Scottsdale-based Appointment-Plus Takes The Telephone Tag Out Of Scheduling Appointments

In a world where essentially anything can be purchased, booked, or viewed online, it can be an annoying process when you’re trying to schedule an appointment with a local business that doesn’t have similar online scheduling / purchasing capabilities that you may be used to. The company you’re trying to reach is only open between … Read more

AZ Furnace: An Innovative Startup Accelerator Founded By The State’s Premiere Research Institutions

The trend towards startup incubation is heating up in the Valley. AZ Furnace is the newest player to hit the scene, and they bring some heavy-hitting talent and resources. They are founded by local industry mentors and bring the likes of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and Dignity Health alongside. These research partners will … Read more

Scottsdale-based Axosoft is a Small Tech Company with Big Culture

  Like his company, CEO Hamid Shojaee packs a bigger punch that he lets on. Standing next to him, you get the impression that his ideas are probably much bigger than he is, and that’s just fine for companies like Verifone, Lego, 3M and even NASA. That’s because these companies use Axosoft OnTime to plan … Read more

Snapterms Lays Down the Law, Terms & Policies Style

Any online-based company offering a product or service knows it needs a long and generally painful terms of service, privacy policy, etc. to protect itself from the cornucopia of legal disasters that can occur. Unfortunately, legal terms require a legal specialist (aka lawyer) and lawyers tend to be a capitol-draining, by-the-hour endeavor, especially for a small startup … Read more

Tappforce Builds Mobile Applications for Some of The World's Largest Brands

The mobile market is exploding in popularity. In some parts of the world, mobile internet usage has already overtaken standard desktop access. Whenever you leave your house, you’ll likely see most people around you with their eyes transfixed by their smartphone — checking email, composing a tweet, or using an app. In fact, it’s the … Read more

Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations Provides an Alternative to Ticketmaster

There’s a certain thrill in snagging great seats to see your favorite band the minute tickets go on sale, but nothing kills that buzz like the looming service fees that can end up nearly doubling your final cost. For many, these service fees have been a source of frustration with Ticketmaster for years; since the … Read more

BeenEvaluated Provides 'Amazingly Accurate' Website Appraisals

Joshua Elizetxe knows a few things about appraising the value of a website. In fact, he sold his first website when he was only 14. He used that knowledge and experience to jump into the field of brokering website sales. It was during this time that Joshua had the idea for BeenEvaluated. Joshua had tried … Read more

It’s Official: Loyalty Reward Program, TruePoints, Launches In The Valley

Remember TruePoints? AZTechBeat first met up with their team when we attended the Extreme Pitch 2012 Event at Gangplank. After taking 2nd place at the event, TruePoints was gearing up to officially launch their reward tracking program in Phoenix. Well my friends, that day has arrived! You can now sign up to use their service, … Read more

Katherine Losse Talks ‘The Boy Kings,’ Facebook and Digitalization of Our Lives

It takes a lot of guts to write a tell-all book about working for the largest social networking site in the world, Facebook. Phoenix native Katherine Losse, who now resides in Marfa, Texas, held nothing back in her stinging narrative, The Boy Kings, about being employee number 51 for the organization and grinding it out … Read more

Launch a startup in 54 Hours – Startup Weekend, Chandler begins July 27, 2012

July 27 through July 29, 2012, anyone with an innovative business idea, the passion to succeed, and the courage to register can build it during Startup Weekend Chandler. A 54-hour long entrepreneurial marathon. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that draws developers, designers, managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing pros, and more together to build a new … Read more

Living in the Cloud: It’s Closer than You Think

  I remember way back, once upon a time when I unboxed my first pre-iPod mp3 player — I was absolutely certain I had stumbled upon some alien technology.  How could all my music fit on such a small little memory card? What would happen to all those burned CDs sitting on spindles on my … Read more

ASU Barrett Honors College Students Launch Onvard.com: Recommendation Platform for Self-Education

The way information is shared has changed constantly from generation to generation. In 1989, it was estimated that one weekday edition of today’s New York Times contains more information than the average person in seventeenth-century England was likely to come across in an entire lifetime. (Book: Information Anxiety, Richard Wurman) Can you imagine adding the … Read more

StormWind Provides Live Online Tech Training Via HD Video

Organizations of all sizes struggle with determining the best way to provide their employees with technical training. Traditional classroom training can be expensive and time consuming–often requiring employees to spend days or weeks off site. Simply providing employees with books to study can often prove to be ineffective–as there is very little interactivity or opportunities … Read more

Science Approach's iPad app to teach neuroscience, decision making to students

A small business in Tucson, Ariz. is developing a prototype for an iPad app to help middle school students understand how the decisions they make can impact their developing brains. Science Approach, LLC received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to complete the first of three phases for … Read more

Pearson Is The World's Leading Learning Company

We started AZTechBeat for one reason–we want to bring more attention to the local tech scene and the diverse group of companies that operate here. It baffles us that the scene is largely ignored by local and national press. After all, there are some highly successful companies in Arizona–and a whole bunch of startups doing … Read more

Lessons Learned From Social Media Day Phoenix

About two weeks ago, we wrote about Social Media Day Phoenix, which featured an afternoon of marketing workshops followed by a chance to “engage, connect and play with over 40 local Phoenix business to win prizes, learn about new local businesses and celebrate their love of social media and technology.” We didn’t view this as inherently controversial, … Read more