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Bill Gates Just Bought an $80 Million Chunk of Land in Arizona

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 11:40 am

In recent months, tech companies like Facebook and Google have purchased huge chunks of land in Menlo Park and Toronto, respectively. The goal of these purchases has been fairly straightforward: they want to build smart cities for employees and citizens alike. Well, it might…



Vets First Choice Acquires Arizona-Based Pharmacies, Expands Footprint

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

Vets First Choice, a company that serves as an online pharmacy for 30,000 veterinary practices and provides home delivery of medications and wellness diets to pet owners, is continuing to expand its footprint and suite of services it provides veterinary practices, this time via…



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…



10 Arizona Edtech Companies Thriving in the Desert

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In a survey by PBS, teachers reported that technology is beneficial in the classroom because it enables them to reinforce and expand on content (74 percent), motivate students to learn (74 percent), and respond to a variety of learning styles (73 percent). In Arizona, the edtech…

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…



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…

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…



Shelvspace Vows to Transform Consumer Packaged Goods

By | May 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It might not be the sexiest idea ever, but it’s got the attention of a few people so far. Coming out of the headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona today was the announcement that Shelvspace has successfully raised $1 million in seed funding from Tallwave Capital,…

Dev & Design


Graphic Design Delivery is Broken, Says Design Pickle

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm

It’s routine practice: you need a graphic designer, so you hire a freelancer, firm, or in-house staff to meet the need. Design Pickle doesn’t like that though, because they think the graphic design delivery system is broken. The problem that Design Pickle diagnosed is…



Don’t Lose Your Authenticity as an Entrepreneur

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

When Jennifer Paige was in college, she was in a car accident that took the lives of both her parents. The last thing her mother said to her was: Where do you want to go? Paige has taken up that question as a guiding…


Los Angeles

SMALLab Learning is Shaking Up Education – Literally [VIDEO]

By | Aug 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm

With grade-school kids now carting around the ultimate entertainment device in their pockets, teachers need to get creative to get their attention. SMALLab Learning, based in Los Angeles, is creating new interactive laboratories for schools, where students grab a wand, twist and shake it…



DarkPulse Founder Dennis O’Leary: Entrepreneurship Is Like An Unstoppable Disease

By | Aug 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Fiber optics was not something that Dennis O’Leary, Founder and CEO of DarkPulse Technologies, had in mind for a startup, but he found the opportunity to commercialize a technology while working at a university. DarkPulse offers fiber optics sensor technology to monitor oil, gas…



Eli Chmouni of Veteran Focused AlphaStripe Shares Vision

By | Jul 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

On the 4th of July we collectively celebrate our freedom, a freedom that we fought for. This quickly turns into a reflection on those military veterans and service men and women that gave so much fighting for or defending that freedom. An Arizona-based startup, AlphaStripe is looking to help…



Tim Rocho of Set For Life Aims To Foster Financial Literacy Education

By | Jul 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Financial struggles are one of the biggest causes of stress. So it would only make sense to be totally fluent in financial ins and outs.  Financial literacy enables individuals to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona and founded by…



Gabrielle Palermo Of ASU Student Led Startup G3Box Aims To Save Lives

By | Jun 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

In Malawi, Africa, for every 100,000 live babies born, 1,200 women will die. This is a pretty sad statistic, and a group of four Arizona State University engineering students, led by the team of Gabrielle Palmermo, James Tyler, John Walters and Susanna Young, set out to…