Secrets to Cyber Monday – AZTB on AZ Family TV

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in a few days, no doubt the tech savvy are looking for the best deals online.  With all the retailers pushing for consumer’s holiday dollars earlier, even on Thanksgiving, and Amazon updating their deals every 10 minutes on Black Friday, the question then becomes will there really be a … Read more

Fox 10 News swings by to talk holiday tech gifts – Video

Reporter Kristy Siefkin from Fox 10 News stopped by AZTB HQ to talk about the hottest tech gadgets for the holiday and where to get the best deals. What tech gifts are you planning to purchase for the holiday? Tell us below or on our Facebook page. [youtube]http://youtu.be/YKWUEFhC58M[/youtube]  

Startups, the SEC and what it means for crowdfunding

Contributing author Jonathan Frutkin is Principal with The Frutkin Law Firm and CEO of Cricca Funding For most startup entrepreneurs, they go into the game knowing they will eventually need to raise money. They also know that more often than not, investors, in the form of family, friends or angel investors, will invest in exchange … Read more

Startup HiringSolved Raises $1M for expansion

HiringSolved the only global social recruiting tool that delivers candidates across all skill sets and industries announced the completion of a $1 million raise from a group of Arizona-based business leaders and angel investors. The raise will be used to continue development of HiringSolved’s proprietary SaaS-based platform, make additional engineering-side hires and expand the company’s … Read more

Tallwave selects 11 healthcare startups for High Tide

Tallwave, a commercializer located in Scottsdale, selected 11 startups seeking to disrupt healthcare as we know it and compete in the High Tide for Healthcare IT Program. Selected participants will build a Minimum Viable Business by completing modules, strengthening their viability and likelihood of obtaining seed funding. Program advancement requires completion of these milestones to reach program completion and … Read more

Tallwave and iAcquire among winners at 2013 Best in Biz Awards

Over 500 entrants vied to receive top honors in the Best in Biz Awards. These awards honors companies, teams, executives and products for their business success and its the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Some of the categories include: Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

Vintage TV w/ Digital Input These are one-of-a-kind vintage televisions converted to fit into this digital age. Each TV is equipped with an audio input to plug into a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and a video cord that is compatible with most inputs, such as HDMI, DVI and serial. Additionally, the designer adds a new … Read more

iAcquire appoints Anthony Bajoras, VP of Customer Development

Phoenix-based digital marketing services company iAcquire announced the appointment of Anthony Bajoras as Vice President of Customer Development. “We continue to hire leaders who blend subject matter expertise, organic leadership, and long-term vision,” said iAcquire’s co-founders Joe Griffin and Jay Swansson in a joint statement. “We are making big moves as an organization and in partnering with … Read more

Startup Intrakr launches low-cost inventory management solution for small businesses

Keeping track of your sales and products through inventory is a huge part of running a successful business and can help determine what the future of your product inventory will look like. Every entrepreneur will tell you that inventory is a tedious task, but albeit a necessary one. Kirk Morales, founder and CEO of Intrakr recognized a … Read more

Receive subtle notifications with Mobi.ON app

Meetings, movie theaters and important events are just some of the situations where you need to turn off your phone-but what if you still need to receive important messages, reminders, and phone calls? Of course there’s an app for that. Mobi.ON is an app that provides you with updates on important activities that need your … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru Gift Guide

AZ Tech Beat has spent all year long looking high and low for the most unique, functional, fun and interesting gadgets for our readers. Remember that one gadget you saw months back made you stop and think, “That would be a perfect gift for Sally!” We figured searching back through our archives might be a … Read more

Startup Late Living lands deal with 2nd largest senior housing provider

As our parents age, the decision to place them in a care center is never easy and quite draining. Fortunately, founder of Late Living Chris Wilson saw a dire need in the caregiving industry and wanted to create a central location where people could go to make the process of finding a home for loved … Read more

Greg Head, CMO of Infusionsoft, talks positioning ones' company for growth – video

Greg Head, CMO of Infusionsoft, gave an energizing and insightful talk on how to strategically position and market ones’ business for success at our Free Lunch Friday event. Greg began the talk with explaining how marketing strategies have changed and businesses today are not just selling to their customers anymore, they also need to think … Read more

Four Arizona Tech companies make Deloitte's Technology Fast 500

Deloitte has announced their 19th Annual Technology Fast 500. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology. These companies are on the cutting … Read more

Startup Park Genius helps you feed the meter through your phone

Park Genius is a mobile app developed by three entrepreneurs coming out of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management and the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program. The app allows motorists to pay for parking through their phone at the meter or remotely. Co-founder, Thomas Maguire, explains that he and his two partners (Ross Shanken and … Read more

Plasma cutters, 3D printers and Square – TechShop Chandler opens for innovation – slideshow

TechShop, a membership-based do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio, officially opened its new location in the ASU Chandler Innovation Center over the weekend. I was able to catch up with the founder Jim Newton and CEO Mark Hatch at the event. After touring the space and Mark and Jim showing me all of the cool products … Read more

CAM EASY takes the win at Startup Weekend Chandler – slideshow – video

Nine startups competed to become the winner of Startup Weekend Chandler. Startup Weekend is an entrepreneurial event where anyone can come and pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour whirlwind of business model creation, coding, designing, … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

The Earshots™ from kubxlab™ are portable speakers designed for mobile devices. Measuring only 35mm in height by 33mm in width and weighing 40 grams, the Earshots offer high-quality stereo sound in the palm of your hand. The speakers are made with aluminum and are compatible with any device with a 3.5mm jack, including smartphones, tablets, … Read more

The envelope please…Winners of AZ Tech Council's 2013 Governor's Celebration of Innovation – slideshow

Last night a spotlight was shined upon young to seasoned innovators in the Arizona technology sector at the Arizona Technology Council’s 2013 Governor Celebration of Innovation. The winners and finalists were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee of experts independent of the Council.  Scroll through our slideshow to see who took home the win. … Read more