ASU considering tech and science experts for innovation fellowship

Arizona State University’s Office of Applied Innovation is looking to hire up to four new fellows for its 2021-2022 Fellowship in University Innovation.  The fellowship is geared toward early and mid-career professions from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, including technologists, developers, engineers, communicators, writers, researchers, designers and more. Still, fellows will be decided … 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

POTUS Demo Day promotes diversity, AZ companies recognized

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley Only 1% of America’s venture capital-backed startups are led by African Americans, and only 3% are led by women. This has to change. Today, President Obama is hosting the first White House Demo Day, promoting diversity across all industries for women and minorities. The event is giving 30 entrepreneurs and startups … Read more

Tips to hiring SaaS firms with local and offshore talent – Fred von Graf, Web3Mavens

Staying lean is a priority for startups and cutting costs while maintaining quality is key-especially during the development phase. With the challenge of finding low-cost, quality engineers, startups might turn to SaaS firms that use a blend of local and offshore talent to build out their product or website. Fred von Graf, founder and managing partner … Read more

Starbucks college education program helps students reduce need for loans

Expanding upon last year’s Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Arizona State University and Starbucks announced this week that all U.S. Starbucks employees are now eligible for 100 percent tuition coverage through the program. In the past, the program was only available for junior and senior employees. Now, both full-time and part-time Starbucks employees can receive a … Read more

Skip food lines and get back to studying with Tapingo

On-demand services have been gaining popularity, especially amongst younger audiences. Tapingo, the mobile food ordering app, allows college students to skip the line at their favorite on-campus dining and get back to studying. The app allows students to pay for their food using their university meal plan or credit card. Once the order is in, … Read more

AZ-based Eyetech Digital Systems & Saccadous have their eye on each other – CES 2015

Video contribution by Travis Arbon Blink…change the channel….Look right…switch to Apple TV…Blink. At CES, more eye tech tracking companies are emerging and pairing their tech with everything from TVs to iPads to enhance your experience. For Mesa, Arizona-based Eyetech Digital Systems, they released the first multi-user eye tracking system. Though still in its infancy stage, Eyetech’s … Read more

Topping the charts again- ASU’s tech transfer arm ranked highly for third year

Laying a foundation for startup success is one of the main missions of Arizona State University’s technology transfer arm, Arizona Technology Enterprises. They’ve propelled several startups into the future, such as 4Blox, SynSonix and PetroAlgae, and now they’re being recognized for their work. AzTE was ranked highly by the Association of University Technology Managers for the … Read more

AZTB staff predicts ASU vs U of A outcome – video

Today is the day! The Arizona State Sun Devils vs University of Arizona Wildcats football game is known throughout the NCAA for being one of the fiercest rivalries in the country. Each day, our staff comes together to collaborate, connect and bring the tech community together – but today we are an office divided. We … Read more

Bosse Tools receives $200K to build its production

One of the oldest tools — the shovel — is changing its look and, in the process, is digging up some cash from local venture funds to support its designers. Bosse Tools, a Scottsdale-based shovel and tool company, recently received a whopping $200,000 from the Maricopa County Manufacturing Venture Fund, bringing the startup to a running total … Read more

ASU teams up with New America to address cyberwarfare challenges

The future of war is here and Arizona State University has teamed up with New America, a Washington D.C. based think tank, on an initiative that aims to analyze and address the difficulties of dealing with modern warfare. The Future of War project studies the changes in warfare from a variety of perspectives, but the … Read more

AZ universities recognized as leaders in LGBT relations

The higher education system in Arizona continues to top the charts across the nation. Arizona State University (ASU), Northern Arizona University (NAU) and The University of Arizona (UA) remain dedicated to offering outstanding academics as well as providing a safe and engaging college campus environment. According to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, about 20 … Read more

ASU's Startup Village is a cul-de-sac of entrepreneurship

It may take a village to raise a child, but it can also take a village to build a startup. ASU’s new Startup Village is the perfect collaborative space to hone in on your creativity. Startup Village is a diverse residential community of thinkers and doers who can rely on one another’s expertise, energy and ideas … Read more

Workshops, media lab, mentorship and more – free resources to grow your business

Building connections and utilizing free resources are two excellent ways to drive results for today’s entrepreneurs. Whether you are seeking access to basic office space or need to find 3D printing stat, we’ve rounded up the best locations to check out some FREE resources: Digital Solutions Lab, Cronkite School’s newest addition, gives the ASU community and … Read more

Arizona’s universities get down to business and rise in national rankings

Looking for a business school to help you get the know-how necessary to succeed? You can’t go wrong when both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona are ranked in the Top 30 of business programs nationwide, according to a report released by US News. The UA’s Eller College of Management and ASU’s W.P. … Read more

Hacks 4 Humanity Hackathon kicks off September 20th at ASU

Calling all app designers, humanists, and creatives alike – the mission of Hacks 4 Humanity is to create technology solutions and initiatives that will contribute to the social good and address the needs of humanity using the seven principles of ASU Project Humanities “Humanity 101” movement. Together, the seven Principles of the “Humanity 101” curriculum … Read more

ZMapp, artificial hearts and cures – AZBio Awards honors biotech leaders

The Valley of the Sun consists of more than just dirt, golf courses and pools — it also holds most of the country’s Petri dishes and innovative minds in biotechnology. Home to over 1,300 life science companies, Arizona has become one of the fastest growing biotech sectors in the country, according to the Arizona Bioindustry … Read more

Campus shooting survivor launches safety app for ASU students

With campus shootings and crime rattling the country in recent months, tech firms and universities have taken an advance turn to supply students with in-palm methods of alerting authorities about on-campus crimes. Last week Arizona State University announced its launch of the school’s LiveSafe app, which allows users to report tips to the ASU Police … Read more

The Princeton Review rates 3 Arizona colleges as academically outstanding

The University of Arizona (UA), Arizona State University (ASU), and Prescott College are three colleges in the state of Arizona to be rated as academically outstanding by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based education services company, surveyed 130,000 students at 379 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report … Read more

ASU joins Higher Education Video Game Alliance

Could there potentially be a Department of Video Games in our government? The newly formed Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) along with the Bureau of Labor Statistics is starting to keep track of people working in the games industry and researchers performing analyses of the state of play alongside other sectors such as health, … Read more