PHX Startup Ecosystem

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Insights from Two Innovative Black-Owned Business Owners

August 18, 2023

At the heart of business innovation lie ideas born from unexplored needs. The visionary entrepreneurs who bring these innovations to life not only add immense value to our economy but

PRIDE at ASU: Two Community Innovators Taking Action

June 21, 2023

When we include diverse perspectives, we make better decisions. And in business, creating a welcoming space for everyone to participate can improve employee engagement and overall performance.   According to the

Steve Case Visits Phoenix, Sharing his Rise of the Rest Story while Encouraging Entrepreneurs

October 17, 2022

In 2014, Steve Case launched the Rise of the Rest, a multi-stop cross-country road trip to meet entrepreneurs where they are all across America. He began a journey to better

Honoring Black History Month: 3 Founders’ Perspectives

February 21, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting three outstanding individuals currently in the Venture Devils program including Venture Devils Founder of Conscious Gear, Charlotte Bowens, Venture Mentors, and seasoned

5 Action Steps to Build A Business Right in the Phoenix West Valley

February 14, 2022

When launching a new idea, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Our Peoria Forward team has worked with local ecosystem resource providers in the West Valley to create a

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New ASU residence hall Fusion on First provides direct access to entrepreneurial, community building programming

November 23, 2021

  In the heart of Downtown Phoenix– specifically located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Fillmore St, nearly 550 Sun Devils have a new home.  Opened in Fall of

Best of the West Award

Peoria Forward receives Excellence in Innovation Award from WESTMARC

October 28, 2021

Last week, Peoria Forward received the Best of the West Award for Excellence in Innovation from WESTMARC. WESTMARC – the Western Maricopa Coalition – is a public/private partnership of the

Our Journey in Customer Discovery: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Venture Development

September 27, 2021

A valuable lesson in an entrepreneur’s journey is the pivot, the willingness to respond to feedback while persistently iterating to meet rapidly changing needs. Sometimes we anticipate how we’ll progress

Get involved in the West Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem

September 30, 2020

An entrepreneurial ecosystem is a connected set of entrepreneurs, organizations, resources, and support. As an entrepreneurial ecosystem starts to emerge, you can identify the shared values, visions, and attributes that