How to improve company culture — and minimize drama — in your growing startup

As your company grows, you may notice a change in the air around your physical — or virtual — office. You might hear of petty drama, rumors or disgruntled employees through the grapevine. “When did this happen?” you might think. How did attitudes change so much on your watch? According to Chris Cardinal, it’s likely … Read more

Ibrahim Mesbah says he’s hoping to build the Amazon of buying and selling car parts in latest AZ Tech Podcast episode

Ibrahim Mesbah wasn’t planning to build a multimillion dollar company. While he worked at PayPal, he developed a passion for finding e-commerce solutions. He was helping a friends’ brother source auto parts a few years ago at a Honda dealership here in the Valley and he saw how complicated and inefficient the process was. From … Read more

ASU boasts two 2021 grads with blossoming tech startups

‘Tis the season for graduation. Hats will fly, tears will fall and oh, so many photos will be taken. Even during a pandemic, more than 19,000 students are on track to graduate this year from Arizona State University alone. This includes both undergraduate and graduate students. ASU’s Spring 2021 graduation ceremonies were held Monday, May … Read more

Arizona’s eVisit plans to tackle the world’s healthcare problem one telehealth appointment at a time

Mesa-based eVisit has big plans. The company believes it has the key to solving what they see as the second-biggest problem in the world — healthcare.  Forget about the fact that politicians have been battling this out for decades. For eVisit, it’s not about policy, but accessibility.  Forrester Research recently named eVisit the solo Leader … Read more

AZ Tech Podcast Episode 14: Mike Roberts and Bob LaLoggia return

Both Mike Roberts and Bob La Loggia have been on the podcast before, but this week we’re trying something different. We had so much fun with them that we invited them back, this time together. Mike and Bob update us on what’s been happening since the last time we talked and what they plan to … Read more

Qwick makes a comeback after taking huge losses during the pandemic

When your whole business model relies entirely on one of the industries hit hardest by the pandemic, you’re in for uphill battle.  Tech startup Qwick is an on-demand staffing service for the food and beverage industry, an industry that nearly disappeared for the first months of the pandemic. Qwick nearly died, too, but it’s slowly … Read more

The Startup Journal: Minimizing risk

Risks are part of the game for any entrepreneur. However, taking small, calculated risks will be key to minimizing risks that could effect your business. In this edition of The Startup Journal, CEO and founder Greg Rudolph Board Blazers talks about how he has reduced risk for his business.   [youtube]https://youtu.be/i-D1mft2Ru0[/youtube] Want more inspiration? Head over to … Read more

Seed Spot NEXT program expands nationally

At 17 years-old most kids are keeping up on TV shows, taking part in school clubs, or participating in after school sports, not starting a company. For those teens that have that entrepreneurial spirit, Seed Spot, the socially-conscious incubator, offers the NEXT program. The program is designed to give high school students the resources, skills, … Read more

The Startup Journal: Persevering through tough times

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 these challenges that makes them push through to build their company.   [youtube]https://youtu.be/YYLL8PnTt1A[/youtube]   SalesFitRx … Read more