Have to miss your kid's game? Live stream it with Urepp

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist For those parents that aren’t able to make their child’s sport game, there’s a new app to help bring the game to them. Urepp gives parents the option to watch customized live highlights of their child’s game or live stream the complete game via smartphone.   “Instead of live streaming an … Read more

Building a home, one Blok at a time – StartupConnect AZ winner announced

At the Arizona Technology Council StartupConnect AZ event, keynote speaker Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline said, “entreperneurship is the shovel you use to get to the path of a better goal Yesterday seven startups pitched to a panel of local tech experts to fill their shovel with some cash and help them build their business. In the … Read more

Entrepreneurship is not just about making money – Jeff Hoffman co-founder Priceline

Jeff Hoffman traveled the world for three years mentoring startups; he also started a music company, produced and authored an independent film, built airline boarding pass kiosks, won a Grammy, and co-founded Priceline. While he has walked down many yellow brick roads to success, he attributed his achievement to a simple approach, “entrepreneurship is not about making … Read more

7 Startups to compete at AZ Technology Council Startup Connect

Startups ranging from jumping the line at your favorite nightclub to finding the closest farmers market will compete this week at the annual Arizona Technology Council StartupConnect AZ for a cash prize and receive some good 1:1 time with CEOs, investors and influencers. This year, content for the event includes advice and tips from 50 … Read more

Tucson tech dominates Arizona Technology Council’s 2015 GCOI awards

Bear Down everyone, technology from Tucson was in the spotlight tonight at the Arizona Technology Council 2015 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards. In conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, the AZ Tech Council (AZTC) presented innovator awards to technology companies with scientific breakthroughs and algorithms that will make your head spin. In a previous announcement, the … Read more

Arizona tech non-profits partner to help entrepreneurs raise capital

Non-profit collaborative network Arizona Collaboratory, Inc. and the Arizona Technology Council have formed an alliance to help Council members solicit and raise capital from investors around the U.S. Arizona Technology Council members now have access to the Arizona Collaboratory portal, giving new opportunities to emerging entrepreneurs and businesses to gain capital. “Our goal is to … Read more

Dispose your e-waste on Technology Recycling Day – Oct. 24th

With cellphone carriers shifting their plans to allow for upgrades each year, e-waste will most certainly increase from its current 50 million tons of waste disposed worldwide each year, according to dosomething.org. To help keep electronics and toxins out of the trash, Arizona Technology Council makes it easy for all Arizona residents to throw away … 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

AZ Tech Council elects four new directors

The Arizona Technology Council names four new members to its Board of Directors to serve three-year terms; the current Board includes 36 members, five of which are officers. “We have a deep bench of seasoned executives on our Board and are delighted to add these technology leaders,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the … Read more

Bid for lunch with AZ tech leaders

Now is your chance to pick the brains of Arizona’s biggest tech leaders. Starting today, you can bid on lunch dates with various Arizona Technology Council board members through an online auction. “Mentorship and networking are essential cornerstones of a vibrant technology ecosystem,” president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council Steve G. Zylstra said. … Read more

Arizona Technology Council revamps site to connect businesses

The Arizona Technology Council launched a new, robust website this week making it easier for members and the community to connect with Arizona’s businesses. The site was designed by Allbound, a Scottsdale based SaaS startup, which has turned into an intuitive media style platform with streaming tickers of news and Instagram feeds from local tech events. … Read more

Equity crowdfunding is open in Arizona

Today at maker space TechShop Chandler, Governor Doug Ducey signed bill HB 2591, an intrastate crowdfunding bill where small businesses and entrepreneurs will be able to sell equity in their company over the Internet and receive funding from the general public. “Small businesses and startups will have a new avenue for growing and creating capital,” … Read more

Crowd Mics wins Startup Connect AZ with a simple Q&A

Photography contribution by Travis Arbon  At the Arizona Technology Council Startup Connect AZ event, five startups from around the state pitched against each other for cash, bragging rights and some good face time with investors, CEOs, educators and influencers. In the end, the audience chose Crowd Mics, an app that turns your smartphone into a … Read more

Five will enter, one will claim victory- meet your StartupConnect AZ Pitch Contest finalists

The StartupConnect AZ Pitch Contest is almost here and cold, hard cash is on the line. The Arizona Technology Council announced the five finalists that will participate in the contest at the Dec. 17 StartupConnect AZ 2014 event. The winner of the pitch-athon will be selected by the audience and will receive a cash prize … Read more

AZ Tech Council names new VP of Southern AZ Regional Office

The Arizona Technology Council announces the promotion of Alex Rodriguez to vice president of the Southern Arizona Regional Office. Rodriguez began his career with the Council in September 2012 as the office’s director, in addition to being an author, decorated military officer and leading authority on business leadership. “Alex’s aptitude and contributions have been invaluable to … 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

Phoenix Mobile Festival returns September 27th

The Phoenix Mobile Meetup group will host their third annual Phoenix Mobile Festival designed for mobile enthusiasts, developers, engineers and entrepreneurs on September 27, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Phoenix campus. The festival, sponsored by Intel,  will support the many voices helping to unlock the potential of a truly … Read more

AZ Tech Council doles out grades and endorsements for AZ incumbents

While parents anxiously await the Fall school session to start, the Arizona Tech Council had their own version of summer school and wasted no time with a red pen to assign letter grades to Arizona’s senators and representatives incumbents who are running for reelection or a seat in a different chamber. The report card was … Read more

Nominations open for AZ Tech Council's 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards

The Arizona Technology Council in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced that nominations are now open for the 2014 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) presented by global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2014. Businesses, academia, and non-profit organizations working in Arizona’s technology … Read more

Governor Brewer VETO SB1062 – that discriminatory bill!

Arizona Tech Beat strongly opposes SB 1062 and encourages Gov. Jan Brewer to VETO the destructive legislation. Not only does the bill encourage discrimination, but would be harmful to Arizona’s thriving tech sector. Arizona businesses have worked hard to recover from our devastating recession and has been rewarded with growth and future opportunities. If this … Read more