Thank you for your incredible support in 2015. The TOP Foundation, an Arizona non-profit organization and a sponsored project of the Fusion Foundation, and The Office Pile are proud to finish this year with some incredible accomplishments and highlights:
- Introduced The Entrepreneurs 'N Fuego Project. ENF interviewed over 120 local
entrepreneurs with the goal of digitally documenting their struggles and
successes in 10 to 15 minute video and audio segments.
- The TOP Foundation offered free office Space in cooperation with The Office Pile to 10
- The Office Pile was ranked number 5 coworking space in the nation
- The Office Pile became the preferred destination for local businesses to host events and
- Increased awareness of local artists by exhibiting works of Pablo Luna, Lalo
Cota, Emma Garcia, Yucel, Tato Caraveo, Benji Sakoia, Adam Bomb The Artist,
Abe Zucca,Tarva, to name a few.
- Increased donations 100-fold
- Provided Free Mentoring to Entrepreneurs
As we move into 2016, we expect to continue to develop strategic partnerships with ASU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Division and other local for-profit and non-profit organizations in order to advance our mission.
Our goals for 2016 are to finish with a collection of 600 interviews, double our membership, and to raise $200,000 for the TOP Foundation.
In 2016 we will continue with our Mission: to empower, cultivate, and educate culturally diverse entrepreneurs by providing funding, access to capital, office space, and technical assistance during the initial stages of their business development.
The TOP Foundation and The Office Pile also provide our entrepreneurs with access to a shared office space where they can come together to collaborate and grow their enterprises. We are dedicated to providing support and advocacy for the many diverse members of our community, especially entrepreneurs from the LGBTQ community, low-income families, veterans, and those with disabilities.
The TOP Foundation and The Office Pile also seek to inspire local urban artists to develop, promote, and exhibit their work in our gallery and office space offering the Phoenix community the opportunity to learn and appreciate the history and renaissance of urban art.
2016, Here We Come!.
Francisco Xavier Aguirre
Francisco X. Aguirre
Founder, The Office Pile