Co+Hoots Archives

Has your startup been funded? Here’s how to keep the money coming

crowdfunding

Look how far you’ve come. Despite the ups and downs, twists and turns of the entrepreneurial journey, you’ve developed your innovation, raised initial funding and put your product/service on the market. Now, you’re seeking a second round of investment. Let’s be brutally honest here, shall we? Your job as an entrepreneur is not to raise… Read More →

How to protect your intellectual property

technology

The Phoenix startup scene is hot right now, and not just from our months of 100-degree days. According to the founders of Tuft & Needle, who chose Phoenix over Silicon Valley for their startup mattress company, Phoenix is “unusually attractive—and more than a little underrated” for startups due to low costs, access to investors, and,… Read More →

Silicon Desert Insider: Creating the next generation of tech entrepreneurs

Tech entrepreneurs

Companies looking to hire employees representing the digital-natives of the Millennial and Gen Z generations share a common key pain point – their top candidates have the technical know-how but lack soft skills such as communication, teamwork, initiative and adaptability. To address the need to prepare young people for high-tech careers but also stretch their… Read More →

Coworking space focused on female entrepreneurs will open in Valley

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by in AZ Business Magazine

Female-owned businesses generate more than $1.6 trillion nationwide a year, according to American Express Open. Entrepreneur Felena Hanson would like to see women in Arizona add to that. Hanson, the founder and owner of women-centric coworking space Hera Hub, plans to open in the Phoenix area this year. “My goal for Hera Hub is to… Read More →

W.P. Carey school celebrates Spirit of Enterprise Awards

Spirit of Enterprise Awards
by in AZ Business Magazine

On Friday, Nov. 18, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University held its 20th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The award winners were chosen because of their passion to innovate and improve the lives of their community. Originally the Spirit of… Read More →

Women of color who own Arizona businesses are on the rise

Jenny Poon is a serial entrepreneur. She runs the business collaborative Co+Hoots, where owners of small businesses, from tea suppliers to software design, share space, ideas and conversation. She created Eeko Studio, a graphic design and marketing agency that recently worked on the branding concept for the Grid Bikes bike sharing program in Phoenix. Poon, the daughter of Chinese-Vietnamese… Read More →

Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016

Here’s a reason that Arizona businesses might want to embrace Latinos: Hispanics now make up more than 30 percent of the state’s population, while non-Hispanic whites have dropped to 56 percent of the population, according to Arizona’s latest census numbers. Now, consider this, nearly 45 percent of Arizonans under age 5 are Hispanic, outnumbering the… Read More →

Ford provides sneak peek of driverless vehicle

Ford Motor Co. showcased its version of an autonomous vehicle at an event at Phoenix co-working space CO+HOOTS on Wednesday. The company is testing a self-driving Fusion sedan at a facility in Wittmann, where the automaker also performs stress testing on its products. Ford is not alone. Driverless cars are the latest trend in the… Read More →

Brelby Theater Company wins FirstBank contest

by in Blogs

Brelby Theatre Company, a Glendale-based company that produces professional live theatrical shows and operates classes and workshops, has been named the winner of the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest.” Brelby Theater Company representatives learned they won on Friday morning when representatives of FirstBank arrived at the theater with an oversized check and balloons.  The… Read More →

Vote now to decide FirstBank ‘Elevator Pitch’ winner

FirstBank, which has 17 banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area, announced the five Arizona finalist companies of its the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” where it will award one Arizona-based winner with $20,000. The five companies are: Pinspiration Co+Hoots Brelby Theatre Company Cake Art Studio Nancy’s Jewelry and Clothing The public is invited… Read More →

Getting an angel to open the checkbook

by in Featured | Tech

Governor Jan Brewer touts her policies and business regulatory climate as the reason Arizona is growing new businesses. That may be a factor, but it’s not the major reason Arizona topped the Kaufman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity in 2012. If it were the case, Arizona would have been on top again in 2013—instead of… Read More →