Tallwave, a commercializer, and its largest portfolio company, integrated digital marketing agency ethology, announced they have signed a definitive agreement to jointly acquire the assets of Arizona-based user-centered design firm 29th Drive. The cash and stock transaction is set to close at the end of this month for an undisclosed amount. 29th Drive was founded … Read more
Kevin Goldman, Founder of 29th Drive, gave a thought-provoking presentation “The 9-Step Developer+Designer Dance” at our Free Lunch Friday that focused on how to break through the silos during product development and encourage collaboration between designers and software engineers. [youtube]http://youtu.be/SkIczLagyK4[/youtube] Goldman explained that the current process to developing software products occur in silos, developers in … Read more
At the November Free Lunch Friday, Greg Head, CMO of Infusionsoft, gave a talk about strategically positioning ones’ company for growth to another SOLD OUT crowd at Infusionsoft HQ. Greg began the talk with explaining how marketing strategies have changed and businesses today are not just selling to their customers anymore, they also need to … Read more
Entrepreneurial energy filled the room as a panel of startups who ran successful Kickstarter campaigns, some raising $600K, shared their secrets and advice on how you could raise money on this crowd funding platform at the August AZTB Lunch and Learn. This month we have marketing ninja Matthew O’Brien, CEO Mint Social sharing Top 5 Secrets to … Read more
We’re back! The AZ Tech Beat Lunch and Learn is geared up for startups and small biz! We have an exciting 2014-15 year lined up for you, from talks about how to raise money, the latest marketing techniques to build your business, employee engagement, the latest technology on the market and personal development. August we kick … Read more
The year is just about halfway over (how did that happen?), and tech companies around the Valley keep locking down funding and spending the benjis. Take a look at our list of Arizona’s startups and acquisitions from the beginning of 2014. FUNDING Arizona State University Money raised: $1 million Awarded by the Department of Defense (DOD) … Read more
One of the first events we launched in 2013 was our Free Lunch Friday series. Founder Danny Beckett Jr. wanted to put together a national movement that not only celebrated entrepreneurs and their hunger for growing a business, but to bring them together to network, learn, collaborate and even make friends. On March 29, 2013 … Read more
At the December Free Lunch Friday, Kevin Goldman, founder of 29th Design, shared how to bring designers and developers together to help improve ones’ product to a sold out crown. Kevin shared nine practical steps that will help make design an integrated part of your product and discussed how to break down silos in product development between … Read more
The 2013 Arizona Student Demo Day is presenting Arizona’s top student-run startup companies from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona who pitch for $30,000 in funding. The event is free to the public. The event is on Friday, March 29th from noon to 5 p.m. at Arizona SkySong.
On Demo Day, 12 student-led startups will pitch their companies to a panel of judges, vying for $30,000 in funding. One team from each university will receive $7,000, and three runners-up from any of the schools will receive $2,000 each.