward.com, Youtube and Facebook.

 

BREAKOUT ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS DETAIL

Is Crowdfunding for You? Featuring CJ Cornell, founder of Propel Arizona 3:00 PM – 3:25 PM Be sure to check out www.iarizona.org to participate in the LIVE crowdfunding contest.

Socialize Your Business brought to you by Infusionsoft 3:35 PM – 4:00 PM Being social today is more about sharing your latest updates, it is all about engagement. Learn from the pros at Infusionsoft how you can grow your sales pipelines and drive revenues by socializing your business.

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How to Get Started on the Right Trak: Identify & Protect your Intellectual Property to Succeed Featuring Mary Juetten, CEO of TrakLight.com and Juliet Peters of Becker Peters 4:10 PM – 4:35 PM You’ve got a great idea, a solid business plan and your device or code is in the works. How do you protect your precious intellectual property and make certain your fledgling enterprise doesn’t go off the rails. Join Mary Juetten, the founder and CEO of Traklight and business lawyer, Juliet Peters as they discuss how to save time, money and future heartbreak on everything from structuring your company to forming your team to identifying and protecting your ideas (everyone has IP!) to practicing Safe Crowdfunding ™. All attendees receive a $20 coupon for ID your IP from Traklight. Attendees will receive a $20 coupon for ID your IP.

IMPACT Marketing Featuring Founders Nils Bunde and John Marchica of Launch Factory 4:45 PM – 5:10 PM As David Packard said, “Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.” Indeed, there is a simple method to understanding today’s marketing madness. Within 25 minutes, Launch Factory’s presentation on IMPACT Marketing will show you just how quickly any kind of marketing can, and will, move your customers—sometimes in surprising ways. We’ll share with you, step by step, the basic tenets of creating long-lasting impact and how some companies have floundered and others flourished. Nils Bunde is CEO of Brainforest, Inc., a Chicago-based brand strategy firm, and President of Lezzet Spices, LLC. John Marchica is President of Darwin Advisory Partners and former CEO of FaxWatch Inc. They founded Launch Factory to help high performing companies take products to market.

Technical Speak, Sponsored by Neubloc 5:20 PM – 5:45 PM How do you manage projects and speak the language when technical skills are not your forte? This session will help you understand the development and design process, how to predict cycles and managing resources to achieve your business goals. Know the questions to ask and how to measure success in the developers language.

Driving Revenues – Selling Strategies for Today’s Informed Market with David Cooke, CEO at Strategic Resource Group 5:55 PM – 6:20 PM Our customers and prospects have more information at their disposal than they have ever had before. They have zero time for traditional sales people who show up and pitch, sell, promote or advocate their products or services. They already believe they know what they want and don’t want. The old sales model is DEAD. In 25 minutes Dave will open your eyes to Three Key Strategies that are a must in every sales process and are essential components to any revenue growth model.

Growth, Profit and Cashflow – How to Wring the Most from Every Dollar Finance Tips Featuring Cliff Schertz, CEO and James Walbom, CFO at Tiempo Development – 6:35 PM – 7:00 PM The CEO and CFO of this lean startup are no strangers to squeezing the value out of each dollar that passes through their software development company. They learned that cutting-edge agile software development methods could also be used to run the whole company more efficiently and effectively that resulted in the company achieving 60% annual growth for the last three years. Learn for yourself how to exploit agile methods to improve the bottom line in your business operations. Attendees receive a copy of the book Rockefeller Habits and see examples of the tools and methods Tiempo Development has used to stay in the Inc. 500 top 100 software companies year after year.

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