Tempe's Big Bounce co-working space offers more than just a desk

Big Bounce is a membership-based co-working space where startups or Cohabs receive executive level guidance and other support to launch and grow a successful business. Big Bounce’s platform was established to offer advanced knowledge and skills to Cohabs at any point in their business development process. Evo Terra, an Arizona radio and podcast personality and co-author … Read more

LearnVest raises $28M led by Northwestern Mutual Capital – more jobs for AZ

LearnVest, a personal financial planning platform, announced a new strategic round of funding of $28 million led by Northwestern Mutual Capital and supported by previous investors including Accel Partners. The total amount of funding raised by LearnVest now sits at a whopping $72 million. LearnVest has offices in New York and Arizona, and is experiencing significant growth. … Read more

Governor Brewer signs bills that bolsters Arizona economic growth

Jan Brewer’s 2nd term as Arizona’s governor comes to a close later in 2014, but she isn’t quite finished just yet. On February 26, 2014 Brewer vetoed a controversial bill that many critics deemed had “an anti-gay” agenda. Not only has she vetoed such debilitating laws such as the aforementioned SB 1062, but Brewer has … Read more

Mesa's new Apple facility receives Economic Gold Award

Business Facilities, a national bi-monthly magazine, announced today their winners of the Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards for 2013. The awards go to the companies that showcased the best deal that impacts the local and state economy in which their facility is located. The Gold Award, a.k.a. 1st place, went to Apple’s manufacturing … Read more

University of Arizona contributes high ROI for state of Arizona

Education website BestValueSchools.com just released their list of the top ranked colleges in the United States for return on investment (ROI). The universities were ranked based on their in state and out-of-state 30 year net ROI. Among the top ranked schools was one of Arizona’s own, the University of Arizona (UA), which earned the #8 … Read more

Forbes ranks Phoenix as 3rd fastest growing city in the U.S.

The United States went through a drastic change in 2008, when the stock market and entire economy had a major decline, leading to a nation-wide recession. Fast forward to present time, 2014 has already got off to a good start. Forbes just announced the 20 fastest growing cities in the United States. Fastest growing cities … Read more

Recap: Seed Spot Kick-Off Event Last Night Brought In Over 550 Attendees

Hosted in the historic Levine Machine Building in downtown Phoenix, the Seed Spot Kick-Off Event last night was jam packed with serious local entrepreneurs. It promised big news, great speakers, and some fun and entertainment – it certainly didn’t disappoint! Background on Seed Spot: Courtney Klein Johnson and Chris Petroff are two budding entrepreneurs and … Read more

Mobile App Developers Poke Fun At Airport TSA With New Game For iPad

Taken a flight recently? If so, can you remember the extensive process it took getting through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line? The process: make sure you don’t have any liquids over 3.4 ounces, make sure all liquids and gels are in a 1-quart clear zip-top bag, take your laptop, tablet, smartphone, keys, and coins … Read more