Looking for a job in tech? Here’s a list of tech startups hiring this year

You no longer need to move to Silicon Valley to have a successful career in tech. Arizona’s tech ecosystem is growing fast. Arizona tech startups are announcing raises, major semiconductor and EV companies are expanding here and local capital is increasing. Arizona’s tech sector even continued its rapid growth during the pandemic, ranking eighth in … Read more

Sonoran Founders Fund plans to raise $10 million to invest in local, regional startups

The Sonoran Founders Fund, led by CEO and co-founder Romi Dhillon and co-founders Dan Burns, Cathy Eckstein and Kevin Groman, plan to raise and invest $10 million into Southwest-region pre-seed and seed-stage startups in 2021. According to the fund’s website, the group looks to invest in the SaaS, marketplaces, AI, Fintech, Edtech and healthcare IT … Read more

Phoenix in top 10 for most startups

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The Arizona tech community has experienced significant growth, thanks to companies moving and expanding here. Startups are another big reason for a more vibrant tech scene, as many entrepreneurs are purposely coming to Arizona to start their tech companies.  The numbers support this growth. According to the recently revised U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 Business Dynamics … Read more

ASU boasts two 2021 grads with blossoming tech startups

‘Tis the season for graduation. Hats will fly, tears will fall and oh, so many photos will be taken. Even during a pandemic, more than 19,000 students are on track to graduate this year from Arizona State University alone. This includes both undergraduate and graduate students. ASU’s Spring 2021 graduation ceremonies were held Monday, May … Read more

ASU ranks among universities with most patents pending, startups

Arizona State University receives high ranks in a survey of universities without a medical school. The Tempe-based university was ranked fourth in most patents pending and number of startups launched, and third in number of inventions disclosed. These strong ratings are thanks specifically to ASU’s SkySong Innovations, the intellectual property management and technology transfer organization … Read more

Founders of Axosoft plan $10 Million investment in Arizona startups

Axosoft founders Hamid & Lawdan Shojaee have announced plans to make a $10 million investment in Arizona startups, especially in their early stages of development. Hamid has also announced a revamp of the AZ TechBeat website and the launch of his new podcast, AZ Tech Podcast. AZ Tech Beat is committed to being a trustworthy … Read more

Voting opens for Venture Madness top 64 startups

Time to break out the brackets for Venture Madness 2016! This event, brought to the Valley by Invest Southwest and Arizona Commerce Authority, is where the top 64 startups go head-to-head in a pitch competition and vie for a portion of the $100,000 prize and the chance to be crowned champion. The first elimination round begins tomorrow … Read more

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 … Read more

Grand Canyon University launches Canyon Angels investment group geared to early-stage startups

A new angel group has emerged in Arizona and it’s found on the campus of Grand Canyon University (GCU). Canyon Angels spawned out of the success of GCU’s Canyon Challenge, where 70 teams competed for a $15,000 prize. The group was solidified through the Colangelo College of Business at GCU and Jerry Colangelo, with the goal of … Read more

Synapse workshop attracts medtech startups – Sept 17-19

Medtech venture capitalist and strategic consultant firm MediCoventures will hold a 3-day workshop to help 10 attendees learn, build, and measure their medtech startup. Participants will go in with an idea, and walk out with a product. “We love creating medical startups. This is what we know and what we have done our entire careers,” … Read more