Founders of Wordpress, Limelight Networks to Address Entrepreneurship Conference : Nov. 13 Conference to Help Anyone in or Contemplating an Entrepreneurial Venture with Speakers Offering Real World, Frontlines Advice Lessons Learned

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Businesses and entrepreneurs looking for funding, talent, real estate plays for the future, green initiatives or innovative ideas will find them all at the Third Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship conference November 19 at the Buttes Resort in Tempe, Arizona. The day-long event will connect participants with some of the most interesting and active entrepreneurs and investors across the U.S. Last year’s event was standing-room only, with this year’s event expected to draw even larger audiences.

While Arizona will never be Silicon Valley, this conference is designed to connect the two and help entrepreneurs here build their businesses

"While Arizona will never be Silicon Valley, this conference is designed to connect the two and help entrepreneurs here build their businesses," said Francine Hardaway, organizer of the event.

Keynote speakers include a collection of heavyweights sharing their in-the-trenches experiences in building, funding and selling their companies.

Keynote Speakers:

Allan Kaplan, Co-Founder of Limelight Networks and Director of Clearview Capital Partners Matt Mullenweg, Founding Developer of Wordpress Gary Vaynerchuk, Founder of WineLibrary.com Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures Howard Lindzon, Partner in Knight's Bridge Capital Partners and Founder of Wallstrip Full conference will include:

  • The State of Startup Financing
  • Creating a Product that Can Sell
  • Local Successes
  • Lessons Learned
  • State of the Blogosphere
  • Sustainability Initiatives
  • State of Funding in Arizona
  • Social Media Best Practices

Conference details:

November 19, 2008

7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Location: The Buttes Resort

2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ

Conference registration of $150 includes lunch and a continental breakfast: http://www.azentrepreneurship.com

The Second Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference [audio | video | site] was held in Fall 2007 and was standing-room only.

Sponsors

Osborn Maledon, P.A. Infusionsoft Silent Dispatch Deru Internet Services Chuck Reynolds Stealthmode Partners C-Scan Technologies: The Clean Environment Specialists City of Tempe Microsoft Business Journal of Phoenix Community Partners

Arizona Small Business Association Club Entrepreneur TiE Arizona Arizona Internet Professionals Association Maricopa County Small Business Enterprise Program Arizona Technology Council Phoenix Startup Weekend

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