AZ STARTUP EVENTS
Where do I start.
First, on the subject of events… why do they matter? Entrepreneurship is about building and creating and running companies. So, why so many events?
Because events are the easiest, most efficient way to meet buckets of awesome people. And, the better we get at building relationships with said people the stronger the community we have. The stronger the community we have the more mental strength we all have to survive this crazy ride called entrepreneurship + the faster we all go as we help each other.
So that is why.
Now, how to find them.
There are a few key places:
#1: STARTUP DIGEST
Our fine friends over at Coplex make sure to rope in and add to this calendar all the events they find so Startup Digest tends to have the most robust listing. Plus, they have a newsletter so you can have the info delivered right to you! Host events? Make sure to submit yours there.
#2: TECHAZ.ORG + AZ TECH COUNCIL
If you want a one-stop shop for all news tech/startup in AZ TechAZ.org is a must-do. And, they have an events calendar. Similarly, the AZ Tech Council has a rockstar team and an events calendar that features events for tech companies of all sizes.
Who has awesome government partners? We do! How cool is that. They even have a great events calendar. <3 those guys.
#4: SOCIAL MEDIA via #YESPHX
#5: LISTEN TO THE SPACES + PLACES
CoWorking on 15th has a stellar newsletter that catches many events, and certainly checking out the websites of CO+HOOTS, SeedSpot, CEI, DeskHub, Gangplank, and BRIC will get you to their event calendars and newsletters, as well.
#6: CONNECT WITH THE CHATTY ONES
There are a handful of especially “noisy” (in a good way!) folks in town, connecting with them on social media will also help your quest:
- Me! (Big surprise, I know): Facebook + Twitter
- Zach Ferres: Facebook + Twitter
- Jonathan Cottrell: Facebook + Twitter
If you really want to be thorough, connect with everyone featured here.