CEI Clients Work to Combat Problems Caused By The COVID-19 Outbreak
Amanda Mollindo

CEI Clients Work to Combat Problems Caused By The COVID-19 Outbreak

As many businesses start reopening their doors for the first time since March, our clients have continued to work around the clock to keep their startups on-track. Although CEI has been closed to the public, much of the research and technology being developed at the Center is considered essential. In fact, many of our resident entrepreneurs have pivoted their operations to focus on solving COVID-19 related problems. Keep reading to learn about the incredible efforts our community is making to combat the Coronavirus outbreak. 

COVID-19 Business & Community Resources
Amanda Mollindo

COVID-19 Business & Community Resources

For the last month, CEI’s team has focused on shifting to virtual operations and working directly with our business clients to help them persevere in the wake of COVID-19. In that time, Phoenix’s entrepreneurial community has done an incredible job making sure local startups and small business owners have the support they need to weather these unprecedented times. 

We Hosted 3 Global Founders for a Month. Here's How it Went.
Amanda Mollindo

We Hosted 3 Global Founders for a Month. Here's How it Went.

Serving Phoenix entrepreneurs and Arizona’s startup ecosystem is always CEI’s priority, but we jump on any opportunity to expand our network and support international founders who dream of entering the U.S. market. Doing so helps us stay aware of how entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds are thinking about problems and how their home countries are using their resources to encourage innovation.

Client Success Report Vol. 3: A Year in Review
Amanda Mollindo

Client Success Report Vol. 3: A Year in Review

2019 has turned out to be a big year for CEI. But for us, the real heroes of this story will always be our clients. Over the last 12 months, we’ve had lots of amazing new entrepreneurs walk through our doors and many of our long-term residents have hit major milestones!

Keep reading to meet our new clients and find out about all the exciting things that are happening in the hallways of CEI. 

CEI Awarded the InBIA Science & Technology Incubator of the Year
Amanda Mollindo

CEI Awarded the InBIA Science & Technology Incubator of the Year

On April 16, 2019, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) was recognized as the Technology & Science Incubator of the Year by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) during the 33rd annual International Conference on Business Incubation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Wilson Okwuobu, Scottsdale Community College Student, Takes Home the 2019 Big Pitch Grand Prize
Amanda Mollindo

Wilson Okwuobu, Scottsdale Community College Student, Takes Home the 2019 Big Pitch Grand Prize

After a challenging week of business education, 11 Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) students from across the Valley competed to win The Big Pitch, CEI’s student startup challenge. On Wednesday, March 20, each student pitched business ideas before an audience and judging panel that consisted of Dr. Karla Fisher, Provost of MCCCD; James Goulka, Managing Director of AZ Tech Investors; Geoffrey Ossias, a partner at Perkins Coie; and Tom Zender, local CEO Mentor & Business Coach.

Recap: Building International Bridges at CEI
Amanda Mollindo

Recap: Building International Bridges at CEI

It’s been an exciting year for CEI. With a host of new programs and plenty of incoming clients to keep our staff busy, it can be hard to stay on top of all the new faces that come through our doors. However, the guest we’ve had over the last two months left a lasting impression.

Starting in October, we had the pleasure of hosting FOUR international groups, with individuals whose occupations ranged from entrepreneur to investor. With so much activity week after week, we wanted to give you a glimpse at how these events went. Keep reading for photos and recaps about the time spent with our new friends!

CEI Success Report, Vol. 2
Amanda Mollindo

CEI Success Report, Vol. 2

In just four short months, many of our clients have made enormous progress, and their dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed! It seems like someone’s ringing the CEI Victory Bell almost every week, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of their celebration.

Keep reading to see what’s happened in CEI’s halls this season!

 
The Anatomy of a Stakeholder Email
Amanda Mollindo

The Anatomy of a Stakeholder Email

Keeping your investors, advisors, and partners in the loop is an important part of your job as a startup founder.When you have stakeholders scattered all across the U.S. (or the world), one of the easiest ways to do that is through regular email campaigns. But before you add this task to the bottom of your to-do list, we’ve compiled some easy tips and suggestions on design, content, and format to quickly get your latest news out to the people who are invested in the success of your company!


CEI Success Report, Vol. 1
Amanda Mollindo

CEI Success Report, Vol. 1

If there is one characteristic that’s consistent amongst all of our clients, it’s their relentless drive to build successful businesses. In fact, they’re making headlines, hitting milestones, and winning competitions so frequently that it’s even hard for us to keep up!

To make sure that their wins don’t go unrecognized, we’re launching a new, quarterly initiative to highlight their achievements. Keep reading to find a list of new clients and partners, graduating clients, and a list of everyone’s 2018 successes!