CorePurpose signs on for year six with sponsorship of AZEC11

“Entrepreneurship is never easy, but when you have faced major challenges in your life, it can seem impossible.” stated Joan Koerber-Walker, chairman and founder of CorePurpose, Inc. “That’s why, for the 6th year in a row, we are proud to support the Opportunity for Entrepreneurship Foundation(OTEF) in their valuable service to our community.” 

Founded in 2006, OTEF provides entrepreneurial training and support to at-risk populations allowing them to build the skills and confidence needed to start businesses.

OTEF’s major fundraiser is the the Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference, an annual event that brings together nationally known experts, including Michael Gerber, Robert Scoble, Matt Mullenweg, Gary Vaynerchuk, Pam Slim, Tara Hunt, Jeremiah Owyang, Dave McClure, Brian Solis, Kathy Kolbe, Sharon Lechter and Pat Sullivan along with local CEOs to share insights with entreprenuers and business leaders from across Arizona.

All proceeds from the conference then are applied to funding OTEF programs throughout the year to assist at-risk populations to achieve economic self sufficiency through entrepreneurship.

For more information on this year’s conference – being held November 16, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona, visit

The sixth annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference, AZEC11, will focus presentaions on Growth and what it takes to get there.  Presenters include venture caplialist Mark Suster, Gelie Akhenblit, founder,, Brett Giles, co-founder of the award winning Sitewire, and Jerry Ross, executive director of the Disney Entrepreneurial Center in Orlando, Florida.

Ms. Koerber-Walker has served as chairman of the board of OTEF since 2006 and as conference chair of AZEC07, AZEC08, and AZEC10. The conference chair of AZEC11 is Meriln U. Ward of Drip Media.

Learn more about OTEF at

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