CO+HOOTS Blog

We love Ninterns (ninja interns)! And the latest is Michelle D'Souza, who has already joined CO+HOOTS and eeko studio. Learn more about Michelle below: Why did you want to work at CO+HOOTS and eeko studio? I’ve always felt like I learned much more on the job, in addition to school course work. So my intention was to search opportunities where I can expand my portfolio and more importantly gain some real work experience.
After a long, enlightening hiring process, CO+HOOTS has found its new Community Director, Jess Roth. Jess has been chosen to help lead and grow CO+HOOTS on a full-time basis as a community connector, member liaison, marketing strategist and operations and organizational director. We have asked a lot of her. And she’s accepted the challenge.
You have a lot to do this holiday season. Let CO+HOOTS help you fast track your way to becoming an entrepreneur. Here are 12 steps to help accelerate your journey to becoming your own boss in 2014. The real goal is to get involved in the growing entrepreneurial community throughout the Valley. The support structure has vastly grown over the last three years to where it is easier to find peers experiencing the same challenges and successes.
Phillip Felice founded Phocus, a company specializing in iPhone hardware that enhances the phone’s existing camera with instant upgrades, in 2011. Phocus is based at Center of Entrepreneurial Innovation in Phoenix. I had a chance to sit-down with Phillip to learn how he took his idea to market.Keith: Why did you start Phocus?Phillip: Phocus was founded out of necessity.
We love when our members collaborate, but that’s easier when our members get to know each other.We recently sent members Maura Teal and Tanya Moushi to lunch with a bunch of questions to ask each other. They assured us they would be hungry.
I was very proud to be along side two seasoned entrepreneurs, Troy Busot and Eric Schedeler. If you haven’t heard of Startup Weekend, check out the website (http://startupweekend.org/). Basically you bring an idea, pitch it, form a team and have 54 hours to launch a startup. At the end of the weekend, teams pitch their ideas and three winners are selected by the judges.
We’re looking for the next Cohootian and that just might be you! Entrepreneurs from metro Phoenix and surrounding areas are invited to take to Facebook for a chance to win a coveted spot at CO+HOOTS, downtown Phoenix's premier coworking space.The membership up for grabs is 'Frequent Flyer,' which gives you the opportunity to work every day at CO+HOOTS during normal working hours. Just bring your laptop, grab a seat, and work on your business.
Place matters and the environment is everything.Think about it ... you might go to the library to pick up a good book, but you might not stay there to read. You might work from a coffee shop to meet a friend, but most times, you don't go there to meet a client or work with a team.There are just some environments that are better than others for you to sit down and concentrate and get a lot of work done.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups around the world, kicks off in two weeks and CO+HOOTS is an Arizona partner!  During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
CO+HOOTS is always looking for ways to give back to the community, especially since the holiday season is rapidly approaching. Not only do we like to find great causes in which to contribute, but you know that we have to do it with style.