7 Startups to compete at AZ Technology Council Startup Connect

Startups ranging from jumping the line at your favorite nightclub to finding the closest farmers market will compete this week at the annual Arizona Technology Council StartupConnect AZ for a cash prize and receive some good 1:1 time with CEOs, investors and influencers. This year, content for the event includes advice and tips from 50 … Read more

ASU Fulton Engineer School launches Startup Center, holds Demo Day competition

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist Arizona State University’s Fulton Schools officially launched their Startup Center Thursday as a way to empower undergraduate and graduate students within the schools to explore entrepreneurial ideas. The Center will offer innovation courses, workshops, mentoring and other events. “We’ve positioned this competition to be at the top of the funnel in … Read more

Challenge Cup AZ names 1st round of winners

Co-written Tishin Donkersley The Arizona technology community of co-working spaces, incubators and startups came together this past Saturday for the inaugural Challenge Cup AZ where startups from around Arizona competed for a seat in the next round held in San Francisco. Co-hosted by CO+HOOTS, Seed Spot, Blind Society, Coplex, StartupAz Foundation, Local First Arizona, Nerdery, Stealthmode Partners, … Read more

AZTB Tailgate Giveaway – UofA vs ASU Rivalry Game in Tempe

Who’s going to the UofA vs ASU football game on November 21st? Do you have tailgate plans? Now you do! Tailgater Concierge has teamed up with AZ Tech Beat on a Tailgate Giveaway! One lucky fan will win a Field Goal Package tailgate (valued at $395.00) for the UofA vs ASU game on November 21st … Read more

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

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 device that treats jaundice in newborns [versus] the technology used today [which is] LEDs or … Read more

SynCardia's heart beats for Wall Street, filed for IPO – updated

Tucson-based SynCardia Systems, a total artificial heart development, manufacturing and commercializing company, filed for IPO under the proposed symbol TAHT (total artificial heart temporary) and looking to raise $34.5 million according to NASDAQ. The company plans to issue 2.5 million shares with an over allotment option of $375,000 at $10-12 per share. The lead underwriter is Roth Capital … Read more

ASU professor awarded Bioscience Researcher of the Year

ASU professor Wayne D. Frasch, Ph.D. was named the 2015 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year for his DNA profiling technology. “The Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year Award is our industry’s way of recognizing the amazing work happening here in Arizona,” President and CEO of AZBio Joan Koerber-Walker said. “Nominations are collected statewide from … Read more

Dropbox cloud storms into Sun Devil territory

Arizona State University is upgrading from slow servers and thumb drives to cloud-based storage. ASU is joining the list of universities that are now using Dropbox for Education’s collaboration platform. They launched the platform university-wide for over 10,000 faculty and staff members. The platform will help with storing and managing staff files and research documents … Read more

2015 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation announces winners

The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced the winners for the 2015 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards Tuesday. The awards honors members of Arizona’s technology ecosystem who impact the state’s growing technology community. “Each year we set aside a day to gather and recognize the tremendous contributions innovators make to strengthen Arizona’s … Read more