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Feb 9, 2018 Inc. Southeast Asia

4 Ways to Raise the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

I'm proud to say I've lived the American dream. I was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, but my family immigrated to the United States when I was eight years old. My parents wanted a better life for our family. They wanted to give me opportunities they never had.… Click to read more.

Jan 24, 2018 Phoenix Business Journal

EXCLUSIVE: Phoenix tech accelerator merging with Insight co-founders' VC firm

Coplex announced the merger with Tempe-based AZCrown Ventures LLC Wednesday night.… Click to read more.

Jan 14, 2018 VentureBeat

Startup founders are older, more diverse, and don’t live in San Francisco

For decades, Silicon Valley was the place to build a thriving tech career. Just like actors flock to Los Angeles and writers to New York City, eager young coders swarmed to San Francisco for their chance to make it big.… Click to read more.

Jan 3, 2018 TechAZ

Coplex to unveil their new home in the Warehouse District

Coplex, a startup accelerator in Phoenix, is proud to announce that they are making a new home for themselves! They are moving into their new partner space inside of the Galvanize Phoenix campus in the up and coming Warehouse District.… Click to read more.

Dec 6, 2017 Entrepreneur Middle East

Does Your Startup Need To Hire A CTO? Five Alternatives To Adding A Full-Time Executive Partner

Despite endless reports that claim every business needs to hire a Chief Technology Officer, the reality is not so simple. Finding a qualified startup Chief Technology Officer in the Middle East and North Africa has become nearly impossible. The startup world of the MENA region is blossoming, according to a report by Bloomberg, with US$3 billion raised over the past year. As more startups launch, the demand for tech talent increases- but not the supply.… Click to read more.

Nov 20, 2017 Entrepreneur

The Secret to Accessing Startup Funding? Treat It the Same Way You Do Sales.

Venture capitalists are starving, starving! for solid investments. Business Insider, for example, reported that undeployed funds now total more than $121 billion.… Click to read more.

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Aug 28, 2017 Medium / #yesphx

My Top 30 People to Know in Startups Around Phoenix

This will sound like a #humblebrag at first, but bear with me, it’s not. On Friday morning, I was honored to find myself among distinguished… Click to read more.

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Aug 18, 2017 AZ Big Media

Byproducts of innovation: Meet 3 startups with ASU ties

Last year was the second consecutive year Arizona State University was selected as the nation’s most innovative school, beating out… Click to read more.

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Jul 28, 2017 Entrepreneur

The Power of Pancakes: Branding Starts With Tribes, Not Beta Tests

When most people think of "branding," they envision entrepreneurs conjuring up a fancy name, registering an associated domain and working with… Click to read more.

Zach Ferres

Jul 18, 2017 Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)

Why Coplex Chooses Greater Phoenix

Zach Ferres, CEO of Coplex and an Arizona top 35 entrepreneur under 35, is a native of Columbus, Ohio, but has fallen in love with… Click to read more.

Rick Stoddard

Jul 18, 2017 Tech Talent Awards

Rising To The Top With Authenticity

There’s no question the Valley’s tech scene is in on the upswing. One obstacle executives face, however, is finding the right people with the right… Click to read more.

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Jun 23, 2017 YEC

YEC Members Celebrate Monumental Successes at the Start of Summer

In recent months, YEC members have raised millions of dollars in funding for their companies, published books, renamed and rebranded their… Click to read more.