Writer and Editor in Phoenix, Arizona

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Francine Hardaway, Ph.D. brings a wealth of experience, wisdom, and compassion to every engagement. As a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, and partner in Stealthmode Partners, an accelerator for growth companies in Arizona and the Bay Area she has indeed "seen it all."

As a founding member of Social Media Club, Arizona Software Association, Greater Arizona ELearning Association, and the founder of the Arizona Entrepreneurship Conferences, Francine has committed herself to building an entrepreneurial community in Arizona for the past two decades.

Currently, she's a co-facilitator of the Mesa Entrepreneurship Roundtable, the Phoenix Entrepreneurship Council, and the Women Entrepreneurs Happy Hour.

The foundation she started, the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation, extends entrepreneurial resources to disadvantaged populations.

As a blogger, a beta tester for new products, and a geek-to-human translator who can usually describe new technology and whether we need it, she has contributed to her Stealthmode blog, the Phoenix Business Journal, FastCompany.com, AdTech Industry News, the Influence Marketing Council blog, and to the health care section of Huffington Post.

She is currently consulting to clients in cybersecurity, wearables/IOT, ad tech, and health, and coaching women in particular.