Tips on building an investor-worthy prototype

You’ve got an idea, you’ve found a need, you’re solving a problem and now you want to build a prototype. What most startups don’t realize is the amount of time and funding needed to build out an MVP. Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) is known as the leading prototype engineering company in Arizona and have built everything … Read more

32 advance in 2016 Venture Madness competition

It’s down from 64 to 32 startups who will advance to Round 2 in the Invest Southwest 2016 Venture Madness competition and walk away with a piece of the $100,000 prize. Of the 32 finalists, one of them will win the 2016 People’s Choice winner and take home a $5,000 prize. Vote for your favorite company … Read more

TASER Pulse self-defense weapon packs a punch

Coming in at  5 ¼-inches long, 4 ½-inches tall, and 1 1/8-inches wide, this new version of TASER’s citizen self-defense weapon can pack the same punch as the one used by law enforcement. As part of TASER’s home and business defense line, the company released the TASER Pulse today at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, … Read more

I buy, Minibar flies – On-demand alcohol delivery service expands to Valley

After a crazy day at work, running the kids around to sport practice, helping them with homework, walking the dogs, and getting around to cooking dinner, it sure is nice to go to the refrigerator and grab a bottle of…OMG I’m out of wine! No worries, just grab your smartphone and click on Minibar, the … Read more

Coolest tech toys and baby gadgets coming to market in 2016

An average of 3 billions toys are sold across the U.S. each year according to the Toy Industry Association, and the top trends in 2015 included smart toys, products that encouraged the maker movement, and allowed kids to “explore virtual worlds or new technologies.”  At CES 2016, we continued to see educational and fun interactive … Read more

Axosoft’s GitKraken gives developers an undo button for screw ups – launches private beta – update

The option to undo mistakes with the click of a button is one that software engineers haven’t had before when making changes in Git, until today. Axosoft, the project management software company, released their new developer tool GitKraken, in private beta, at Git Hub Universe in San Francisco last week. “We have been working on … Read more

Art meets co-working at The Department

As the elevator doors opened on the 6th floor at 1 North 1st street, I felt that I’d walked into a super-sized studio apartment with a modern flare that housed buzzing startups on the perimeter and beautifully designed furniture in the center. The building was first used by the Korrick department store between 1914-1966, and has … Read more

Change the music in your car with your eyes — CES 2016

One thing the new cars at CES 2016 had in common was digital integration and display. From dashboard integration to app connectivity, each car company had their own take on how to help users feel more in touch while driving. Ford Ford announced a fully digital dashboard with eye tracking technology, allowing a user to … Read more

No more app integration, Bolste launches all-in-one team communication tool

Slaying the dragon of endless email is just one of the many challenges of streamlining team communication. Add in daily engagement with other productive app services such as DropBox, Evernote, Slack and BaseCamp, you have one chaotic dragon farm to manage all the clutter. A new Scottsdale-based company Bolste drew its sword and launched an all-in-one … Read more