The Medical Memory aims to improve physician-patient communication, raises $2.1M

It happens more often than not, by the time a person walks out of a doctor’s office and gets home, the verbal details between patient-physician are forgotten. It’s so common that one health tech company is solving this problem by ensuring that you can review all the details of the appointment. Developed by Dr. Randall … Read more

It's down to the top 16 finalists in Venture Madness

Breaking it down again from 32 to 16 startups. Venture Madness announced the top 16 finalists who will pitch in the live competition for a chance to take home a part of the $100,000 prize. “With the live event just weeks away, the final 16 are working hard to prepare for the head-to-head competition,” Karen Katzorke, executive … Read more

32 advance in 2016 Venture Madness competition

It’s down from 64 to 32 startups who will advance to Round 2 in the Invest Southwest 2016 Venture Madness competition and walk away with a piece of the $100,000 prize. Of the 32 finalists, one of them will win the 2016 People’s Choice winner and take home a $5,000 prize. Vote for your favorite company … Read more

Voting opens for Venture Madness top 64 startups

Time to break out the brackets for Venture Madness 2016! This event, brought to the Valley by Invest Southwest and Arizona Commerce Authority, is where the top 64 startups go head-to-head in a pitch competition and vie for a portion of the $100,000 prize and the chance to be crowned champion. The first elimination round begins tomorrow … Read more

Winner! Winner! ACA Innovation Challenge Fall finalists announced!

There’s a week or so left before the new year and these startups have more money to kick off 2016 with a bang and build their business. The ACA Innovation Challenge announced their Fall finalists who will take home $250,000 in grant money to grow their business. Let’s find out who’s celebrating tonight…   Beacon … Read more

Top 10 finalists announced for Fall 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge

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 and now to the top 10. This is the biggest challenge in Arizona and the … Read more

Synapse workshop attracts medtech startups – Sept 17-19

Medtech venture capitalist and strategic consultant firm MediCoventures will hold a 3-day workshop to help 10 attendees learn, build, and measure their medtech startup. Participants will go in with an idea, and walk out with a product. “We love creating medical startups. This is what we know and what we have done our entire careers,” … Read more

Who's got the moola? Investors funded these Arizona startups

More than halfway through 2015 and Arizona is on track for another great year of funding. These are the latest funding announcements that occurred May to July.   eVisit Gilbert-based telehealth software startup eVisit announced the raise of $1 million in seed funding this week led by Alan Ram, Founder of Alan Ram’s Proactive Training … Read more

Peek into the next gen of Apple devices with 3D Touch

Content contribution from Tishin Donkersley The world has been patiently waiting for technology giant Apple to unveil new products, and they certainly did not disappoint. Tim Cook and his team unleashed a variety of updates to existing products like the Apple Watch, iPhone and Apple TV, and revealed a few new products like the iPad … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Holiday Gadgets Guide

The holiday season is upon us, so gear up and check out the latest gadgets that these awesome tech companies have to offer! From home automation to music to everything in between, this year’s Holiday Gadgets Guide will surely impress the tech enthusiast in your life.   HOME AUTOMATION   Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight What … Read more

Why we need Wheezy more than ever – founder and CEO Vicinity Health Chris Stiffler dies at 35

For many founders, their product or creation is developed out of the need to solve their own problems, and in turn it could help others. For Chris Stiffler, founder and CEO of Vicinity Health, who suffered from severe asthma attacks, he developed the software and design for a device called Wheezy that pairs with users’ smartphone to help … Read more

Silly pictures and iPads make learning science a breeze

It’s a crisis that shadows the United States year after year: students across all education levels fall behind in the sciences, leaving them and teachers struggling with how to keep up. In 2013, only 36 percent of high schoolers were ready for college-level science, and 38 percent of students who started off as a STEM major didn’t graduate as … Read more

Final 16 startups to battle it out at Venture Madness

Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, introduces the final 16 competing startups that will pitch live for a chunk of the $50,000 prize. Additionally, Venture Madness announces today that Geoffrey Moore; a best-selling author, Venture Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Chairman Emeritus, TCG Advisors, The Chasm Institute and The Chasm … Read more

Mastering biology with Picmonic – startup

Where was this when I was in college? Remember taking biology class and trying to recall the difference between cytoplasm, nucleoplasm and mitochondria during an exam? Luckily one startup can help. Picmonic is a research proven audiovisual mnemonic tool that helps students master information faster and retain knowledge longer. Currently the product is centered around … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru Gift Guide

AZ Tech Beat has spent all year long looking high and low for the most unique, functional, fun and interesting gadgets for our readers. Remember that one gadget you saw months back made you stop and think, “That would be a perfect gift for Sally!” We figured searching back through our archives might be a … Read more