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Is Your Startup Really a Small Business in Disguise?

By | May 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

As the digital economy progresses, the lines between startups and successful small businesses are starting to blur. To be sure, you wouldn’t confuse a law firm in Kansas City with a venture-funded Silicon Valley software startup of the same size. But neither one of…

Autonomous Vehicles

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,…

Education

Arizona State and Draper University Team Up For Entrepreneur Dream Course

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

For college students, going to class and reading about building a business is one thing, but having the opportunity to actually build one of their own is quite another. Sure there are plenty of business courses that students can take to up their game,…

Startup

Second Time’s The Charm: Storage Together Wins Canyon Challenge

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Coming back for the second year, Storage Together won the 6th annual Canyon Challenge at Grand Canyon University on Thursday. Storage Together makes storage more personable and lucrative for the everyday person. The mobile app aims to revolutionize the storage experience for everyone, starting with…

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…