Startup Support

PHX East Valley Angel Investor Initiative

The City of Chandler is working with a number of East Valley partners to catalyze economic growth by raising awareness of the importance of angel investing and enhancing access to early-stage funding for area tech startups. We are seeking individuals interested in becoming PHX East Valley angel investors. Download our fact sheet for some basic information on angel investing and this initiative. Interested in participating? Register for a free workshop series where you will be introduced to the skills needed to start investing in PHX East Valley tech companies.

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Innovations Incubator

Chandler supports early stage companies by maintaining a City-funded business incubator called Innovations that offers incubation programming and services delivered by NACET. Services include one-on-one business coaching, hands-on workshops, and a support network of mentors and technical advisors that can help guide startups throughout their entrepreneurial journey.

 

Gangplank

Chandler is also home to Gangplank, a collaborative coworking and event space in Downtown Chandler that provides free coworking space and opportunities for networking, professional development and mentoring. People who frequent the space include engineers, software developers, photographers, videographers, painters, illustrators and artists of all kinds.

 

Additional Resources

Other resources available to Chandler businesses include the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), and Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC).