Picmonic closes $2.3M round to expand student reach– interview with co-founders Adeel Yang & Ron Robertson

Instead of using Rote memorization methods to pound medical terms such as macrolides and bacteriostatic into ones’ head for finals, students are turning to Picmonic, a visual learning platform, where definitions, diseases and diagnoses are transformed into colorful, goofy and unforgettable pictures to create a personalized learning experience. Since they launched in 2011, the company has … Read more

Companies prepare for battle at 1st annual SaaS Ping Pong tournament Oct. 1- video

Bats, blades and backspins will take center stage on October 1. Players from around the Arizona SaaS community will descend upon the Allbound office in the hopes of taking home the win and bragging rights for their company as champion of the 1st annual Arizona SaaS Ping Pong tournament. Companies have sent their top players packed with … Read more

Refinance your home over a mocha with Loanatik – TechCrunch Disrupt

Video editing by Xavier Smith Getting a home refinanced could mean thousands of dollars of savings for a family, but the process of filling out mounds of paperwork, managing credit reports and dealing with layers of banking representatives is a huge time suck and brain drain. [youtube]https://youtu.be/qeSnQQyGFM4[/youtube] Demo of Loanatik at TechCrunch Disrupt Loanatik is … Read more

Female founders dominate Seed Spot fall 2015 venture class

You go guuurl! Was the common comment I had for the latest batch of ventures entering Seed Spot Fall 2015 class. Out of eleven ventures entering the program, eight of them are women-owned. At the monOrchid, Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and co-founder Seed Spot Courtney Klein welcomed their startups to a crowd of Seed Spot alumni, … Read more

Local activist launches Hopscratch, business in a box for startups

For those tired of working for someone else and want to break out and start a business, figuring out how to put all the pieces in place can become overwhelming. Hopscratch, a holistic business infrastructure service in a box, launched last week to help newbie entrepreneurs maneuver through the mundane paperwork, tasks and chaos needed … Read more

2015 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation announces winners

The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced the winners for the 2015 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards Tuesday. The awards honors members of Arizona’s technology ecosystem who impact the state’s growing technology community. “Each year we set aside a day to gather and recognize the tremendous contributions innovators make to strengthen Arizona’s … Read more

The Startup Journal: Stop the blame game

There will be more good days than challenging days when you build a company. During those challenges, companies will lose productivity if they spend too much time finding fault instead of learning from the experience and move forward. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-lEWODNh9g[/youtube] Tommy Andrews, CEO and Co-founder of Energy Conservation Management, sits down with us in the latest episode … Read more

Buy your gameday tickets on-demand with a text

Football fans around the country will now have the ability to purchase game tickets through a text  using ReplyBuy. ReplyBuy is a mobile commerce platform that allows customers to purchase items through a text message. In October 2014, the company launched their sports and entertainment platform focused on ticket sales for professional and collegiate sports teams and have … Read more

The Startup Journal: Researching the Industry

Before you can get your startup off the ground, there’s a crucial step that is often overlooked. Research is an essential part of every entrepreneurial idea and can you gain edge on the competition. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZxNTT-XJgo[/youtube] In this edition of The Startup Journal, president and founder of XOXY, Jo Lynn Clemens, offers her advice on the … Read more

ParkX reaching milestones one parking meter at a time

It used to be, stop what you are doing and sprit back to the car and feed the meter before you get a ticket or towed. Today, you can add coins through your smartphone. ParkX (formerly Park Genius), a mobile app that allows motorists to pay remotely for parking, was developed by students from the … Read more