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  • This event – Materials and networking meeting and able to access sources directlyChanging the Face of Angel Investing with Natalia ObertiNoguera, Founder and CEO, Pipeline Fellowship -Forbes list “Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter,” angel investing bootcamp for women, works to increase diversity in the U.S. angel investing community and creates capital for women social entrepreneurs
  • SBDC – office here at CEIClasses on business plansJust provided a class on Show me the Green – monthly – Tom funding options change frequently – SBIR grants
  • 85 Broads- Educational events like todayNational chapter has other resources like Jam SessionsAZBIA – educational series Incubator Check out incubators that may fit space you’re in – find networking options and classes targeted to your area of interest check out events – AZSBDC – Tom Swan Show me the Green – Free talks about SBIR grants, moreAlexandria NetworkCoworking space Access to mentors Access to ASU Classes like Rapid Startup SchoolMACMicrobusiness Advancement center Local city governents Chambers
  • Comprehensive list of all of the AZ incubators/accelerators coworking spacesOffer educational resourcesMentorshipsNetworking
  • Dunn & Bradstreet – presentation taken across the countryPitch EventsWorld IP DayLicensing – way of making money that often isn’t discussedTop mistakes when licensing
  • AZ Ecosystem | 85 Broads

    1. 1. "TRAKLIGHT", "ID YOUR IP", "IP VAULT", and "IP CLOUD" are registered trademarks of The PIP Vault, LLC. © MMXIII The PIP Vault, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Jill HowardAllen, COO April 12, 2014 85 Broads – How To go For It – Preparing For Funding AZ Ecosystem
    2. 2. AZ Options •Education •Networking •Resources
    3. 3. AZ Educational Opportunities •85 Broads •SBDC Arizona •Others
    4. 4. 85 Broads – AZ Chapter 85 Broads AZ is part of the national organization • Local educational opportunities – Networking, information • National opportunities with thought leaders
    5. 5. AZ Small Business Development Center •Assist clients to refine their business plan to be suitable for lenders •Provide financial analysis and feedback •Review client loan packages for small business loans •Discuss and review a client’s finance strategies •Assist clients with lender relations
    6. 6. AZ Resources •AZBIA •Alexandria Network •Local Governments
    7. 7. AZBIA • Coprehensive list of AZ incubators, accelerators and co- working spaces • Find one that fits your focus • Access to: • Mentors • Educational and training programs • Networking
    8. 8. Alexandria Network Library Co-working spaces – Scottsdale Civic Center Library – Eureka Phoenix Burton Barr Library – The Hive •Free collaborative spaces; •Access to ASU’s mentor network; •Classes from ASU’s Rapid Startup School; and •Physical and digital assets from the libraries.
    9. 9. Arizona Crowdfunding Propel Arizona •Relaunch this summer •For AZ only •Rewards based •All or nothing
    10. 10. Local Government Agencies Neighborhood Economic Development Corp •Certified by the US Department of Treasury to provided Alternative Financing Programs anywhere in the state of Arizona. •Access to loans from $5,000 to $50,000! •Financing beyond $50,000 with participation from the local banking industry. •Provides development assistance: education, networking and support. Microbusiness Advancement Center •Southern Arizona •Helps growth & Development of small businesses •Consulting, Training and Finance •Business planning •Financial Management •Tech Assistance for Loans
    11. 11. AZ Networking Opportunities •Local Events •Associations
    12. 12. Local Events Dunn & Bradstreet National Program – Access to Capital •National Program With Local Resources •1 Day event •Panel Presentation •Case Study •1-on-1 meetings Pitch Events TiE Arizona, Cleantech Open, Phoenix Green Chamber, UofA First Friday •Money •Networking with investors •Education on creating the right pitch •Mentoring, •Advice, Ideas & suggestions World IP Day April 28 8:30am – 10:00am CEI
    13. 13. Associations •Startup America/Startup AZ •connect new founders with corporate executives •forging new partnerships that will increase innovations and strategic assets that drive growth. •AZ Tech Council – Startup & Entrepreneurship Committee •Connect with AZ Corporate partners
    14. 14. Questions? IDENTIFY. PROTECT. SUCCEED. TAKE OUR FREE RISK QUIZ Jill HowardAllen @traklight