PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Oct 17, 2012) - Tallwave, a premier lean business accelerator and venture management firm, rallies around Arizona's entrepreneurial community. Tallwave's participation in local events aims to help startup teams validate, commercialize, and scale their businesses.
Tallwave will have a presence at the following events during October and November:
- October 23, 2012: Tallwave supports the MIT Enterprise Forum, Phoenix's "Digital Media Mania" event through two of its portfolio companies: Featured Entrepreneurial Speaker Mike Corak, the EVP of Strategy for ethology, and featured Arizona Entrepreneurs Showcase company SOOH Media.
- October 30, 2012: Tallwave will participate in the 2012 Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference, and CEO Jeffrey Pruitt will speak at the "Exits and Beyond" session to discuss best practices for successful exits, including his experience as President during iCrossing's sale to Hearst.
- November 15, 2012: Tallwave supports ASU Venture Catalyst Techiepalooza, which brings the Phoenix entrepreneurship and technology community together for recruiting, education and networking opportunities.
"Tallwave is proud to support entrepreneurial growth and education here in Arizona," said Jeffrey Pruitt, CEO of Tallwave. "These events help improve the connectedness of early-stage ventures across the state and will help promote their long-term success."
Tallwave is a lean business accelerator and venture management company specializing in validating, commercializing and scaling emerging technology and digital media ventures. Founded in 2010 by former senior executives from Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and iCrossing, Tallwave helps businesses identify, achieve and sustain growth using lean business and design thinking principles.
Tallwave has successfully worked with over 25 companies in its Venture Accelerator and has added four companies to its Venture Management portfolio. Tallwave portfolio companies generate an average of 22.25 jobs per company, creating an economic growth engine in the Southwest, while outpacing national accelerators who generate an average 6.5 jobs per venture.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, Tallwave has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. For more information about Tallwave, visit www.tallwave.com or call 602-840-0400.