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

Infant medtech startup awarded scholarship to Draper University

It’s back-to-school for one Arizona startup. Draper University (Draper U), founded by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, is partnering with Michael Hool of Hool Coury Law and Arizona Collegiate Venture (jointly funded by Hool Coury Law and MAC6) to fund scholarships for select Arizona start-up entrepreneurs to attend their program in Silicon Valley. The first … Read more

Draper University offering scholarships to Arizona entrepreneurs

Accelerated entrepreneurship bootcamp Draper University (DU) is partnering with Hool Coury Law to offer six scholarships to Arizona startup entrepreneurs to attend DU in the fall semester. “We look forward to providing the best Silicon Valley experience to entrepreneurs in the Arizona ecosystem,” said Carol Lo Jillson, the Chief Operating Officer of DU. “We are … Read more

UA named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

The Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) this week announced 18 institutions across the United States made the 2015 Class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities. According to APLU, the designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, … Read more

University of Arizona's MIS College launches AudioEye's Audio Internet platform

The University of Arizona’s (UA) academic department of Management Information Systems (MIS), through the Eller College of Management, is now offering its students new accessibility features on its academic websites. The new feature comes from a partnership with Tucson-based AudioEye, the creator of the audio Internet patented audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform. AudioEye’s … Read more

Startup Weekend comes to Northern Arizona University April 4-6

Startup Weekend brings its next event to Northern Arizona University on April 4-6, 2014, to help novice entrepreneurs gain knowledge and experience from seasoned entrepreneurs. Startup Weekend is an international organization geared towards advancing the startup ecosystem in the local community in which they are located. NAU and the LaunchBox Student Incubation program have teamed … Read more

University of Arizona contributes high ROI for state of Arizona

Education website BestValueSchools.com just released their list of the top ranked colleges in the United States for return on investment (ROI). The universities were ranked based on their in state and out-of-state 30 year net ROI. Among the top ranked schools was one of Arizona’s own, the University of Arizona (UA), which earned the #8 … Read more

University Advancement Roundup: ASU a top Incubator, Wildcat & Pac-12 new website, Alexandria co-working network expands

ASU Venture Catalyst named one of the top business incubators in the world The University Business Incubator Index (UBI) for 2013 indicated that Arizona State University Venture Catalyst was named one of the top university business incubators in the world; it was ranked 18th on their list of the Top 25 Global University Incubators and … Read more

University of Arizona Innovators of the Year

On Thursday, the University of Arizona (UA) recognized their most innovative members, and announced Dr. Hsinchun Chen as the Innovator of the Year and Jared Griebel as the Student Innovator of the Year. The event marked UA’s tenth annual Technology Innovation Awards Luncheon, as a part of it’s Innovation Day, honors a faculty member and … Read more

Local University Student Launches Useful Service to Conjoin With Social Media Site

What social media site has over 500 million active users, handles over 1.6 billion search queries per day, and is often called the “SMS of the Internet”? If you guessed Twitter, you’re right! So that means, if you guessed anything else . . . you’re wrong! Launched in July of 2006, Twitter has risen to … Read more