When it comes to people you need to know in the Downtown Phoenix area, Wayne Rainey is at the top of the list. An Arizona native and one of the first people to see the potential in Downtown Phoenix, Wayne and his associates started the First Friday art walk on Roosevelt, and is now the owner and operator of the monOrchid Studio -- home of local businesses, art galleries, and events. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Wayne to discuss the history of the downtown area, the potential (and soon to come) upgrade of Downtown Phoenix, and what it means to take pride in our ever-growing city of Phoenix.
On an average day, Co+Hoots hosts about 60 independents or entrepreneurs, creating a diverse group of talented people all working to grow their own businesses. We were able to talk with Jenny about Co+Hoots, collaborative work environments, and the growth of experts within the Phoenix business community.
Since 2012, Seed Spot has been a place where entrepreneurs could go to not only learn how to build a successful startup, but to be a member of a collaborative community of other like-minded people who share the same passion of starting their own business. Chris Petroff and Courtney Klein developed Seed Spot to build a community of support, a community where entrepreneurs could go to get away from the "noise" of naysayers. With a team of mentors consisting of some of the top executives around the valley along with a high-class curriculum, the ventures at Seed Spot are given a world of resources to work with.