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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Turning kids into CodaKids – video

October 21, 2015 |

Video contribution Xavier Smith

Instead of your child hanging out on the couch in front of the Xbox for hours on end managing their Mod, what if they could design their own Biomes and give Creepers superpowers?

Scottsdale-based CodaKid, a dynamic … Read More

Twazer, a Craigslist for college students, launches at UA

October 20, 2015 |

There’s Craigslist, eBay and Amazon, and now there’s an e-commerce app that’s tailored specifically to the college student population.

Peer-to-peer and geo-location marketplace Twazer has created a space where users are required to have an .edu login email in order … Read More

CEO Shippo on building a culture of transparency

October 20, 2015 |

Video editing contribution Xavier Smith

While Laura Behrens Wu, CEO Shippo, was working for another startup in San Francisco, she ran a small e-commerce store on the side and often had to find time during the work day to run … Read More

Top 25 semifinalists for Fall 2015 ACA Innovation Challenge announced

October 19, 2015 | 1

Over 131 applicants were considered before the judges narrowed it down to the top 25 semifinalists in the Fall 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge.

Led by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the Challenge is a bi-annual business plan competition for promising … Read More

Order your gameday tailgate on-demand

October 19, 2015 | 1

The avid tailgater shops and preps all the food the night before, then wakes up early, waits in long lines, hauls heavy equipment, and then has to deconstruct when the game ends. If that sounds like too much work, no worries, … Read More

Arizona makes workhorses—not unicorns—and that’s a good thing

October 19, 2015 | 1

Guest Blog by Hamid Shojaee, founder Axosoft, Pure Chat & AZTB

The Bay Area is overrun with horses—unicorns to be exact. And while I wish I was referring to the horned, majestic creatures of lore, I’m actually talking about privately-held … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru: Selfie edition

October 16, 2015 |

Capturing quick snaps has swiftly transitioned into a full-fledged industry in which tech companies are actively creating gadgets geared towards taking the ultimate selfie. Here are some trendy and innovative tech gadgets that can help any individual capture memorable moments … Read More

Crowd engagement app wins jackpot at #ETY15

October 15, 2015 |

Arizona-based Crowd Mics won this year’s inaugural Event Technology of the Year in Las Vegas held by Event Manager Blog.

Mobile app Crowd Mics turns smartphones into wireless microphones for live events by allowing the audience to talk into their … Read More

The Startup Journal: Getting pre-orders to attract investors

October 15, 2015 |

Video contribution by Xavier Smith

For startups with capital intensive products, it’s one thing to have your product demoed, used on a trial basis and liked, but once it comes to converting the customer, many enthusiasts won’t pull out the … Read More

CEO GoDaddy gets props from Grace Hopper ’15 goers

October 15, 2015 |

Last year at the Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Phoenix the “Male Allies” panel consisting of execs from Facebook, GoDaddy, Google and Intuit was less than well received. It got so bad that the … Read More