Community activations and connections that empower businesses, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and individuals are essential to Carlos Velasco, Novle’s CEO. He is a steadfast believer in the community, and during PHX Startup Week 22, he will be sharing his passion with the participants of this entrepreneur ecosystem.

Novle’s vision is to create vibrant communities committed to shared prosperity through inclusion, belonging, representation, and love.

Carlos L. Velasco

Carlos Velasco will be sharing at PHX Startup Week Novle’s passion for connections with diverse communities.

What is PHX Startup Week

PHX Startup Week is a five-day online event that provides entrepreneurs education, connection, and support. This year there will be over 50 sessions and many networking opportunities, becoming the place to be for local entrepreneurs.

PHX Startup Week is the valley’s largest entrepreneurial gathering event which brings individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations from all corners of the metro area together, exchanging ideas, resources, and connections to work collaboratively.

The event aims to support and build Phoenix into a diverse entrepreneurial hub where innovation and ideas can thrive.

In its 8th edition, PHX Startup Week will be in a hybrid model, with virtual conferences and panels and in-person events from April 25th through 29th, 2022. It will be a celebration of startups, founders, and entrepreneurs living and thriving in Phoenix and all of the Valley of the Sun.

Supporting + Elevating Latin X Entrepreneurs

Carlos’ mission is to provide the necessary tools to create, maintain and develop relationships with our state’s Latino and minority communities. He is the founder and CEO of Novle, Community Activators, which since its origins, brings a team of top-notch professionals to bridge the gap between diverse stakeholders in the community and its clients’ brands.

Carlos will participate in the panel Supporting + Elevating Latin X Entrepreneurs on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Members of the panel include Laura Suarez, Program Director with Chicanos Por La Causa Prestamos Women’s Business Center, and Thomas Barr, Vice President of Business Development, Local First Arizona.

“We are all about making meaningful connections among diverse communities and connecting businesses and organizations’ brands with our community members.” -Carlos Velasco.

Arizona: The Place to be for Entrepreneurs

This year Start-Up Week PHX will be showcasing Arizona as the place to be. Phoenix and its metro area have recently been named one of the top 10 startup cities in the USA for its exciting mixture of homegrown ventures and new entrepreneurs coming from other states.

Phoenix and the metro area have proven good areas for starting businesses with lower corporate income taxes, a lower regulatory burden, and affordable office rentals.

Some of the fastest-growing Startups coming to this location are Verra Mobility, Nikola Motor Company, and American Traffic Solutions. People are already tipping Phoenix to become the next Silicon Valley.

“Novle’s vision matches so perfectly into PHX Startup Week,” said Carlos Velasco, Novle’s founder and CEO. “We are all about making meaningful connections among diverse communities and connecting businesses and organizations’ brands with our community members. These activations create strong alliances that make us stronger together.”

Other PHX Startup Week speakers include Benjamin Brockwell, Principal, invisionAZ Fund; Chris Yoo, Ph.D., Managing Director Xcellerant Ventures; Dr. Heidi Jannenga, Co-Founder + Chief Clinical Officer, WebPT; Mi-Ai Parrish, President & CEO MAP Strategies Group, among others.

Novle Connects Diverse Communities with Businesses and Organizations

“PHX Startup Week brings Novle the opportunity to share our mission of delivering activations to connect with communities in meaningful ways, fostering collaborative environments through authentic connections with leaders and stakeholders. We want to emphasize how serving and advocating for causes build vibrant communities,” said Carlos.

Sponsors of the event include List Perfectly, Arizona State University J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, the Arizona Technology Council, Ideas Collide, APS, and Arizona Commerce Authority, among others.

We are Novle

Novle is more than an agency. It is a path into a community’s culture and daily integration. More than ‘a sale’ or a business transaction, it believes in being a good community partner with those it serves.