Arizona Technology Council praises Arizona’s FY 2022 budget proposal

Public Policy Advocacy

The Arizona Technology Council praised Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature for the fiscal year 2022 budget proposal. The proposal includes many of the Council’s key priorities outlined in their Public Policy Guide. Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Council, said the budget includes funding to keep Arizona competitive in the tech … Read more

22 of Arizona’s major tech developments in May

Arizona saw some big tech developments in May, from expansion, acquisitions and life-saving partnerships to raising millions for local and regional startups. Another possible TSMC expansion in Arizona Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest chipmaker, may expand even more in Arizona. Reuters reported in early May that sources familiar with TSMC’s expansion plans said … Read more

Invest Southwest expands Venture Madness competition to companies nationwide

Venture Madness

The 2021 Venture Madness event, Arizona’s longest-running VC conference and pitch competition, is now open for applications through June 3. The difference this year? The event is open to companies across the U.S. “Business growth in Arizona has propelled the state to become one of the best places in the country to start a company,” … Read more

Greg Head tells you how to focus your business in the latest AZ Tech Podcast

Focusing your business

There’s one thing that Greg Head is confident about: he knows. The people, the startups, the places, the tips to succeed. He’s one of the biggest champions of Arizona’s tech scene. Even though he’s now based out of Dallas, he runs Gregslist in Phoenix, one of the best resources for entrepreneurs, investors and founders in … Read more

How to improve company culture — and minimize drama — in your growing startup

As your company grows, you may notice a change in the air around your physical — or virtual — office. You might hear of petty drama, rumors or disgruntled employees through the grapevine. “When did this happen?” you might think. How did attitudes change so much on your watch? According to Chris Cardinal, it’s likely … 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

4 Arizona companies honored on EdTech 150

EdTech

The ASU+GSV Summit, a collaboration between Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley, announced its annual EdTech 150 list, highlighting 150 of the leading and most transformational private companies in the Education Technology industry that focus on global learning. The list includes 4 companies headquartered in Arizona. Chandler-based CampusLogic and Scottsdale companies Parchment, Proctorio and … Read more

Sensagrate partners with Innoviz Technologies to increase road safety

road safety

Sensagrate, a software company based in Scottsdale, and Innoviz Technologies, which is headquartered in Israel, announced a partnership to enable a variety of Smart City applications meant to create safer cities by improving road safety. Sensagrate has created the Smart City technology, as well as data analytics and reporting products, to monitor traffic, pedestrian and … Read more