FAQS

Just about everything you always wanted to know about PHX Startup Week.

Where will PHX Startup Week take place?

PHX Startup Week takes place in a rotating set of venues across the Phoenix metro area. We take this approach to foster pride in the innovation taking place in neighborhoods across the Valley, and to give attendees from other parts of the city a chance to learn more about the companies, startups and supporters in areas outside of their day-to-day commute. Each day has a hub location, where the daily keynote takes place, in addition to satellite locations that host panel conversations and workshops.

How can I submit to speak?

We select speakers with a deep expertise in their area and are experienced at bringing valuable, actionable content to our startup audience. Each year, we seek successful entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, accountants, marketers, academics, developers and experts with a direct connection to entrepreneurship success.

With hundreds of applications, speakers have been selected for 2017, but there are numerous other ways to get involved. Give us a shout.

What is the cost to attend PHX Startup Week?

All events, keynotes, workshops, panels and evening networking opportunities are free for attendees thanks to the support of our sponsors.

If you’re interested in sponsorship, Reach Out To Us.

Who should attend?

PHX Startup Week is great for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, making local connections in the business community, and learning from some of the Valley’s most successful business leaders. Whether a student, employee, business owner, solopreneur, government leader, or educator, PHX Startup Week has a variety of opportunities for learning and building connections.

Who’s in charge of PHX Startup Week?

PHX Startup Week was started by a few local, intrepid entrepreneurs in 2015 with support from Chase. In partnership with TechStars, and with the continued support from Chase, the event continues to be run by local entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Does PHX Startup Week have any connection to other organizations?

Startup Week was started by UP Global, a nonprofit dedicated to serving entrepreneurial communities around the world. In 2015, UP Global became part of Techstars. Chase, and other Startup Week sponsors, serve as financial supporters of this community-organized event.

I have questions. Who should I contact?

Your best bet is to contact us.

Your question will be routed to the appropriate contact. (But again, this is a volunteer effort, so don’t expect an immediate response.)

If you’re a member of the media, please contact PHXStartupWeek@awecollective.com