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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kadima.Ventures, a transformative collaboration of companies that offers resources to early-stage startups and legacy companies to evolve ideas into advanced technologies, is returning as a sponsor of the Fiesta Bowl organization, which features a year-long events calendar highlighted by the 2019 PlayStation® Fiesta Bowl and the 2018 Cheez-It® Bowl.
The partnership will kick off with the Kadima.Ventures Fiesta Bowl Kickoff Luncheon, which welcomes legendary former Oklahoma head football coach, Bob Stoops, as its keynote speaker. The Kickoff Luncheon will take place this morning at the Arizona Biltmore with registration opening at 11:00 a.m. and lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds from the Luncheon will go to the Cheez-It® Bowl Send-a-Vet/Send-a-Kid/Send-a-Teacher programs, which honor veterans and active military personnel, underserved children in the community and Arizona’s finest educators.
Additionally, Kadima is showing its continued support to Arizona students, recognizing the importance that education plays in fostering innovation, as presenting partner of the Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge. The annual event features more than 1,500 students in grades 5-8 participating in a four-day STEM competition [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics]. This year’s event challenges students to develop plans for an International Lunar Base, complete with a physical scale model. The top six teams will advance to the final competition, and the winning team will receive the grand prize of a VIP trip to Space Camp, and on-field recognition of their award at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona in January.
“What makes our relationship with Kadima special is our shared commitment to enhancing education for our next generation of leaders and elevating all the great aspects that Arizona offers,” said Mike Nealy, Fiesta Bowl Executive Director. “Kadima is a very engaged partner and active in presenting new ideas to activate and tell our collective stories. We’re excited about the next stage of our partnership.”
Tim Wales, Kadima’s co-founder and CEO, is a U.S. Marine veteran, technologist, and serial entrepreneur, added, “We are extremely proud to partner with the Fiesta Bowl and Cheez-It Bowl again this year. With the amount of support these events bring to the community – the economic impact on local business, the educational opportunities it provides our students – it aligns perfectly with Kadima’s mission to support and showcase Arizona as the next emerging technology corridor of the U.S.”
Kadima is inviting emerging technology startups to its second-annual Innovation Fair 2019 in February 2019. Kadima is extending offers to join them at the Innovation Fair in the form of unique Kadima Invite Coins, which symbolize membership and encourage alliances. The Innovation Fair brings together elite investors, startups, major corporate sponsors, incubators, industry experts, economic development organizations, and civic groups from around the world to build innovation synergy and engage in a totally new way.
Emerging companies interested in attending Kadima.Ventures Innovation Fair 2019 can contact their local incubator or accelerator. For more information about the event, please contact Kadima at: https://kadima.ventures/contact/.
Kadima.Ventures is a highly developed collaboration of companies that offers resources to early stage startups, and also supports legacy companies by enabling them to transform ideas and concepts into advanced technologies, products, and services. Kadima means ‘Forward’ – as forward-thinking industry leaders, we leverage the latest technology advances to deliver exponential growth and exits for our partners. Our proven model provides a sustained support system for our clients: Kadima.Technology: an advanced R&D lab for product development and release of new technologies such as blockchain; Kadima.Consulting: which enables access to specialized project resources by tapping into Kadima’s expansive partner network; Kadima.Marketing: a comprehensive design, marketing, and advertising agency; Kadima.Services: a full service software development and hosting firm. Kadima.Foundation: Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to supporting startups and entrepreneurs utilizing the full Kadima portfolio of resources.
About the Fiesta Bowl Organization
The Fiesta Bowl is a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans. As a nonprofit organization, it believes in the importance of community outreach and service. Through charitable giving, the organization strives to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that contribute to the success of communities through youth, sports and education. Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl has worked to increase its footprint across the state and work to benefit Arizonans year round, during and outside of bowl season.