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Resources slides from the 8/26/11 Cofinder event in Tempe, AZ. These resources and more can be found on the ASU Entrepreneur & Innovation Facebook page here

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  1. 1. Places Tech Business DesignGangplank is a group of connected individuals and smallbusinesses creating an economy of innovation and creativity A-Listin the Valley. We envision a new economic engine comprisedof collaboration and community, where industries come Agendatogether to transform our culture. ------5:30p------We’re not coworking – we’re a collaborative workspace. Check-in ------6:00p------ Panel Discussion ------6:30p------ Structured NetworkingLaunchSpot is a new era of co-working space and techincubator in a town that needs it. With a great funnel ofinnovation, amazing mentors, successful entrepreneurialfounders and strong capital funding, look for LaunchSpot todo great things. Stop by and check it out.
  2. 2. Places Tech BusinessGangplank is a group of connected individuals and small Designbusinesses creating an economy of innovation and creativity A-Listin the Valley. We envision a new economic engine comprisedof collaboration and community, where industries come Agendatogether to transform our culture.We’re not coworking – we’re a collaborative workspace. ------5:30p------ Check-in ------6:00p------ Panel Discussion ------6:30p------Central Phoenix is quite unique. It is home to a range of Structured Networkingindependent artists, photographers, designers, webdesigners, writers, etc. who benefit from working togetherand are willing to grow through this model of collaborationbut don’t have the space to do so in a professional manner.
  3. 3. Advertising TechAmigo (Free to Sign Up)Amigo matches advertisers with online newsletters, and vice Businessversa. DesignHelp a Reporter Out (Free) A-ListAn email list you can join, which sends out several emails a daywith notices of stories for which reporters need a source. Agenda ------5:30p------Analytics Tools Check-inGoogle Analytics (Free with G-Mail Account) ------6:00p------Gives you insights into your web traffic and marketing Panel Discussioneffectiveness. ------6:30p------ Structured NetworkingKISSmetricsYou get an analytics solution that helps you track yourcustomers behaviors throughout their entire lifecycle from firstvisit to active usage and beyond.SWIX AnalyticsTrack over 75 social media metrics in one unified dashboard!
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  14. 14. Tech Business Design Michael Hool, Managing Partner – Hool Law Group A-ListMichael Hool works with select companies as an advisor, legal Agendacounsel and periodically serves in executive and board capacities.Michael’s practice is focused primarily on corporate and ------5:30p------commercial representation, securities, finance and venture capital, Check-inmergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, and allaspects of counseling emerging companies. He represents both ------6:00p------issuing companies and investors in a large variety of financingtransactions. Michael also has broad merger and acquisition Panelexperience, ranging from very large transactions such as the Discussionacquisition and financing of an NHL hockey franchise, several roll-up acquisitions combined with a public offering of the acquirer, ------6:30p------the sale of health care systems, consolidation of large franchise Structuredoperations, to acquisition and sale of a variety of closely-held and Networkingemerging enterprises.
  15. 15. Tech Business Design David Pinkus, Vice President – A-List Tallwave AgendaDavid Pinkus is currently the Vice President of Technology for theTallwave Venture Accelerator, where he helps start-up companies ------5:30p------get to market faster, with better products that have been market-validated. He’s been building companies for decades, including his Check-inown start-up that he grew from 1 to 38 people, and the softwaredepartment within the Apollo Group that he grew from 75 to 225 ------6:00p------people. He’s interviewed and hired hundreds of people in the PanelPhoenix area, and is passionate about the hiring and team-building Discussionprocess. David was also the CIO for Universal Technical Institute,and a Site Engineering Manager at Google, where he not only had ------6:30p------site recruiting responsibility, but also ran the department that built Structuredthe hiring systems. Networking
  16. 16. Tech Business Design Vaidy Iyer, CEO – SEAL Innotech A-ListVaidy Iyer brings nearly two decades of leadership, management,sales, operations and technology expertise across a variety of AgendaFortune 1000 companies as well as start-ups. Iyer has led thedesign and deployment of large-scale, complex enterprise systems ------5:30p------for leading global brands such as DHL, Avnet, Lenovo, CHEP and Check-inmany others. He has also driven major initiatives with technologyorganizations including Web-Methods, and managed several large ------6:00p------teams across the global arena in the deployment of complex Panelapplications. Most recently, Iyer was also responsible for building asuccessful manufacturing practice for SEAL Consulting, including Discussionthe responsibilities of building delivery teams, overseeingoperations, driving marketing initiatives, leading enterprise sales ------6:30p------efforts, and building partnership relations. He has an educational Structuredbackground with an engineering degree in computer science and a NetworkingMaster’s degree in technology management.