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

ASU Fulton Engineer School launches Startup Center, holds Demo Day competition

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist Arizona State University’s Fulton Schools officially launched their Startup Center Thursday as a way to empower undergraduate and graduate students within the schools to explore entrepreneurial ideas. The Center will offer innovation courses, workshops, mentoring and other events. “We’ve positioned this competition to be at the top of the funnel in … Read more

Challenge Cup AZ names 1st round of winners

Co-written Tishin Donkersley The Arizona technology community of co-working spaces, incubators and startups came together this past Saturday for the inaugural Challenge Cup AZ where startups from around Arizona competed for a seat in the next round held in San Francisco. Co-hosted by CO+HOOTS, Seed Spot, Blind Society, Coplex, StartupAz Foundation, Local First Arizona, Nerdery, Stealthmode Partners, … 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

Medtech startup NeoLight to help babies with jaundice – interview with co-founders

Video Contribution by Xavier Smith Medtech startup Neolight, a device that helps treat jaundice in newborn babies, is continuing to gain speed and will soon be finalizing their product and sending it off for FDA approval. “Neolight is a phototherapy medical device that treats jaundice in newborns [versus] the technology used today [which is] LEDs or … Read more

SynCardia's heart beats for Wall Street, filed for IPO – updated

Tucson-based SynCardia Systems, a total artificial heart development, manufacturing and commercializing company, filed for IPO under the proposed symbol TAHT (total artificial heart temporary) and looking to raise $34.5 million according to NASDAQ. The company plans to issue 2.5 million shares with an over allotment option of $375,000 at $10-12 per share. The lead underwriter is Roth Capital … Read more

ASU professor awarded Bioscience Researcher of the Year

ASU professor Wayne D. Frasch, Ph.D. was named the 2015 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year for his DNA profiling technology. “The Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year Award is our industry’s way of recognizing the amazing work happening here in Arizona,” President and CEO of AZBio Joan Koerber-Walker said. “Nominations are collected statewide from … Read more

Dropbox cloud storms into Sun Devil territory

Arizona State University is upgrading from slow servers and thumb drives to cloud-based storage. ASU is joining the list of universities that are now using Dropbox for Education’s collaboration platform. They launched the platform university-wide for over 10,000 faculty and staff members. The platform will help with storing and managing staff files and research documents … 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

Infant medtech startup awarded scholarship to Draper University

It’s back-to-school for one Arizona startup. Draper University (Draper U), founded by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, is partnering with Michael Hool of Hool Coury Law and Arizona Collegiate Venture (jointly funded by Hool Coury Law and MAC6) to fund scholarships for select Arizona start-up entrepreneurs to attend their program in Silicon Valley. The first … Read more

Get to the front of the nightclub line with Tipsy

Nightlife goers won’t need to be on “the list” to avoid long lines at their favorite club. Tipsy, a nightlife app, gives users a VIP experience by offering vouchers to clubs redeemable for a free drink, no cover charge or getting to the front of the line. Co-founder Eli Chmouni, and a team of ASU alumni … Read more

ASU, NAU, and UA student startups compete for Territorial Cup

Top student startups from Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University are preparing to compete at Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition where the winning startups receive a chunk of $30,000 in funding and mentoring. The third annual Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition (ACVC) is set for March 27th, with twelve teams from Arizona’s three … Read more

Sun Devil Select honors top ASU alum-led businesses

Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business is holding its first-ever Sun Devil Select, an event to honor some of the country’s top ASU alum-owned and alum-run businesses. Seventeen firms from a variety of industries will be recognized for their achievements. “We’re honoring organizations that demonstrate innovation, growth and entrepreneurial spirit,” explains Sidnee … Read more

Arizona SciTech Festival isn’t just for kids

If you were that kid that enjoyed creating tornadoes in a bottle, making Epsom salt crystal spikes or exploding soda with a mentos, you don’t have to stop playing with science because you grew up. Arizona SciTech Festival, a statewide event, offers over 800 events including workshops, Minecraft events and much more all geared towards … Read more

ASU ties community together with Startup Summit

Myriads of student entrepreneurs gathered at Arizona State’s Tempe campus this past weekend for seminars and one-on one-mentor sessions and the ultimate chance to network at Changemaker Central’s ASU Startup Summit. The event was centered around those who work on social-based startups, with the goals to bring local entrepreneurs and startups together as a community, … Read more

Eye tracking device to diagnose concussions on the sidelines

Photo and Video contribution by Thomas Hawthorne Eye tracking technology has been used for nearly everything from tracking strokes to researching drivers’ behaviors. Now, thanks to Scottsdale-based startup Saccadous, that emerged out of the ASU Furnace program, their mobile eye tracking technology can help diagnose concussions wherever they may happen. [youtube]http://youtu.be/W_Ss6GReo7w?list=UU7bzyiijcVHA8JwuIL15mxQ[/youtube] As the public becomes … 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

Two ASU professors awarded fellow status at National Academy of Inventors

Two Arizona State University professors have been named fellows at the National Academy of Inventors, which awarded the honor to 170 people this December. This award further cements them among the top inventors in the country. The work of Stuart Lindsay, Director of the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, with atomic force … Read more

Drumroll please! Spirit of Enterprise Award winners include IO and I-ology

Arizona State University announced the winners of the 2014 Spirit of Enterprise Awards and local tech companies IO and I-ology are among that group. The Spirit of Enterprise Awards, which are sponsored by ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, honor companies for their innovation, entrepreneurship and community impact. There are five different awards given out … Read more