Startup Mobile Safe Case close first round of funding

Startup Mobile Safe Case, a device or case that allows you to lock up your personal items via smartphone, announced today the closing of their first round of funding of $175,000 from an undisclosed Arizona-based hedge fund. CEO Justin Zastrow tells AZTB that the money will “…allow us to source and deliver our to-go-market product … Read more

Startup Mobile Safe Case signs multi-mill deal with co-founder LifeProof

If you’ve ever want to keep your valuables safe on-the-go, the founders of Mobile Safe Case have you covered. The patent pending technology allows an individual to lock and unlock precious cargo via the Mobile Safe smartphone app and a personalized pin number. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fEMNj7lHao[/youtube] This startup has been on the fast track and recently entered … Read more

Campus shooting survivor launches safety app for ASU students

With campus shootings and crime rattling the country in recent months, tech firms and universities have taken an advance turn to supply students with in-palm methods of alerting authorities about on-campus crimes. Last week Arizona State University announced its launch of the school’s LiveSafe app, which allows users to report tips to the ASU Police … Read more

On-Demand Taxi Service Vies for Mobile Customers

With Arizona’s DUI laws being one of the toughest in the country, it makes sense to grab a cab after a few-but waiting around for a ride is a necessary inconvenience. Companies such as Uber try to lessen the waiting time by offering “on-demand” pick up with various levels of car service-but prepare yourself for … Read more

Scottsdale iOS App Developers, Software Ops, Obsess Over Data Security To Keep Your Information Safe

Software Ops is so dedicated to security, they not only have six homemade applications for Apple users around the purpose of safe storage, they even named their latest app “My Eyes Only Pro” to drive home the point. My Eyes Only Pro is a secure password and personal information manager for iPhone & iPad, and … Read more

Mobile App Developers Poke Fun At Airport TSA With New Game For iPad

Taken a flight recently? If so, can you remember the extensive process it took getting through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line? The process: make sure you don’t have any liquids over 3.4 ounces, make sure all liquids and gels are in a 1-quart clear zip-top bag, take your laptop, tablet, smartphone, keys, and coins … Read more

Smart Armor expands home and on-the-go product lines

Story Contribution: Thomas Hawthorne Knowing that your valuables are being stored safely and securely is a necessity for anyone. With Smart Armor, a new technology startup, the company aims to solve that issue with their new line of home and on-the-go products. CEO Justin Zastrow and COO Ira Hayes discuss how their products work using Bluetooth … Read more

25 startup semifinalists in Spring 2015 ACA Innovation Challenge

The list is in! Here are the 25 semifinalists for the Spring 2015 Arizona Commerce Authority Arizona Innovation Challenge vying for $250,000 to help build their business. All but one startup (Matrix Medical) is Arizona-based. Since 2011, the AIC has received over 1,400 applications. This Challenge is a semi-annual business plan competition awarding $1.5M in the Spring … Read more

2014 AZTB Startup Wrap up

With 2014 quickly coming to an end, it is time to celebrate the successes of startups in Arizona tech! We spoke to some proud AZ startups who shared some of their major updates from the year and gave some advice for budding startups. Aqwastream – a refill water bottle dispenser with tailored digital media station … Read more