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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Startup Weekend comes to Northern Arizona University April 4-6

March 10, 2014 |

Startup Weekend brings its next event to Northern Arizona University on April 4-6, 2014, to help novice entrepreneurs gain knowledge and experience from seasoned entrepreneurs. Startup Weekend is an international organization geared towards advancing the startup ecosystem in the local … Read More

Pinnacle Transplant wins Venture Madness, $30K

March 7, 2014 |

Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, a Phoenix-based biotech company, and client company at the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI), was named the Venture Madness champion and took home the grand prize of $30K. The competition began with 64 startups and drilled down to one … Read More

Top 4 startups battle for $50K at Venture Madness

March 7, 2014 |

Eight startups pitched their ideas this morning at Venture Madness, only four will will move on to the final rounds this afternoon.

The advancing companies are Contatta, Pinnacle Transplant Tech, ReplyBuy and Clear Demand.

The final four in the Venture … Read More

Mitel acquired Tempe software company OAISYS

March 7, 2014 |

OAISYS, a Tempe-based call center software company was acquired by business communications giant Mitel Monday.

“Mitel is a natural fit for OAISYS as we look to expand and grow our product range and reach,” said Brian Spencer, OAISYS CEO.

Mitel, … Read More

Southwest Maker Fest starts March 22

March 7, 2014 |

The first ever Southwest Maker Fest will take place on March 22 in downtown Mesa and the organizers are taking the “maker” movement to heart as they prepare for the event.

“There is a strong group of organizations and individuals … Read More

Windows Tablet Nokia Lumia 2520 Review

March 7, 2014 |

The AZTB gadget review team is back! This time we have the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet up for review. With so many tablets out on the market, we know it’s hard to find the perfect one.  So read on and … Read More

Only 8 startups left in Venture Madness

March 6, 2014 |

After head-to-head live pitches Thursday morning, the eight companies that moved to the next round of Venture Madness, were announced Thursday afternoon at the Arizona Diamondbacks spring training game.

Venture Madness is a competition presented by Invest Southwest and the … Read More

Scottsdale’s SyCara Local names new Senior VP of Sales and Business Dev.

March 5, 2014 |

SyCara Local, a digital presence and SEO company in Scottsdale, has named Bryan Ehrenfreund as their new Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Ehrenfreund’s new role on the executive management team will be to focus on driving SyCara … Read More

House of Genius Phoenix launches April 15

March 5, 2014 |

House of Genius is an international organization that brings together a collection of industry leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss innovative ideas for startups, products, and other ventures. There are over 20 locations around the world and Phoenix is opening its … Read More

Startup eMoneyPool raises capital from Accion

March 4, 2014 |

eMoneyPool (EMP), a digital microfinance provider that helps the underserved access capital through their social networks, recently raised an undisclosed amount of capital from Accion’s Venture Lab, a $10 million initiative dedicated to providing seed capital and management to disruptive … Read More