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Inspiration

Life as an NBA Data Scientist – Interview

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Kids all around the country gravitate to the parks, YMCAs and school gyms to shoot hoops and pursue their dream to play in the NBA. For Anthony So, the realism of playing with Kobe was not in his future, but the ability to work near…

Ecosystems

3 Lessons for Startups Trying to Solve an Industry Problem

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

When diving into a city’s ecosystem, a common question is where are all the startups? Sure you can ask around, but to have one central place where the community can turn to is not something ecosystems tend to have available. Having a hub where anyone…

Funding

Venture Capitalists Talk About the Importance of Due Diligence

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Within a tech ecosystem, local investors are on alert to find the hottest startup and latest innovation where they can place their money and hopefully strike gold. Phoenix Startup Week and Chase for Business hosted a venture capital panel with seasoned and active investors…

Ecosystems

5 Veteran-Led Businesses Innovating in Phoenix

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being in the military is a great honor in this country. But when the brave men and women return from serving the United States, many turn to entrepreneurship as a way to continue supporting themselves and their families. In fact, nine percent of all…

Startups & Apps

In a Word-Of-Mouth Business, Customer Service Is Key

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The mechanic comes out and tells you that the rattle you were hearing in the car can be fixed, but they need to find parts to finish the job. Fortunately, mechanics now have access to an online inventory that will make locating and retrieving the…

Funding

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…

Ecosystems

Notes From the Road: Rise of the Rest Phoenix Tour

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 11:20 am

In the Valley of the Sun, there is a heat wave of startup activity throughout the community. Our final stop on the Rise of the Rest Tour landed us in Phoenix and we went full afterburner until the sun set in the west. We…

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