Arizona broker buys CRE technology, plans to move business to Scottsdale

Arizona broker

The technology behind CRE Simple, a real estate technology startup from Oakland, was purchased by an Arizona real estate broker. Craig Coppola, a founding principal at Lee & Associates Arizona, a commercial real estate brokerage, and his newly-formed Habanero CRE Simple LLC purchased the proprietary source code for CRE Simple’s platform earlier this month. CRE … Read more

Thinkzilla expands to Scottsdale to support minority-owned businesses

Thinkzilla

Thinkzilla, a brand, marketing and PR agency based in Atlanta, announced plans to open a new office at SkySong, the Arizona State University Scottsdale Innovation Center. The consulting firm said it will hire 25 employees in the first six months. Female and minority-owned Thinkzilla chose Scottsdale because of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem here. Company leaders … Read more

Mosaic to streamline homebuilding in Phoenix where the market is as hot as the temperatures

Mosaic to help Phoenix builders

The housing market in Arizona is on fire as demand for new housing is at record-breaking levels, but Phoenix-based startup Mosaic hopes to help builders keep up. Mosaic is a construction technology company that uses software as a general contractor to manage construction on behalf of builders, which allows them to build more homes more … Read more

CP Technologies opens new facility in Prescott to expand manufacturing capabilities

CP Technologies

CP Technologies, a standard and custom rugged computer hardware designer and manufacturer, has opened its new 50,000 square-foot facility in Prescott. CP Technologies was acquired by Israeli-based Aeronautics in 2018 and, since that time, has expanded its offerings beyond rugged high-performance computer platforms, data links and LCD displays for the military and industrial and commercial … Read more

Qwick planning big growth for 2021, adding to Arizona’s growing tech economy

Qwick, the Phoenix-based on-demand staffing platform for the food and beverage industry, will add more than 100 new employees this year — further evidence that Arizona continues to stand out as an up and coming tech ecosystem coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  To say that Qwick struggled in 2020 would be an understatement. The … Read more

Tempe-based Picmonic acquired by TrueLearn

Picmonic acquired

Picmonic, a Tempe-based audiovisual learning platform, was acquired by TrueLearn, a healthcare education platform that optimizes learning outcomes for students in the medical community. Picmonic is a blend of the words picture and mnemonic — the platform helps students master concepts by combining short mnemonic video lessons and recall questions in an active learning environment. … Read more

Chris Ronzio talks Trainual, shares morning routine in latest AZ Tech Podcast

Chris Ronzio

One day, Chris Ronzio was running a highly-profitable consulting business. The next, he launched Trainual, one of the fastest growing companies in Arizona that streamlines businesses’ training processes. Watching his mom start her own esthetician business and his dad work and travel often for his corporate job influenced Chris on his path to business. Living … Read more

Tech Launch Arizona gives five student start-up teams funding for impactful proposals

start-up

Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) awarded funding to five start-up teams to develop software or mobile apps that will have a real societal impact. TLA collaborated with the University of Arizona Research, Innovation and Impact and Arizona FORGE to host the Impact Software/App Challenge.  Doug Hockstad, the assistant vice president of TLA, said the competition was … Read more