PHX Startup Week is proud to announce that Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs will be delivering opening remarks at this year’s event on April 24th, 2023. The week-long event, which runs from April 24th to April 28th, is a celebration of entrepreneurship, innovation, and community, bringing together startups, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the region.

Governor Hobbs has been a champion of Arizona’s booming startup ecosystem and has made it a priority to support businesses and entrepreneurs across the state. Governor Hobbs’ remarks will focus on celebrating the innovation and growth happening in Arizona’s startup ecosystem and highlight the economic importance of supporting
Arizona innovators.

“We have so many vibrant small businesses and promising entrepreneurs emerging here in Phoenix,” Governor Hobbs said. “I’m excited to help highlight and showcase the great work they are doing.”

“Our goal at PHX Startup Week is to collaboratively accelerate Phoenix’s diverse entrepreneurial hub and ensure all innovation and ideas thrive by bringing voices from all corners of the metro together to connect, learn, accelerate, and empower,” said yesAZ Executive Director and Event Organizer Katie Rogers Sieker. “Governor Hobbs’ support for our community and vision for Arizona’s economic future make her the perfect person to kick off this exciting event.”

PHX Startup Week is a week-long event that provides startups, entrepreneurs, and investors with the opportunity to connect, learn, and grow. The event features a variety of speakers, panels and networking events designed to help startups and entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.

PHX Startup Week will take place from April 24th to April 28th, 2023, and will be held at the ASU 365 Community Union inside Sun Devil Stadium, located at 500 East Veterans Way Tempe, AZ 85281. For more information about the event and to register, please visit