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Apr 24, 2018 VentureBeat

Rather than become the next Silicon Valley, cities need to be themselves

There’s something I’ve noticed when I’m networking with startup founders and leaders of tech organizations across the country: Instead of working to create something new and unique, everyone wants to be the next Silicon Valley. New York claims Silicon Alley, Texas has Silicon Hills, and the Midwest boasts Silicon Prairie. The nicknames are cute but absolutely meaningless. In the tech world, a copycat approach is a complete waste of time.… Click to read more.

Apr 6, 2018 Geek Wire

Startup Spotlight: Shepherd Software trots out new tools to help veterinarians manage clinics

With more than 20 years in veterinary medicine, Dr. Cindy Barnes believed she knew the field better than the software companies selling technology to her fellow vet practitioners.… Click to read more.

Mar 23, 2018 CMO

Seen And Heard At SXSW Interactive

More than 85,000 people from across the globe descended on Austin, Texas, for the 32nd annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference. At their ready: more than 5,000 speakers, across 2,200-plus sessions, who made it apparent that it truly takes a cross-functional village to innovate and change the world. … Click to read more.

Mar 18, 2018 Entrepreneur

The How-To: Using A 'Shadow Conference' To Strike Deals

The end of March marks the sixth annual STEP Conference in Dubai. It’s one of the biggest (and most fun) tech events in the Middle East and North Africa region, but it’s not the conference itself that has so many entrepreneurs excited. … Click to read more.

Feb 28, 2018 Entrepreneur

Scalability Secrets From One of America's Fastest-Growing Software Startups

In our increasingly interconnected world, where the rate of technology diffusion continues to rise, half of the world population had internet access at the end of 2017, reports Miniwatts Marketing Group.… Click to read more.

Feb 20, 2018 CliffordJones.com

The Phoenix Startup Market Is Hot – Meet Rick Stoddard, partner with Coplex

The Phoenix startup market is hot. Meet Rick Stoddard, partner with Coplex. Coplex is one of the emerging leaders in the Phoenix startup community. Check out my video interview with Rick and learn what’s driving the startup momentum here. … Click to read more.

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.