SOURCE: Tallwave


September 11, 2012 04:00 ET

Tallwave Aligns With Community Partners to Accelerate Innovation for Arizona Startups

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - Tallwave, the Southwest's premier lean business accelerator and venture management firm, will support startups and early-stage ventures through an aggressive lineup of local events this Fall. As an active member of local and national startup organizations, Tallwave aims to help entrepreneurs and startup executive teams validate, commercialize, and scale their businesses.

Tallwave will speak at and sponsor the following events during September and October:

  • September 11, 2012: Doug Noblitt, Tallwave CFO and Finance & Accounting Practice Manager, will speak at the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Venture Ready HJ3 Finance Panel, a mentor panel discussing finance best practices for technology innovators and entrepreneurs in the Arizona Community.

  • September 12 to 14, 2012: Jeffrey Pruitt, Tallwave Chairman and CEO, will be a panelist at the ACA 2012 Governor's Statewide Development conference on September 13, 2012. This conference celebrates organizations and companies that have successfully created and implemented economic development strategies for the Arizona community.

  • October 4, 2012: Jerrod Bailey, VP of Business Development for Tallwave, will moderate the "Entrepreneurs and Startups Panel" for the Arizona Technology Council and ACA Growing Technology in Arizona conference, to help improve the competitiveness of Arizona technology ventures. Dave Albertson, VP of Product Development for Tallwave and 2012 ACA Winner for Wholesalefund, will also be a panelist.

  • October 19 to 21, 2012: Tallwave is a Premier Sponsor of the 2012 Phoenix Startup Weekend, a 54-hour weekend event where designers, developers and marketers from Phoenix startup companies collaborate to share ideas, prototype products, and launch their companies.

"Tallwave takes pride in collaborating with organizations throughout the Southwest to support the development of the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem," said Jeffrey Pruitt, Tallwave Chairman and CEO. "ACA, AZ Tech Council and Phoenix Startup Weekend are just a few examples of the great partners we work with to help Arizona companies succeed."

About Tallwave:
Tallwave is a lean business accelerator 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-validation 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 or call 602-840-0400.

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