Axosoft Gets Creative with Recruiting Tactics: Free Geek Toys

Ask any software company in Arizona what their #1 challenge is and the response is the same: Finding good software engineers. To secure some quality talent, Axosoft has taken a different approach by gifting a full line up of tech gadgets to any software engineer that comes on board between now and August 1st. Let’s … Read more

How to land a meeting (or ten) with venture capitalists

What do all good business ideas have in common? That’s easy. They all need money, from thousands of dollars to even millions, to get off the ground.  Maybe you can fund your idea by yourself. Perhaps you can ask family and friends to invest in the beginning. You might even be able to find some … Read more

Silicon Valley Comes to Phoenix: A Tribute to Arizona’s Tech Growth

Silicon Valley is making its way to Phoenix next week, as more than three dozen leading technology executives are scheduled to present at the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference. “This will be the second consecutive year the April 17-19 conference will be hosted at Hotel Palomar due to its massive success last year and Phoenix’s … Read more

AZ Tech Beat is Downsizing

I started AZ Tech Beat four years ago with the goal of exposing the tech activity and growth that was occurring in Arizona. Since then, the team at AZ Tech Beat has written over 1,600 articles about tech startups, funding announcements, event coverage, significant milestones, co-working openings, expansions, and more. Our coverage has gained recognition … Read more

Year in Review: AZ Tech Events of 2015

2015 was an awesome year for the Arizona technology community. Infusionsoft treated Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients and their families to the NFL Pro Bowl, Axosoft launched an internationally renowned campaign #ItWasNeverADress to shift perceptions of women in technology and encourage STEAM education, local co-working spaces and incubators continued to sprout promising technology startups and much … Read more

Tech community mourns loss of rising star developer

The local tech community is mourning the sudden death of a rising star software developer. This last week, Ian Preston, 19-years-old, tragically took his own life according to his father Stuart Preston. “This was totally unexpected and we did not see it coming,” Stuart said in our interview. No additional details were released. Ian fell … Read more

What Valley tech companies are doing to keep engineers in AZ

Arizona’s high tech sector is on an incline with startup companies to corporations vying for software engineers to build out their products. According to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, software and IT industry job growth is projected to increase 25 percent over the next decade, compared to 18 percent nationally, and in greater Phoenix the city has … Read more

AZTB Tailgate Giveaway – UofA vs ASU Rivalry Game in Tempe

Who’s going to the UofA vs ASU football game on November 21st? Do you have tailgate plans? Now you do! Tailgater Concierge has teamed up with AZ Tech Beat on a Tailgate Giveaway! One lucky fan will win a Field Goal Package tailgate (valued at $395.00) for the UofA vs ASU game on November 21st … Read more

2nd annual AZTB Startup Bus Tour is ready to roll Nov. 5th – tickets on sale

Az Tech Beat is ready to roll with the 2nd Startup Bus Tour! We take 40 of the top tech startups/founders around the Valley on a tour at cool tech companies and give them 1:1 time with top executives, investors and influencers in the Arizona tech community.   This year we have a tour at … 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