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Phoenix Startup Week is a free five day event highlighting the amazing startup culture of the valley. Join in for a few events hosted all around town to learn, network and help make this place better for everyone. 
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Friday, February 27 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
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Panel Discussion: A discussion of the findings while supporting thousands of community leaders over the past six years, UP Global has consistently found itself at the center of larger conversations about what makes entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive.

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David Betz

VP of Storytelling, UP Global
David Betz is VP of Storytelling at UP Global, the world’s largest nonprofit focused on building grassroots startup communities. | | David has experience leading creative teams in strategic, design, branding, and editorial development for integrated print, Web, and new media programs. Before joining UP Global, he was Global Creative Director for the award winning Lexus magazine program and Creative Director at Story Worldwide... Read More →

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Noreen Bishop

Senior Vice President, Chase
Noreen Bishop is currently the Region Executive for Chase Business Banking in the Desert Mountain Region which includes: Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. She has responsibility for over 340 Business Bankers and their management, who provide financial solutions to businesses with annual revenues up to $20MM. | | Noreen joined Chase in 1987, and held various roles in retail branch management before joining the... Read More →
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Sidnee Peck

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, Arizona State University
I love to guide people through the early stage venture process and do my best to connect people with resources or people they need to make it to the next stage. I am trained in the Lean Launchpad method and have experience with new ventures as well as innovation within large enterprise. Also talk to me about our programs: Spirit of Enterprise Awards, Sun Devil Select, and Sun Devil Igniter Challenge.
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Chris Petroff

Senior Vice President, GPEC
As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Chris manages all aspects of the organizations business development for the industrial and technology market sectors. Under his leadership, Chris has been involved in over 30 expansions, leading to the creation of 2100 new jobs and near $265 million of capital investment to the region. | | Chris co-founded SEED SPOT, an incubator designed to help entrepreneurs launch their startups through... Read More →

Friday February 27, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
2398 E. Camelback Tower 2398 E. Camelback Rd. 1st Floor Meeting Room, Phoenix, AZ 85016