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Sep 23, 2022

Small Business Awards: Innovation Award winner — HUUB founder Jenny Poon

Jenny Poon is the founder of two Phoenix-based businesses: HUUB, an online platform to support small businesses, and Co+Hoots, a coworking company. Here's why she won the inaugural Innovation Award.

May 19, 2022

Champions of Change: Small-medium business leaders of the year

Never before has the Arizona business community needed leaders who are agile, adaptable, and innovative more than they are needed in today’s rapidly expanding economy. 

May 18, 2022

E5 P1: Jenny Poon #KeepGoing

Jenny Poon is Mari's guest on the podcast. Jenny is the founder of HUUB, a city-wide entrepreneur platform, and the founder of CO+HOOTS, a coworking space and entrepreneur center. In part one, Jenny shares what it's like running a co-working space before, after, and during the pandemic, why it's therapeutic to share your struggles, and the impact her immigrant parents had on her life and career.

May 11, 2022

Inside the Mind of the Entrepreneurial Agent of Change with Jenny Poon

The age-old adage, "The world is owned by those who show up." could not be more accurate to describe the guest on today's show. You'll hear the story of a child of immigrants who maximized her opportunity by creating opportunities for others.

Apr 28, 2022

The Elephant In The Room Podcast Sneak Peak-Jenny Poon

Jenny Poon is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of two resources that have changed the face of entrepreneurism: HUUB a city-wide virtual platform for entrepreneurs for on-demand training and access to experts available for free through the support of participating city's funding and Co-Hoots a purpose-driven coworking and entrepreneur center.

Aug 03, 2021

Want to start your own business? Here are 8 tips from the pros

Gen Z is one of the most entrepreneurial generations in history. More than half of Gen Zers who participated in a recent EY study said they hoped to own their own business in the next 10 years. 

Mar 22, 2021

Do you hear the Asian American community's cries to stop racism? Now, we're screaming

Silence from Asian Americans has made way for the 'forever foreigner' stereotype and the 'model minority' myth that divides us.

Oct 7, 2020

American Startups Need More Help

“In some instances there are funds available but entrepreneurs don’t know about them,” says Poon, who founded Co+Hoots in 2010. She points to a local business assistance program funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Oct 2, 2020

I'm Jenny Poon. I'm the founder of CO+HOOTS, a co-working/incubator space, based in Phoenix, Arizona.

I fell in love with community building by finding clients that were working in communities. I realized that, when you are able to shape a space and have a voice, you can have a lot more impact on your local environment than anywhere else. You can actually change the lives of tons of people .

Jul 29, 2020

How banks hurt Black and brown clients - and what you can do about it

If you own little, many banks view you as a high risk. And we wonder why access to capital is so difficult for so many people of color.

Mar 22, 2019

Why Millennials aren’t becoming entrepreneurs and what to do about it.

There’s no doubt about it: the entrepreneurial dream is more popular than ever.

But when we speak about the rise of entrepreneurship among younger generations, let’s not confuse it with the glittery, romanticized American dream of the 20th century. The passion for entrepreneurship is growing, but the actual amount of new business owners is not.

Jul 30, 2018

Co+Hoots' founder joins other female entrepreneurs to launch Phoenix startup incubator

When Pearl Chang Esau wanted to start her own consulting business after leaving the top job at Expect More Arizona, she turned to Co+Hoots’ founder Jenny Poon for help.

Esau, EMA's former president and CEO, spent about six hours on a Friday evening in late 2017 with Poon at the Phoenix co-working space Co+Hoots to develop a strategy.

Aug 25, 2017

20 People to Know - Startups: Jenny Poon

I started my design agency in 2009 in the middle of the recession. I focused on serving startups and helping them communicate and market their products through effective designs.

Mar 22, 2017

Ep 12 MORE w/Jenny Poon & Odeen Domingo

During this episode, Amber sits down with Jenny Poon and Odeen Domingo – the founders of Phoenix’s largest community run coworking space, CO+HOOTS, to discuss their journey to an integrated life.

Jenny Poon (Phoenix's 2016 Business Person of the Year) and Odeen Domingo are the owners of four businesses; eeko studio, Fresh Words Market, CO+HOOTS and the CO+HOOTS Foundation

Mar 8, 2017

Inspired by her immigrant parents, she’s helping to build Phoenix’s startup community

Jenny Poon, co-founder of CO+HOOTS and the CO+HOOTS Foundation, came from an immigrant family. As a child, she watched her parents “scale their business up and down while facing racism and injustice.”

Now, at the CO+HOOTS coworking space she hosts hackathons, bootcamps, and educational programming, to give back to the Phoenix community—especially women, minorities, and youth entrepreneurs.

Feb 15, 2017

Jenny Poon Brings Entrepreneurs Together with Co+Hoots

By now, we all know that the old adage, “Two heads are better than one,” is, in fact, true. We’ve seen that some of the greatest innovations are born out of collaboration. So why not apply that collaborative model to the business world to see greater results? That’s exactly what entrepreneur Jenny Poon has done with her cooperative business, Co+Hoots.

Jan 6, 2017

In co-hoots with startups: Jenny Poon is our Businessperson of the Year

Jenny Poon comes by her entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic from her parents, immigrants who came to the U.S. from refugee camps in the 1970s after fleeing from the communist takeover of Vietnam. Both originally came from China, though they were ethnically Vietnamese.

Nov 15, 2016

2016 Business Person of the Year nominee: Jenny Poon

Co+Hoots co-working and education spaces founder Jenny Poon is everywhere.

Whether it’s speaking on a panel about entrepreneurs, attending local events with her husband and Co+Hoots founding member Odeen Domingo, or throwing their baby daughter in the air in funny photos online, Poon is very involved and indebted to creating a startup scene in Phoenix.

Jun 1, 2016

Women of color who own Arizona businesses are on the rise

Jenny Poon is a serial entrepreneur. She runs the business collaborative Co+Hoots, where owners of small businesses, from tea suppliers to software design, share space, ideas and conversation.

Jan 22, 2016

What concerns Millennial homebuyers in metro Phoenix? Debt, down payment

Jenny Poon, founder of Phoenix’s collaborative co-working space CO+HOOTs, said Millennials “see not having debt as wealth.”

Jul 28, 2015

Co+Hoots to represent Arizona in global network of incubators

A Phoenix startup incubator and co-working space is going global.

Jun 28, 2014

CO+HOOTS founder gathers entrepreneurs under one roof

Jenny Poon was inspired to open CO+HOOTS, a collaborative workspace located in Phoenix, by the success of her own graphic design company, eeko studio.Poon, who founded eeko studio in May 2009, wanted to expand her company and bring together a team of people who could work with her.

Jan 25, 2013

CO+HOOTS creator adds entrepreneurial spark to Washington Row

As soon as she enters, Jenny Poon brings a new energy to the already bustling, warm CO+HOOTS building. The shared workspace is an old auto shop renovated to remain industrious but also modern, with local art, inspirational quotes and images of owls littered liberally about.


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