ABOUT THE SESSION

Alan "AP" Powell and his business partner Aaron Bare sit down to discuss AP's impact on the Phoenix ecosystem. AP, a United States Army Gulf War Veteran, started his career in the sports and entertainment industry before creating AP & Associates—a consulting firm specializing in strategic alliances and channel development for Fortune 500 Companies. A "student of the game," AP is a masterful connector with a wide ranging network.


Aaron Bare is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Exponential Theory: The Power of Thinking Big. A strategic innovation facilitator, Aaron has helped executives and board rooms in Fortune 500 companies solve their biggest challenges. To date, Bare's facilitation has been used at over 500 companies in nearly 100 countries.


Together, AP and Bare co-founded the Herozona Foundation to give back to the community with innovative solutions. Major initiatives include the Bridge Forum, a facilitated discussion between police departments and community leaders around the country, and the One Community Initiative, a community collaboration to provide COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and flu shots in under-served communities. From the annual turkey drive around Thanksgiving, the Tools 4 School backpack and school supplies drive, and the annual MLK Jr. Celebration, HeroZona and AP are creating tangible change in Phoenix.

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February 9, 2023

850 N 5th St. Phoenix Az, 85004

Easy and free parking in the South lot.

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October 5, 2023
Scorpion Tank - Community-Based Healthcare Pitch Competition
Innovation in Healthcare
October 5, 2023
Scorpion Tank - Community-Based Healthcare Pitch Competition
The debut of the Scorpion Tank Healthcare Pitch Competition in Arizona is an event that promises to bring together the brightest minds in healthcare innovation! This is your chance to be part of a dynamic community of healthcare enthusiasts, visionaries, and professionals who are actively shaping the future of healthcare.   Hosted collaboratively by the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care, the Scorpion Tank Healthcare Pitch Competition seeks to ignite the flames of innovation, foster collaboration, and celebrate creativity within the healthcare sector.   Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur with a wealth of experience or simply someone who’s interested in soaking up the excitement of the event, all are welcome to join us. It’s an opportunity to witness cutting-edge ideas, connect with healthcare experts, and become a part of a thriving community.   Judges:   Justin Bayless, Founder and President, Journey Venture Studio Rahul Pannala, Gastroenterologist, Mayo Clinic Jenny Poon, Entrepreneur and Founder, HUUB and CO-HOOTS Chris Yoo, Ph.D., Entrepreneur, CEO, Xcellerant Ventures, Yoo & Co. Neal Woodbury, Ph.D., Vice President, Chief Science + Technology Officer, Arizona State University   Teams: Aman Anand, Ph.D – Mayo Clinic Nicholas Harris -ASU Lin Zhao, MD MPH – Honor Health Adrijana Kekic, PharmD – Mayo Clinic Candace Pless – ASU Purvansh and Rajeev Bhatia, MD. – Phoenix Children’s Hospital