2014 AZTB Startup Wrap up

With 2014 quickly coming to an end, it is time to celebrate the successes of startups in Arizona tech! We spoke to some proud AZ startups who shared some of their major updates from the year and gave some advice for budding startups. Aqwastream – a refill water bottle dispenser with tailored digital media station … Read more

Two ASU professors awarded fellow status at National Academy of Inventors

Two Arizona State University professors have been named fellows at the National Academy of Inventors, which awarded the honor to 170 people this December. This award further cements them among the top inventors in the country. The work of Stuart Lindsay, Director of the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, with atomic force … Read more

Mojo to the max! Annette Zinky shares secrets of company culture

Getting your employees’ mojo to maximum levels is a huge part of building a successful company culture, said Annette Zinky, president and CEO of the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. Zinky spoke on defining and creating a unique business culture at AZ Tech Beat’s December Lunch and Learn. [youtube]http://youtu.be/qyJ2Hrs8W_E[/youtube] Runtime: 30 minutes But, … Read more

Yup, we had fun this year! AZ Tech Beat's Top Events

The Arizona technology community hosted numerous awesome events this year and AZ Tech Beat had our own fill of fun- from Lunch and Learn’s, Women in Tech Breakfasts to our first ever Startup Bus Tour we enjoyed hosting many familiar and new faces during the year. We’d like to thank everyone who attended and thank our awesome sponsors … 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

2014 in Review: AZ Tech Beat’s Top Stories

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2014, so take some time to look back on all the awesome things that happened this year. As a tribute to the year, we’ve collected some of AZTechBeat.com’s most popular and exciting stories. Enjoy! News GOOGLE FIBER is coming to the Valley– Quite possibly the biggest announcement of the … Read more

Mark Rowland shares secret to Vegas' transformation at StartupConnect AZ

A startup ecosystem is like the human body- made up of many equally important parts that all contribute to overall health. That was the message that Mark Rowland, founder of Las Vegas tech organization ROCeteer, delivered during his keynote address at the Arizona Tech Council’s 2014 StartupConnect AZ event. ROCeteer works to coach, mentor and … Read more

XOXY self-credentialing app aims to protect daters from STDs and creepers

Co-written with Travis Arbon You’ve met up a few times, there’s a connection, an attraction-after dinner and a few glasses of wine you’ve both made your way back to the apartment. “We’re totally having sex,” you think. You flip on the music, dim the lights and the vibe of Al Green owns the room. Then it … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Holiday Gadgets Guide

The holiday season is upon us, so gear up and check out the latest gadgets that these awesome tech companies have to offer! From home automation to music to everything in between, this year’s Holiday Gadgets Guide will surely impress the tech enthusiast in your life.   HOME AUTOMATION   Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight What … Read more

U of A receives $20M gift to reach for the stars

A gift of $20 million from Richard F. Caris will support the University of Arizona’s (UA) participation in the Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory (GMT). The UA is one of eleven institutions that have come together to build the GMT, a 25-meter telescope with more than six times the light-gathering area of the largest telescopes in … Read more

Crowd Mics wins Startup Connect AZ with a simple Q&A

Photography contribution by Travis Arbon  At the Arizona Technology Council Startup Connect AZ event, five startups from around the state pitched against each other for cash, bragging rights and some good face time with investors, CEOs, educators and influencers. In the end, the audience chose Crowd Mics, an app that turns your smartphone into a … Read more

Kingman High School robotics team wins $5,000 from The Chrysler Foundation

Kingman High School’s Bionic Bulldogs robotics team just landed a sweet score from The Chrysler Foundation after receiving $5,000 to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge. [youtube]http://youtu.be/IppTdkRcoXs [/youtube] Imagine an event that combines frisbee chucking robots and learning about mechanics and engineering and you have the FIRST events. Sounds pretty epic, … Read more

Allbound secures $200K bringing jobs to AZ

Founder and CEO Scott Salkin of Allbound, a cloud-based marketing and sales automation tool for companies with indirect sales channels and reseller network, is no stranger to startups and the AZ tech community. While he built IDS Marketing, he’s also delved into the AZ Tech Council and launched Startup Connect AZ, an all day educational session … Read more

Last minute gifts your techie will love -video

It’s the week of frenzy for those last minute gifts. From wearables, video streaming and bluetooth speakers to kid-focused and on-the-go gadgets, we’ve compiled some of the hottest stocking stuffers you can grab this week for the tech savvy person. If you don’t see anything in the video you want, we also have a complete … 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