LG G2 -Tech Review

The AZTB gadget review team is back at it with smartphones, and this time we bring you the LG G2. We know that the tech world is buzzing with new gadgets and gizmos and we’re here to give you some good and not so good features of the LG G2 to help simplify it for you. Our … Read more

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving talks about his quest to help small businesses – video

“Hell-bent” on helping small businesses, CEO Blake Irving shares some insight about the new vibe at GoDaddy with their “It’s Go Time” motto and the new website, as well as his goals for the company, the Arizona expansion and how he pushes himself as the new CEO. Watch for part 2 of our interview series … Read more

Win $32K at the Fast Pitch Social Innovation Expo – deadline 10/31

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVP) is seeking organizations to participate in the fourth annual Greater Phoenix Fast Pitch Social Innovation Expo. On the night of the event, up to 8 finalists will make three-minute pitches to a panel of judges. What’s at stake, you may ask? Six different awards and the chance to tell your story to over 500 community … Read more

Startup Shooters Revolution is a slam dunk

With basketball season underway, founders of Shooters Revolution, Kingsley Costain, Michael Johnson and Ryan Holmes came together to create revolutionary technology that teaches you the proper shooting technique during a game. Their EVO ONE ball acts as a coach, using modern technology (a removable chip) to measure the shooter’s motion, emitting an audible tone when … Read more

AZ software cos win Inc. Magazine Hire Power Award

Inc. Magazine announced the 2013 winners of the Hire Power Award. The awards recognize the top 100 privately held companies in the U.S. that ignite the country’s economic vitality through job creation and company growth. Inc. reported that 51,327 jobs were created in 18 months by the Top 100 Job Creators. In the software category, … Read more

Brian Mohr, COO Y Scouts, cuts through the BS to help find your "Y" in the workplace – video

Brian Mohr, COO and co-founder of Y Scouts, a purposed based executive search firm, led an inspirational and thought-provoking discussion at our Free Lunch Friday with his talk “Building Purpose Driven Organizations.” [youtube]http://youtu.be/hqB5haBftTk[/youtube] Mohr kicked off the talk with some shocking stats from the workplace: In a recent article by Yahoo Finance: 60 percent of … Read more

Pure Chat launches iOS app to help keep up with customers on-the-go

Pure Chat, a live support and sales software that simplifies communication, launched their iOS mobile application to help businesses stay connected with their customers on-the-go. Normally one would have to be at their computer to live chat with their customer, now with the new Pure Chat application, owners and customer support team members have the … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

The Clockee Talkee is a walkie-talkie, alarm clock and thermometer all in one. Featuring a modern, sleek wood grain design, this stylish device allows for easy communication around the house or office. The Clockee Talkee has eight channels to allow users to have private conversations and a broadcast setting for sending messages to all Clockee … Read more

Startup Worthworm launches today – the first web-based pre-money valuation system for early stage ventures – video

Worthworm, the first web-based valuation system for early stage ventures designed to generate a realistic, defensible and credible pre-money valuation (PMV) for founders seeking investment from angel investors, launched today. Co-founders Alan Lobock (also co-founder of SkyMall) and Paul Jackson tapped into their experience on both sides of the negotiating table and designed the tool … Read more

Snap. App. Composite., Startup Yo! Moments creates memories through your phone

Remember walking the halls of your college or university and seeing rows and rows of photo composites capturing the faces of fraternities/sororities, faculty, board members or other groups? One early-stage startup found a way to make digital composites through your phone. Introducing Yo! Moments, these founders developed an app that allows you to create an interactive … Read more

AZ Startups to compete at Tech Cocktail Celebrate for $10K

Tech Cocktail Celebrate, a national startup competition and conference, will take place in Downtown Las Vegas from October 23rd through 25th. The conference attracts a plethora of startup founders, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, investors, media, and local community leaders from across the country. Throughout the year, Tech Cocktail traveled far and wide with the goal of uncovering the nation’s … Read more

Apple launches iPad Air, new iPad Mini, OS X Mavericks, new MacBook Pro & Mac Pro

Today Apple launched the iPad Air, new iPad Mini, OS X Mavericks, new MacBook Pro  and Mac Pro at their “We still have a lot to cover” event. Here are the highlights from the event and the new features of each product.     OS X Mavericks 10.9 More than 200 new features including content … Read more

Breaking News- Terralever merges with E.B. Lane to create a marketing powerhouse

Announced today, digital firm, Terralever, and advertising and public relations agency, E.B. Lane, merge to form a new marketing powerhouse simply named, LaneTerralever. This merger is a bold move in response to market trends, and rivals the size, talent and capabilities found among marketing firms in the largest markets, east to west coast-and we’ll have … Read more

Breaking News – Integrate Raises $7 Million in equity led by Foundry Group

INTEGRATE the first closed-loop marketing software and media services provider announced today they received $7 million in new equity funding led by the Foundry Group with participation from Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures. The company’s $7 million adds to the $11 million Integrate received in March 2012 from Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global and Foundry Group, … Read more

Pitch your company for a cash prize at TiE Arizona Rapid Fire Angel Pitch! Deadline ends tomorrow!

TiE AZ is now accepting entries for the annual Rapid Fire Angel Pitch event for 2013. This event gives entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their company in front of a panel and audience and a lucky winner will receive a cash prize. TiE Arizona strives to inspire, foster and support entrepreneurship in Arizona. The company also … Read more

8th annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference (AZEC) to take place November 13th

The 8th Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship (AZEC) conference is where Arizona innovators and investors connect, collaborate and grow. This event strives to bring entrepreneurs together, share pertinent and valuable knowledge, benefit the surrounding communities, and develop strong relationships between one another. “This conference has grown to one of the most anticipated events of the year, and this … Read more

Brian Mohr, Co-Founder & COO of Y Scouts, to speak at Free Lunch Friday

Last month at Free Lunch Friday, mobile app developers Jo Overline and Ryan Allen, better known as the Dapper Gentlemen, lit up the room with a healthy dose of humor and advice with their talk “Embracing Disruptive Mobile Technology.” Their talk drew over 10,000 views to AZ Tech Beat TV YouTube channel. For entrepreneurs considering … Read more

Pat Sullivan's Startup Contatta launches platform to streamline the way business people make contact

Stealthmode is over and Contatta, the visionary new company co-founded by Pat Sullivan of ACT! and SalesLogix acclaim, officially launched as a public beta at the DEMO Fall 2013 conference. In a survey by McKinsey Global Institute, the average worker spends more than a quarter of their day in their email inbox, and the average corporate … Read more

Deemed "Worst Pitch" on Shark Tank, Startup Rolodoc aims to sharpen their virtual rolodex

Drs. Albert Amini and Richard Amini got a once in a lifetime chance to present their startup RoloDoc on live television on the popular show Shark Tank. Their basic platform is to create a credible physician directory and mobile health app patients can use to reach out directly to a doctor that fits them perfectly. … Read more