Gate6 Integrates Creatives and Techies to Create a Software and Digital Marketing Combo

Many companies rely on aid from websites and mobile applications in order to promote their business. It is necessary for companies to have a professional website that can attract visitors and provide a wealth of information about their company so as to stay ahead of the competition. Gate6 is an Arizona software company that is … Read more

Seed Spot Is Growing Innovation In Downtown Phoenix's Warehouse District

There’s plenty of excitement brewing in Downtown Phoenix’s historic Levine Machine building (est. 1917) these days, as the one-time machinery repair building in the heart of the warehouse district is now home to several local startups, including the nonprofit incubator Seed Spot. AZTechBeat covered Seed Spot’s kick-off event in October, when the lucky 16 companies selected from 191 applications were … Read more

Doc It Now Wins Gangplank’s Extreme Pitch Contest Against 5 Other New Valley Startups Last Friday Night

Ben Hall, Benson Garner, and the rest of the crew at Gangplank hosted an Extreme Pitch Contest for their “RoadMap To Launch” and “Semester To Launch” company participants. This biannual event is a culmination of each company’s hard work in developing a ‘lean startup’ with the help of their leader’s mentorship. This time, six new startups … Read more

Clarisoft: Clarifying the Web Dev for Local Businesses

With online presence being a necessity for local businesses today, getting a handle on all the online tools available can be daunting. Clarisoft, a Scottsdale-based company, works directly with entrepreneurs to develop customized websites, web platforms, and mobile apps, with an eye toward customer development, rather than blind product development. Clarisoft is known to utilize … Read more

Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations Provides an Alternative to Ticketmaster

There’s a certain thrill in snagging great seats to see your favorite band the minute tickets go on sale, but nothing kills that buzz like the looming service fees that can end up nearly doubling your final cost. For many, these service fees have been a source of frustration with Ticketmaster for years; since the … Read more

Pink Media Founder Desiree Ford Presents the Third Annual Social Media Day Phoenix

When it comes to social media in the Valley, small business owners may want to think Pink. Tempe-based Pink Media provides graphic design, mobile marketing and social media marketing services to help businesses grow, but the company also includes education as a major tenet of its services so that business owners can learn to manage their own … Read more

Convrrt helps businesses create 'landing pages that don't suck'

In recent years, many shoppers have been turning to their smartphones to research and review businesses, earn deals and even make purchases. Arizona-based startup Convrrt Inc. recently launched Mobile Convrrt, a platform where businesses can create mobile optimized landing pages and kickstart mobile marketing campaigns without having to hire developers or learn code. With the user-friendly … Read more

20 Arizona Startups Get $200,000 in Grants from ASU's Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative

If you want to be an entrepreneur, ASU is probably one of the best places you could be right now. A few years back, ASU president Michael Crow started an initiative to help make all of ASU’s colleges more entrepreneurial. Every college at ASU started offering business classes, so students wanting to start their own … Read more

The 10 Startups That Presented At Extreme Pitch

Ten entrepreneurs pitched their startup companies at the 2nd annual Extreme Pitch event at Gangplank in Chandler Tuesday night. After the four-minute pitches, the seven panelists selected the top three finalists and the audience chose the winner. Here’s a breakdown of the startups that participated: Plexus Controls (Winner): Presented by Zoran Medic, the company’s mission … Read more

Extreme Pitch Startup Event Sells Out at Gangplank

Arizona’s startup scene is certainly heating up. The Extreme Pitch startup event will feature ten local companies to present on Tuesday, May 15th. The demand for creativity, innovation, and design is here, and these local companies are rising to the challenge. Extreme Pitch – Company Finalists: Intuitive Visions – Creates character driven media properties designed … Read more