DriveTime to hire 650 employees with dozens in technology

Phoenix-based DriveTime Automotive Group, the nation’s largest used car dealer and financing company, plans to hire 650 full-time employees in Arizona over the next 12 months and dozens of IT professionals, according to the company. To house all of these employees, they are building a new corporate headquarters in Tempe, AZ, at the new Liberty Center at … Read more

Allbound secures $200K bringing jobs to AZ

Founder and CEO Scott Salkin of Allbound, a cloud-based marketing and sales automation tool for companies with indirect sales channels and reseller network, is no stranger to startups and the AZ tech community. While he built IDS Marketing, he’s also delved into the AZ Tech Council and launched Startup Connect AZ, an all day educational session … Read more

Where to get free tech education around the Valley

What is an idea without the means or technology to bring it to fruition? Luckily, various locations around the valley are offering access to their technology labs and educational workshops. The best part? They are free of charge! TechShop is offering complimentary memberships at its Chandler location to ASU students for the fall 2014 semester. Any … Read more

13,900 jobs added to Arizona economy as technology booms

Over the past year, Arizona has been a hot spot for technology and business expansion. With the national eye watching what’s brewing in the Valley of the Sun, companies large and small have chosen to expand in a hotbed of new innovation, bringing both jobs and investments with them. According to data collected by the … Read more

Flagstaff accelerator NACET stretch their wings to 28,000 sq. ft. facility

Flagstaff’s own accelerator NACET is growing at such a fast rate they are needing a bigger nest for their startups and small businesses. This week, they broke ground on a new 28,000 square-foot facility which will house office space, bio labs, conference space and more. NACET President Annette Zinky said, “NACET and the entrepreneurial community are thrilled that the City … Read more

Get your weekends back with startup eJobba on-demand handyman

We all have those pesky jobs we need done – whether it’s trimming the trees or remodeling a bathroom, but it can be hard to find qualified people to complete this kind of work without spending a pretty penny! eJobba is an online database that will help consumers and businesses with the hustle and bustle of efficiently finding qualified … Read more

LearnVest raises $28M led by Northwestern Mutual Capital – more jobs for AZ

LearnVest, a personal financial planning platform, announced a new strategic round of funding of $28 million led by Northwestern Mutual Capital and supported by previous investors including Accel Partners. The total amount of funding raised by LearnVest now sits at a whopping $72 million. LearnVest has offices in New York and Arizona, and is experiencing significant growth. … Read more

LocalWork.com announces new Chief Operating Officer

LocalWork.com has selected Eric Keosky-Smith as its new Chief Operating Officer. Keosky-Smith comes from Infusionsoft in Chandler where he was the Regional Development Director for the past two years. Previously he served as Senior Marketing Executive for Intel in Europe and US.  He was also the co-founder of several businesses including Diner’s Passport, Inc., Shwaag … Read more

Fast job growth forecasted for Arizona and western states

Arizona is forecasted to have one of the fast job growths in the United States, according to an USA Today article quoting an IHS Global Insight report. The article credits Arizona’s growing technology sector for the growth, as well as an increase in tourism and a stabilized housing market. Arizona’s tech sector is growing from … Read more