Leading Arizona tech companies are looking to Galvanize Phoenix for the innovative way they bring the best and the brightest together. That’s the very reason that startup accelerator Coplex has made Galvanize their home. Listen in as Diana Vowels and Rick Stoddard share their extensive knowledge on all things tech, tech education, start-ups, accelerators and co-work space.
ABOUT GALVANIZE AND DIANA VOWELS
Diana Vowels is General Manager for Galvanize Phoenix, one of eight campuses nationwide. Galvanize teaches web development and data science programs and Diana leads day to day activities of the campus to ensure Galvanize delivers exceptional, consistent experiences to all members, students and entrepreneurs. Galvanize opened its Phoenix campus in February 2017 and is now home to more than 110 companies, 300 entrepreneurs and 75 students.
Diana is a strategic Sales & Operations Leader with experience spanning various roles in Tech, Healthcare and Media sectors. She came to Phoenix as a media executive at Republic Media and went on to purchase, grow and ultimately sell a local healthcare company before moving into Tech, where she led the Arizona team at Groupon to launch a 150 person team at ASU Skysong in 2015.
Diana is passionate about growing the tech sector in Phoenix. “I’ve spent 10+ years in Phoenix and seen firsthand the progress we’ve made, but it’s not enough. Galvanize is positioned to help Phoenix get to the next step, by providing resources, talent and innovation to help Phoenix complete on the global stage.”
Galvanize Phoenix campus serves as a home base to start-ups and established companies building tech-enabled innovations and has all of the amenities of a co-working space – plus learning opportunities, resources, and access to the network a growing startup needs.
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ABOUT RICK STODDARD AND COPLEX
Rick Stoddard is a Partner at Coplex and a Senior Sales and Management Executive with over 30 years’ experience as entrepreneur, business leader, and trusted adviser. Rick has a rich history of successfully working with technology and software companies, from Enterprise customers to start ups. He is deeply committed to the success of the Arizona startup ecosystem.
Coplex assists non-coding founders start successful software companies. They are a twist on the traditional Startup Accelerator. Coplex supports non-technical teams in an immersive environment to co-create new ventures.
Ventures who work with Coplex have the option to keep their equity and pay for the program themselves, apply to be considered for an equity investment from our accelerator fund, or simply work with us on market validation so they can assist you in raising a pre-seed round.
Coplex’s ventures have raised hundreds of millions in funding, which turned into multi-million dollar scale-ups and led to successful exits with 9-figure valuations. Since their inception in 2000, they’ve built over 250 startup companies across the country to date. Coplex is based in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Seattle.
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