Arizona Technology Council adds three new Board members, MarCom director

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The Arizona Technology Council elected three board members, added an executive committee member and announced its new director of marketing and communications at the Council’s quarterly board meeting on July 29. The Council is one of the largest tech trade associations in North America and the “board and staff are instrumental in executing strategies and … Read more

July roundup: Arizona tech stayed hot in the heat of the summer

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July proved to be another big month for Arizona tech, with local companies raising millions, out-of-towners relocating to the Valley, and plenty of events and cohorts popping up to support startups. This month, we put a spotlight on diversity and talked to leaders from around Phoenix to give founders tips on how to diversify your … Read more

EdTech startup Promineo Tech raises $900,000 in seed funding

Promineo Tech, a startup that partners with community colleges to provide affordable, low-risk coding bootcamps, has raised $900,000 in seed funding. The Peoria-based company will use the money to expand its Education as a Service (EaaS) program offerings and reach more students. Promineo Tech was founded in 2018 by Nick Suwyn as a technology school … Read more

Looking for a job in tech? Here’s a list of tech startups hiring this year

You no longer need to move to Silicon Valley to have a successful career in tech. Arizona’s tech ecosystem is growing fast. Arizona tech startups are announcing raises, major semiconductor and EV companies are expanding here and local capital is increasing. Arizona’s tech sector even continued its rapid growth during the pandemic, ranking eighth in … Read more

Global IT consulting company TCS to invest $300M, adding jobs and expanding STEM education in Arizona

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions company headquartered in India, has announced plans to invest more than $300 million in Arizona by 2026 and hire more than 220 employees here by 2023. The company will also expand the reach of its STEM and Computer Science education programs in … Read more

Future of Tech Commission holds Arizona town hall on internet equity, access

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A public discussion hosted by the Future of Tech Commission last week focused on one of the biggest issues facing Arizona right now: internet equity. The Covid-19 pandemic shined a thousand lights on digital equity and access. Rural schools, especially, faced major challenges while attempting to teach online during the pandemic.  Connect Arizona reports that … Read more

Major Edtech company Transact Campus appoints new CEO

Transact Campus, Inc. (Transact), an edtech company that enables educational institutions to offer user-friendly payment transactions connected across an entire campus, has announced the appointment of Nancy Langer as the company’s new CEO.  As CEO, Langer will oversee Transact’s campus commerce technology, as well as the company’s huge ecosystem of integrated payments and ID solutions. … Read more

What happened in Arizona tech in June? Find out here

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June was another big month for tech in Arizona — everything from partnerships and grants to business milestones and expansions. Arizona Technology Council praises AZ’s 2022 fiscal year budget proposal The Council’s president and CEO Steven G. Zylstra said the proposal includes funding to keep Arizona competitive in tech. The proposed budget includes many of … Read more

Tech Launch Arizona gives five student start-up teams funding for impactful proposals

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Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) awarded funding to five start-up teams to develop software or mobile apps that will have a real societal impact. TLA collaborated with the University of Arizona Research, Innovation and Impact and Arizona FORGE to host the Impact Software/App Challenge.  Doug Hockstad, the assistant vice president of TLA, said the competition was … Read more