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JPMorgan Chase Grants Almost $1 Million to Non-Profits at Phoenix Startup Week

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Ask any entrepreneur and they’ll tell you the same thing: living the startup life isn’t easy. Between the long nights, the stressful days, and the constant search for capital, starting a business is a lot harder than some people make it look. Fortunately, there…

Events

The 5 Hottest Events at Phoenix Startup Week

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Having a supportive ecosystem can make a world of difference for budding startups. While a good idea can go a long way in the business world, startups need funding, mentoring, and support throughout the growth of the company. And if you think they’re coming…

Ecosystems

Here Are the 11 Phoenix Startups You Need to Watch

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Valley of the Sun is well known for its tourist attractions, golf courses, nightlife and celebrity chefs. This metropolitan area is also experiencing a steady growth of entrepreneurial activity where the rays of the sun continue to shine on the thriving startup ecosystem….

Ecosystems

Community And Affordability Make Phoenix a Growing Startup Scene

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Being a small fish in a large pond is often considered a bad thing. You don’t get to stretch your legs and grow because you’re not being challenged by other, more impressive fish. Plus, startups could get lost in the mix, explained Michael Young, founder and CEO…

Sports

The PGA TOUR Is Attracting Millennials to Golf with Innovative Tech

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

The sounds of polite golf claps and gentle sighs have been replaced with the rumbling sound of over 600,000 cheering fans found at the Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA TOUR. This event is like no other as it has an eco-friendly mission and considered one…

Real Estate

Real Estate Startup OfferPad Raised $260M to Making Selling Your Home Easy

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

Image it’s 5:00 o’clock and the realtor calls to say she has a seller who is interested in your home and wants to see it within the hour. Obviously, panic sets in. Between the dirty dishes in the sink, the kids’ toys are scattered…

Startups & Apps

Getting Tee Times Are Now Hassle-Free With Golfpay

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Between all the emails, texts and phone calls, organizing an 18 hole round of golf with a few friends can become cumbersome for the organizer. But not anymore. Golfpay is a new web-based golf reservation app that will allow golfers to pay and check-in…

Health

Perch Unites Healthcare and Tech For Social Good

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm

When talented people collaborate for good, there is bound to be an amazing result. Phoenix nonprofit CO+HOOTS Foundation, in partnership with Medical Memory CEO Lucas Felt, recently launched a new initiative called “Perch,” which aims to grow innovative health technology ideas into industry-changing solutions in Phoenix…

Announcements

The Rise of the Rest Tour Comes to a Close in Phoenix

By | Oct 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm

The Rise of the Rest tour is presented by Revolution, Google for Entrepreneurs, Salesforce for Startups, Village Capital, Economic Innovation Group, Inc., and Engine, with Tech.Co joining on as a partner. All good things must come to an end. Whether it’s your favorite movie…

Ecosystems

Could Phoenix Become the Next Big Tech Hub?

By | Sep 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Everyone knows that San Francisco has boasted the most startup exits, launches, pivots, and success stories of any city in the world. Their stance as the biggest tech hub is never contested or even argued in any circle of knowledgable individuals. But the race…

Product Launch

Local Motors Launches ‘Forth’ to Provide Platform for Better Products

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

As many founders have learned, having a great idea is only the first step to launching a successful startup. You need capital, you need employees, and you need a good location. But once you have all that under your belt, you still need to find…

Startups & Apps

Hopscratch’s ‘Business in a Box’ Makes Launching a Business Easier

By | Jul 21, 2016 at 9:45 am

Many people dream about creating their own business. However, lacking ideas and/or the knowledge about what the entire process of creating a business entails can get in the way of that. This was exactly the thought by the folks at Hopscratch, who launched the…

Announcements

Which Startup Should Win Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness? [POLL]

By | Mar 3, 2016 at 1:26 pm

The city of Phoenix, AZ has blown up recently as a hot startup ecosystem. For example, just last week the city played host to Startup Week, which selectively chooses the cities that have the most up-and-coming and unique startup cultures. It has also been recognized…

Ecosystems

Phoenix Is Rapidly Becoming a Top Ecosystem for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

According to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2015 DATOS report there are more than three million Hispanic-owned firms in the U.S. with an aggregate revenue of $517.4 billion and Hispanic female firms are growing at a rate of 88 percent. In Arizona, the…

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