7 Startups to compete at AZ Technology Council Startup Connect

Startups ranging from jumping the line at your favorite nightclub to finding the closest farmers market will compete this week at the annual Arizona Technology Council StartupConnect AZ for a cash prize and receive some good 1:1 time with CEOs, investors and influencers.
This year, content for the event includes advice and tips from 50 CEOs, executives and investors from around the state such as Keynote speaker Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and panelists Todd Belfer, Canal Partners, Zach Ferres, CoPlex, Don Pierson, SalesFitRX, Bob LaLoggia, AppointmentPlus and more.
The seven startups ready for battle include:
Adora. A socially-conscious marketing app where users have the power to earn money for their non-profit simply by engaging with the interactive ads, deals and news sent to their lockscreen.
Read: Mobile pop-up ads your charity will Adora
Ascent Aero Systems. This company designs, manufactures, sells and supports small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs). The company has developed a unique “coaxial” vehicle configuration ideally suited for recreational, professional, commercial and military applications.


Betr Blok. A start-up ‘Green Company’ that manufactures construction blocks made from recycled paper, cardboard and other recyclable cellulose material.
Find Veggies. Find the closest farmers market from your smartphone.
Neolight. Recently awarded a scholarship to Draper University, Neolight is a medical device company that developed phototherapy beds to cure jaundice in pre-term and full term babies. Read all our coverage here.


Co-founders Neolight Chase and Vivek | Run time 2:53 min

Tipsy. Jump the line at your favorite nightclub or bar. We found them at the Collision Conference this year. For a membership fee, users can receive complimentary drinks, waived cover, and VIP line passes at all of the clubs on their network. Read our coverage here.


Co-founder Eli Chmouni from Collision Conference | Run time 2:17 min

Urepp. If you miss your kid’s little league game, no worries, just watch your kid’s highlights from your smartphone and get updates on-the-go.
In a statement by Steve Zylstra, President and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, “When Arizona’s startup, technology, and funding communities meet up in a common space we bridge gaps in the technology ecosystem and everyone wins.”
Cash prizes are based on ticket sales, so make sure to come! The event takes place on December 9, 2015 at ASU SkySong from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are still available for $50 for AZTC Members and $75 for non-members. Get tickets here.
Read all our coverage of emerging startups at AZ Tech Beat.