Top 10 most funded Arizona tech companies 2015

What Arizona companies brought home the bacon for their company? Here are the Top 10 funded tech companies for 2015 that came out of Arizona.     We’ve been following them all year, learn more about these companies below and more news about startups raising capital at AZ Tech Beat. 2015 AZTB headlines for Top … 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

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

$100,000 pot up for grabs at Venture Madness 2016 – applications open now

Video editing by Xavier Smith Following his win, Gregg Scoresby, CEO of CampusLogic exclaimed “I’m going to Disneyland!” All kidding aside, Scoresby did leave the stage with bragging rights as the Invest Southwest Venture Madness (VM) champion and cash to put back into his company. This Arizona-based event is where 64 early-stage startups battle, in a “March Madness” … Read more

Who's got the moola? Investors funded these Arizona startups

More than halfway through 2015 and Arizona is on track for another great year of funding. These are the latest funding announcements that occurred May to July.   eVisit Gilbert-based telehealth software startup eVisit announced the raise of $1 million in seed funding this week led by Alan Ram, Founder of Alan Ram’s Proactive Training … Read more

Top 10 Startup Confessionals

Every entrepreneur needs a little bit of expert advice at some point on their journey from idea to established business. These startup founders offered up their advice to help their peers through the process.   Click on each quote to watch the full webisode of The Startup Journal.    “Being an entrepreneur is not only … Read more

ACA announces Spring 2015 Innovation Challenge Winners

These passionate and innovative companies dedicated to their niche took home the win. Today the Arizona Commerce Authority announced the winners of the Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge where companies from around the country compete for a piece of the pot and build their business in Arizona. The envelope please… Learn more about the companies … Read more

Top 10 finalists revealed for Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge

It’s coming down to the wire for the Spring 2015 Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Arizona Innovation Challenge. Who will win the $250,000 to build their business? Today, 10 finalists were announced, and software and science took the majority of spots as finalists.   Beacon Biomedical –  is a medical diagnostic device that provides easy, accurate and affordable blood … Read more

Babies and skin care win at BioAccel Solutions Challenge

The Scorpion Pit sounds like a place that came out of a summer blockbuster movie, but for upcoming startups in the biotechnology field, it’s just the right amount of venom they need to help move their business forward. At the BioAccel Solutions Challenge, seven startups competed for a cut of $100,000 in funding and pitched … Read more

25 startup semifinalists in Spring 2015 ACA Innovation Challenge

The list is in! Here are the 25 semifinalists for the Spring 2015 Arizona Commerce Authority Arizona Innovation Challenge vying for $250,000 to help build their business. All but one startup (Matrix Medical) is Arizona-based. Since 2011, the AIC has received over 1,400 applications. This Challenge is a semi-annual business plan competition awarding $1.5M in the Spring … Read more