invisionAZ aims to accelerate the growth of Arizona’s vibrant business tech ecosystem by creating, promoting, and developing the necessary frameworks to enable technology, innovation, and investment to flourish in the state.
The invitation-only Summit brings together national innovators, business executives, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, investors, government leaders, and other prominent thought leaders, for a series of panels and fireside chats about the challenges and opportunities happening at the intersection of sports, entertainment, technology and innovation-fueled community growth.
Among the speakers of note include H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, the Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Chairman for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, who will share his insights about hosting the world’s largest sporting event (the FIFA World Cup), the process undertaken to make it happen, and how it impacted his home country of Qatar. Additional speakers include Jack Selby, Managing Director of invisionAZ, Managing Partner of AZ-VC, and Managing Director of Thiel Capital; Katie Hobbs, Governor of Arizona; Dr. Bobby Robbins, President University of Arizona; and Joe McLean, founder Intersect Capital.
“Investing in Arizona’s technology ecosystem and partnering with its amazing entrepreneurs is a passion of mine, helping to build market leading companies that transform the state’s economy and create more opportunities for more people,” said Selby. “Bringing together Arizona’s innovation ecosystem with the world’s top minds in building nations and communities through sport and innovation, to a marquee event like WM Phoenix Open, enables Arizona to capture the world’s attention for a moment and begin to reimagine the impact that innovation, entrepreneurship, and sport can have in shaping vibrant communities.”
Sharing similar sentiments, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi understands what goes into the growth of states and countries, as Qatar recently had their own victories when hosting the FIFA World cup.
“I’m excited to share everything that went into hosting the FIFA World Cup, and how it positively impacted my home country and the people of Qatar,” said H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi. “I’m thrilled to partner with invisionAZ and AZ-VC to share these insights for the first time publicly and delve into what took to ensure that hosting the world’s greatest sporting event fueled the growth and development of the broader Qatari community. Speaking at the WM Phoenix Open is fitting, because it is where sports play an important role in the growth of the broader Arizona community.”
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