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Enterprise SaaS Startup Allbound to join lineup of premier tech and creative companies headquartered in Phoenix’ entrepreneurial district
Allbound, an innovative partner sales and marketing software startup founded by local entrepreneur Scott Salkin, has won six months of free office space at 111 W. Monroe. The company will share the newly renovated mid-century modern building with other entrepreneurial and innovative tenants like Uber, Cannon Design and Inspire Data Solutions. Allbound is set to open shop at The Monroe Building on July 13, where they’ll relocate their growing team to Downtown Phoenix.
“Our team is honored and thrilled to have been chosen as the winners of the Startup PHX Challenge. When you take into account the number of impressive entrepreneurs who are helping turn the Valley into a startup hotspot, it’s really humbling,” says Scott Salkin, CEO and Founder of Allbound. “We couldn’t be happier to be moving to downtown Phoenix. With ASU and UA, the light rail, more and more technology companies, and a growing entertainment and restaurant district, it’ll be great for our culture, our recruiting and our customers.”
Allbound’s software-as-a-service (SaaS0 solution helps organizations accelerate revenue growth through their partners, resellers, franchisees, brokers, agents and other indirect sales channels. The mobile-friendly platform provides unprecedented data collection and business intelligence on channel performance, allowing both manufacturers and their partners to measure performance and quickly fix shortcomings. Allbound’s cloud-based, subscription model is built to extend the power of partnerships to everyone – from startups to Fortune 500’s.
“We are excited to welcome Allbound to the Monroe community,” said Tim O’Neill, part of the ownership group behind 111 W. Monroe. “We were looking to award free office space to the startup that would benefit the most and contribute significantly in accelerating the firm to the next level. Our selection panel was thoroughly impressed by Allbound’s business plan, momentum, and early success. We are excited to be able to support their growth by welcoming the company into our hub of innovation at 111 W. Monroe and bring yet another growing business with disruptive technology to Downtown Phoenix,” he said.
Allbound will call 111 W. Monroe their new home with a fully-furnished 1,200 square foot, 12th floor office space featuring panoramic city and mountain views. In addition to six free months office space, Allbound will receive complete office furniture, provided by Goodman’s Interior Structures, another Phoenix-based company passionate about doing good and fueling growth.
“It’s these types of opportunities, provided by established leaders in our hometown business community, that mean so much to a startup’s ability to gain traction, grow and give back to the community themselves,” Salkin said.
111 W. Monroe has quickly become a leader in Phoenix’ entrepreneurial ecosystem. With additions like Allbound, it continues to attract innovative companies in emerging sectors like design, technology, and marketing—and the building wants to add even more game changing companies to the mix. The locally owned building offers a premier downtown location, first class renovations, extensive underground and street parking with valet, proximity to light rail and bike sharing, and ground-level retail amenities.
“We are excited to have Allbound join our exciting City of Phoenix entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela. “They are a wonderful addition to the growing number of transformative startups in downtown Phoenix. 111 W. Monroe’s support of the StartUp PHX Challenge is just another example of Phoenix becoming the most generous community for entrepreneurs. Innovators and entrepreneurs like Allbound are the economic engine that will drive our economy into the 21st century.”
From fireworks to pool parties to baseball to music, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the 4th of July like a true downtowner. Check out our roundup of happenings in downtown Phoenix over the Independence Day weekend, and to give it that extra local touch, you can ride light rail or bike to any of these great events!
“Independence & Music” – An Evening of Music at The Newton: Continue the Independents Week celebration with independent music from North Brother Island, Longbird, Pageant, and Teddy’s Bullet at The Newton.
First Fridays at The Heard Museum – Native + You: The theme of this month’s Native & You is “Super Kids,” where kids become “super heroes in training.” You’ll find a DJ spinning Brazilian music, Capoeira demonstrations and an artist meet & greet with Joe Hopkins.
“Order, Chaos and Everything in Between” at monOrchid: Check out the opening reception for artist Ryan J. Carey’s solo exhibition, presented by Shade Projects.
