Kicking off at the end of last week on Friday, October 19 and concluding on October 21, Startup Weekend in Phoenix, Arizona is being touted as quite a success. Sponsored by the non-profit organization StartupWeekend.org, this not-to-miss event was developed in order to bring together future entrepreneurs and educate them about what it really takes to power a successful business that will continue to see profits and expand over the long term. Business VoIP provider Nextiva was one of the many companies to take on an active role at this conference, providing invaluable feedback to various teams in regards to their business model and marketing plan.
The company was also there to help teams design and code their website, a job completely unimaginable for most starting off in the business world. It then provided the winner of the startup contest with a communications package which will help to kick start their business communications system.
When asked why it was important to his organization to take on an active role at this forum, in an exclusive interview with TMC (News - Alert), Yaniv Masjedi, vice president of Nextiva stated, “We really admire the basis of this unique and inspiring event, and Nextiva does whatever it can to contribute to the business technology community. We know that our business VoIP products are able to help emerging businesses save money and make themselves more competitive in their market, so we wanted to meet these entrepreneurs so they know we’re here to help.”
One of the most interesting trends that the business VoIP provider noticed at Startup Weekend was mobility, mobility, mobility!
“Mobile was a huge focus for all of the groups at Startup Weekend. Nearly every pitch included some type of mobile element to it. As a provider of business communications, this was great to see. Nextiva’s products focus on keeping our customers mobile and allowing them to enjoy the flexibility of staying in touch with clients on-the-go, so we hope the attendees were able to see how business VoIP can help to get their business off the ground,” Masjedi added.
By attending this exciting session, it fell in line with the company’s goal of making owning and running a small business easier, less costly, and more profitable for customers. Always looking for new ways to up the ante of quality systems and service, “Startup Weekend gave us some great insight to what entrepreneurs go through when trying to kick off a company that we plan to take into account when developing Nextiva’s future offerings,” he concluded.
Phoenix is not the only lucky city to experience Startup Weekends, as these events are held in over 200 cities all over the globe with the intention of providing invaluable tools to developers, designers, marketers and project managers that will in turn help them to establish new companies with much less complexity and frustration.
Edited by Rich Steeves