Art meets co-working at The Department

As the elevator doors opened on the 6th floor at 1 North 1st street, I felt that I’d walked into a super-sized studio apartment with a modern flare that housed buzzing startups on the perimeter and beautifully designed furniture in the center. The building was first used by the Korrick department store between 1914-1966, and has … 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

CO+HOOTS takes 2nd in FirstBank competition

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley CO+HOOTS, Phoenix’s largest co-working community, participated in the FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business contest where the prize money would be used to accelerate ones’ business. If anyone has been paying attention, this co-working space is accelerating at full speed. Earlier in November, they announced plans to expand to a 14,000 sq. ft. space offering more than … Read more

CO+HOOTS announces Spring 2016 expansion plans

CO+HOOTS, downtown Phoenix’s largest co-working community, is expanding to midtown Phoenix. The No. 2-ranked co-working space in the nation (No. 9-ranked in the world) is adding a second location at 221 E. Indianola. Set to open in Spring 2016 near the light rail and in the heart of Phoenix’s next development reawakening, the 14,000 sq. … Read more

$1 million in prizes up for grabs at the Challenge Cup

What would you do for your startup with a slice of $1 million in prizes? Phoenix coworking space CO+HOOTS and global startup incubator 1776 are partnering up to bring the Challenge Cup, a global pitch tournament for the most promising, world- changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections and share their vision, to the … Read more

Coffee, collaboration and co-working – AZ Co-working Guide

Co-written with Carlene Reyes A 9-5 workday just isn’t what it used to be—especially for entrepreneurs and small businesses when it comes to getting work done. The day-to-day needs and lifestyle for this demographic are a little different from the average office worker, so why should they expect to work in the same ho-hum environment? … Read more

CO+HOOTS ranked Top 10 co-working space in the world

CO+HOOTS, a collaborative co-working space located along the light rail in downtown Phoenix, was named in the “Top 10 Co-working Spaces in the World” list by San Francisco-based company, Ubiq. Coming in at No. 9 on the list, downtown Phoenix’s first and largest co-working space was named among other spaces including California’s Hacker Lab and Berlin, … Read more

17,000 sq-ft co-working space DeskHub opens in Scottsdale

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne A hammock swaying on the patio with a view of Camelback Mountain, steps away from Scottsdale Fashion Square and 17,000 square-feet filled with buzzing entrepreneurs describes the new DeskHub, a co-working space that opened in Scottsdale. Jay Chernikoff, a serial entrepreneur, founded DeskHub with the desire to attract thriving entrepreneurs from … Read more

2014 in Review: AZ Tech Beat’s Top Stories

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2014, so take some time to look back on all the awesome things that happened this year. As a tribute to the year, we’ve collected some of AZTechBeat.com’s most popular and exciting stories. Enjoy! News GOOGLE FIBER is coming to the Valley– Quite possibly the biggest announcement of the … Read more

What you need to know about the Tucson tech community

Phoenix’s sister city to the south, Tucson, has blossomed into its own thriving technology ecosystem. Tucson is home to the Tucson Tech Corridor (TTC) and also several big technology companies that employ thousands of Tucson residents such as Raytheon and IBM. Here’s a run-down of what you need to know about the Tucson tech community. Startup … Read more

Phoenix Mayor pulls up a chair and CO+HOOTS with the community

Ever co-worked with your Mayor? Today City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton along with Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Valley entrepreneurs pulled up a chair for CO+HOOTS 4th birthday and co-worked with the community. This well-known co-working space located in downtown Phoenix on 11th and Washington, celebrated their day at the Clarendon Hotel with an … Read more

Gangplank Re-Opens Tonight in Downtown Tucson

Later today, Gangplank Tucson will host its grand re-opening in downtown Tucson. Gangplank is a non-profit, collaborative workspace that provides resources, education, economic and community development without “physical or financial barriers.” They use their open workspaces to unite diverse minds from different backgrounds into one space so that they can collaborate and create stronger businesses. … Read more

ASU Alexandria Co-working Network Opens At Scottsdale Civic Center Library

On May 2, 2013, the ASU Alexandria Co-working Network opened in Scottsdale, at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, a new initiative that brings together inventors, problem-solvers, entrepreneurs and small businesses in collaboration spaces in community libraries across Arizona. The “Eureka Loft” at the Scottsdale library is the first of five spaces opening around Arizona in … Read more

AZ Startups Need Muscle and Money

  Is there money in Arizona to fund startups? Well where is it? This was the main question posed at the Phoenix Business Journal’s Tech Titans event Thursday evening to leaders in the sector. According to the Journal’s article “Show Me the Money” Francine Hardaway, co-founder and partner at tech accelerator Stealthmode Partners in Chandler, … Read more

ASU and Scottsdale Libraries Will Launch "Eureka" Co-working Spaces

ASU Venture Catalyst and the Scottsdale Public Library system are launching a new initiative called the Alexandria Network to help inventors, problem-solvers, social enterprises, entrepreneurs and small businesses. The Alexandria Network is designed to provide support for the innovation economy within designated libraries, creating a network of locations across the greater Phoenix area, and eventually across the … Read more

Co-working space, tech incubator LaunchSpot enters 2.0 phase

It all started with a cup of coffee. Technology consultant and Social Media AZ founder Fred von Graf had been thinking of starting an incubator for technology companies for a while. He wanted to provide a place where people could find the resources and mentorship they needed to turn their ideas into realities. One day, … Read more