Waste Management Phoenix Open turns into one giant hot spot

Golf fans attending the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open can selfie and upload with speed  during tournament with help from additional cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots. This year Cox Business has turned the entire golf course into one giant Wi-Fi hot spot. They also added more than a dozen new Wi-Fi wireless access points between the 16th and … Read more

New executive chairman appointed at Mobivity

Mobivity Holdings Corp., a smart receipt provider, announced the appointment of new Executive Chairman William Van Epps, Tuesday, who will relocate to Phoenix to work at the company’s headquarters. Van Epps will be leading Mobivity’s sales, marketing, support and financial departments as executive chairman. Read: Mobivity privately financed $11 million in June 2013. With their … Read more

Phoenix-founded Pivot Freight receives $2.8 million in seed funding

Pivot Freight, a Phoenix-founded but Austin, Texas-based company that helps businesses compare and reduce shipping costs, announced Monday that it received $2.8 million in seed round funding led by Silverton Partners. The company moved to Austin this year to participate in the Techstars accelerator program, a highly rigorous and competitive three-month exercise. Pivot Freight graduated … Read more

Nerds rejoice! The Nerdery expands to Phoenix with jobs in tow

Prepare to work in full nerd mode! Minneapolis-based production shop The Nerdery is expanding to Phoenix and is looking to fill about 150 jobs over the next five years. The Nerdery is a production company that designs and builds web pages and interactive products for other companies. Founded in 2003 by three programmers, The Nerdery … Read more

Colorado-based Arrow Electronics to move 65 jobs to Phoenix

Arrow Electronics, a Colorado-based company that offers electronics components and sales services, announced on Friday its plans to move 65 warehouse and assembly jobs to Phoenix. The company purchased Syracuse, New York-based Seneca Data in August and is moving a portion of those jobs to an Arrow location in the Valley. “We are a global … Read more

Hacks 4 Humanity Hackathon kicks off September 20th at ASU

Calling all app designers, humanists, and creatives alike – the mission of Hacks 4 Humanity is to create technology solutions and initiatives that will contribute to the social good and address the needs of humanity using the seven principles of ASU Project Humanities “Humanity 101” movement. Together, the seven Principles of the “Humanity 101” curriculum … Read more

Phoenix Mobile Festival returns September 27th

The Phoenix Mobile Meetup group will host their third annual Phoenix Mobile Festival designed for mobile enthusiasts, developers, engineers and entrepreneurs on September 27, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Phoenix campus. The festival, sponsored by Intel,  will support the many voices helping to unlock the potential of a truly … Read more

Campus shooting survivor launches safety app for ASU students

With campus shootings and crime rattling the country in recent months, tech firms and universities have taken an advance turn to supply students with in-palm methods of alerting authorities about on-campus crimes. Last week Arizona State University announced its launch of the school’s LiveSafe app, which allows users to report tips to the ASU Police … 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