I'm more than a dress! Axosoft's #ItWasNeverADress campaign goes viral

Breaking down barriers of perceptions of women is something Axosoft, a technology company, is doing with their #ItWasNeverADress campaign. The company launched their campaign at the Girls in Tech Catalyst conference in Phoenix aiming to shift perceptions of women in technology, politics, or any industry to more of a superhero. The symbol is a radical transformation of … Read more

Calling all techies! PHX Mayor Stanton wants you for Innovation Games – May 16-17

The PHX Innovation Games are coming! The first quarterly challenge aiming to bring the community together and innovate is taking shape as a hackathon. The event is being hosted by the Phoenix Public Works and located at the Phoenix Convention Center on May 16 and 17. Mayor Greg Stanton announced the PHX Innovation Games at this year’s State of … Read more

Pure Chat closed $1.5M seed round, plans expansion to global markets

Pure Chat, a live support and sales software company, has raised $1.5 million dollars in a seed round to continue moving up the hockey stick and help small businesses around the world connect with their customers on-the-go. With their $250,000 winnings from the Arizona Commerce Authority Innovation Challenge, Pure Chat’s total funding to date is … Read more

Arizona Technology Council revamps site to connect businesses

The Arizona Technology Council launched a new, robust website this week making it easier for members and the community to connect with Arizona’s businesses. The site was designed by Allbound, a Scottsdale based SaaS startup, which has turned into an intuitive media style platform with streaming tickers of news and Instagram feeds from local tech events. … Read more

The gender gap starts with us – Bev Crair, Intel – Girls in Tech Catalyst

Intel is just one of the larger tech companies in Arizona striving to reduce the gender gap in the tech industry, and are putting their money where their mouth is. Bev Crair, storage group vice president and general manager at Intel, spoke at the Girls in Tech Catalyst and said that Intel has invested around $300 … Read more

3 must dos for next gen of enterprise software – Heidi Williams, Box – Girls in Tech Catalyst

The enterprise software industry is projected to be a $335 billion industry. Heidi Williams, senior director of platform engineering at Box, a cloud content sharing platform for businesses, shared her experience building out products for Box and three key factors users and firms expect from the next generation of enterprise platforms. Going mobile: Everything is mobile and users want to be … Read more

Porter Gale inspires women to focus on their purpose and value – Girls in Tech Catalyst

Photo contribution Vianka Villa Dry mouth, sweaty palms, and shaky legs. At some point, you might have been nervous talking about yourself, especially when meeting new people. One expert says that in order to make networking less nerve-racking, begin by identifying your purpose and talk about yourself with a clear and succinct message in mind. Porter Gale, … Read more

Girls in Tech Catalyst kicks off with a superhero cape

If you forgot to wear your superhero cape today, no worries, the Girls in Tech Catalyst conference has got you covered. Founder and CEO Girls in Tech (GIT) Adriana Gascoigne chose Phoenix as their first conference outside of Silicon Valley because of the thriving tech community found in Arizona. “We thought Phoenix would be a perfect location to … Read more

UA student entrepreneurs rise to the Innovative Minds Challenge

The University of Arizona (UA) in partnership with student-led entrepreneurial organization InnovateUA and Perkins Coie LLP have announced the winners of the 2015 Perkins Coie Innovative Minds Challenge. The Challenge was created to connect UA students with business savvy mentors and help fund innovation. During the Challenge, UA student teams presented their innovative ideas to solve … Read more