ApostleTech selected to develop CRM tool for national home builder

ApostleTech, an Arizona-based startup, has been selected to develop and implement a custom Salesforce CRM tool for Beazer Homes, a national home builder based in Atlanta.  The Cloud-based tool will be used to connect more than 130 Beazer Homes communities across the U.S., including Arizona. The implementation will update Beazer’s current Salesforce tool and add … Read more

ASU considering tech and science experts for innovation fellowship

Arizona State University’s Office of Applied Innovation is looking to hire up to four new fellows for its 2021-2022 Fellowship in University Innovation.  The fellowship is geared toward early and mid-career professions from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, including technologists, developers, engineers, communicators, writers, researchers, designers and more. Still, fellows will be decided … Read more

Axosoft’s GitKraken launches Enterprise edition

GitKraken, a Git GUI product from Axosoft, has launched its new Enterprise version, which is geared toward companies that need 25 or more licenses.  This is the latest of GitKraken’s products, which also include individual and pro options. GitKraken scales very quickly, easily and organically, says Lauren Witte, senior marketing manager at Axosoft. Once it … Read more

Qwick makes a comeback after taking huge losses during the pandemic

When your whole business model relies entirely on one of the industries hit hardest by the pandemic, you’re in for uphill battle.  Tech startup Qwick is an on-demand staffing service for the food and beverage industry, an industry that nearly disappeared for the first months of the pandemic. Qwick nearly died, too, but it’s slowly … Read more

Simply Noted launches new website and product upgrades

Sending handwritten notes is a thing of the past, right? Tempe-based Simply Noted says no. Even in this age of email and instant messaging, a handwritten note goes a long way.  Simply Noted sends automated handwritten notes to customers, clients or employees on behalf of businesses to improve communication and build relationships.  Founder and CEO … Read more

AerialSphere provides bird’s-eye view of Waste Management Open

Phoenix-based AerialSphere used its XP360 to provide data to Waste Management Open planners that helped them develop the Scottsdale tournament site.  AerialSphere designed the XP360 “to change the way people deliver and interact with maps,” according to the company’s website. The XP360 combines 360-degree aerial imagery with location data to give a detailed, bird’s-eye view … Read more

Arizona Technology Council revamps site to connect businesses

The Arizona Technology Council launched a new, robust website this week making it easier for members and the community to connect with Arizona’s businesses. The site was designed by Allbound, a Scottsdale based SaaS startup, which has turned into an intuitive media style platform with streaming tickers of news and Instagram feeds from local tech events. … Read more

U of A announces new iSchool

The University of Arizona will be opening a new school in July focused on information research and technology. The School of Information, or, less formally, “iSchool,” will focus on developing solutions to information-based problems for technology and information based businesses. “Coming out of any discipline now to be competitive you need to be data literate,” … Read more

Phoenix Startup Week ignites Valley – wrap up video

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley, M.A. and photo and video contributions by Thomas Hawthorne Starry eyed entrepreneurs flocked to events across the Valley during Phoenix Startup Week- a weeklong event which consisted of over 130 events, several happy hours and a plethora of speakers giving vital information about how to run a successful startup. [youtube]http://youtu.be/07IhjxwC2e4[/youtube] The … Read more

Third annual PressNomics conference brings together WordPress Community

The third installment of the annual PressNomics conference kicked off today with hundreds of guests and more than 15 speakers at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center. The event brings together companies from the WordPress community to engage in conversation centered around the success and failures of running a business. The conference is … Read more

AZ Tech Council helping you remove and recycle your E-Waste – January 24

A quick look inside of anyone’s household junk drawer will reveal a myriad of discarded cell phones and tech items from yesteryear. Now that the holidays are over and you’re adding yet another smart phone to the pile don’t just throw those items away. On Saturday Jan. 24, properly recycle those items through the Arizona … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru-My Memories Edition

We all love memories, whether its through pictures or videos, we would like to preserve them for as long as we can. Gadgets for the Guru has some cool memories preserving apps/services to show you.       ScanMyPhotos Do you have tons of pictures sitting in albums and stashed away in a corner of your … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru- Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day this year is on May 11th, its time to show your appreciation to your mom! If you’ve been wrecking your brains, AZTB has rounded up some gadgets to give you some ideas.   Lifestyle      EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale* The EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale is perfect for mothers who love to cook … Read more

Receive subtle notifications with Mobi.ON app

Meetings, movie theaters and important events are just some of the situations where you need to turn off your phone-but what if you still need to receive important messages, reminders, and phone calls? Of course there’s an app for that. Mobi.ON is an app that provides you with updates on important activities that need your … 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