Fundraising platform Virtuous closes $18M Series B raise to support major growth and hire locally

Virtuous, a fundraising platform for nonprofits, has closed an $18 million Series B raise, which will be used to further support the company’s goal to hire locally and expand the team nationally.  The money will also help support the company’s fast growth trajectory and improve product offerings. The raise was led by Fulcrum Equity Partners, … Read more

More than 1 Million COVID-19 vaccine appointments scheduled using AppointmentPlus

At least a million COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been scheduled using AppointmentPlus, an appointment scheduling technology company based in Arizona.  Online scheduling is more important than ever as the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed to facilities across the country. Vaccine administrators have been working hard to schedule vaccine appointments as fast as possible and the … Read more

CO+HOOTS’s HUUB wins $10,000 in national innovation competition

HUUB, a software platform developed by CO+HOOTS, won a $10,000 grant as part of a competition initiated by a collaboration between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-market subcommittee. The Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition awarded $330,000 in prizes to companies across the country. More than 160 … Read more

The Startup Journal: Finding the right agency

When you have a great idea but don’t know what to do next.The right agency can help you market your ideas correctly into the app you are building. [youtube]https://youtu.be/vVfr7ClFphw[/youtube]   Link2Golf co-founders, Kevin Curry and Laurent Lebihan, sit down with us in the latest episode of The Startup Journal to talk about the decisions a founder … Read more

The Startup Journal: Unplugging makes you a better leader

When things don’t seem to be going your way at work, and you are getting a lot of “Nos,” it is good to step back and find time for yourself. Taking a break can help you get back on track to achieving your goals. Scarlett Spring, President of Visiongate, sits down with us in the … Read more

ASU announces 21 startups for Fall 2015 Edson cohort

Contribution by Chloe Nordquist From a mobile garden care platform to an electronic distribution company, 21 startups have been chosen to join the fall 2015 cohort of the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative at Arizona State University. Each startup will receive mentoring, office space, access to the ASU Startup School, and up to $20,000 in seed … Read more

CO+HOOTS to represent Arizona in global incubator alliance

Coworking space CO+HOOTS will represent Arizona in Startup Federation, a global network of coworking spaces and incubators. CO+HOOTS is located in downtown Phoenix and has become home to more than 200 local small businesses. “CO+HOOTS will be leading the charge for Arizona in the global startup scene,” founder Jenny Poon said. “We will be able … Read more

Meet AVA, the next ed tech superhero for school-age children

A child with the inability to see and hear well in a classroom setting has been correlated to poor performance in school. For Arizona schools, hearing screening tests for school-age children are mandatory. If a child fails a screening test, the current process is to send a flier home with the child and hope for the best, leaving … Read more

Seed Spot Demo Day attracted zombies, dogs and geniuses

From natural smoothie pops to paraffin wax gloves, Seed Spot’s fifth Demo Day showcased startups with a wide variety of goals and social impact areas. Twelve startups presented their ideas Tuesday night to a packed house at downtown Phoenix’s Herberger Theater Center. Seed Spot, an incubator in Phoenix for ventures with social impact, has helped 143 … Read more

Link2Golf lets golfers book tee times with buddies through their smartphone

Between emails, text, phone calls and social media, coordinating friends and tee times for a round of golf can be cumbersome. Phoenix-based startup Link2Golf (L2G) is making it easier to connect with friends, search courses, book tee times and pay for your next of round of golf all through your smartphone. CEO and co-founder Kevin Curry, … Read more