about the founders
Lawdan (CEO of Axosoft) has also been a big proponent for the local tech community, especially women in tech. In 2014, Lawdan launched a female empowerment campaign called #ItWasNeverADress that went viral and was featured by news outlets around the world. The campaign has become a symbol of female empowerment. Since the campaign took off, Lawdan has used its proceeds to create a scholarship with Girls in Tech PHX for women who are interested in learning new technical skills and leveling-up their careers.
Similarly, Hamid (Founder of Axosoft and Pure Chat) has always had a passion in helping Arizona's up-and-coming tech talent. Since 2010, Hamid has been involved with various AZ tech initiatives, including bringing tech founder and CEOs together, investing in startups and helping push the #YesPHX community forward.
AZ CoWork was founded by Hamid and Lawdan Shojaee as a way to support and foster the next generation of fast-growing tech companies in Arizona. They designed the 12,000 square-foot space, which conveniently sits directly below Axosoft and PureChat, to cater specifically towards tech startups through hosting various local startup groups and events, providing mentorship opportunities, and cultivating a community of like-minded founders.