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

The Arizona Technology Council is excited to announce the 2014 StartupConnect AZ Conference, presented by the Arizona Commerce Authority and 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 - Apply by 11/14/14 for Your Chance to Win!
Arizona startups can apply for a chance to pitch LIVE in front of the StartupConnect 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!

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

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

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

StartupConnect AZ 2014
General Sessions

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

Welcome Keynote:
Inside the Growth Hacker Movement

1:00 - 1:45pm

Panel: Money Raising Myths
in Arizona

1:45pm - 2:30pm

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

Heidi Jannenga
Founder and COO, WebPT

Tyler Rives
Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank

2:30 - 2:40pm

Startup Pitch Contest
2:40 - 3:30pm

Panel: Diversity in Tech

Sheila Kloefkorn
CEO/President, KEO Marketing

Cristine Viera
Find Your Influence
President and Co-Founder

Closing Keynote:
Building a Startup Economy

4:15 - 5:00pm

Startup Expo and Happy Hour

5:00 - 7:00pm