Art meets co-working at The Department

As the elevator doors opened on the 6th floor at 1 North 1st street, I felt that I’d walked into a super-sized studio apartment with a modern flare that housed buzzing startups on the perimeter and beautifully designed furniture in the center. The building was first used by the Korrick department store between 1914-1966, and has … Read more

$1 million in prizes up for grabs at the Challenge Cup

What would you do for your startup with a slice of $1 million in prizes? Phoenix coworking space CO+HOOTS and global startup incubator 1776 are partnering up to bring the Challenge Cup, a global pitch tournament for the most promising, world- changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections and share their vision, to the … Read more

Seed Spot received $330k Kauffman Foundation Grant

Arizona-based business incubator Seed Spot was announced as one of eight companies awarded a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The grant was given to organizations that help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. READ: Female founders dominate Seed Spot fall 2015 venture class “We are incredibly excited to bring funding from the Kauffman … Read more

Launch a business at Startup Weekend Phoenix, kicks off Nov. 20-22

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist Innovators and entrepreneurs of all specialties are invited to attend the Phoenix Startup Weekend November 20-22. For 54 hours, developers, designers, marketers, managers, and entrepreneurs will come together to expand ideas, form teams, and build products with the end goal of launching a startup. Robert Haines, Global Business Development and Partnership … Read more

Tucson Startup Weekend starts September 11

Fifty four hours of ideas, teamwork, and startup knowledge is what you can expect from a Startup Tucson Startup Weekend. This weekend-long event is meant to help people turn ideas a viable business. “This is a global event that happens all over the world and this is the 5th annual startup weekend here in Tucson,” … Read more

The Startup Journal: Stop the blame game

There will be more good days than challenging days when you build a company. During those challenges, companies will lose productivity if they spend too much time finding fault instead of learning from the experience and move forward. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-lEWODNh9g[/youtube] Tommy Andrews, CEO and Co-founder of Energy Conservation Management, sits down with us in the latest episode … Read more

The Startup Journal: Researching the Industry

Before you can get your startup off the ground, there’s a crucial step that is often overlooked. Research is an essential part of every entrepreneurial idea and can you gain edge on the competition. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZxNTT-XJgo[/youtube] In this edition of The Startup Journal, president and founder of XOXY, Jo Lynn Clemens, offers her advice on the … Read more

The Startup Journal: Sharing your idea

It’s easy to tell your friends about the exciting venture you’re starting and find out if they’re interested. However, it’s easy to forget that you should also be sharing that with potential clients as well.   [youtube]https://youtu.be/G9BKYWYTEEA[/youtube]   In the latest edition of The Startup Journal, Lisa Morrow, founder of Birdytell, explains how you should … Read more

Before you build an app, get to know your user base – Ryan Allen, Dapper Gentlemen

With over 2.5 million mobile apps in the market, how will your app stand out and gain users? This month’s Lunch and Learn speaker, ADDY award-winning, mobile and web developer Ryan Allen, co-founder Dapper Gentlemen, engaged our audience about the ins and outs of designing a mobile application. [youtube]https://youtu.be/m92WwN5oQiA[/youtube] Before you go out, spend money … Read more

Startup Tucson debuts F***Up Nights

Let’s be honest, everyone effs up, even successful entrepreneurs. “F***up Nights” was created for that reason — giving entrepreneurs a chance to share their mistakes with other entrepreneurs, investors, and community leaders. Now, “F***up Nights” is making its debut in Tucson with the help of Startup Tucson. “This is maybe the first in Arizona, its … Read more