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Date: December 3, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Virtual

Peoria Forward Innovation Night is a signature West Valley event for innovation-minded leaders and entrepreneurs. For the last two years, successful leaders in the West Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem have shared their wisdom and insight in an intimate interview, fireside chat format, in front of a rapidly growing crowd of West Valley leaders.

This year’s Fireside Chat will include the newest addition to our West Valley Ecosystem, Taronis Fuels. Ji Mi Choi, the Associate Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise and the Founding Director of the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, will be joined by Scott Mahoney, the CEO of Taronis Fuels. 

Taronis Fuels is a clean technology company offering better technology solutions to today’s renewable fuels and sterilization problems by harnessing its proprietary clean gas technology.   

Who: All innovative professional, founders, developers, experts, and resource partners in the West Valley startup ecosystem; this event is open to everyone.

Where: An interactive discussion, online. Links to access the event to follow.

Why:  Connect with West Valley industry leaders and innovators to stay on the cutting edge of the West Valley’s rapid growth. Plus, hone your entrepreneurial skills through an intimate fireside chat with current West Valley industry leaders.  

 
Date: December 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Join HEALab for the 3rd annual Hacking the Human conference. This year the event is virtual and entirely free to attend! We will be exploring the current role of technology on health and personal well-being with subject matter experts, faculty researchers and industry innovators, featuring panel discussions on the following topics:

Disparities in Health Care
Mindfulness and Loneliness
Social Media, Technology and Wellbeing
Tools and Solutions for Managing Connection

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Date:
06/03/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Zoom

Join us on Wednesday mornings to meet over a virtual cup of coffee to give each other support, encouragement and feedback about entrepreneurial ideas. 1 Million Cups provides a platform to share ideas and connect with entrepreneurial-minded people in your community. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

 
 
 
 
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Date:
06/10/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Virtual - Zoom

This is an event that brings entrepreneurs and the East Valley together over {virtual} coffee and conversations. We hope the innovators in our community attend with the intention to be supportive and constructive and look forward to seeing you at 9am MST on Wednesday, June 10th!

We request that you do NOT post the Zoom login info on any social media sites and it only be forwarded to those trusted by you.

If you are joining using a Zoom account (free or Pro), it is recommended you upgrade it to the latest 5.0 version because of added encryption. The registration/waiting room function will be in place for this meeting, so please do RSVP & be patient after you sign in.

 
Date:
06/10/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
ZOOM

Join us on Wednesday mornings to meet over a virtual cup of coffee to give each other support, encouragement and feedback about entrepreneurial ideas. 1 Million Cups provides a platform to share ideas and connect with entrepreneurial-minded people in your community. Free and open to the public. Registration required

 
 
Date:
06/12/2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location:
Virtual via Zoom

Who: Ideal for founders who want to deepen their understanding and fine-tune the foundation of their business model to achieve product/market fit and to increase their performance in pitch competitions and other seed funding opportunities.

What: These workshops are focused on assumption/hypothesis-testing, customer-focused discovery process to gather important insights needed to maximize the impact of their venture. The sessions will discuss customer discovery,value proposition, customer segmentation and customer feedback. These workshops will be held on two consecutive Fridays via Zoom.

When: Friday, May 29th , 2020; 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  
            Friday, June 12th, 2020; 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please note this is a two-part series both sessions are mandatory.
 

 
 
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Date:
06/17/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:
Zoom

Join us on Wednesday mornings to meet over a virtual cup of coffee to give each other support, encouragement and feedback about entrepreneurial ideas. 1 Million Cups provides a platform to share ideas and connect with entrepreneurial-minded people in your community. Free and open to the public. Registration required

 
 
Date:
06/19/2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location:
Virtual Via Zoom

Who: Ideal for founders and teams interested in innovative ways to respond to new challenges and novel risks with adaptability and agility.

What: At the Risk Innovation Nexus, we are working with businesses on innovative ways to succeed in the face of an increasing array of complex and unconventional risks - from radical new technologies to shifting social norms and the organizations and systems in which innovation occurs.
We invite you to join us as we introduce our key tools and approaches to begin laying the foundation for a risk innovation mindset. By focusing on value for your enterprise, investors, community, and customers, we will work with your business to identify your overlooked or forgotten "orphan risks" and begin the process of turning these areas of threat into opportunities for new value growth for you and your team

 
 
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Date:
06/26/2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location:
Virtual Via Zoom

Title: Bookkeeping & Budgeting Basics

Who: ASU-affiliated founders who have already won money and need to get started on their bookkeeping. This course will be facilitated by Marcy Maslov, an experienced accountant, entrepreneur, game inventor and Venture mentor.

What: So you’ve won money, now what? This program will teach you how to set up a budget for your money, create your bookkeeping system, and prepare financial statements. These classes will be hands-on with exercises designed to set up your accounting system, track your expenses and manage your budget.

 
 
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