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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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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,…


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…


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….


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:  …