Misconceptions When Starting a Business
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Misconceptions When Starting a Business

Starting a business can be confusing. Trademarks, tradenames, DBA, EIN, LLC, TPT and more. Do you have to deal with the IRS, DOR, DHS, SOS, or AZCC? What are these things and what do they do, and do you need them? There are a lot of misconceptions of what it needed and what is not needed to start a business. This session will include an interactive quiz to check your understanding of these items, then explain what they mean and who needs them. We will clarify these misconceptions and share an interactive tool that helps support you when starting your business; the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Small Business Checklist. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

The Framework that Redefined Social Impact Entrepreneurship

The Framework that Redefined Social Impact Entrepreneurship

Join globally-ranked accelerator, SEED SPOT, to learn the framework that thousands of entrepreneurs around the world have used to successfully structure their business model around social impact. Whether you’re a new business or an established venture, you will leave this program with the next steps to incorporate social impact outcomes to your business goals. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

How They Built It: Inspiring Stories from Social Entrepreneurs

How They Built It: Inspiring Stories from Social Entrepreneurs

Want to truly change the world? Build a business! Learn from first-hand experience what it takes to build an impact-driven venture from some of the most successful social entrepreneurs in Arizona. Register to hear stories, learn techniques and discover the pitfalls to avoid when building your social venture from founders who have done it! To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

Mesa – Downtown Transformation in Action

Mesa – Downtown Transformation in Action

Downtown Mesa, like many Main Streets across the United States, is undergoing a transformation of legendary proportions: Large new developments like ASU’s Downtown Mesa campus and new co-working spaces are being built, community partners, brick and mortar merchants, the regional arts center and the City are working together to shape a new future. Join Pamela Slim in a virtual tour of and learn about the opportunities, challenges and realities of Mesa’s economic transformation. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

Desert Workscapes – Coworking in the AZ’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Teagan Fail

Desert Workscapes – Coworking in the AZ’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Did you know that in between all of the possible weekend adventures that could be taking place, the great State of Arizona also boasts a variety of stunning coworking spaces for local entrepreneurs to be established and productive!? This is where many of our best entrepreneurs get started and grow. Buckle in for a virtual road trip as you tour across Arizona's most innovative and inspiring coworking spaces, and learn how to make coworking a great place to work for you. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

The University Start Up Scene

The University Start Up Scene

How to build an ecosystem that supports student and community entrepreneurs. What works and what doesn’t from the people who have built them throughout Arizona. What resources are needed? What focus if any should it have? How is success measured? Arizona’s leading Universities: ASU, U of A, GCU and NAU. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

The Startup Connection 2020 – Pivoting and Recovery

The Startup Connection 2020 – Pivoting and Recovery

Blurb: Join Chandler Innovations during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 for its 3rd annual Startup Connection event. This two-day virtual seminar on Nov. 18th and 20th from 9 am to noon will focus on two critical themes for the survival of your business or business idea in a post COVID environment To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

Student stories of the entrepreneurial experience

Student stories of the entrepreneurial experience

Start your own or work for someone else’s start up? Showcase how students find a path to understand the world of entrepreneurship with real experience. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

Virtual Happy Hour Networking by Gelie

Virtual Happy Hour Networking by Gelie

GEW edition - for Arizona's entrepreneurs, startup ecosystem experts and supporters. Global Entrepreneurship Week is fun - but exhausting! Take a virtual Happy Hour break - Wine, Beer, Cocktail, V8 or Ensure - Bring your favorite drink (and show us!). Meet old colleagues and make new friends in Arizona's startup ecosystem. Learn from Arizona's master networking guru on how to get the most out of networking events - no selling just meeting, swapping ideas and war stories and getting to know your Arizona colleagues a little better. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

Innovating Across Borders: Creating and Taking Advantage of Global Programs and Markets

Innovating Across Borders: Creating and Taking Advantage of Global Programs and Markets

Success in one country does not always mean success in another for both incubators and founders. But in today's global economy, working with international founders and entering new markets is more important than ever. Join us to explore the world of international incubation from the perspective of global entrepreneurs that have made that jump and those working in these incubators to create onramps to make expanding operations into the States easier for these companies. Facilitated by Startup Tucson, the University of Arizona Center for Innovation will share lessons learned from its various international incubation and attraction programs. We will also be joined by two different international founders -- one that made the move to the U.S. to take advantage of a new market and the other that has participated in an international market access program. They will discuss the benefits and tactics of working to take advantage of these international programs and markets. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

Health MedTech Showcase

Health MedTech Showcase

ASU Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab) will host a showcase of Health and MedTech student startups, announce the top three winners of our pitch competition, and present the winning team with $1000 seed funds. Guest speakers will include the medical director of the Mayo Clinic / ASU MedTech Accelerator and the CEO of Safe Health. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

Tools for Pivoting Your Business or Business Idea

Tools for Pivoting Your Business or Business Idea

Tools to Help Your Business or Business Idea Recover from recent adversities Attendees will learn first-hand from subject matter experts on how to best recover or re-energize an existing business or reestablish efforts to bring an idea to market, as well as gain insight on how to best pivot an idea or already established business in the current economic climate. To register for this event please click the Registration Link:

Building an Innovation Ecosystem
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Building an Innovation Ecosystem

An Economic Development View of Creating a Tech Hub. This session will take a look at the ways that public agencies can galvanize the growth of their local tech communities. We will take a look at the different types of stakeholders that are necessary to engage when building a thriving startup ecosystem and the types of programs, initiatives, and resources that have been most effective in supporting those different groups. Then, participants will hear directly from founders and mentors about the ways they have taken advantage of public sector programs and how best to engage with them. What are founders looking for from economic development groups? How do you enlist a group of expert mentors? What builds credibility and what drives impact? This interactive session will leave entrepreneurs with a better sense of the types of support available to them, and give other ecosystem builders a set of Best Practices to draw from. To register for this event please click the Registration Link: