Supporting Entrepreneurship at AZEC12

For the 7th consecutive year, CorePurpose supports the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation in presenting AZEC12.

Phoenix Arizona — Since the first Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference in 2006, CorePurpose and CoreAlliance partners have worked together to support OTEF (the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation) in bringing together Arizona’s entrepreneurial community for a day  of  connections with national thought leaders, oseccessful and emerging entrepreneurs and the organiztions from around the state that support them.

“AZEC12 is where entrepreneurs gather to meet each other (yes, we don’t know each other nearly well enough),  exchange ideas, share successes, and promote economic recovery the ‘old fashioned way’ through partnerships, innovation, and collaboration” shared Francine Hardaway, OTEF’s executive director and co-founder of Stealthmode Partners.

The annual conference, now in its seventh year, will be held October 30, 2012  at Gangplank in Chandler, Arizona. This year’s theme, The End of Business as Usual, will feature dsicussion and presentation on:

  • The Rise of Social Business
  • How to Make Your Business Ready for Social Business
  • How to Grow a Business in Arizona
  • How Small Teams Make a Big Difference, with Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison at Rackspace

Robert Scoble, Matthew Pittinsky, Bill Reichert, James Archer, Jeff Pruitt,  and many more.  To view the full list of speakers and to learn more visit

All net proceeds from AZEC12 go to fund OTEF’s work with disadvantaged entrepreneurs in our community.  The Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation is a 501c3 Arizona not for profit corporation.

CorePurpose founder and chairman, Joan Koerber-Walker, has served as Chairman of OTEF’s board since 2006.

About OTEF:

The Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation (OTEF) provides training  and support to help at-risk youth and adults improve their lives by creating and  growing entrepreneurial ventures.  Founded in 2005 by Francine Hardaway, Ed Nusbaum, and Rob Dunaway, OTEF is a  grass roots organization supported by Arizona’s Entrepreneurial Community.  To learn more, visit

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