Phoenix-based incubator accepting applications for impact accelerator program

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Phoenix startup incubator Seed Spot is accepting 15 companies looking to scale in this year’s Impact Accelerator program. This year, the program will be completely virtual and open to entrepreneurs from around the world.  The six-week program offers a curriculum that focuses on topics including pitching, financial projections, customer acquisition and team development. Seed Spot … Read more

The Startup Journal: Finding the right agency

When you have a great idea but don’t know what to do next.The right agency can help you market your ideas correctly into the app you are building. [youtube]https://youtu.be/vVfr7ClFphw[/youtube]   Link2Golf co-founders, Kevin Curry and Laurent Lebihan, sit down with us in the latest episode of The Startup Journal to talk about the decisions a founder … Read more

Weekend Reads: It's your dream year, love your work and creative flow

Office productivity isn’t always perfect or streamlined, but these book suggestions give tips and tricks on how to surround yourself in a positive and productive office environment.   Are you happy at work? Does your office environment make you feel happy and productive? Every so often, on a regular schedule, you get a paycheck. Not … Read more

GoDaddy reports strong Q1

GoDaddy, the world’s leading technology provider for small businesses, today reported a strong Q1 for 2015. An increase in revenue and growth in their customer base has led to promising financial results. Q1 ended March 31, one day before the #ItsGoTime company went IPO. Related: It’s Go IPO Time – GoDaddy stock up 31% from … Read more

UA student entrepreneurs rise to the Innovative Minds Challenge

The University of Arizona (UA) in partnership with student-led entrepreneurial organization InnovateUA and Perkins Coie LLP have announced the winners of the 2015 Perkins Coie Innovative Minds Challenge. The Challenge was created to connect UA students with business savvy mentors and help fund innovation. During the Challenge, UA student teams presented their innovative ideas to solve … Read more

Arizona Commerce Authority releases hyperlocal startup portal

As an ongoing effort to provide tools and resources to the vibrant AZ startup ecosystem, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) released its new Start Up portal at azcommerce.com. Based on insights and feedback gathered from AZ’s ecosystem leaders and partners, the portal was designed with an edgy vibe and to be used as a centralized source for … Read more

The good, bad and suck of owning a startup – AZTB Lunch and Learn Nov.

Last month at the AZTB Lunch and Learn, AZ Tech Beat invited local data experts to discuss how to sift through an abundance of data to effectively grow a business. Tracy Diziere, a veteran marketing consultant, and Don Simpson, a business insights and analytics manager at Appointment-Plus, hacked into the key elements of data decision-making … Read more

4 elements to making big data decisions for your business – video

If you have all this data at your fingertips, but not sure how to utilize it to build your business, our guest speakers Tracy Diziere, a veteran marketing consultant, and Don Simpson, business insights & analytics manager at Appointment-Plus have some tips to help you start making big data driven decisions. At the October AZ … Read more

ASU's Startup Village is a cul-de-sac of entrepreneurship

It may take a village to raise a child, but it can also take a village to build a startup. ASU’s new Startup Village is the perfect collaborative space to hone in on your creativity. Startup Village is a diverse residential community of thinkers and doers who can rely on one another’s expertise, energy and ideas … Read more