AZ Tech Beat is Downsizing

I started AZ Tech Beat four years ago with the goal of exposing the tech activity and growth that was occurring in Arizona. Since then, the team at AZ Tech Beat has written over 1,600 articles about tech startups, funding announcements, event coverage, significant milestones, co-working openings, expansions, and more. Our coverage has gained recognition … Read more

Announcing AZ Tech Beat Community Tour – Updated

Expose the awesome! That’s our motto, goal, passion and the name of our community tour. Join us as our crew heads out around the Valley to co-work with our tech community. We will be setting up shop at local co-working spaces, tech companies, coffee shops, and incubators throughout the summer to expose the awesome within the Arizona technology … Read more

Leverage disruptive technology to boost your bottom line – Lunch and Learn – April 24

Last month’s AZ Tech Beat Lunch and Learn was all about the Customer Experience (CX) with Justin MacDonald, Infusionsoft’s Manager of Customer Experience. MacDonald shared the “6 Secrets to Enhancing your Customer’s Experience” and understanding your customer’s journey as they connect with a business. A lively talk that will make you think about your outfacing communication with your … Read more

The Startup Journal – Pitching with Confidence

For the third entry of the AZ Tech Beat Startup Journal, we spoke to Gregg Scoresby, CEO of CampusLogic, an education technology company delivering transformative software solutions across the student life cycle and the winners of the recent Venture Madness competition, about pitching with confidence. The AZ Tech Beat Startup Journal features a variety of founders … Read more

Gangplank co-working expands to Queen Creek

A new co-working space has opened in Queen Creek with the intention of bridging important resources to prospective small businesses. Gangplank cut the ribbon on its new location in the Queen Creek Town Center on April 9th after being approved for a one year lease with the town council in February.   “Our vision for … Read more

The Startup Journal – Bootstrapping your business

Launching this week, AZ Tech Beat has a new web-series offering business advice and work experiences, from the startup world to the startup world. The AZ Tech Beat Startup Journal will feature a variety of founders who are in different stages in their startup. Each episode will be a short, two to three minute video … Read more

Engagement to sales, using video to build your business

Lights, camera, action! These words should be in the minds of every entrepreneur who wants to reach the audience in an engaging manner, according to Wirebuzz Director of Startegy Marcus Krieg. [youtube]http://youtu.be/l-glhokxcXM[/youtube] More users stay on your website when there is a video, Krieg said. And they’re more likely to buy the product after the … Read more

How to use video to amplify your business – AZ Tech Beat Lunch and Learn – Feb 27

Last month’s AZ Tech Beat Lunch and Learn was all about managing your online reputation. Transparency, timeliness and being a good representative of your business were key points from our experts. For February, we are going to help you grow your business through the use of video. Our guest expert is Director of Strategy at … Read more

Manage your company's online reputation – AZTB Lunch and Learn Jan.

Last month, at AZ Tech Beat’s December Lunch and Learn, Annette Zinky, president and CEO of the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, offered advice on building an effective company culture and raising employees’ mojo to the max. Zinky touched on many topics explaining what it means to create a distinctive business culture and … Read more

AZ Tech Beat Free Lunch and Learn is Kickstarted! Startups reveal secrets to a successful campaign – tickets limited

We’re back! The AZ Tech Beat Lunch and Learn is geared up for startups and small biz! We have an exciting 2014-15 year lined up for you, from talks about how to raise money, the latest marketing techniques to build your business, employee engagement, the latest technology on the market and personal development. August we kick … Read more

AZTB named "50 Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs" by StateTech Magazine

AZ Tech Beat, Arizona’s premier online news source for the high-tech industry, has been named one of the “50 Must-Read State and Local Government IT Blogs” by StateTech Magazine! Nominations were provided by StateTech readers from around the country and finalists were chosen by StateTech editors. This year’s list included media mainstays and hyperlocal blogs, … Read more

CEOs Are Jack-Of-All-Trades

“Clear your head and go put yourself in the customer’s shoes when they look at your product online.” Just one piece of excellent advice Bob LaLoggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus said at the kick off event of Free Lunch Fridays (FLF). On Friday, March 29th, standing room only, entrepreneurs, startups and investors came together to network, … Read more