Join us for Happy Hour TONIGHT at Wild Knight

It’s got a snow ball’s chance in hell of being anything like like this picture… …but this techie happy hour at Wild Knight is an awesome opportunity for those of us who work in tech companies to start engaging with each other.  The more connected we are, the more amazing opportunities we’ll have in the local Arizona tech … Read more

AwareLabs Delivers Effective Marketing Plans For Startups

Paul Kenjora is no newbie when it comes to launching a startup. In fact, it was his experiences he had building a previous company that led to the creation of his latest venture–AwareLabs. Paul launched Blog Glue in 2008 and raised $1million in VC funds to grow the business. The early days of bootstrapping the … Read more

Axosoft Gets Creative with Recruiting Tactics: Free Geek Toys

Ask any software company in Arizona what their #1 challenge is and the response is the same: Finding good software engineers. To secure some quality talent, Axosoft has taken a different approach by gifting a full line up of tech gadgets to any software engineer that comes on board between now and August 1st. Let’s … Read more

First Arizona SciTech Festival Draws Over 200,000 People

  Arizona’s 100th birthday was celebrated in grand style with the launch of a new annual festival called Arizona SciTech Festival. The festival was created to celebrate the world-class science and engineering communities that call Arizona home–and hopefully convert future generations of youth to make a career for themselves in one of those disciplines. The … Read more

Phoenix-based iLinc Specializes in Web Conferencing Tools

Since its inception, web video conferencing and screen sharing have been greatly received by the population for both business and personal use. This technological advancement has been used for everything between strengthening long-distance relationships, to conducting virtual international meetings between executive boards. Due to the variances in usage, web video providers have taken different approaches … Read more

Kickstarter Helps Pebble, Smart-Watch for iPhones & Androids Raise over $10M

Heard of Kickstarter.com? Kickstarter is a place where anyone can launch a creative project to raise funding by pre-selling the product to the public and using the funds to actually build the product after the sales. You fill out the “start your project” application through their website and attach a video and project description. Unlike … Read more

Developers Rejoice Everywhere as Google Chrome Overtakes IE for the First Time

Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of developers celebrating the fact that Google’s Chrome has finally overtaken Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as the king of browsers in user share. What? You don’t hear anything? Well, that’s because developers are notoriously quiet when they celebrate, but make no mistake about it, there is a smile … Read more

WebPT Helps Physical Therapists Level Up Your Life

  Physical therapists have an extremely rewarding job that allows them to make a real difference in the lives of their patients. As wonderful as the career is, physical therapists have lots of tasks that can eat away at their limited time to treat patients–such as documenting the care they provide and keeping medical records … Read more

Facebook is Public with $104 Billion IPO but should you Buy or Sell?

Facebook is awesome. With nearly a billion users, it’s the world’s most popular web site and thanks to that popularity, it’s the largest IPO in US History raising more than $18 billion in cash (the amount raised is actually #2 to Visa) at a valuation of $104 billion (Ticker: FB). But the popularity of the … Read more

Scottsdale based Parchment simplifies transcript exchange, college admissions

A local data company aims to make the college admissions process easier for students, and the management of education credentials simpler and safer for institutions and individuals. Venture-backed and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Parchment Inc.’s mission is to “unleash education credentials by unlocking the critical data they embody.” Through the Parchment.com website, students can request, … Read more

CyrusOne begins construction on 1-million-square-foot data center in Chandler

CyrusOne headquartered out of Houston, TX, provides data center, managed hosting, colocation, and managed IT services in North America and Europe. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). They have expanded their company into Arizona with this massive data center due to the infrequency of natural disasters in the state. Considered … Read more

Tempe-based LifeLock offers identity theft protection

We shred our documents, monitor our bank accounts and exercise caution when disclosing our personal information. But many of us still fall victim to some form of identity theft. According to a report issued by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in November 2011, 7 percent of households in the United States, or about 8.6 million … Read more

Gilbert-based Infusionsoft Grosses $26M in 2011

Founded by local residents Clate Mask and Scott Martineau, they built and tailored the Infusionsoft platform to help small businesses reach their set growth objectives. Being former struggling small business owners themselves, both Mask and Martineau saw a need for their service. Beginning in 2001 as a custom software shop, Infusionsoft then received a total … Read more

The 10 Startups That Presented At Extreme Pitch

Ten entrepreneurs pitched their startup companies at the 2nd annual Extreme Pitch event at Gangplank in Chandler Tuesday night. After the four-minute pitches, the seven panelists selected the top three finalists and the audience chose the winner. Here’s a breakdown of the startups that participated: Plexus Controls (Winner): Presented by Zoran Medic, the company’s mission … Read more

When it Comes to Search Engine Results, AuthorityLabs Pulls Rank

No matter what you’re looking for, chances are the first place you’ll go to find it is your favorite search engine. But unlike those 30-pound phone books we now use as doorstops, all business listings online are not created equal. For today’s businesses, a low ranking in search engine results due to poor search engine … Read more

Co+Hoots Gives Phoenix Creative Professionals a Place to Call "Work"

Over the last decade years, more and more professionals have been able to forgo the corporate office environment and work from anywhere with an Internet connection. But while working from home may sound like a dream come true, it often proves to be amotivational and, frankly… lonely. Similarly, the “work from coffeehouse” model can be terribly … Read more

Plexus Controls: Winner of Extreme Pitch 2012 Startup Event at Gangplank

Last night, Gangplank Chandler hosted a second annual Extreme Pitch Startup Event. It featured ten local companies that participated in their Roadmap to Launch program. The room was filled with local talent, a group of esteemed panelists, and delicious food compliments of Chow Locally. The event began with each presentor being given four minutes of … Read more

JumpBox Takes The Pain Out of Managing Open Source Software

We’ve come a long way since the days where it could cost tens of thousands of dollars to have a simple HTML website deployed. Nowadays we have access to hundreds of open source applications that allow for quick and agile site development. However, there are still some pain points with working with open source applications. … Read more

Scottsdale-based CX.com Growing By 30,000 Cloud Users Per Week

Meet CX.com. They are a Scottsdale-based firm providing secure cloud-enabled access, aggregation, and collaboration tools. Their user interface is similar to that of Dropbox or Google Drive. Free accounts include 10GB of free file storage to sync, store, and share all in the cloud. When we asked the CEO, Bradley J. Robertson on how CX.com … Read more