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AZ Tech Beat | April 25, 2017

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Voting opens for Venture Madness top 64 startups

January 7, 2016 |

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 … Read More

Have to miss your kid’s game? Live stream it with Urepp

December 17, 2015 |

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist

For those parents that aren’t able to make their child’s sport game, there’s a new app to help bring the game to them.

Urepp gives parents the option to watch customized live highlights of their … Read More

Top 25 semifinalists for Fall 2015 ACA Innovation Challenge announced

October 19, 2015 | 1

Over 131 applicants were considered before the judges narrowed it down to the top 25 semifinalists in the Fall 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge.

Led by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the Challenge is a bi-annual business plan competition for promising … Read More

Medtech startup NeoLight to help babies with jaundice – interview with co-founders

October 12, 2015 |

Video Contribution by Xavier Smith

Medtech startup Neolight, a device that helps treat jaundice in newborn babies, is continuing to gain speed and will soon be finalizing their product and sending it off for FDA approval.

“Neolight is a phototherapy medical … Read More

The Startup Journal: Persevering through tough times

October 8, 2015 |

Have you ever thought about giving up? Many founders will face this question when tough times and challenges seem to confront them time and time again and wonder if it will ever get better. However, it’s how a founder reacts to … Read More

ReplyBuy, instant mobile ticket with a text, raises $2M to enhance fan engagement

October 5, 2015 |

Need an extra ticket for the UA game? No problem, send a text, get a mobile ticket.

ReplyBuy, a mobile commerce platform that allows customers to purchase items through a text message, announced today a $2 million raise with participation from … Read More

Picmonic closes $2.3M round to expand student reach– interview with co-founders Adeel Yang & Ron Robertson

October 5, 2015 | 1

Instead of using Rote memorization methods to pound medical terms such as macrolides and bacteriostatic into ones’ head for finals, students are turning to Picmonic, a visual learning platform, where definitions, diseases and diagnoses are transformed into colorful, goofy and … Read More

Companies prepare for battle at 1st annual SaaS Ping Pong tournament Oct. 1- video

September 29, 2015 |

Bats, blades and backspins will take center stage on October 1. Players from around the Arizona SaaS community will descend upon the Allbound office in the hopes of taking home the win and bragging rights for their company as champion of the … Read More

Refinance your home over a mocha with Loanatik – TechCrunch Disrupt

September 21, 2015 |

Video editing by Xavier Smith

Getting a home refinanced could mean thousands of dollars of savings for a family, but the process of filling out mounds of paperwork, managing credit reports and dealing with layers of banking representatives is a … Read More

Female founders dominate Seed Spot fall 2015 venture class

September 10, 2015 |

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 … Read More