Perimeter83 and Juuice with University of Advancing Technology
Perimeter83 at University of Advancing Technology is a one-of-a-kind corporate training and technology startup coworking space nestled on the UAT campus in Tempe, Arizona. Perimeter83 provides vibrant events and lecture series, access to a wider breadth of technology and tech-focused mentors, as well as elite training from the regionally accredited University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ. We offer coworking space for those companies that need to grow wisely and affiliate memberships to those larger businesses looking to “plant their ag” at UAT with students and the amenities on campus such as: Cyber Security War Room, VR/AR labs, Robotics lab, Makers lab, digital studio, etc.
Russ Yelton is President/CEO of Yelton and Associates. Yelton and Associates is a consulting firm that provides community development services to municipalities and scaling businesses. Utilizing extensive business incubation experience and professional contacts, the firm assists business incubation projects, as well as private companies, to scale to obtain angel investment, private equity, as well as venture capital.
Previously, Yelton served as Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Transplant Technologies (PTT). PTT is a regenerative medical company, which operates a human tissue bank. PTT develops allograft tissue for transplant, along with an amnion fluid product line. Yelton was responsible for strategic direction, corporate culture and overall growth management. Under Yelton’s leadership, PTT scaled from 20 to over 100 associates, grew to distribute products in every state in the United States, as well as 19 countries, increased processing and administrative space from 25,000 to 40,000 sq. ft. and grew revenues from $3.6m to over $18.5m. PTT also was named to the Inc. 5000 list in 2016 and 2017. Russ currently sits on the Advisory Board for PTT and retains an ownership interest.
Prior to PTT, Russ was President/CEO of the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET). At NACET, Russ oversaw the development of multiple business incubation sites across the State of Arizona, including the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at Gateway Community College (CEI), the Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) in the City of Maricopa, as well as the Native American Incubation Network (NAIN). Upon his departure, 62 companies were in the current portfolio, and clients raised over $82 million in capital in 4 years. He also served as the founding President of the Arizona Business Incubation Association (AzBIA).
He has also worked with a community college in North Carolina to convert an abandoned 141,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility into a mixed-use incubator consisting of an FDA approved commercial food kitchen, biotechnology research labs, light manufacturing, and executive offices. The program also established agreements with seven incubators in six foreign countries, which led to its recognition by the International Business Incubation Association (INBIA) as the second most innovative program in the world in 2008. Yelton has served as President and Vice-President of the North Carolina Business Incubation Association (NCBIA), Chair of the Mountain South Incubator Alliance, past Founding President of the AzBIA, former Chair of AzBIO from 2015-2017, and currently serves as Past Chairman of the Board of AzBIO, Chair of the Flinn Bioscience Entrepreneurship Committee, a Member of the Arizona District Export Council (DEC), a Member of the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee as well as several others. Russ has performed feasibility studies for multiple municipalities and groups ranging from business incubations to co-work spaces to specialized programs such as the processing of native herbs.
Russ received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from Appalachian State University and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Western Carolina University, where he also completed continuing doctoral coursework. He also completed Economic Sustainability training from the Vienna School of Economics, and he is a Flinn-Brown Fellow.
Carolyn Vasos is the Director of Business Development for Perimeter83 inside the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ. Vermont/Scottsdale, AZ born and raised, Carolyn attended the University of Arizona majoring in Communications/Radio/TV. She worked for eight years in the Phoenix Broadcast Talk Radio market as their Business Manager. This put her into the conversation with many Valley leaders and politicians. She also helped implement the first Bloomberg radio affiliate nationwide at KFNN Business Talk Radio and a national financial trade show.
Carolyn moved into the emerging sector of Global Branding for SHR Perceptual Management in Scottsdale, AZ supporting client brands: Coke, General Mills, Boeing, Starwood, Mattel, BMW, Ford, etc. And helped with their Arizona Innovative Thinking (IT) Conference, similar Ted Talk Conference. Carolyn, then helped co-found Brian Fidler Interactive Web Design & Development, which was recognized by Tauchen as One of the 1000 Best Websites globally. Clients included: MGM Grand Hotels, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Robson Communities. She expanded into Social Media Sales by joining Yelp.com, as they expanded into the Scottsdale market.
Along the way, she is Boys Team Charity Board Member, a key parental leader of Villa Montessori School, a leading Pi Beta Phi Alum and an active member of the Brophy College Prep Mothers Guild. She supports many activist causes in our Phoenix community every single chance she gets.
Carolyn brings her unique insight to create a lively and active community at Perimeter83. She’s a Tech Evangelist, mentoring and managing P83 clients to develop unique pathways to success. It’s the access and synergy of a coworking space and Carolyn enjoys advising and adding to the Tech Ecosystem. The ultimate goal? Growing our robust Tech Sector for Arizona. So go ahead, imagine it and Carolyn will make it happen. Eventually, She’ll meet everyone on the planet, share the story of your brand and get the word out-it’s that simple. Quote for a recent client, “watch her, she’s going to meet everyone in this room.”
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Stephanie Hockridge is a native Texan who moved to Arizona 7 years ago. She’s an Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist, who spent the past 15 years as a news anchor. This year, she joined the Juuice team to establish strong, strategic partnerships in the community… in order to push forward the company mission: to ensure everyone has access to affordable power on-the-go.
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The University of Advancing Technology is the technophile’s college experience—a community uniquely suited to provide students passionate about technology an ideal place to live and grow. UAT is a private and family-owned University that merges the values of the traditional academy with the modern technology campus, a fusion that enhances our ability to fulfill the mission of educating students in the fields of advancing technology who innovate for our future.
Provost Bolman has focused his career upon addressing the profound need within Arizona and the nation for a substantial and diverse creative class workforce. As its long standing provost Dr. Bolman has built the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) into a unique all-STEM institution that marries the best of traditional small private college learning with the genetics of innovation that come with agile technology organizations. As an educator, he has focused on cultivating a base of technology students and future inventors who are as diverse as the people who ultimately use their creations. As a technologist, he has worked to create a university where the culture of innovation and creation is so regular and celebrated that the goal for each student is to graduate having routinely worked on numerous teams and built again and again complete solutions using the technologies that excites their imagination.
As an advocate for Arizona as a remarkable state where innovation is encouraged in all spaces, including education, Dr. Bolman has grown UAT from a single classroom of 13 students into a STEM private college campus that is unique not only to Arizona but also the country. UAT and its community are dedicated to advancing society through students who learn the tools, techniques, concepts, and responsibilities of applying technology in ways that lift up human society. Dr. Bolman has researched, written and spoken on the nature of technology as a foundational human force and how to successfully lead innovation. He is an alumni Valley Leadership and currently serves as its Past Board Chair. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Technology Council. He is an alumni of the FBI Citizens Academy and serves on the AZPBS community board.