AZ Tech Podcast Episode 4: Jenny Poon, Founder & CEO, CO+HOOTS/HUUB

Entrepreneurship is in Jenny Poon’s DNA. Her parents own and run a Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant in Minnesota and they worked hard so that Jenny could go to college and get a good job. They didn’t want her to have to start a business like they did.   But, that’s exactly what she did.  Jenny’s been running … Read more

CO+HOOTS’s HUUB wins $10,000 in national innovation competition

HUUB, a software platform developed by CO+HOOTS, won a $10,000 grant as part of a competition initiated by a collaboration between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-market subcommittee. The Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition awarded $330,000 in prizes to companies across the country. More than 160 … Read more

CO+HOOTS takes 2nd in FirstBank competition

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley CO+HOOTS, Phoenix’s largest co-working community, participated in the FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business contest where the prize money would be used to accelerate ones’ business. If anyone has been paying attention, this co-working space is accelerating at full speed. Earlier in November, they announced plans to expand to a 14,000 sq. ft. space offering more than … Read more

CO+HOOTS announces Spring 2016 expansion plans

CO+HOOTS, downtown Phoenix’s largest co-working community, is expanding to midtown Phoenix. The No. 2-ranked co-working space in the nation (No. 9-ranked in the world) is adding a second location at 221 E. Indianola. Set to open in Spring 2016 near the light rail and in the heart of Phoenix’s next development reawakening, the 14,000 sq. … Read more

CO+HOOTS launches socially-conscious art marketplace

The founders of CO+HOOTS have launched their fourth business in Phoenix — an ecommerce site for art prints where a portion of the proceeds are sent back into a community. Odeen Domingo and his wife Jenny Poon have acquired, rebranded, and launched Fresh Words Market, a marketplace that features art prints with positive messaging. “We … Read more

CO+HOOTS ranked Top 10 co-working space in the world

CO+HOOTS, a collaborative co-working space located along the light rail in downtown Phoenix, was named in the “Top 10 Co-working Spaces in the World” list by San Francisco-based company, Ubiq. Coming in at No. 9 on the list, downtown Phoenix’s first and largest co-working space was named among other spaces including California’s Hacker Lab and Berlin, … Read more

CO+HOOTS to represent Arizona in global incubator alliance

Coworking space CO+HOOTS will represent Arizona in Startup Federation, a global network of coworking spaces and incubators. CO+HOOTS is located in downtown Phoenix and has become home to more than 200 local small businesses. “CO+HOOTS will be leading the charge for Arizona in the global startup scene,” founder Jenny Poon said. “We will be able … Read more

Phoenix Mayor pulls up a chair and CO+HOOTS with the community

Ever co-worked with your Mayor? Today City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton along with Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Valley entrepreneurs pulled up a chair for CO+HOOTS 4th birthday and co-worked with the community. This well-known co-working space located in downtown Phoenix on 11th and Washington, celebrated their day at the Clarendon Hotel with an … Read more

CO+WORK, CO+BUILD, CO+CHANGE – PHX CO+HOOTS launches non-profit arm

CO+HOOTS, downtown Phoenix’s largest coworking community, has announced the launch of a charitable non-profit arm: CO+HOOTS Foundation, which will focus on building business educational opportunities, nurturing a stronger coworking community and providing pro bono service to the non-profit sector. “When I founded CO+HOOTS, we always had the intention of bringing coworkers together to benefit the … Read more

Co+Hoots Collaborates with Greater Than Coffee at Their New Location

Traditional workspaces have been drastically changing. Many people now work from home, telecommute, work in public spaces, or in collaborative offices. All of these modern workplaces depend on collaboration, teamwork, and flexibility that is drastically different from the traditional isolated cubicle. Co+Hoots has created the first coworking space in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. They state that … Read more

CO+HOOTS Hosts Event to Make Arizona THRIVE

CO+HOOTS is one of the best places in Arizona for coworking–hosting 16 businesses as well as a small army of freelancers and startups that call the spot their “office.” They’re focused on bringing members of the creative class of Phoenix together and fostering collaboration and mutual growth. One way they do this is by hosting … Read more

Co+Hoots Gives Phoenix Creative Professionals a Place to Call "Work"

Over the last decade years, more and more professionals have been able to forgo the corporate office environment and work from anywhere with an Internet connection. But while working from home may sound like a dream come true, it often proves to be amotivational and, frankly… lonely. Similarly, the “work from coffeehouse” model can be terribly … Read more

Coffee, collaboration and co-working – AZ Co-working Guide

Co-written with Carlene Reyes A 9-5 workday just isn’t what it used to be—especially for entrepreneurs and small businesses when it comes to getting work done. The day-to-day needs and lifestyle for this demographic are a little different from the average office worker, so why should they expect to work in the same ho-hum environment? … Read more

Amplify your social media with Ampsy, expands to Scottsdale

Tennis player Maria Sharapova recently opened her Sugarpova candy stores in the US. To build up the buzz, the company launched the #ISpySugarpova pop up campaign at Wimbledon during her time on the court. The campaign generated several thousand sweet tooth images and content from fans and was captured with help of the comprehensive social media … Read more

POTUS Demo Day promotes diversity, AZ companies recognized

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley Only 1% of America’s venture capital-backed startups are led by African Americans, and only 3% are led by women. This has to change. Today, President Obama is hosting the first White House Demo Day, promoting diversity across all industries for women and minorities. The event is giving 30 entrepreneurs and startups … Read more

Phoenix Hackers to Compete in International “Tech-Olympics”

Hackers get ready, because Phoenix will be participating in the international Smart City App Hack — a program launched in Barcelona this year to empower people to create apps and solutions for cities around the world. The City of Phoenix is looking for its representative in partnership with the Institute for Digital Progress. “It’s like … Read more

GlobalTranz secures $40M in funding, shoots for $1B revenue by 2016

GlobalTranz, a Phoenix-based supply chain logistics company, announced the completion of $40 million in Series C funding, according to a press release Monday. “Our technology and agent offering is the best in our industry right now, and I am excited to work with the Susquehanna and Providence teams. This investment is going to help in … Read more

Collaborate, create and have a beer: AZ co-working spaces make work fun

A 9-5 workday just isn’t what it used to be—especially for entrepreneurs and small businesses when it comes to getting work done. The day-to-day needs and lifestyle for this demographic are a little different than the average office worker, so why should they expect to work in the same ho-hum environment? Co-working spaces are becoming … Read more

2nd Charity Makeover begins April 5 – techies collaborate for the greater good

Charity Makeover is a non-profit organization that helps other non-profits thrive by donating talent and time to “makeover” everything from their marketing campaigns to website and help them run more effectively. Sean Tierney, Chief Guru at Automation Gurus and mentor at Seed Spot, created Charity Makeover to bring together a collection of industry leaders, techies … Read more