Gilbert-based innovative edtech startup, Elevate, is excited to announce its groundbreaking partnership with Gilbert, Ariz. on their technology sales training and support program aimed at redefining workforce readiness. Through this first of its kind collaboration, qualifying Gilbert residents earned scholarships toward Elevate’s six-week training course where participants received virtual and in-person instruction. Nearing completion, participating graduates will present at a Capstone event on Nov. 9 and earn a chance to have an opportunity to secure interviews with Elevate Employer Partners for full-time positions. The TechSales Xcelerator program provided six Gilbert residents an opportunity to pursue new horizons in the technology sector while gaining direct access to employers upon graduation.

The Elevate x Gilbert Capstone Event featuring the first Gilbert cohort is scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 9 starting at 5 p.m. and held at the Gilbert University Building located in downtown at 92 W. Vaughn Avenue. During this event, graduates of the program will have a unique opportunity to present their work and newly acquired skills to a panel of employer judges from both the local and national business landscape in a format reminiscent of the popular ‘Shark Tank’ television series. The Capstone Event will not only be a showcase of local talent but a gateway to real career prospects. Graduates who excel at the event will be rewarded with interviews with selected employer judges, offering them the chance to secure positions with leading companies.

The Elevate x Gilbert Capstone Event is further enriched by the invaluable mentorship provided by prominent leaders from renowned organizations such as Univision, Addressable, ZipRecruiter, Global Telecom, and Daniel J Murphy Consulting. These mentors will guide and support graduates, helping them navigate the dynamic world of work with confidence. The esteemed employer judges hail from diverse sectors, including Trainual, VIAS Campus Management, Meratas, qBotica, MPI, and SolidState Networks. Their collective expertise and industry insights will play a pivotal role in shaping the futures of our talented graduates. The business community is welcome to attend as members of the audience and advance registration is requested. Following the presentations, Elevate will lead a panel discussion on Fostering Top Talent, centered on the topic of sourcing talent and the newest initiatives for workforce development that drive results for both the public and private sectors.

To learn more about Elevate and their technology career launch programs, visit Gilbert’s workforce support and business assistance programs are managed and promoted by the Town of Gilbert Office of Economic Development. To learn more about these and other business tools including the #GilbertTogether HUUB, a citywide online community and resource center for small businesses, visit online at