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Francine Hardaway

Entrepreneur • Advisor Phoenix, Arizona Area, US

Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Arizona State University and Strategic Advisor, PeekYou. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.

Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Arizona State University and Strategic Advisor, PeekYou. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.

11 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation
Stealthmode Partners
Hardaway Marketing Services




Freelance Columnist Phoenix Business Journal January 2015 - present
Member of the Board SySTEM Schools January 2013 - present
Advisor StatSocial August 2014 - present
Marketing Strategist, writer Proximic September 2013 - present
Marketing Strategist Thomas Franchise Solutions June 2012 - present
Marketing Director ZEDO 2011 - present
Partner Stealthmode Partners 1999 - present
Executive Producer No Agenda Show March 2011 - present
co-founder September 2008 - present
Acting Executive Director, Founder Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation June 2005 - present
co-founder Stealthmode Partners 1999 - present
Adjunct Professor of Journalism Arizona State University August 2012 - May 2014
Strategic Advisor PeekYou March 2011 - March 2013
Partner, Administrator and Facilitator Southwest Regional Center, Fasttrac Entrepreneurial Education programs September 2004 - September 2011
Founding Member Social Media Club 2006 - June 2010
Social Media Contract Resource St. Luke's Health Initiatives April 2009 - November 2009
Social Media Strategist 2007 - 2009
Member American Biofuels Counsil 2007 - 2008
VP Marketing Innovative Environmental Products November 1997 - June 1999
Manager, World Wide Press Relations Intel Corporation November 1996 - November 1997
Founder Hardaway Marketing Services June 1980 - November 1996


Syracuse University English 1964 - 1968
Columbia University in the City of New York English 1962 - 1963
Cornell University English September 1958 - January 1962
West Mesa CdC Acceleratoe

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Real estate • Healthcare • Blogging • Public speaking • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Lots of stuff

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Clate Mask
They're my friends
She's been in and around entrpreneurship all her life. She is a great advisor. She's talented, experienced, articulate and passionate. Sh ... e loves entrepreneurship and has connections and advice for entrepreneurs that she freely shares.
Mark Goldstein
We worked together
Francine already is a great entrepreneur and entrepreneur advisor! She lives and breathes the technology scene and start up world, mentoring ... and aiding enterprises by the dozens in both her offering of the Kaufman FastTrac program and in Stealthmode Partners portfolio and advisory client capacities. A true believer and source of positive actions and energy in the local, national, and international arenas.
Dan Keller

Francine has vast experience and knows everyone. She writes great blogs and is generous with her professional resources.
Steven Benjamin
Founder, and Founder, 1871.
Francine is one of the most plugged in Startup Mentors I know.
Dr Sue Black
TOP 10 #WomenInTech | TV #girlscancode | Hon Prof in Comp Sci @UCL | Author @SavingBletchley | Founder @techmumsHQ + @BCSWomen
Michael Noel
Co Founder, WP Pro Host and Co Founder, Software Integrity Associates.
One of Francine's greatest qualities is; she has a great sense of entrepreneurial direction that she freely shares with Startups. Francine h ... as accumulated several years of start up experience since cofounding Stealthmode Partners in 1999 and she is willing to share that valuable experience with other startups. She would make a great addition to any group looking to move forward in building an enterprise.
Corey Schwartz
President, Previously President, Serin.
Corey Schwartz
They're my friends  •  President, Previously President, Serin.
Francine is the epitome of entrepreneurism and has been for the last 30 years
Corey Schwartz
They're my friends  •  President, Previously President, Serin.
I've know Francine for almost 30 years. She has always been a huge proponent of tech & entrepreneurs. If she's willing to advise your firm ... you'd be remiss in your duties as a leader to say no.
Carolyn Sechler
CEO, Sole Shareholder, Sechler CPA PC and Leadership Committee, Alliance for Arizona Nonprofits. Arizona State grad. Michigan State
the most wonderful marketing person and serial entrepreneur coach
Steve Woodworth
Director, Blois Construction, Inc. and Principal, Channel Islands Equities Limited (dba SDW Advisors).

Steven Benjamin
They're my mentor  •  Founder, and Founder, 1871.
I've watched Steven be a one man band for years. He really needs a partner on the business side.

Justin Crossman
They're my mentor  •  Founder & CEO, Searchlight® by Sentinel Internet Systems, Inc and Owner, Delirious Visions, LLC.
Justin is willing to put in the work involved in being an entrepreneur and has done so many times before.