"If it's Gonna Get Weird, Get There Fast" – 12 Lessons Learned From Chris Johnson of Terralever – and a few stories too…

As Chris Johnson, CEO and founder of Terralever, put it, “When you look back on 11 years of running an organization, you tend to remember all the failures, all the things that went wrong and, hopefully, things that you’ve learned from.” Johnson shared 12 pieces of advice from his own experiences to a full room … Read more

SocialWhirled ends stealth mode, introduces social campaigns

After being in stealth mode for two years, SocialWhirled is coming out of its cocoon to introduce its social media promotional platform to a wider consumer base. SocialWhirled is looking to streamline online social campaigns for companies’ products. This could include having SocialWhirled maintain a company’s social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more, … Read more

Arizona Named Top 10 States to Start a Business

Entrepreneur magazine named Arizona one of the top 10 places to start a business — hailing our startup community, innovation and investment resources. So in case you were wondering, or debating a move, Arizona is the place to be for high-tech businesses. What they raved about: “The Southwestern state hosts the Arizona Innovation Challenge each year … Read more

Startups Get Saucy

The startup community is thriving in Arizona. With co-working spaces, entrepreneurial workshops and educational outlets popping up all around the state, why not drink the Kool-Aid and pursue your dream. AZ Tech Beat talked with a few local founders whose products are in the early stages and concepts are aimed to help families overcome potential … Read more

Pat Sullivan To Speak At Free Lunch Friday

Standing room only, laughing, learning and networking-and a free lunch! Just a snap shot of what you missed at our Free Lunch Friday Phoenix (FLF) event. FLF is a non-profit organization that has one simple goal-to provide community, content, connections and access to capital to the startups and entrepreneurs who fuel the ecosystem. Our program runs … Read more

CEOs Are Jack-Of-All-Trades

“Clear your head and go put yourself in the customer’s shoes when they look at your product online.” Just one piece of excellent advice Bob LaLoggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus said at the kick off event of Free Lunch Fridays (FLF). On Friday, March 29th, standing room only, entrepreneurs, startups and investors came together to network, … 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

TruePoints Looks to Solve the Hassle with Loyalty Award Punch Cards

The reward tracking programs are getting hot in the Valley! TruePoints, a Chandler-based startup has entered this market as a recent graduate of the Roadmap to Launch Program at Gangplank, and runners-up to the Extreme Pitch 2012 Event. However, they have some competition. TabHere, which was just showcased by a company profile on our blog, … Read more

AlphaStripe Goes Beta, Launching Its Online Community For Veterans

On Monday, we observed Memorial Day in honor of fallen U.S. soldiers. But while many people spent the day grilling burgers by the pool, the holiday undoubtedly held a much different sentiment for those who have served in the military and those who have lost friends or family during wartime or in conflict zones. Veterans … Read more

Infusionsoft Secures New Headquarters in Chandler and Prepares to go on Hiring Spree

Infusionsoft, currently based in Gilbert, will be moving headquarters to Chandler by the end of 2012. They have secured 86,000 square feet at Allred Park Place in the Price Corridor, to which they will build and solely occupy a large two-story building. Official Press Release. Expected to grow by over 700 employees in the next … Read more