Welcome!

News Feed Item

Tallwave Partners With City of Avondale Arizona to Accelerate Healthcare and Technology Startups With Avondale Venture Blueprint(TM) Training

Twelve Week Entrepreneurial Training Course Designed to Strengthen Early-Stage Venture Viability and Likelihood of Growing and Sustaining Their Businesses

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 -- In a move designed to nurture early-stage ventures that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and solve real-world issues, Tallwave today announced it has partnered with the City of Avondale to launch "Avondale Venture Blueprint™. Selected applicants will pay a nominal fee of $100 for the twelve week healthcare and technology entrepreneur training course that is co-sponsored by Arizona Public Service and Infusionsoft and is not limited to residents of Avondale.

Who:
City of Avondale, developed by Tallwave

What:
Avondale Venture Blueprint

When:
Beginning March 18, 2014, classes will be held every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and conclude on June 3, 2014

Where:
First floor Mojave Conference Room of Avondale City Hall, 11465 W Civic Center Drive, Avondale, Arizona 85323

Participants for Avondale Venture Blueprint will be selected from a pool of applicants that can submit online at no charge at www.avondale.org/ventureblueprint. Completed applications are due March 1, 2014 by 11:59:59PM MST.

Healthcare and IT entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the program can visit the website above or contact Cheryl Covert at 623-333-1413, or [email protected].

Designed by Tallwave as an active, immersive and practical learning experience, Avondale Venture Blueprint™ is a startup curriculum that provides entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and experience to help them better understand how to launch, grow, and sustain their businesses. The course seeks to enable entrepreneurs to:

  • Assess - strengths, gaps and key areas of uncertainty in their business.
  • Validate - new or existing hypothesis and iterate on new concepts or ideas.
  • Execute - by making informed decisions based on application of best practices, proven methodologies and insights generated from new learnings and validation.
  • Articulate - valuable learnings, value propositions and insights to investors, clients and other stakeholders surrounding their business.

"Partnering with Tallwave to offer Avondale's healthcare and technology innovators a faster and smarter way to grow their businesses was a natural fit," said Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers. "As Avondale is building our healthcare and technology sectors, we understand the need to support small business start-ups in this area. We want to grow from within, and create an environment that fosters innovative thinking. The Avondale Venture Blueprint training course will provide the necessary tools to ensure the successful launch and long term viability of our local businesses."

As a "commercializor" and venture development firm, Tallwave is known for its ability to build value for startups and execution for rapid growth, while minimizing risk for entrepreneurs and their investors. Tallwave also serves as a connector for global brands, non-profit organizations, governments, municipalities, small businesses and other key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to work together to strengthen the infrastructure for startup success.

Tallwave is closely aligned with healthcare IT brands like Mayo Clinic, Humana and Phoenix Children's Hospital, Cancer Center Treatments of America, and dedicated healthcare businesses inside companies like Citibank, GE and IBM, who are supportive of the Avondale Venture Blueprint program's goals and the economic expansion in the state.

"We applaud Avondale's leadership and insight to move the innovation agenda forward," said Donna Kent, senior vice president, Venture Development for Tallwave. "The strategy to attract, retain and grow innovation in the City is critical in creating a vital, competitive economy. We developed Venture Blueprint to accelerate businesses' success and help connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need, and to ensure they are ready to move successfully to the next stage of their maturity. Our Venture Blueprint program is focused on reducing the 98 percent failure rate of startups."

About Tallwave:

Tallwave is a commercializor.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the company creates and maximizes commercial success and shareholder value for entrepreneurs and investors by validating, scaling and managing early-stage and growth ventures with a hands-on approach.

The combination of Tallwave's proprietary lean Business Blueprint™ system for product and company validation, and go to market strategy; its unique Operator Model™ for resource development and management, and the access to pre-seed through series A capital Tallwave makes available, sets the company apart from incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms whose business models limit the range of resources they provide.

For more information about Tallwave, visit www.tallwave.com.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...
After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries are expanding, ‘unicorns’ are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we? Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done’, or is there still too much left to do? What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of DevOps look like? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists loo...
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different? Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of com...
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infras...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
"We are a monitoring company. We work with Salesforce, BBC, and quite a few other big logos. We basically provide monitoring for them, structure for their cloud services and we fit into the DevOps world" explained David Gildeh, Co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Int\ernational Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their ...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...