Thinkzilla expands to Scottsdale to support minority-owned businesses

Thinkzilla

Thinkzilla, a brand, marketing and PR agency based in Atlanta, announced plans to open a new office at SkySong, the Arizona State University Scottsdale Innovation Center. The consulting firm said it will hire 25 employees in the first six months. Female and minority-owned Thinkzilla chose Scottsdale because of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem here. Company leaders … Read more

CP Technologies opens new facility in Prescott to expand manufacturing capabilities

CP Technologies

CP Technologies, a standard and custom rugged computer hardware designer and manufacturer, has opened its new 50,000 square-foot facility in Prescott. CP Technologies was acquired by Israeli-based Aeronautics in 2018 and, since that time, has expanded its offerings beyond rugged high-performance computer platforms, data links and LCD displays for the military and industrial and commercial … Read more

Invest Southwest expands Venture Madness competition to companies nationwide

Venture Madness

The 2021 Venture Madness event, Arizona’s longest-running VC conference and pitch competition, is now open for applications through June 3. The difference this year? The event is open to companies across the U.S. “Business growth in Arizona has propelled the state to become one of the best places in the country to start a company,” … Read more

Ruby expanding in Arizona, hiring up to 100 new employees

Ruby, a Portland-based live virtual receptionist and chat company, is looking to expand its presence in Arizona by hiring a number of positions here. Positions range widely from virtual receptionists to sales and marketing. The company is also looking to hire account executives and a VP of revenue operations. The majority of the open positions … Read more

I buy, Minibar flies – On-demand alcohol delivery service expands to Valley

After a crazy day at work, running the kids around to sport practice, helping them with homework, walking the dogs, and getting around to cooking dinner, it sure is nice to go to the refrigerator and grab a bottle of…OMG I’m out of wine! No worries, just grab your smartphone and click on Minibar, the … Read more

Concierge service for seniors Envoy expands to Phoenix, raises $3M

From running errands to picking up groceries, simple tasks can become increasingly difficult for seniors. Envoy, the senior care concierge platform designed to aid in everyday duties, expanded to Phoenix. “Envoy is a family concierge service designed for seniors and their loved ones,” Envoy CEO Justin Lin said. Based on the customer’s needs, the platform … Read more

Wearable health tech startup teleScrypts expanding pilot to Africa

A Phoenix-based med tech startup is working to provide healthcare access for low resource communities, starting with a pilot community in Tanzania. TeleScrypts is piloting with 5,000 of the last hunter gatherers called the Hadza population in Tanzania. This is the first mobile health platform they have used according to founder Omron Blauo. “At teleScrypts our … Read more

Incubator for Veterans expanding to Phoenix

Bunker Labs, an incubator that helps entrepreneurial Veterans, is expanding their efforts to Phoenix. The nonprofit currently has locations in Philadelphia, Austin, and Kansas City among others. “There were a handful of us who were involved in Veterans entrepreneurship and we would be invited out to all of these conferences and conventions,” Bunker Labs executive … Read more

Galvanize expands to Phoenix Warehouse District

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 Downtown Warehouse District. Co-founder Jim Deters also announced that insurance company Allstate will be working … Read more

Seed Spot NEXT program expands nationally

At 17 years-old most kids are keeping up on TV shows, taking part in school clubs, or participating in after school sports, not starting a company. For those teens that have that entrepreneurial spirit, Seed Spot, the socially-conscious incubator, offers the NEXT program. The program is designed to give high school students the resources, skills, … Read more