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

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

It’s Official: Loyalty Reward Program, TruePoints, Launches In The Valley

Remember TruePoints? AZTechBeat first met up with their team when we attended the Extreme Pitch 2012 Event at Gangplank. After taking 2nd place at the event, TruePoints was gearing up to officially launch their reward tracking program in Phoenix. Well my friends, that day has arrived! You can now sign up to use their service, … Read more