West Valley Innovation Alliance Kickoff Agenda

January 23rd, 2019 1:00pm-5:00pm

Location: West-MEC 5405 N. 99th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85305

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Opening Remarks - Welcome

West Valley Arizona Technology Impact

  • Commerce – Percent of Growth
  • Jobs – Match Game
  • Corporate Migration to Arizona West Valley

Why Every Startup (Does Not) Deserve Funding – "10 Reasons Your Startup Can’t Get Funding"

  • Product Ready – Pragmatic Product Release
  • Investor Ready – The Startup Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Pitch Ready – What's Wrong With the Pitch?

Ron Babich

Babich Media

1:20 PM - 2:00PM

Veteran Success Road map

  • Peaks, Valley’s and the Promised Land - Local mentors share the hard problems, how to overcome them,  and share insight on successful growth.

Greg Head

Scaling Point

2:00 PM - 2:15PM

Quick Break

2:15 PM - 3:15PM

Corporate Hiring Demands 

  • Applications in Business - Local businesses share their demand for hiring.    Areas include development languages, project Management, and product marketing.

Bechtel Engineering

Ryan Chapman
Ram Vemana

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Startup Pitch

  • Presentations to Panel Judges -  10 minutes of startup pitches on local products and services reviewed by a panel of experts.

Local Valley Startups

  • Motion Warrior
  • e-Cab
  • Pupster

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

One-on-One Pitch Feedback /
Group Networking

  • Presentation Feedback / Group Networking




4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Award Presentations

  • Celebrate Award Pitch - Award for Best Pitch, Talk to judges and mingle with mentors.




5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Ron Babich

Babich Media

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3:15 PM - 3:30PM

Quick Break