Fabulous Phoenix 4th at Steele Indian School Park: This Phoenix 4th of July tradition is celebrating its 30th year with two stages of local entertainment, vendors, kids activities and one of the largest firework displays in the southwest.
AZ Diamondbacks at Chase Field: The Diamondbacks take on the San Diego Padres at Chase Field at 6:40 p.m., but there is plenty going on before and after the game. Tailgate Games start at 5 p.m., the first 20,000 fans will receive a stars and stripes t-shirt, a pre-game ceremony will honor our military and after the game, the ballpark roof will open for a firework spectacular.
Made in the USA Rooftop Pool Party: LUSTRE Rooftop Garden at the Hotel Palomar will keep their “100 Days of Summer” series going with a patriotic pool party on July 4th and 5th. Enjoy live music, specialty cocktails, a patriotic costume contest and a great view of the Chase Field fireworks display.
Red, White, & Booze at Copper Blues: Have a delicious 4th at Copper Blues with a $20 all-American, all-you-can-eat BBQ, live music, spiked snocones and beer garden games.
Bad Cactus Brass Band at The Nash: Celebrate America at Downtown’s premiere jazz venue with the Bad Cactus Brass Band and hot dogs from Short Leash. Rumor has it the band might even head outside during the fireworks!
Funky Soul 4th at Valley Bar: Keep it cool at Valley Bar with DJ MR PHX & DJ M.Rocka’s mix of funk, soul, new soul and old school jams, then follow it up with live band Southside Soul featuring Larry Bailey.
Featured image: Jennifer Stewart/Arizona Diamondbacks
Downtown Phoenix’s own Valley Youth Theatre is closing out their 2014-2015 season with a production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fractured-fairy tale musical, Into the Woods.
The production opened on June 12 at the Herberger Theater to positive reviews and the final run of the show begins Thursday, June 25, with multiple performances through Sunday, June 28.
It is the first time the production has run locally since the release of the 2014 Oscar-nominated film version starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick. According to Valley Youth Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Bobb Cooper, “This is the largest and most lavish production of Into the Woods that has been produced in years in the valley.”
The cast includes 22 local young actors and features the overall high production values that Valley Youth Theatre is known for. According to Cooper, “It is the best entertainment value for the dollar! (Audiences) will love and enjoy the production and will want to come back for more.”
Theater is a key part of downtown Phoenix’s arts and culture landscape. “There is nothing like a live theatrical production,” says Cooper. “It is so important to the experience of visiting downtown and it is imperative to attracting business and retail thereby impacting the economy in a dramatic (pun intended) way.”
If You Go:
What: Into the Woods presented by Valley Youth Theatre
Where: Herberger Theater Center, 222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, 85004
When: Thursday, June 25 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 27 – 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 28 – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 – $39
Photos courtesy of Valley Youth Theatre
The biggest event this Sunday may be the Super Bowl, but the cutest event hands down is the Puppy Bowl.
Billed as “the biggest event on all fours,” the Puppy Bowl is broadcast annually on Super Bowl Sunday by the Animal Planet network. In this event, teams of puppies take to a pint-sized football field and romp their way to gridiron glory.
While the actual Puppy Bowl has already been recorded, Super Bowl revelers in Phoenix can get a taste of the action at The Puppy Bowl Cafe, located at The Corner at CityScape, inside Verizon Super Bowl Central.
Today through Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day, teams of adoptable puppies from the Arizona Humane Society will compete on a miniature football field located on the cafe’s patio.
According to the Arizona Humane Society’s Bretta Nelson, they will have an all-star lineup of rescue dogs, each with their own unique rags-to-riches story, “everything from shepherd mixes, to lab/chow mixes to chihuahuas.”
The puppies will rotate throughout the day, with three litters appearing in the morning, then heading back to the shelter where another set of litters will come off the bench. “It’s about making sure they’re comfortable while getting the exposure,” says Nelson.
At the end of the the Super Bowl festivities, all of the puppies will be up for adoption at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion, located at 1521 W. Dobbins Rd. in Phoenix.
Photography by NBMA Photography