AZEC11: Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference – Focused on growth

This BIG entrepreneur day was hard to summarize into a note, but I said I’d do it, so I did. Next year, you’ll just have to attend this amazing, relevant and inspiring entrepreneurship conference. Good news for you…they shot video this year, and I’ll post once it is ready for viewing! In the meantime, here are my two favorite parts/quotes from each speaker.

Concept to Launch – Scott Cate & Scott Mitchell, Event Day:

1/ More startups fail from a lack of customers than from a failure of product development.

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Matthew O'Brien

With over 20 years of experience in the digital media world, Matthew has worked for and with Fortune 500 businesses and has built companies from the start-up stage to exit strategy. He recently helped develop a data insight engine to bridge the gap between search, social, and mobile marketing to maximize the visibility, relevancy, and predictive success of online businesses.

Matthew is the founder of MINT Social, an award-winning digital marketing company that accelerates online marketing results to help businesses get found and thrive online. 

Matthew has developed an educational curriculum for Universities on social media for businesses, is a founding board member of the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA), a board member of HeroZona Foundation and on the advisory board (Vinnies) for St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix.  Matthew is a mentor with ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, a speaker on social media and digital marketing, and is a subject matter expert with many online portals.

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