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Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: Golf Wagers, Cow Collars and Take-Out Food

By | May 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

If you’re finding yourself shifting gears to the outdoors, maybe hitting the golf course or just soaking in the sun, you’ll still have some form of technology by your side. Each week, Tech.Co will be highlighting emerging startups in our spotlight series. This week, we’re taking…

Autonomous Vehicles

Phoenix

Google’s Waymo Offers Phoenix Residents a Chance to Try Self-Driving Car

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Any parent will tell you that being the human taxicab can be exhausting, stressful, and allows for little time for errands.  To help with daily duties, Phoenix families will soon be able to receive a little help from Waymo, the former Google self-driving car project,…

Inspiration

Phoenix

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

Phoenix

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

Phoenix

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…

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Startups & Apps

Phoenix

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

Phoenix

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

Phoenix

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

Phoenix

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

Phoenix

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…

Social Media

Scottsdale

What I Learned From Finding a New Barber With Instagram

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

After following my barber from place to place around the Phoenix metro area for five years he moved too far away and it started becoming too time consuming of a drive and wait to get a fresh haircut. I’m a big believer in getting…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

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…

Announcements

Phoenix

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…

Announcements

Albuquerque

Steve Case to Invest in Western Startups as Rise of the Rest Tour Begins

By | Sep 28, 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. In 2014, Revolution and Steve Case set out to invest in some of…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

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…

Startups & Apps

Phoenix

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

Phoenix

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…