Gadgets for the Guru: Back to School under $50

Gear up this Back-to-School season without breaking the bank. Here are some budget-friendly tech gadgets any student will love.     YubiKey Edge The YubiKey Edge combines Yubico’s two most popular strong authentication methods, one-time password and FIDO U2F, in one single device. Durable and compact, the YubiKey Edge offers a second layer of security … 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

Social event platform Atticue feeds your party vibe

Whether you feel like watching a local band, partying until dawn or attending an art installation, the new app Atticue helps people match social events to their current energy vibe. “Atticue is a free mobile app that lets you discover the events going on in Arizona and filter out those events based on your mood,” … Read more

Mesa chosen for "What Works Cities" Initiative

Eight cities have been announced as winners in a $42 million open data contest created by ex-NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg. The City of Mesa made the winner’s circle. The “What Works Cities” Initiative’s goal is to help city halls use data more effectively through a three-year program. The initiative will support 100 mid-sized U.S. cities … Read more

Top 10 Startup Confessionals

Every entrepreneur needs a little bit of expert advice at some point on their journey from idea to established business. These startup founders offered up their advice to help their peers through the process.   Click on each quote to watch the full webisode of The Startup Journal.    “Being an entrepreneur is not only … Read more

POTUS Demo Day promotes diversity, AZ companies recognized

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley Only 1% of America’s venture capital-backed startups are led by African Americans, and only 3% are led by women. This has to change. Today, President Obama is hosting the first White House Demo Day, promoting diversity across all industries for women and minorities. The event is giving 30 entrepreneurs and startups … Read more

AZ Tech Council elects four new directors

The Arizona Technology Council names four new members to its Board of Directors to serve three-year terms; the current Board includes 36 members, five of which are officers. “We have a deep bench of seasoned executives on our Board and are delighted to add these technology leaders,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the … Read more

Startup PHX Challenge announces winner

Startup PHX Challenge, as part of Phoenix Startup Week,  had over 100 companies compete to win six months of free office space in the Monroe Building located in downtown Phoenix. In the end, Allbound, a SaaS sales and marketing software startup, won the space with neighbors such as UBER, Inspire Data Solutions and Cannon Design. Each … Read more

UA Increasing Tech Commercialization

Since 2013, the University of Arizona has increased its commercialized tech derived from UA research through Tech Launch Arizona (TLA). Over the past year, TLA has issued 35 patents, formed 12 startup licensee companies, and disclosed 213 inventions, up from their numbers during the previous year. Tech Launch Arizona was created by the University of Arizona … Read more