AerialSphere provides bird’s-eye view of Waste Management Open

Phoenix-based AerialSphere used its XP360 to provide data to Waste Management Open planners that helped them develop the Scottsdale tournament site.  AerialSphere designed the XP360 “to change the way people deliver and interact with maps,” according to the company’s website. The XP360 combines 360-degree aerial imagery with location data to give a detailed, bird’s-eye view … Read more

Gregslist now shows 600+ AZ software companies

Greg Head is a major champion of Arizona’s growing tech community. One of his main goals has been to help build relationships and make connections. Head has been keeping a public list of software companies in Arizona, and that list is now a thriving network of people. Today, Gregslist.com (a play on Craig’s List, get … Read more

Third round of EmergeAZ grant winners announced

StartupAZ and invisonAZ have announced the third round of EmergeAZ Fast Grant winners.  The EmergeAZ Fast Grant program pulls from a $1 million fund, with grant amounts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Grants were awarded this third round to ten Arizona tech companies with a wide variety of products ranging from platforms managing Cannabis operations … 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

Trainual continues expansion with new VP of Engineering hire

Trainual, a venture-backed SaaS company based in Scottsdale, has hired its first VP of Engineering and is looking to hire 20-25 more employees in 2021 as part of a major expansion plan largely made possible by new Series A funding.  The new VP of Engineering is Arash Tadayon, who’s already got 10 years of experience … Read more

Synapse Studios launches new QA service

Synapse Studios has launched CarbonQA, which is designed to assist Arizona start-ups improve products and user experience.  The Tempe-based company is a custom software consulting company that provides a variety of services, including web and mobile app development, healthcare software development and quality assurance and automated application testing. With CarbonQA, Synapse Studios hopes to expand … Read more

Founders of Axosoft plan $10 Million investment in Arizona startups

Axosoft founders Hamid & Lawdan Shojaee have announced plans to make a $10 million investment in Arizona startups, especially in their early stages of development. Hamid has also announced a revamp of the AZ TechBeat website and the launch of his new podcast, AZ Tech Podcast. AZ Tech Beat is committed to being a trustworthy … 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

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