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

Andrew Steele appointed as new LighthousePE CEO

LighthousePE has appointed Andrew Steele as the company’s new CEO. This announcement marks a new chapter for the Phoenix-based mobile engagement platform.  Steele has more than 25 years of experience behind him. He’s founded and led several Arizona-based companies, including BeckonCall, Growthplane and Breezing Co., as well as a few California-based companies. The company boasts … Read more

World View builds new pad at Spaceport Tucson

Mainstream spaceflight is becoming a reality in Arizona as World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company,  announces plans to build their global headquarters in Tucson. In collaboration with Sun Corridor Inc., the City of Tucson, Pima County and the State of Arizona, World View will be the anchor tenant in the County Aerospace, Defense and Technology Business … Read more

Year in Review: AZ Tech Events of 2015

2015 was an awesome year for the Arizona technology community. Infusionsoft treated Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients and their families to the NFL Pro Bowl, Axosoft launched an internationally renowned campaign #ItWasNeverADress to shift perceptions of women in technology and encourage STEAM education, local co-working spaces and incubators continued to sprout promising technology startups and much … Read more

Google's Project Sunroof launches in Arizona

The Phoenix Metropolitan area averages 211 clear days and 85 partly cloudy days each year according to azcentral.com, making our sunny state a perfect candidate for Google’s Project Sunroof.   Project Sunroof is a solar power initiative and an online source for households interested in utilizing solar energy to power their homes and cut electricity … Read more

AZTB Tailgate Giveaway – UofA vs ASU Rivalry Game in Tempe

Who’s going to the UofA vs ASU football game on November 21st? Do you have tailgate plans? Now you do! Tailgater Concierge has teamed up with AZ Tech Beat on a Tailgate Giveaway! One lucky fan will win a Field Goal Package tailgate (valued at $395.00) for the UofA vs ASU game on November 21st … Read more

Get your local favorites on-demand with Pikfly

Next time you need your favorite local food item and a hammer from the hardware store, you can get it all delivered to you in under an hour. On-demand delivery app Pikfly has created an all-in-one platform that gets customers their items from local Phoenix merchants with the help of independently contracted drivers. “We aggregate … Read more

Detroit-based Golfler expanding to Arizona

Golfler, an all-in-one mobile app for golfers, is expanding to Arizona, specifically in Scottsdale and Phoenix. The free app offers a luxury experience for golfers by combining technology and on-course services. Golfler gives golfers one place for ordering on-course food and beverages, increasing pace of play, and purchasing equipment. “We are a tech company out … Read more

Social event platform Atticue feeds your party vibe

Whether you feel like watching a local band, partying until dawn or attending an art installation, the new app Atticue helps people match social events to their current energy vibe. “Atticue is a free mobile app that lets you discover the events going on in Arizona and filter out those events based on your mood,” … 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

Will voting and technology ever marry?

In today’s tech-centric world, it’s hard to believe that the current voting system is archaic as it is. The process of voting can take over 30 minutes and requires interaction with two to four different people. While Arizona was the first state to have an Internet election back in 2000 for the Democratic Primary, some … Read more

Tech companies flock to the Valley of the Sun

Arizona has proven itself to be at the forefront of technology innovation and out-of-state companies have taken notice. Numerous companies have recently expanded their operations and opened up offices in the Valley of the Sun because of our thriving technology ecosystem, low cost of living, and high quality of life. Here are the tech companies … Read more

Impactful Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference sparks international conversation – Wrap Up

When choosing a new site for the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference, founder and CEO Adriana Gascoigne settled on Phoenix as their first conference outside of Silicon Valley because of the thriving tech community found in Arizona. Influential women from around the world came out in droves to downtown Phoenix to attend the conference dedicated to encouraging … 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

Valley prepares for Super Bowl upload haboob

Nachos? Check. Drinks? Check. High-density secure wireless network to help upload every Tweet, Instagram picture and Facebook post? Check. This year’s Super Bowl will put the Valley to the ultimate test as an estimated 100,000 visitors and their smartphones arrive to watch the big game. Cities have been preparing for the Super Bowl for months … Read more

Cronkite journalists develop “Highly Potent” app to tell history of heroin

This past Tuesday, more than 30 broadcast stations across Arizona simultaneously aired “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona,” a 30-minute film produced by journalism students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, documenting the rise of heroin use in the state amongst 20-year-olds. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/116172307[/vimeo] While the film took … Read more

Ready, set, go! TiE startup pitch event rapidly approaches

Startups, start your engines! TiE Arizona’s Rapid Fire Pitch event is almost here, where fledgling businesses will have two minutes to pitch their ideas in front of an industry panel and live audience. Applications for the event were open until last week. Only 15 startups will be selected from that pool of entrants to pitch … 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

Code for America hosting Open Data Roadshow Sept. 4th

Could the government benefit from enabling open data? Next month, this will be the hot topic at Code for America’s Open Data Roadshow. Local government officials, city managers, technologists, area experts and open data evangelists will have a chance to put their noggins to work to help their community and brainstorm ideas about open data.  Code for America … Read more

Bluetooth gas pump skimming on the rise and how to protect your info

While AZ state authorities are reporting an overall decline in the number of skimming incidents at gas stations, they are trying to keep up with the sophistication of technology used to grab credit card numbers from the pump. Instead of replacing the actually credit card swiper, criminals are turning to Bluetooth technology to transmit your info to … Read more