eCommerce startup RevolutionParts hits $100 million milestone

RevolutionParts, an automotive eCommerce platform that simplifies the online selling process of automotive parts by dealerships, has reached a huge company milestone. Since its inception, the startup has processed $100 million in online parts sales, which validates the consumer demand for a streamlined method to buy auto parts that are guaranteed to fit their car. Due … Read more

6 secrets to enhancing your customer's experience – Lunch and Learn – March 27

Last month’s AZ Tech Beat Lunch and Learn was all using video to boost your business. The Director of Strategy at WireBuzz Marcus Krieg emphasized to not skimp on quality and said the benefits of a well-produced, strategic video could out-weigh the risk of customers clicking off if the video is just bad. The musts of a … Read more

Know when it's time to fire yourself – lessons learned from Matt Pittinsky, CEO Parchment

While startups and CEOs might be glamorized in TV shows and the media, the honest truth is that, “It often sucks to be an entrepreneur,” Matt Pittinsky, CEO Parchment said. When you own a business, you have to deal with competitors, raising money, putting out fires, hiring and firing people, try to have a work/life … Read more

Wasabi Ventures to open Phoenix offices in 2015

Video contribution by Jesse Millard and photo contribution by Thomas Hawthorne Wasabi Ventures, a bi-coastal venture capital firm and incubator for early stage startups, plan to open offices by the end of 2015 where they intend to fund and found 20 startups within two years, said TK Kuegler, founder and partner at Wasabi Ventures. Kuegler … Read more

Entrepreneurship re-energized, Phoenix Startup Week begins today

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne Entrepreneurs, investors, government officials and startups filled the room at 111 W. Monroe for the kickoff of the inaugural Phoenix Startup Week. The event is a five-day extravaganza consisting of 130 events spread throughout the Valley with a multitude of speakers, workshops, mentoring and more on entrepreneurial topics such as raising capital, … Read more

Manage your company's online reputation – AZTB Lunch and Learn Jan.

Last month, at AZ Tech Beat’s December Lunch and Learn, Annette Zinky, president and CEO of the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, offered advice on building an effective company culture and raising employees’ mojo to the max. Zinky touched on many topics explaining what it means to create a distinctive business culture and … Read more

Cookies went digital in an entirely new way and it’s deliciously exciting

Thin Mints, Trefolds, Tag-A-Longs or Do-Si-Dos? What’s your favorite? Each year the entrepreneurial green army comes out in drones and floods your office and neighborhood with sign up sheets to sell their delicious delights to raise money for their troop. While the door-to-door sales will still be in full force, the Girl Scouts are going … Read more

Priorities, purpose and coffee stains: 3 things to know when running a startup

This month, the AZTB Lunch and Learn made its way to Infusionsoft where the company’s vice president of talent Anita Grantham gave an inspiring talk about the reality of owning a startup and down to the nitty-gritty truth of the business. Before Grantham joined the Infusionsoft team, she was — and still is — a … Read more

Board Blazers can light up your next tailslide – gadget – video

When Greg Rudolph was a student at Arizona State University, he was walking on campus at night when he saw something strange. He approached a man whose skateboard seemed to be glowing and asked how he did it. “Bro! I duct-taped Christmas lights to my board!” the man said. [youtube]http://youtu.be/LzsJFhxTOAc[/youtube] Today, Rudolph is the founder … Read more

TiE Arizona celebrates 14 years with 14 new initiatives

TiE Arizona, an organization with global reach providing meaningful education, mentorship and networking for entrepreneurs,  announced 14 initiatives in 2014 designed to celebrate its 14 years of leadership in the community. With a refreshed website and many exciting new programs planned for the year, TiE Arizona is dedicated to continuing its rich heritage of fostering … Read more