David Birzon Archives

Can PHX Startup Week top 10,000 attendees in Year 3?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

When I was asked to help launch an all-volunteer week-long celebration of entrepreneurship in Arizona, I thought: Sure. I’ll attend a few meetings, but there’s no way we’ll actually pull this off. I was dead wrong. In February 2015, the first PHX Startup Week drew more than 2,000 startup founders and employees, small business owners… Read More →

Snooze, an A.M. eatery set to wake up Kierland Commons

Snooze

Snooze, an A.M, Eatery is coming to Kierland Commons on August 26th, bringing its craveable menu of from-scratch breakfast and brunch fare to a can’t-miss location overlooking Scottsdale Road. Kicking off with a two-day grand opening event that also doubles as a fundraiser for local charities, Snooze will be helping to raise funds to support… Read More →

First Job: David Birzon, President Of Paradise Bakery & Café

David Birzon, President Of Paradise Bakery & Café - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

David Birzon President, Paradise Bakery & Café Describe your very first job and the lessons you learned from it. My first job was at a neighborhood grocery when I was 15. My job was to come in after school and clean the meat room where the butchers worked all day cutting and grinding meat. Talk… Read More →