PITOOEY! app to create a 1:1 connection between you and your pizza joint

The developers of the new app PITOOEY! want to simplify the noise of online deal search and focus on what you like, where you like to go or might consider patronizing in the future. PITOOEY! has developed an app that creates not only a personalized, fun, and efficient purchasing outlet for consumers, but a current, … Read more

UAT professor and creator of Star Wars parody viral vid to fund Zero Complex on Kickstarter

Remember this viral video back in December? [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi7KPDi_yQI[/youtube]       With more than a million hits, Paul DeNigris the creator of “Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition” is ready to take the internet by storm again. DeNigris a Professor of Digital Video at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Ariz. is an award-winning filmmaker and film-educator. He recently … Read more

Valley student named one of 50 finalists in the Doodle 4 Google competition

What would your Google Doodle look like if you were asked to draw one? For students K-12, Google held the Doodle 4 Google contest across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…” For one Valley student and … Read more

hackMYhealth: med alert app for active people with medical conditions – startup

In a rural town in Illinois, a computer coding aficionado and his family founded TeraTech Mobile, a technology company that develops mobile apps. The Browns, headed by self-taught coder Zach, recently uprooted their family from Illinois and returned to their roots here in Arizona because of the vast amount of technology resources, infrastructure, and all-around … Read more

Happy 40th Birthday Rubik's Cube

The cubed puzzle that we all love and hate turns 40 today. Invented in 1974 by Ernő Rubik, a Hungarian professor and sculptor, this logic game cube has sold more than 350 million cubes worldwide. It is undeniably the world’s best-selling toy. With the popularity of the original 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube, more variations such as … Read more

Don't be shy, ask the question with 2Shoes app – startup

In elementary school it’s engrained in our minds at an early age to raise our hands when we have a question, so to not interrupt the speaker – simple classroom etiquette. But what about an individual who sits in a giant 1,000-person lecture hall? How do they ask a question and be heard? Or what about … Read more

Microchip President and CEO Steve Sanghi to speak at TiE AZ Global Thought Leader Lecture 5/6

An event designed for C-level execs, entrepreneurs, influencers and students is coming May 6, 2014 to the Tempe Center for the Arts. Microchip President and CEO Steve Sanghi will speak at the TiE Arizona’s Global Thought Leader Lecture and share his thoughts and perspectives about entrepreneurship in a global economy. Sanghi has been widely recognized … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

@Rest for iPad by Heckler Design Looking for an all-in-one holder for your iPad, MacBook Pro or Macbook Air? @Rest’s sleek and modern design is great for your office and home. Constructed with commercial-grade steel and a powder coated finish, @Rest features dual rubber pegs to secure your tablet and laptop. Users and position @rest … Read more

Weekend reads: entrepreneurial success, trimming messages, conquering procrastination

Local entrepreneur Pat Sullivan has just released a free ebook titled “10 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success from a Two-time Entrepreneur of the Year.” The 10-chapter book showcases personal anecdotes and tips and tricks for an individual to become a successful entrepreneur. Get it free here. With endless knowledge and skills in his field, Sullivan has co-founded several companies including … Read more

Game CoLab announces game studio incubator program

We at AZTB always geek out over new Arizona incubators, so naturally we were excited to hear about a new incubator program based out of Game CoLab, a community advocate for video game developers, announced a new game studio incubator program established with the help of an economic development grant from the City of Phoenix. The … Read more

Seth Godin – we need to create better art and aggregate the weird – ICON14

If you’ve ever listened to Seth Godin’s lectures or read his work you know that this speech at Infusionsoft’s ICON14 was going to be eclectic, fast pace and filled with weird – and that’s what makes him Seth. Godin is the founder of squidoo.com and the author of 17 books, including the bestseller Linchpin, Tribes, … Read more

Tucson-based firm hopes to take passengers up to space

If you have ever imagined what it would be like to travel to space, it may soon become as easy as hopping in a balloon for a quick ride to the galaxy. Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation has announced plans for a human flight into nearspace, unlike any other spaceflight experience being offered today, allowing … Read more

Infusionsoft CEO Clate Mask and author Simon Sinek kick off #ICON14

Infusionsoft’s ICON14 conference for small business success kicked off Wednesday morning at Phoenix Convention Center with opening remarks from the CEO of Infusionsoft, Clate Mask. Mask fired up the audience with his energy, passion and insight on how to make a small business prosper. “It means something to be a business owner, and it’s something … Read more

Any dude can do it – startup Cookstarter launches interactive and simple cooking app

Cookstarter, a brand new app created by Tucson resident, Ben Butterworth, and developed by Y Media Labs, is an interactive cooking experience that has simple-to-read instructions, macro size photos and videos, audio instructions of what you are making and categories that make recipes easy to find. Butterworth credits the inception of the app to his … Read more

Pitch for $5K at Get Started Tucson – May 14

Get Started Tucson is a live pitch event put together by a partnership between Cox Business and Inc. Magazine to offer startups in Southern Arizona the chance to win a technology prize pack. The event is to take place during the 51st annual National Small Business Week, May 14, 2014 at the Tucson Scottish Rite, … Read more

Tucson's Mintec to be acquired by Swedish co. Hexagon

Hexagon AB, a Swedish company and global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, has begun negotiations to acquire Tucson-based Mintec Inc., a maker of management and modeling software for the mining industry. Terms of the purchase by Hexagon AB, were not disclosed, and the two companies said they expect the deal to close by … Read more

Happy Earth Day-And Where You Can Recycle Your E-Waste

44 years ago today, we celebrated the very first Earth Day. Technology has drastically changed in the course of 44 years. The need for recycling and properly dispose our electronic products has also increased. Donating used electronics for reuse extends the lives of valuable products. Recycling electronics prevents materials from going into the waste stream.” Based … Read more

ASU Startups to Showcase Learning Tech at ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit

Spring is upon us and Arizona startups are in full bloom as ASU+GSV host the fifth annual Education Innovation Summit April 21st through 23rd. This summit encompasses a whirlwind of tech innovators of all kinds, from entrepreneurs and investors to philanthropists, politicians, educators, and other advocates of education innovation. These innovators will come together to collaborate, brainstorm, and … Read more

Avnet Tech Games announce 2014 onsite and virtual winners

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced the 2014 winners of the Avnet Tech Games. Close to 200 students from Arizona community colleges and universities competed head-to-head for the top spots in the Avnet Tech Games Arizona onsite competition on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) in Tempe, Arizona. … Read more

Racing Snail releases new Checktivity product for insurance agents

Racing Snail, a Phoenix-based cloud-based software company, announced the release of its insurance productivity management system Checktivity. Checktivity is a groundbreaking system that enables insurance agents to track, manage, and analyze the activities that drive sales and builds upon Racing Snail’s software platform that helps insurance agents analyze sales data for the agency. In 2013, Imprezzio … Read more