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

Crowd Mics win over Shark Tank CoatChex and holograms in latest startup battle

Co-founders and brothers Tim and Sean Holladay are on a roll and scooping up wins from SXSW V2V and now the latest from Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) 2014 Event Innovation Battlefield. SISO is a group of influential companies, corporations and other for-profit entities that own, produce or provide full service management for trade … Read more

Phoenix Mayor pulls up a chair and CO+HOOTS with the community

Ever co-worked with your Mayor? Today City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton along with Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Valley entrepreneurs pulled up a chair for CO+HOOTS 4th birthday and co-worked with the community. This well-known co-working space located in downtown Phoenix on 11th and Washington, celebrated their day at the Clarendon Hotel with an … Read more

Startup Roambotics wins Proto Labs Cool Idea! award for home security robot

What could be better than a robot that protects your home from break-ins? Arizona-based Roambotics took home a win from the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award for their personal robot, Jr., as well as $65,000 of injected mold parts. Jr., an autonomous mobile sensor platform, performs security monitoring. It is always actively monitoring an environment for … Read more

Code for America hosting Open Data Roadshow Sept. 4th

Could the government benefit from enabling open data? Next month, this will be the hot topic at Code for America’s Open Data Roadshow. Local government officials, city managers, technologists, area experts and open data evangelists will have a chance to put their noggins to work to help their community and brainstorm ideas about open data.  Code for America … Read more

Thinking of joining an AZ incubator? Get on it, application deadlines are ahead

Incubators around Arizona serve as the perfect launch point to help businesses thrive. Through many of these programs, entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to work in a creative space and bring their ideas into fruition. Here, we bring you a roundup of  incubators and accelerators with their respective deadlines and application links. SeedSpot Social Entrepreneur Incubator, … Read more

Entrepreneur mag names ASU startup finalist for College Entrepreneur 2014

Entrepreneur magazine announced their top five collegiate finalists for the 2014 contest and one of our own from Arizona State University made the list. Force Impact Technologies and the creators of FITGuard, a mouthguard that indicates the amount of force an athlete endures through a visual display-information from a collision and is synced to their … Read more

eMoneyPool wins at Silicon Valley accelerator, takes home $50K

If you could pool together a bunch of money from your friends and family to buy a car would you? Depending on your location and culture, money pools are known as tandas, cundinas or Su Su, which allow friends and family “pool” a portion of their income together for an established number of pay periods … Read more

WebPT brings in the capital from Battery Ventures

WebPT, a web-based provider of electronic medical record (EMR) for physical therapists, just landed a large investment deal with capital firm Battery Ventures. The undisclosed amount will be used to grow WebPT’s customer and user base which has so far been adopted by more than 35,000 therapists and 6,000 clinics across the U.S. and Canada. … Read more

USA Today's Jefferson Graham and EVB Live shine the light on AZ startup scene – video

This week USA Today tech correspondent, host and producer of USA TODAY’s Talking Tech video series and author Jefferson Graham, spent time with AZ Tech Beat checking out local incubators such as SeedSpot and interviewing many thriving startups who showed off their gadgets for extreme sports, mobile technology, edu tech and more. As Graham discovered, there are pros and … Read more