Startups Get Saucy

The startup community is thriving in Arizona. With co-working spaces, entrepreneurial workshops and educational outlets popping up all around the state, why not drink the Kool-Aid and pursue your dream. AZ Tech Beat talked with a few local founders whose products are in the early stages and concepts are aimed to help families overcome potential … Read more

Pat Sullivan To Speak At Free Lunch Friday

Standing room only, laughing, learning and networking-and a free lunch! Just a snap shot of what you missed at our Free Lunch Friday Phoenix (FLF) event. FLF is a non-profit organization that has one simple goal-to provide community, content, connections and access to capital to the startups and entrepreneurs who fuel the ecosystem. Our program runs … 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

Daymond John – The Six "Shark Points" For Success

Two thousand small business owners sat and listened intently to Daymond John, CEO and Founder of FUBU clothing, author, and reality TV star of Shark Tank, present his top six “Shark Points” to a successful business at the InfusionCon 2013 conference. “I was always an entrepreneur,” John said. “My mom and dad always told me … Read more

Small Business, Strategy & A Shark Tank – InfusionCon 2013

If you want to start a business, you’ve gotta learn to swim with the sharks, and Daymond John, reality TV judge on Shark Tank and one of the keynote speakers at InfusionCon 2013, will share how to sink or swim in the world of small business. Entrepreneurs from around the world head to Scottsdale, Ariz. … Read more

Free Lunch Fridays Hits Phoenix

Startups need money, resources-and a free lunch! AZ Tech Beat, in partnership with Seed Spot, will be hosting Free Lunch Fridays in Phoenix. Free Lunch Fridays, a non-profit organization, has one simple goal-to provide community, content, connections and access to capital to the startups and entrepreneurs who fuel the ecosystem. The program runs the last … Read more

Collegiate Incubator Programs On The Rise

Photo by: Carlos Samano, GateWay Community College The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, Arizona’s latest startup incubator, held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on the morning of March 7 at GateWay Community College in Phoenix. The new incubator is based at the community college and hopes to differentiate itself from other incubators in the Valley by … Read more

Arizona Entrepreneurs Represent at SXSW

    By Tishin Donkersley, M.A. & Marcela Palefsky   South by Southwest (SXSW) kicks off the 2013 film, interactive and music festivals and conferences on Friday, March 8 in Austin, Texas. The festival’s 27th year brings new bands, films and technologies to attendees. Scheduled Friday, March 8 to Tuesday, March 12, SXSW Interactive Festival … 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 Introduces the New 2012/2013 Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative Cohort

The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative was started in 2005 with a $5.5 million endowment with the mission of helping entrepreneurs and ultimately creating jobs in Arizona. Students who are enrolled at ASU can apply for the Edson competition in March by submitting a business plan and the finalists present their idea in front of a … Read more

Audio Excursions Set to Create Website & Mobile Application for Self Guided Tours Worldwide

Heading off to a major tourist destination this summer? Wanting to know what you are looking at when wandering around in a museum? Or already hit the most famous tourist spots in NYC, and looking for more? Audio Excursions is looking to be the answer to all of these questions by giving you an interactive … Read more

20 Arizona Startups Get $200,000 in Grants from ASU's Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative

If you want to be an entrepreneur, ASU is probably one of the best places you could be right now. A few years back, ASU president Michael Crow started an initiative to help make all of ASU’s colleges more entrepreneurial. Every college at ASU started offering business classes, so students wanting to start their own … Read more