Startup America Summit Brings Entrepreneurs Together

On April 16, 2013, Scott Case, CEO of Startup America Partnership and co-founder of Priceline kicked off the 5th Startup America Summit at Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University. Scott broke the ice with a Startup America traditional game of “Half Baked.” This game first asks attendees to come up with words to describe … Read more

Students Vie For Scholarships At The Avnet Tech Games – AZ Tech Beat

The Eighth Annual Avnet Tech Games takes place on Saturday, April 13th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. At this year’s Tech Games, more than 185 students from Arizona’s community colleges and universities will compete for scholarship money and tackle projects faced by employees from other leading … Read more

Collegiate Incubator Programs On The Rise

Photo by: Carlos Samano, GateWay Community College The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, Arizona’s latest startup incubator, held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on the morning of March 7 at GateWay Community College in Phoenix. The new incubator is based at the community college and hopes to differentiate itself from other incubators in the Valley by … Read more

Drupal Camp Phoenix Comes to ASU March 8 – 10

Drupal Camp Phoenix is a 2-day conference starting Friday, March 8, organized by professional Drupal organizations to promote and advance the Drupal community in Arizona and the Southwest region. The event brings together local professionals interested in learning about web content management and expanding his or her skills in web development. Drupal is a free, … 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

Meltmedia Creates Custom Solutions For Your Digital Desires

There’s no shortage of web/interactive design and development companies out there, so if you’re going to call yourselves “interactive superheroes,” you better be packing some comic book worthy superpowers (spoiler alert: Meltmedia most definitely is). With 12 years under its belt, Tempe-based Meltmedia is now the biggest and quite possibly the most capable interactive agency … Read more

Arizona Commerce Authority Kicks Off Opening of Arizona Innovation Challenge Application in Downtown Phoenix

The Arizona Commerce Authority hosted an event in the Levine Machine Building on August 15 to start the AZ Innovation Challenge competition. 300 applicants apply each year to compete twice a year for up to $250,000 in funding. The competition was started to advance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arizona and create jobs to stimulate the … Read more

Snapterms Lays Down the Law, Terms & Policies Style

Any online-based company offering a product or service knows it needs a long and generally painful terms of service, privacy policy, etc. to protect itself from the cornucopia of legal disasters that can occur. Unfortunately, legal terms require a legal specialist (aka lawyer) and lawyers tend to be a capitol-draining, by-the-hour endeavor, especially for a small startup … Read more