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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Combat porch pirates with your smartphone

December 14, 2015 |

According to the National Retail Federation, over 135 million people are expected to shop online and with it comes the boxes and bags to ones’ door. Unfortunately, the Valley has seen a rise in thieves referred to as “Porch Pirates” … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru: Connect With Your Pet Edition

December 11, 2015 |

Spoil your furry best friend this holiday season with tech gadgets for your pet. Check out some of the coolest tech gadgets that dispense doggy treats or cameras that keep an eye on your pet while you’re away. Your dog … Read More

Comedy and mechanics win at Seed Spot Demo Day

December 10, 2015 |

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist

From event space rental platforms and tamales to gift giving and LOL, twelve startups presented their businesses at the sixth Seed Spot Demo Day at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix and competed for cash prizes, … Read More

Top 10 finalists announced for Fall 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge

December 10, 2015 | 1

Ten finalists were announced today for the bi-annual Arizona Innovation Challenge held by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). This time around 131 companies applied from Arizona, California, Ohio, Utah and Virginia. It was whittled down to 25 semifinalists in October … Read More

Galvanize and WebPT to be neighbors in 120,000 sq. ft. Warehouse District tech campus

December 10, 2015 |

Tech companies looking for an urban feel and a buzzing downtown are gravitating to Phoenix’s Warehouse District.

Yesterday civic leaders, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, WebPT and Galvanize announced the upcoming redevelopment of the 515 Grant Street building, a former produce … Read More

Healthcare transportation Veyo hiring 1,200 drivers

December 10, 2015 | 1

Healthcare providers are taking a new approach to getting their patients the care that they need by using technology. Providers are partnering with technology-based transportation companies to drive patients to their medical appointments.

Healthcare logistics company Veyo takes patients to … Read More

Building a home, one Blok at a time – StartupConnect AZ winner announced

December 10, 2015 |

At the Arizona Technology Council StartupConnect AZ event, keynote speaker Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline said, “entreperneurship is the shovel you use to get to the path of a better goal

Yesterday seven startups pitched to a panel of local tech experts … Read More

Entrepreneurship is not just about making money – Jeff Hoffman co-founder Priceline

December 9, 2015 |

Jeff Hoffman traveled the world for three years mentoring startups; he also started a music company, produced and authored an independent film, built airline boarding pass kiosks, won a Grammy, and co-founded Priceline. While he has walked down many yellow brick roads … Read More

Galvanize expands to Phoenix Warehouse District

December 9, 2015 |

An urban campus where students and entrepreneurs can build their skill set in data science is expanding to Phoenix. Mayor Stanton announced today that Galvanize, the Denver-based education company, will open their 9th campus right in the heart of the … Read More

Customer success and community– Interview with Gainsight’s Anthony Kennada and Mike Manheimer

December 8, 2015 |

After the initial product purchase, that person on the other side of the phone line that manages your account is a member of a growing community whose mission is to maintain a positive and long-term technical and business relationship with customers … Read More