More than 1 Million COVID-19 vaccine appointments scheduled using AppointmentPlus

At least a million COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been scheduled using AppointmentPlus, an appointment scheduling technology company based in Arizona.  Online scheduling is more important than ever as the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed to facilities across the country. Vaccine administrators have been working hard to schedule vaccine appointments as fast as possible and the … Read more

CO+HOOTS’s HUUB wins $10,000 in national innovation competition

HUUB, a software platform developed by CO+HOOTS, won a $10,000 grant as part of a competition initiated by a collaboration between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-market subcommittee. The Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition awarded $330,000 in prizes to companies across the country. More than 160 … Read more

The Startup Journal: Finding the right agency

When you have a great idea but don’t know what to do next.The right agency can help you market your ideas correctly into the app you are building. [youtube]https://youtu.be/vVfr7ClFphw[/youtube]   Link2Golf co-founders, Kevin Curry and Laurent Lebihan, sit down with us in the latest episode of The Startup Journal to talk about the decisions a founder … Read more

The Startup Journal: Unplugging makes you a better leader

When things don’t seem to be going your way at work, and you are getting a lot of “Nos,” it is good to step back and find time for yourself. Taking a break can help you get back on track to achieving your goals. Scarlett Spring, President of Visiongate, sits down with us in the … Read more

ASU announces 21 startups for Fall 2015 Edson cohort

Contribution by Chloe Nordquist From a mobile garden care platform to an electronic distribution company, 21 startups have been chosen to join the fall 2015 cohort of the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative at Arizona State University. Each startup will receive mentoring, office space, access to the ASU Startup School, and up to $20,000 in seed … Read more

CO+HOOTS to represent Arizona in global incubator alliance

Coworking space CO+HOOTS will represent Arizona in Startup Federation, a global network of coworking spaces and incubators. CO+HOOTS is located in downtown Phoenix and has become home to more than 200 local small businesses. “CO+HOOTS will be leading the charge for Arizona in the global startup scene,” founder Jenny Poon said. “We will be able … Read more

Meet AVA, the next ed tech superhero for school-age children

A child with the inability to see and hear well in a classroom setting has been correlated to poor performance in school. For Arizona schools, hearing screening tests for school-age children are mandatory. If a child fails a screening test, the current process is to send a flier home with the child and hope for the best, leaving … Read more

Seed Spot Demo Day attracted zombies, dogs and geniuses

From natural smoothie pops to paraffin wax gloves, Seed Spot’s fifth Demo Day showcased startups with a wide variety of goals and social impact areas. Twelve startups presented their ideas Tuesday night to a packed house at downtown Phoenix’s Herberger Theater Center. Seed Spot, an incubator in Phoenix for ventures with social impact, has helped 143 … Read more

Link2Golf lets golfers book tee times with buddies through their smartphone

Between emails, text, phone calls and social media, coordinating friends and tee times for a round of golf can be cumbersome. Phoenix-based startup Link2Golf (L2G) is making it easier to connect with friends, search courses, book tee times and pay for your next of round of golf all through your smartphone. CEO and co-founder Kevin Curry, … Read more

Shop with your voice, gamers and one second videos- Tallwave announce 5 startups for High Tide

Co-written with Jesse Millard And you thought six second Vines or Snapchat was all you needed to tell your story, how about one second clips? Elly, a social-based network, allows users to record one second clips, add music and hashtags, then stitch it all together for a longer compilation. This startup is just one of … Read more

Venture Madness announces its sweet 16 – updated

The next round of Venture Madness brackets leaves only 16 startups who will move on to the final, live-demo portion of the competition for a chance to win their share of $50,000. Jonathan Ariano, chairman of Invest Southwest comments on the startups, “[They] are shining examples of the entrepreneurship and innovation happening in the Southwest … Read more

Software cos. win big at ACA Innovation Challenge

There’s no secret that software companies are bubbling up in the Valley and making headway in the Arizona tech space. Today, software companies from around the state dominated the ACA Innovation Challenge winner circle. Today, the Arizona Commerce Authority announced its six winning companies in the Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) awarding each $250,000 to … Read more

ASU's Startup Village is a cul-de-sac of entrepreneurship

It may take a village to raise a child, but it can also take a village to build a startup. ASU’s new Startup Village is the perfect collaborative space to hone in on your creativity. Startup Village is a diverse residential community of thinkers and doers who can rely on one another’s expertise, energy and ideas … Read more

Co-founder Random Order Audio shares lessons learned from Kickstarter fail

AZ-based startup Liquid Llama Soft., LLC recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their product Random Order Audio, a program that allows artists and producers to add infinite possibilities and texture to their songs, giving them the ability to test out their song in different genres, mixes or instrumental additions, and raise $60,000. Although the campaign totally failed, … Read more

Tucson startups in it to win it at Startup Weekend Tucson

Last weekend, Tucson’s premiere entrepreneurship development organization, Startup Tucson, hosted the fourth annual Startup Weekend Tucson. The event brought together aspiring entrepreneurs to collaborate and bring their business ideas from concept to launch in 54 hours. Teams presented their new ventures to a public audience and a panel of investor-judges for feedback, awards, and some sweet prizes. The … 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

Hacks 4 Humanity Hackathon kicks off September 20th at ASU

Calling all app designers, humanists, and creatives alike – the mission of Hacks 4 Humanity is to create technology solutions and initiatives that will contribute to the social good and address the needs of humanity using the seven principles of ASU Project Humanities “Humanity 101” movement. Together, the seven Principles of the “Humanity 101” curriculum … Read more

Shark Tank Mark Cuban gives advice to scrappy startups – Tech Crunch Disrupt

There is no sport as competitive as business said Mark Cuban, Shark Tank investor and CEO of the Dallas Mavericks. At TechCrunch Disrupt 2014, Cuban shared some words of wisdom on getting funded (even by him) and building a company. Stay competitive Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or newbie to the startup world, you’ve got … Read more

Startup Traklight raises $350K from east coast angels

It’s your baby, you develop it, market it, and are building your customer base, and you don’t want someone stealing it-but how do you protect your intellectual property on a bootstrap budget? Startup Traklight, a self-guided, cloud-based, software platform that creates your custom intellectual property (IP) strategy, aims to help other founders from losing their … 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