Here are the 25 company finalists for the 2021 Venture Madness conference & pitch competition

Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has announced the 25 Presenting Company finalists that have been selected for the 2021 Venture Madness Competition.  These finalists will get exclusive access to the region’s most active accredited investors, all in one place. Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority present the annual conference, which … Read more

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

July

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

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

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

future of tech commission

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

What happened in Arizona tech in June? Find out here

Arizona tech

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

ASU PhD student receives NASA grant

PhD student

Kevin Trinh, a PhD student at Arizona State University, was awarded the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) grant earlier this month. This award will give Trinh and his PhD advisor, Joe O’Rourke, an assistant professor at ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, $135,000 over three years.  FINESST, established … Read more

11 of Arizona’s Top Tech Developments in April

Tech in Arizona

The tech industry in Arizona continues to grow, and April was no exception — companies from across the country and world continue to see Arizona as a great place to move or expand their businesses. Here’s our April recap of top tech news from throughout Arizona. Moov Technologies shifts headquarters to Phoenix area Moov Technologies, … Read more

Scottsdale is Arizona’s biggest home for tech

So far this year, Scottsdale has the highest number of software companies in Arizona. This insight comes from a 2021 Q1 analysis by Gregslist, an online resource that provides information on Phoenix software companies, SaaS growth and software industry talent.  Gregslist reports that Scottsdale has a total of 258 software companies, which is about 36% … Read more

ASU ranks among universities with most patents pending, startups

Arizona State University receives high ranks in a survey of universities without a medical school. The Tempe-based university was ranked fourth in most patents pending and number of startups launched, and third in number of inventions disclosed. These strong ratings are thanks specifically to ASU’s SkySong Innovations, the intellectual property management and technology transfer organization … Read more