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Scottsdale Hilton Resort
Grand Ballroom
6333 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
December 17, 2014

The Arizona Technology Council is excited to announce the 2014 StartupConnect AZ Conference, presented by IDS Technology Marketing.

Following-up on the success of last year’s inaugural event, StartupConnect AZ will focus on bringing together, CONNECTING and showcasing our state’s growing startup ecosystem, including:
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors and Capital Sources
  • Incubators and Accelerators
  • Educators
  • Public Policy Makers
  • Business leaders
This year’s event will also feature a series of
pre-conference “Fire Starter” workshops, a startup pitch contest and a post-conference expo and happy hour
where you can meet and network with industry peers.
Startup Pitch Contest - Deadline Has Passed;
Winners To Be Announced Soon

Over 35 startups applied for a chance to pitch LIVE in front of the StartupConnect AZ 2014 audience. The grand prize winner, as selected by the audience, will receive a cash fund comprised from ALL ticket sales from the event. The more tickets we sell, the larger the prize! Stay tuned to see the finalists announced and buy your tickets today to this great event!

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to put your organization in front of +400 of Arizona’s top leaders in technology, enterpreneurship, education and public policy!

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please email
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Lunch and Learn
“Fire Starter” Workshops

Choose from Two Tracks
10:00am - 12:00pm (Includes lunch)

Secret Marketing #GrowthHacking
Strategies Revealed

Discover the 3 phase engagement process that will increase your net profits by 23%. Learn the features and processes you should build into your product for massive referrals.

Avoid This CEO/Founder Mistake — Build This Team First and Fast. AppointmentPlus, The Online Scheduling Software Experts for multi-location organizations, will have its director of marketing & communication, lead a hands-on workshop for CEOs, Founders, and those who want specific details on how smart marketing should be involved in every aspect of your startup.

Building a Winning Startup Culture
In 1993 Tim Porthouse co-founded Calence a highly successful IT services company that grew to over 600 people throughout the US and made Inc Magazine’s list of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies three years in a row before being sold to Insight Enterprises. In this fun and engaging workshop, Tim and his team will share with you what it takes to build a powerful, sales-driven business by transforming your company culture.

StartupConnect AZ 2014
General Sessions

Registration and Networking
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Welcome Remarks
1:00pm - 1:15pm

Panel: Money Raising Myths in Arizona, presented by Hool Coury Law
1:15pm - 2:00pm

Moderator: Michael Hool
Managing Partner, Hool Coury Law, PLC

Michael A. Dinan
President & CEO, Dinan & Company, LLC

Heidi Jannenga
Founder and COO, WebPT

Tyler Rives
Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank

Mike Katz
Vice President, Battery Ventures

Brian Martin
Senior Associate, Grayhawk Capital

Todd Belfer
Managing Partner, Canal Partners

Keynote: Building a Startup Economy
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Speaker Information   
Mark Rowland
Founder, ROCeteer

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Panel: Diversity in Tech, presented by ONE Community
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Moderator: Sheila Kloefkorn
CEO/President, KEO Marketing

Angela Hughey
Founder and President, ONE Community

Cristine Viera
Find Your Influence
President and Co-Founder

Kimber Lanning
Executive Director, Local First Arizona

Marcus Dantus
CEO, Startup Mexico

Startup Pitch Contest,
presented by Hool Coury Law

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Startup Expo and Happy Hour

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Conference Only:
Council Members: $50
Non-Members: $100
AZ Startups: $50
Student: $50

Pre-Conference Workshop & Conference:
Council Members: $100
Non-Members: $150
AZ Startups: $100
Student: $100​