On-Demand Driver App Uber Soft Launches in Phoenix

We were recently tipped off that San Francisco-based startup Uber has started “secretly” offering its on-demand driver services in the Phoenix metro area. Founded in 2010, Uber is a service that connects passengers with drivers, predominantly through its mobile application (available on iPhone and Android). The app displays a real-time map of Uber cars nearby … Read more

Want Your Startup to Learn From Legends? Now There's an App for That!

The just-launched ‘Startup Videos’ iPhone App allows users to harness the knowledge and experience of those who have created some of the most successful companies in the world. Creator of the app, Matt Smith, shares your same passion in learning from others. So, Matt has hand-picked over 200 videos to help entrepreneurs build their business. … Read more

Event Recap: AZEC12 – The End Of Business As Usual

With the reality of “business as usual” being gone by the wayside, AZEC12 gathered a talented lineup of speakers to challenge today’s entrepreneurs, investors, and organizational leaders to begin seeing things differently. They brought a new perspective, and good insights into how we can operate, profit, and flourish in today’s technology-driven, fast-paced “social sharing economy”. … Read more

Phoenix-Based Axway Inc. Streamlines & Secures Business Interactions Worldwide

Enterprise companies deal with a high volume of sensitive data, internal processes, file transfers and other business-critical interactions, so it is essential that these businesses are able to manage and secure these interaction networks while keeping up with current market conditions and regulations in a cost-efficient, streamlined manner. Founded in 2001, Axway provides enterprise businesses … Read more

Parchment Inc. Receives $23.5 Million for its Series D Fund from Top VC Firms

Founded in 2003, Parchment has become the leader in the electronic transcript exchange business. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, they make it painfully easy to manage school transcript(s) online, and send / receive them to / from any educational institution. Having current integration with over 9,000 high schools nationwide (translating to over 30% of the market), … Read more

ASU Introduces the New 2012/2013 Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative Cohort

The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative was started in 2005 with a $5.5 million endowment with the mission of helping entrepreneurs and ultimately creating jobs in Arizona. Students who are enrolled at ASU can apply for the Edson competition in March by submitting a business plan and the finalists present their idea in front of a … Read more

Integrate Launches Platform Allowing Marketing Professionals to Manage Their Campaigns in One Place

Currently, many people are plugged in to many devices in their everyday schedule and are surrounded with advertisements and technology. As a marketing professional, I have seen how difficult it is to stand out against the crowd and to balance the distribution of advertisements. Keeping up with Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, email campaigns, mobile apps, press … Read more

Scottsdale-based Symmetry Software Takes the Nightmare out of Payroll and Taxes

The last thing on a business executive’s mind should be how to accurately pay their employees. Trying to crunch the numbers and use tiresome tax tables can be tedious and ineffective. Many different factors are involved including Federal and State tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes. Symmetry Software was founded in 1984 by Tom Reahard … Read more

Mobile App Developers Poke Fun At Airport TSA With New Game For iPad

Taken a flight recently? If so, can you remember the extensive process it took getting through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line? The process: make sure you don’t have any liquids over 3.4 ounces, make sure all liquids and gels are in a 1-quart clear zip-top bag, take your laptop, tablet, smartphone, keys, and coins … Read more

Local University Student Launches Useful Service to Conjoin With Social Media Site

What social media site has over 500 million active users, handles over 1.6 billion search queries per day, and is often called the “SMS of the Internet”? If you guessed Twitter, you’re right! So that means, if you guessed anything else . . . you’re wrong! Launched in July of 2006, Twitter has risen to … Read more