Galvanize and WebPT to be neighbors in 120,000 sq. ft. Warehouse District tech campus

Tech companies looking for an urban feel and a buzzing downtown are gravitating to Phoenix’s Warehouse District. Yesterday civic leaders, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, WebPT and Galvanize announced the upcoming redevelopment of the 515 Grant Street building, a former produce distribution warehouse, that will be turned into a 120,000-square-foot tech campus.   Galvanize, a Denver-based education … Read more

WebPT appoints Dr. Heidi Jannenga to Prez

Back in 2008 when husband and wife team Heidi and Brad Jannenga launched WebPT, they didn’t realize the impact their web-based electronic medical record solution for physical occupational and speech therapists would have on clinics and turn into one of the fastest growing companies in the nation as well as a shining star in the … Read more

WebPT acquires management software company Therabill

Medical record solution WebPT acquired Illinois-based Therabill, a web-based practice management software for therapists, pathologists, and behavioral health specialists. The acquisition will create an all-in-one software solution for the rehab therapy community. “WebPT + Therabill is more than just a best-of-breed EMR and billing solution; in addition to combining our two systems, we’ll continue to … Read more

WebPT brings in the capital from Battery Ventures

WebPT, a web-based provider of electronic medical record (EMR) for physical therapists, just landed a large investment deal with capital firm Battery Ventures. The undisclosed amount will be used to grow WebPT’s customer and user base which has so far been adopted by more than 35,000 therapists and 6,000 clinics across the U.S. and Canada. … Read more

WebPT Helps Physical Therapists Level Up Your Life

  Physical therapists have an extremely rewarding job that allows them to make a real difference in the lives of their patients. As wonderful as the career is, physical therapists have lots of tasks that can eat away at their limited time to treat patients–such as documenting the care they provide and keeping medical records … Read more

Customer success and community– Interview with Gainsight's Anthony Kennada and Mike Manheimer

After the initial product purchase, that person on the other side of the phone line that manages your account is a member of a growing community whose mission is to maintain a positive and long-term technical and business relationship with customers and increase product adoption to help businesses succeed. These headset heroes are known as Customer Success teams that … Read more

Arizona makes workhorses—not unicorns—and that’s a good thing

Guest Blog by Hamid Shojaee, founder Axosoft, Pure Chat & AZTB The Bay Area is overrun with horses—unicorns to be exact. And while I wish I was referring to the horned, majestic creatures of lore, I’m actually talking about privately-held startups that have $1 billion or higher valuations. Venture investor Aileen Lee coined the term … Read more

Over 100 AZ companies make 2015 Inc. 5000 List

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley Inc. 5000 released their 2015 list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in America. These companies are determined by their percentage of revenue growth over a period of four years. A total of 109 Arizona companies made the list, with 84 of those being located in Phoenix and surrounding areas. … Read more

Shelvspace raises $1M seed round to help consumer product reps ditch spreadsheets

One startup is helping sales representatives make sure your favorite chips, gum and bottled water are ready to go at the local convenient store. Shelvspace, a SaaS solution for the consumer packaging goods industry, today announced they closed on a $1 million seed round of funding led by Tallwave Capital with participation from high-profile* California- and … Read more

Girls in Tech Catalyst kicks off with a superhero cape

If you forgot to wear your superhero cape today, no worries, the Girls in Tech Catalyst conference has got you covered. Founder and CEO Girls in Tech (GIT) Adriana Gascoigne chose Phoenix as their first conference outside of Silicon Valley because of the thriving tech community found in Arizona. “We thought Phoenix would be a perfect location to … Read more

Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference to draw 500 geek girls to Phoenix – April 26-28

Women engineers, startups, entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, academics and more will descend on Downtown Phoenix for the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference held on April 26 -28 at the Hotel Palomar. This premier female-focused event, will draw close to 500 participants and feature over 50 influential women in the tech industry. Keynote speakers include Heidi … Read more

Join the Revolution at the Women INVESTING in Women Summit 2/20-21

Individuals from across a variety of disciplines will gather for the Third Annual Phoenix Women INVESTING in Women Summit to network and learn from a power-packed lineup of business and media experts. This annual conference brings together a community of men and women that want to become a part of a global economic revolution geared … Read more

Six cool tech places to work in Arizona

Back in June, AZ Tech Beat and Axosoft were featured on ABC’s show The List as one of Arizona’s coolest places to work. Inspired by the piece, we decided to put together a list of our own. These spots offer awesome benefits and sprinkle the workplace with lots of extras to keep employees happy, healthy … Read more

Silicon Valley Bank to dedicate $100M to AZ tech and life science cos

Silicon Valley Bank, a worldwide provider of commercial, international and private banking, announced today its plans for further expansion in Arizona. According to an official press release, the banking firm will create more IT and finance jobs at its Tempe facility and expects create 250 new jobs over the next three years. In addition, $100 … Read more

Uber's Steve Thompson to discuss UX/UI design at PHX Tech Talk – July 15

On July 15, Steve Thompson, general manager for Uber Phoenix, will speak at PHX Tech Talk and discuss software development for Uber’s new UX/UI design and the ever-growing development of the company. Thompson will also delve into balancing external product development with internal product development in order to simplify the large influx of Uber’s data. “Uber’s been … Read more

CareerBuilder 2014 List – Top Places to Work in AZ

CareerBuilder recently released their 2014 list of the ‘Top Companies to Work for in Arizona’. Businesses are separated and listed by their number of employees, stretching from the 25-50 employees category to 1000 or more. As well, there are two extra categories, one for diversity initiatives and one for women’s initiatives.   Top Tech Companies … Read more

Software cos listed as finalists in the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards

The Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, presented by AZ Business magazine and the Premier Sponsors, recognizes the contributions and impact of Arizona-based companies. The ILoA Awards focus on five different industries each year and distinguish Arizona-based companies for their innovation and community leadership. The 2014 technology finalists include these Arizona businesses and entities: Ipro Tech, Microchip … Read more

Dr. Perry A. Reinert, Director of Agile Strategy, Infusionsoft to speak at PHX Tech Talks

Attention all software engineers! Come be a part of the Valley’s best and brightest for the second  Tech Talk on Tuesday, January 28th. It’s a night dedicated to discourse, brain expansion, and networking – with pizza and beer on the house. At the last Tech Talk, developers from WebPT broke down their “Battle Plan” on … Read more

Xplore, crash, snaps, apps and celebrate – 17 SEED SPOT Cohorts present at Demo Day

On December 11, seventeen cohorts took the stage for SEED SPOT Demo Day for a chance to win cash prizes and other resources to help build their business. The Cohorts gave three-minute pitches at the Orpheum theater to a room filled with investors, mentors, educators, CEOs and friends and family from around the state. Prizes … Read more

The startup mentality, verbal design and lessons learned-this year at AZEC13 – slideshow

Yesterday at the AZEC13, entrepreneurs ranging from startup to seasoned offered their knowledge and advice about growing a business to a full house at Gangplank Chandler. I was there live and captured advice from Pat Sullivan, CEO & co-founder of Contatta, James Archer, CEO of Forty Design, and Heidi Jannenga, co-founder of WebPT. Pat Sullivan, … Read more