PHX Start Up Week

Start Uprising…

I spent this week in a very different way than most, at a business conference focusing on Start Ups. Being a carpenter for most of my life, this is strange new territory… But, as a small business owner it was insightful and inspiring. Admitting you do not know or understand things can be difficult, but the administrators and other attendees were open, honest and understanding of my slightly different place in the ecosystem. I learned that many of the challenges I face are universal to most in the business community, and that understanding those challenges are the first step in conquering them. I learned authenticity, storytelling and connection are near universal. I learned lots of new language, ideas and concepts and met many wonderful, helpful and kind people.

I would Like to thank APS and Airbnb for my room for the week, Chase,Galvanize, Grand Canyon University, Arizona Science Center, The Quad, and ASU for hosting, as well as all the administrators, speakers and attendees for a truly profound experience, that will affect the way I see Business for years to come.phx-start-up-week-ic-furniture