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

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

$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

#ExposeTheAwesome Community Tour highlights cool people, places and spaces in AZ

Co-working is not just an idea, it’s an action. The AZTB crew headed out this past summer to cool spaces and places for our #ExposeTheAwesome Community Tour and we did just that! Through the power of social media, our readers got the opportunity to follow along as we toured through some of the coolest co-working spaces and … Read more

CO+HOOTS launches socially-conscious art marketplace

The founders of CO+HOOTS have launched their fourth business in Phoenix — an ecommerce site for art prints where a portion of the proceeds are sent back into a community. Odeen Domingo and his wife Jenny Poon have acquired, rebranded, and launched Fresh Words Market, a marketplace that features art prints with positive messaging. “We … 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

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

POTUS Demo Day promotes diversity, AZ companies recognized

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley Only 1% of America’s venture capital-backed startups are led by African Americans, and only 3% are led by women. This has to change. Today, President Obama is hosting the first White House Demo Day, promoting diversity across all industries for women and minorities. The event is giving 30 entrepreneurs and startups … 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

Nerds rejoice! The Nerdery expands to Phoenix with jobs in tow

Prepare to work in full nerd mode! Minneapolis-based production shop The Nerdery is expanding to Phoenix and is looking to fill about 150 jobs over the next five years. The Nerdery is a production company that designs and builds web pages and interactive products for other companies. Founded in 2003 by three programmers, The Nerdery … 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

CO+WORK, CO+BUILD, CO+CHANGE – PHX CO+HOOTS launches non-profit arm

CO+HOOTS, downtown Phoenix’s largest coworking community, has announced the launch of a charitable non-profit arm: CO+HOOTS Foundation, which will focus on building business educational opportunities, nurturing a stronger coworking community and providing pro bono service to the non-profit sector. “When I founded CO+HOOTS, we always had the intention of bringing coworkers together to benefit the … Read more

Co+Hoots Collaborates with Greater Than Coffee at Their New Location

Traditional workspaces have been drastically changing. Many people now work from home, telecommute, work in public spaces, or in collaborative offices. All of these modern workplaces depend on collaboration, teamwork, and flexibility that is drastically different from the traditional isolated cubicle. Co+Hoots has created the first coworking space in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. They state that … Read more

Announcing AZTechBeat's First Sponsors

I’m happy to announce AZTechBeat’s first sponsors. If you like the type of content you see on AZTechBeat.com, help support our sponsors when possible. Kelly / Warner Law – Attorneys specializing in Internet and Business Law. Growth Nation – A one-stop shop for marketing and sales to grow locally, regionally and globally. Osborn Maledon – Providing … Read more

Hundreds of AZ Entrepreneurs Turn Out For Techiepalooza at ASU SkySong

If last night was any indication, Arizona’s tech scene is about to bubble over with young entrepreneurs, new startups and the watchful eyes of big investors. As we mentioned earlier this week, Techiepalooza is a networking event that brings the Phoenix entrepreneurial and tech community together. The event ran from 4pm-11pm last night, and upon arriving, I … Read more

Join AZ Entrepreneurial Rock Stars at Techiepalooza: Thursday, June 7

While you [probably] won’t see Perry Farrell or the Red Hot Chili Peppers there, this week’s Techiepalooza is definitely still worth a visit. Join ASU Venture Catalyst and a sizable group of partners/sponsors (see below) for a networking event that brings the Phoenix entrepreneurial and tech community together. The event will showcase some of the hottest … Read more

CO+HOOTS Hosts Event to Make Arizona THRIVE

CO+HOOTS is one of the best places in Arizona for coworking–hosting 16 businesses as well as a small army of freelancers and startups that call the spot their “office.” They’re focused on bringing members of the creative class of Phoenix together and fostering collaboration and mutual growth. One way they do this is by hosting … Read more

Co+Hoots Gives Phoenix Creative Professionals a Place to Call "Work"

Over the last decade years, more and more professionals have been able to forgo the corporate office environment and work from anywhere with an Internet connection. But while working from home may sound like a dream come true, it often proves to be amotivational and, frankly… lonely. Similarly, the “work from coffeehouse” model can be terribly … Read more