Events

Phoenix

Make Sure Your Mistakes Are Affordable

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Making mistakes while building a business is part of the startup journey. But depending on the severity of the lesson, it can set you back or even close the doors for good. Fortunately, at Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Phoenix

How to Embrace the Indispensable Skill of Saying No

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re a busy professional, I’m betting that at some point in your career, you’ll feel torn by the continuous push and pull of giving your time, energy, and resources to others and saving some of it to take care of yourself. Whether you…

Funding

Phoenix

Why We Invested: What Made This SaaS Company Stand Apart?

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

I am often asked what separates the startups we choose to invest in versus the ones opt to forgo. The truth is there’s a lot that goes into evaluating companies through the lens of their investment potential. And while we absolutely look at the…

Culture

Phoenix

3 Interviewing Techniques for Finding Conscious Leaders

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Hiring is one of the most complex—and crucial—elements of running a business, and that only becomes more evident as companies grow. After all, the best employers are looking for talented individuals who can not only execute day-to-day tasks and bring new ideas and strategic…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Phoenix

Your Worst Nightmare Could Be Your Next Product Breakthrough

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

If you’re like many business owners, your worst nightmare goes beyond paying the bills and keeping employees productive. It probably has more to do with the thought that your business will eventually become irrelevant in the market and what you worked countless hours for…

Finance

Phoenix

When Raising Capital Becomes Risky Business

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s often seen as the ultimate goal for startup founders –get the attention of a powerhouse VC, raise capital to get your business off the ground, then make a successful and lucrative exit. If only it were that simple. Every business needs cash to…

Entrepreneur

Phoenix

Raising Capital Comes Down to Trusting Your Instincts

By | Sep 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

Your startup that was seeded with your own money is really starting to take off. With good business instincts and sound financial management, you’ve bootstrapped your business into a success. Your big idea has transformed into a thriving, rapid-growth company that’s turning a sustainable…

Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: Data Privacy, Smart Homes, and Streamline Your Work

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With the holidays on the horizon, creating a protective barrier around your home with smart technology might be a good way to go. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found ones that can…

Marketing

Phoenix

How to Manage Trolls When They Attack Your Company’s Reputation

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

In today’s digital world, companies and individuals alike can’t afford to ignore their online reputation. With so many online review and social media outlets that aggregate comments about businesses, the consequences of not monitoring your business’s reputation could mean losing future opportunities. No one…

Finance

Phoenix

4 Ways Women Founders Prepare for Investor Meetings

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

Getting your pitch down, dealing with rejection, the stress of waiting for the big check and trying to make payroll are just some of not-so-fun parts of raising capital, but for many, it must be done. These days, more women founders and cofounders are…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Phoenix

Sleeping Near Your Dog Leads to a Better Night Sleep

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The next time your furry friend wants to sleep in your bedroom, you might have to say yes. A recent study released by the Mayo Clinic, revealed that adults that slept with their dog in their bedroom showed a better night sleep Researchers from…

Opinion/Analysis

Phoenix

How The Tech Evolution is Leaving Teachers Behind

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The use of technology in the classroom has steadily gained traction over the past decade. From tablets and computer games to social media, school systems across the country have identified technology as a unique resource for learning. With the first generation of digital natives…

Personal Branding

Phoenix

How Millennials Manage Their Online Reputation to Attract Employers

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you are a GenXer, you’re probably thrilled that the knucklehead stuff you did as a younger person couldn’t instantly be turned into a video, Snap or Tweet. However, millennials’ lives can be put online by anyone with a smartphone at any moment. In…

Accelerator

Phoenix

Every Arizona Accelerator, Incubator, and Innovation Space, Listed

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Arizona is known for the Grand Canyon, golf courses and a whole lot of tourism. But if you take a deeper look, the beautiful desert state has a vibrant tech ecosystem, filled with innovative startups from Tucson to Flagstaff and everywhere in between. If…