Hey Phoenix, Great Mentor Opp

If you are a founder in Phoenix, don’t be misled into thinking that what you need is this mysterious thing called “funding.” What you really need is mentoring, because that’s what gets a startup ready to receive capital. After 20 years of mentoring in this community I’ve come to the conclusion that what we lack here isn’t capital, it’s more early stage mentoring. And that’s because each mentor comes to her role with a different set of experiences and skills, and finding the best mentor for your company may involve kissing a lot of frogs.

So if you are a founder, don’t blow off the Arizona Technology Council’s MentorConnect event on Dec. 2. I have it on good authority that a group of hand selected A-list tech founders, executives and investors will be available at The Department in downtown Phoenix for 1-hour mentoring sessions. The mentors are from the likes of WebPT, Infusionsoft, HubSpot, Integrate, and Tallwave.

These are people you need to meet. They’ve been there, done that. The four mentoring topics our mentors are here to help with are: Sales/Business Development, Digital & Marketing, Brand Storytelling and Product Development/MVP Strategy.

These people are pretty much all my friends, and I can tell you they are good at what they do. A special callout to Dan Tyre, Nate Reis, Mario Martinez, Greg Head, and Park Howell, who have given their valuable time to the community over many years.

At $25 a session, I’d register for two or three, and meet these guys and Mary Juetten, the lone female founder on the list.

1:00pm Sales/Biz Dev Track | Mario Martinez, Angel/Dan Tyre, Director HubSpot (TRACK FULL)

1:00pm Product Strategy Track | Richard Owen, Chief Product Officer at Integrate/Brad Jannenga, President & CEO at SaaS Industries

1:00pm Digital Marketing Track | Justin Gray, CEO, LeadMD/Greg Head, CEO, Greg Head Consulting

1:00pm Brand Storytelling Track | Park Howell, Business story strategist, Speaker and Founder of Park&Co/Robert Wallace, Partner & EVP, Marketing at Tallwave I Contributor at Entrepreneur.com & Tech.co

2:00pm Sales/Biz Dev Track | Mario Martinez, Angel/Dan Tyre, Director HubSpot

2:00pm Product Strategy Track | Richard Owen, Chief Product Officer at Integrate/Mary Juetten, CEO & Founder Traklight

2:00pm Digital Marketing Track | Bodhi Short, Co-Founder, CEO at ConstituAds/Greg Head, CEO, Greg Head Consulting

2:00pm Brand Storytelling Track | Park Howell, Business story strategist, Speaker and Founder of Park&Co/Robert Wallace, Partner & EVP, Marketing at Tallwave I Contributor at Entrepreneur.com & Tech.co

3:00pm Sales/Biz Dev Track | Brad Martineau, CEO and Co-Founder at SixthDivision, Co-Founder at PlusThis/Jerrod Bailey, Cofounder at ClickIPO Holdings (TRACK FULL)

3:00pm Product Strategy Track | Chris Lohl, Vice President Software Development, AIS US/Zach Ferris, Analyst at Altus Group

3:00pm Digital Marketing Track | Bodhi Short, Co-Founder, CEO at ConstituAds/Justin Gray, CEO, LeadMD

3:00pm Brand Storytelling Track | Robert Wallace, Partner & EVP, Marketing at Tallwave I Contributor at Entrepreneur.com & Tech.co/Chris Smith, Cowboy, Speaker, Story Strategist, Brand Expert

4:00pm Sales/Biz Dev Track | Jerrod Bailey, Cofounder at ClickIPO Holdings/Nate Reis, Founder & CEO of Railway/Mary Juetten, CEO & Founder Traklight

4:00pm Product Strategy Track | Chris Lohl, Vice President Software Development, AIS US

4:00pm Digital Marketing Track | Brad Martineau, CEO and Co-Founder at SixthDivision, Co-Founder at PlusThis

4:00pm Brand Storytelling Track | Chris Smith, Cowboy, Speaker, Story Strategist, Brand Expert/Ashley Bright, Design Director at BASIS.ed

Plan your day accordingly, and register here.

This opportunity is $25 per session — because having skin in the game increases value. Included in the one hour of mentoring session is lunch and parking. Grab as many sessions as you want.Don’t miss your chance to find a mentor, receive sage advice and accelerate your startup’s growth. RSVP for MentorConnect today. Space is VERY LIMITED.

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