CEO GoDaddy gets props from Grace Hopper '15 goers

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 audience started heckling the speakers and Twitter blew up from attendees criticizing how these men … Read more

Female founders dominate Seed Spot fall 2015 venture class

You go guuurl! Was the common comment I had for the latest batch of ventures entering Seed Spot Fall 2015 class. Out of eleven ventures entering the program, eight of them are women-owned. At the monOrchid, Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and co-founder Seed Spot Courtney Klein welcomed their startups to a crowd of Seed Spot alumni, … Read more

CODE, a quest for an inclusive society – interview director Robin Hauser Reynolds & CEO GoDaddy Blake Irving

One could feel the pulsating energy and sense of empowerment fill the room during the prescreening of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at the GoDaddy campus. CEO GoDaddy and executive producer of CODE, Blake Irving, hosted the film for his employees followed by a panel discussion with director Robin Hauser Reynolds. Inspired by … Read more

New CrunchBase report shows female founders on the rise

Anyone that has been paying attention to the challenge women face in the tech industry knows there is a gap in the representation of female founders and engineers. While local CEOs such as Blake Irving, GoDaddy, are pushing for change by placing more females in C-suite positions and leading girls in tech efforts, there is … Read more

Deeskus, African, Caribbean & Latin grocery delivery service, expands to Phoenix

If you want to make rolled fufu, yam porridge or Carribean chicken wings you don’t have to travel all around the state to pick up various cultural food items. Virginia-based Deeskus, a grocery delivery service for African, Caribbean & Latin American foods has expanded to Phoenix. COO Deeskus Mabel Imala said they started the company because … Read more

Seed Spot expanding social impact platform to US

Seed Spot, a social impact incubator, has announced plans to expand their entrepreneurship program nationally, even internationally, in the years ahead. Cities such as San Diego, Boise, and even Warsaw have expressed interest in bringing the Seed Spot model to their city and building out a socially conscious startup ecosystem. Courtney Klein, co-founder Seed Spot, … Read more

Seed Spot received $330k Kauffman Foundation Grant

Arizona-based business incubator Seed Spot was announced as one of eight companies awarded a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The grant was given to organizations that help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. READ: Female founders dominate Seed Spot fall 2015 venture class “We are incredibly excited to bring funding from the Kauffman … Read more

Women in tech initiatives reach international heights

Bust out the capes and computers! Women in tech campaigns and initiatives have emerged and built awareness on the national stage. Only 26 percent of professional computing occupations in the 2014 U.S. workforce was held by women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. The sheer shortage of women in the tech … Read more

The Startup Journal: finding the right team

Every business has a purpose and every founder knows the problem they are trying to solve. One common problem for founders is how to find others who possess the same mindset and share your vision. So how do you find the right people? For this Startup Journal entry, Meghan Martinez, CEO and Founder of Keasy, gives her advice on … Read more