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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…

Funding

How to Raise Funding for Your Startup in Phoenix

By | Feb 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

For startups landing in the Arizona desert, finding a place to drop your backpack and laptop is a first priority then it’s off to the races to find capital. The Arizona tech ecosystem has a wide range of angel and institutional investors that actively…

Startups & Apps

13 Phoenix Startups That Should Be on Your Radar

By | Feb 23, 2016 at 1:15 pm

From med tech devices that will help cure jaundice in newborns to turning your smartphone into a microphone, the Arizona tech ecosystem is bursting at the seams with startups growing their businesses. The ecosystem comes with plenty of accolades: the University of Arizona has…

Funding

Annual PHX Startup Week Returns, $400K Going to Nonprofits

By | Feb 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm

The second annual PHX Startup Week kicks off today, a week-long showcase and celebration of entrepreneurs in Arizona. The event series launched last year with a mission of fostering relationships and expanding thought leadership for local entrepreneurs. From highlighting diversity to featuring local startup…

Events

PGA Tour Makes Hole-in-One with Oculus Partnership

By | Feb 19, 2016 at 11:12 am

Courtside, in the pit, next to the stage or inside the ropes, fans are able to get closer to the action from their couch through virtual reality (VR) technology. Designed for the hacker to fanatic golfer, the PGA Tour has teamed up with Oculus…

Events

Startup Week Makes Its Way to Phoenix

By | Feb 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm

The sun in Phoenix, AZ can get pretty hot. Another thing that’s hot in Phoenix right now is tech – and it’s one of the reasons why Startup Week heads to Arizona for Phoenix Startup Week. The startup ecosystem in Phoenix and the surrounding…

Internet of Things

5 Predictions for the Internet of Things

By | Nov 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The Internet of Things is here to stay, and with ever-growing predictions about the number of items that will be connected in the next decade, analysts are looking to figure out how IoT is going to change mankind’s future. After looking at the information…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Local Motors Empowers Communities, Drives Innovation

By | Oct 2, 2015 at 8:03 am

Disruption comes in many forms, but the steps leading to the descriptor often requires investing in new ideas and process. Even if Local Motors’ primary goal is not disrupting the automotive they are creating a paradigm shift. They developed the first 3D printed cars,…

Funding

The Medical Memory Raises $2.1M to Record Patient Visits

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Phoenix, Arizona based startup The Medical Memory announced yesterday the closing of a $2.1M seed round. The Medical Memory is a cloud based platform with connected app that allows doctors to record patient visits. The goal of the service is to improve memory retention…

Automotive

Local Motors is Hell Bent on Disrupting Auto Manufacturing

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Disruption is something that most of us in the tech community either hear or talk about on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s just that: talk and chatter. However, other times, disruptive efforts by entrepreneurs and startups have accomplished some magnificent and awe inspiring feats….

Cannabis

Kandypens’ New Vaporizer Promises to Disrupt All Others

By | May 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The word disruption gets tossed around a lot these days, and it seems that everybody has their own definition of what it means. But for Graham Gibson – CEO of Kandypens – it goes no further than the dictionary definition of the word:  …

Cannabis

“We Want to be the Apple of the Portable Vape Industry”

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

“We’re trying to change the game in a world and industry where every product – vaporizers – virtually do the same thing,” says Graham Gibson, CEO at Kandypens. “We have to keep coming up with new items to give our customers, and we’ve been…

Dev & Design

Graphic Design Delivery is Broken, Says Design Pickle

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm

It’s routine practice: you need a graphic designer, so you hire a freelancer, firm, or in-house staff to meet the need. Design Pickle doesn’t like that though, because they think the graphic design delivery system is broken. The problem that Design Pickle diagnosed is…

Profiles

Don’t Lose Your Authenticity as an Entrepreneur

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

When Jennifer Paige was in college, she was in a car accident that took the lives of both her parents. The last thing her mother said to her was: Where do you want to go? Paige has taken up that question as a guiding…

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