Paul Kenjora

Product Design And Development

I've spent 15 years learning and perfecting the process of bringing products to market. From working with embedded software to deliver communications networks to aviation platforms to streamlining the on-boarding process between eBay and PayPal. Having gone the funding route and building a startup with over 16,000 users and 4.6M hits per day, I've since embraced the lean startup methodology. I love meeting and talking with awesome people.

Recent Books

Wool

Hugh Howey

For once science fiction that happens under ground instead of outer space. A pretty good book that focuses more on people and less on technology, almost to a fault. Absolutely earns the right to be in the top hundred science fiction books ever written.

Leviathan Wakes

James S.A. Corey

The first book in the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey. It bills itself as a space drama and I delivers on a massive scale.

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

If you want to relive the 80s read this book. It even has virtual reality.

Wolverine Origin

Paul Jenkins

Given Wolverine's mysterious past, I had really high expectations for his origins story. This awesomely illustrated series exceeded my expectations.

What I Do

Marketing Strategy Session

Small business marketing is especially difficult and resource constrained. I can help you drive sales without breaking the bank or taking up all your time. My advice, when taken, nets my clients sales increases within days of implementation.

Python / Django Development

Hire me to help you get your python / Django site working. I typically do short three to six month projects and emergency fixes. I have designers I can recommend.

Speaking Engagements

I've given talks on every aspect of startups, product development, and upcoming technology trends. Currently I'm focused on small business website building and marketing. I can provide case studies.

Project Review

Have a project you need a second opinion on? I can take a look at your numbers, timelines, and features and tell you if you are getting a good deal.

Recent Movies

Primer

Its a movie where the time machine is a cardboard box. So you'll need to be somewhat imaginative. Also the plot is about time paradoxes, so you'll need to pay attention.

The Fundamentals Of Caring

Many people enjoy Paul Rudd as an actor, this is one of the first films in which I've truly enjoyed his acting and believe he absolutely makes the movie good.

Phantom

Remember the K-129 Russian submarine that sank in the Pacific in 1968? This movie loosely tries to explain how that came to pass.

Cruel And Unusual

This is one of those under the radar must watch out of synch revelation through repetition movies. Having said that I cannot tell you anything without giving it away. It has no shooting, there is murder, and its kind of heavy on morality.

Recent Press

AwareLabs Delivers Effective Marketing Plans For Startups

"Paul Kenjora is no newbie when it comes to launching a startup. In fact, it was his experiences he had building a previous company that led to the creation of his latest venture–AwareLabs. Paul launched Blog Glue in 2008 and raised $1million in VC funds to grow the business. The early days of bootstrapping the company showed Paul that there was a lack of options and information available for startups looking to increase their marketing and PR efforts. Most founders of startups live and breath their products."

AZ Tech Beat - Derrick Yazwa

Paul Kenjora – Co-Founder and CEO of AwareLabs

"Paul Kenjora is a methodical entrepreneur, product developer, and trouble maker. A modern “Renaissance Man”, Paul spent his twenties working on everything from designing and constructing family homes by hand, to developing remote controlled military vehicles, and launching PayPal’s Phoenix office. Now in his thirties, Paul is focused on disruptive marketing and finance entrepreneurship."

Idea Mensch - Guest Writer

NOW THAT’S CALLED BOOTSTRAPPING: WHY ONE ENTREPRENEUR STOPPED PURSUING INVESTORS

"Imagine using your media center as a server for your startup. You’re sitting there, watching Netflix, and suddenly, everything goes down. You realize your server just got hit because the Denver Post started using your startup. It happened to Paul Kenjora, and he proceeded to raise $1.5 million for that very same tech startup…in Arizona. Here’s his startup story."

Tech Cocktail - Ralph Miller

Entrepreneurship Series: Interview with Paul Kenjora

"Although Paul takes a relaxed attitude, he's not afraid to speak his mind and stand by his beliefs. In this article, he shares his intimate thoughts on entrepreneurship, startups, funding and, most of all, what worked and what didn't."

Flatterline Entrepreneurial Series - Ralph Miller