Arizona tech non-profits partner to help entrepreneurs raise capital

Non-profit collaborative network Arizona Collaboratory, Inc. and the Arizona Technology Council have formed an alliance to help Council members solicit and raise capital from investors around the U.S. Arizona Technology Council members now have access to the Arizona Collaboratory portal, giving new opportunities to emerging entrepreneurs and businesses to gain capital. “Our goal is to … Read more

Local gaming companies find success on kickstarter

Becoming the supreme ruler of a galaxy and competing against your friends has just become a possibility through the dice-based game, Tiny Epic Galaxies. Queen Creek-based Gamelyn Games recently completed another successful crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter, raising  $411,693 when its goal was only $15,000 for Tiny Epic Galaxies. Gamelyn Games is no stranger to Kickstarter … Read more

Equity crowdfunding is open in Arizona

Today at maker space TechShop Chandler, Governor Doug Ducey signed bill HB 2591, an intrastate crowdfunding bill where small businesses and entrepreneurs will be able to sell equity in their company over the Internet and receive funding from the general public. “Small businesses and startups will have a new avenue for growing and creating capital,” … Read more

The secret sauce to raising money on Kickstarter

You may be a food aficionado or a technology geek, but unless you’ve been living under a rock in the last few months, you’ve probably heard about the potato salad guy who raised over $55,000 on Kickstarter and launched the first-ever PotatoStock charity festival. However, most Kickstarters are not as lucky when trying to raise … Read more

OBD Solutions co-founder shares how they exceeded Kickstarter goal by $600K

Article co-written with Becky Brisley When a company sets out to raise money on Kickstarter, the founders hope they raise enough to make it and continue their project. For OBD Solutions, a company that specializes in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of OBD cables, interfaces, software, and development tools, they had an overwhelming response for their Kickstarter campaign. … Read more

Hypoxic founder shares secrets to Kickstarter success

Let’s start a Kickstarter campaign! Maybe people will give us money to build the company! While many founders have tried and failed this route, there are a few that brought in the cash to take their company to the next level. AZTB talked with local startups that have had success with crowdfunding campaigns and shared some tips … Read more

MonsoonFund brings crowdfunding platform to Tucson startups

Tucson startups now have a crowdfunding platform to call their own. MonsoonFund helps small businesses in the city raise early stage funding while giving the added opportunity to expand their network of supporters. It was created by the team at Startup Tucson, a premiere entrepreneurship development organization. Chairman and Founder Justin Williams said their platform … Read more

Startups, the SEC and what it means for crowdfunding

Contributing author Jonathan Frutkin is Principal with The Frutkin Law Firm and CEO of Cricca Funding For most startup entrepreneurs, they go into the game knowing they will eventually need to raise money. They also know that more often than not, investors, in the form of family, friends or angel investors, will invest in exchange … Read more

Weekend Reads: Manage workplace stress, Crowdfunding and How to Become a Top Dog

This weekend, unplug and delve into a book with stories aimed to inspire, educate, or elevate your entrepreneurial mind. Here are some of our finds. Equity Crowdfunding: Transforming Customers Into Loyal Customers – By Jonathan Frutkin In his new book, local author and CEO of Cricca Funding, Jonathan Frutkin discusses the emotional and potentially dark … Read more

eMoneyPool – Helping the Underserved Access Capital

Imagine having the ability to make large investments, like a down payment on a house or funding your startup business, without having to take out a loan or worry about moving around finances. Many people share this dream about finding financial support for everyday life commitment and ideas, big and small. To create that sense … Read more

Hardware Design Project: USB Power Adapter for Apple Products Rejected by Kickstarter?

Developers Mike Montalvo and Balaji Raghavan have set out to improve the user experience of the Apple Bluetooth Magic Trackpad and Wireless Keyboard. Their invention: Switch the power source for both these accessories from battery powered to USB plug-in. This way, dead batteries will be kept from filling landfills, and users will never have to … Read more