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Monthly Archives: April 2014

President NACET Russ Yelton departs for CEO of Pinnacle Transplant Technologies

April 18, 2014 |

President and CEO of Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology’s (NACET) Russ Yelton is stepping down and transitioning into his next role as CEO for Pinnacle Transplant Technologies (PTT) – a Phoenix-based biologics company known for making allograft tissue.

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Desarrollo launches Alchemy Lab – 12-week coding bootcamp program

April 18, 2014 |

Desarrollo, an incubator and accelerator program, announced today its plans to launch Alchemy Lab, a twelve-week, hyper-development hacker program designed to elevate skill sets of the next generation of coders.

Founder of Desarrollo, David Rice explained that the program is … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru – the latest from Magellan and Logitech

April 18, 2014 |

Magellan Echo

With so many fitness watches out there, what makes the Magellan Echo different from the others? Named the first sports watch that utilizes smartphone sports app to their full potential. The Echo streams real-time … Read More

Scott Salkin and Jerrod Bailey co-present ‘Visual Storytelling’ at FLFPhoenix May 9

April 18, 2014 |

Last month, the room was “ignited” by an inspirational talk from Tom McDermott, founder of Ignite, who expressed his principles on how individuals should be passionately curious in everything you do. Our next #FLFPhoenix event will feature a new method … Read More

Infusionsoft announces finalists for Battle of the Apps – winning app TBA at #ICON14

April 17, 2014 | 3

After a lengthy review process of over 41 contenders, Chandler’s Infusionsoft has named their top 5 finalists in their Battle of the Apps contest. The winner will be announced at the ICON14 event on April 23-25. Battle of the Apps is … Read More

LearnVest raises $28M led by Northwestern Mutual Capital – more jobs for AZ

April 16, 2014 |

LearnVest, a personal financial planning platform, announced a new strategic round of funding of $28 million led by Northwestern Mutual Capital and supported by previous investors including Accel Partners. The total amount of funding raised by LearnVest now sits at a … Read More

Startup Find Your Influence launches digital mkt tool to boost social reach

April 16, 2014 |

Co-founders Jamie Sims and Crisitine Vieira found a gap in the market and the need for businesses to build their brand by boosting their social reach. Find Your Influence (FYI) is a cloud-based, web application that enables advertisers, agencies and … Read More

Governor Brewer signs bills that bolsters Arizona economic growth

April 16, 2014 |

Jan Brewer’s 2nd term as Arizona’s governor comes to a close later in 2014, but she isn’t quite finished just yet. On February 26, 2014 Brewer vetoed a controversial bill that many critics deemed had “an anti-gay” agenda. Not only … Read More

What you need to know about self-destructing, anonymous and encrypted apps and protecting your digital footprint

April 15, 2014 |

Self-destructing, anonymous, privatexting and encrypted define the latest trend in apps for the younger generation, and increasing among professionals, with the most popular being SnapChat.

These apps are being heavily used by students from high school to college to capture … Read More

8 Ways Not To Be A “Glasshole” – Google Glass One Day Sale

April 15, 2014 |

April 15 is Tax Day but it’s also the day that Google will be releasing the Google Glass to the public for a one-day only sale for $1,500/unit. With more people joining the Google Glass family, we can also expect … Read More