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

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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

SoulSpark and Biometrica partner to protect at-risk youth

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Arizona-based SoulSpark, a virtual clinic that provides mental health services to young survivors of trauma, partnered with Biometrica Systems, a technology company based in Arizona and Nevada that tracks crime and criminals, to protect at-risk youth victims of tragic events. Biometrica created eMotive, a 24/7 criminal background checking software. SoulSpark was the first healthcare organization … Read more

Arizona Technology Council praises Arizona’s FY 2022 budget proposal

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The Arizona Technology Council praised Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature for the fiscal year 2022 budget proposal. The proposal includes many of the Council’s key priorities outlined in their Public Policy Guide. Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Council, said the budget includes funding to keep Arizona competitive in the tech … Read more

Greg Head tells you how to focus your business in the latest AZ Tech Podcast

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There’s one thing that Greg Head is confident about: he knows. The people, the startups, the places, the tips to succeed. He’s one of the biggest champions of Arizona’s tech scene. Even though he’s now based out of Dallas, he runs Gregslist in Phoenix, one of the best resources for entrepreneurs, investors and founders in … Read more

How to improve company culture — and minimize drama — in your growing startup

As your company grows, you may notice a change in the air around your physical — or virtual — office. You might hear of petty drama, rumors or disgruntled employees through the grapevine. “When did this happen?” you might think. How did attitudes change so much on your watch? According to Chris Cardinal, it’s likely … Read more

Raising capital in Arizona? Here’s a list of venture capital firms to consider

Over the past two years, Arizona startups have received more venture capital than ever before. According to ClearData, Arizona is still trailing the major U.S. startup hubs by a fairly wide margin. And yet, the tech startup industry here is growing fast. Arizona appeals to both local founders and founders originally based out-of-state, thanks to … Read more

Botco.ai wins TiE50 Award for innovation in AI technology

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Botco.ai has been named a 2021 winner in TiEcon’s TiE50 Awards Program. The company is one of 152 winners worldwide, but the only winner from Arizona.  Winners of this award gain visibility and exposure to sponsors, partners and investors, including venture capitalists and angel investors. Winners also have access to thousands of dollars in credits … Read more

SiteLock acquired by New Jersey company

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Sectigo, a New Jersey-based web security solutions provider, acquired Scottsdale-based SiteLock earlier this month.  SiteLock is a leading provider of website security protection and monitoring. Through this acquisition, Sectigo expands its product capabilities and network, and gains more than 16 million websites currently protected by SiteLock. Demand for web security hit an all-time high as … Read more

Phoenix in top 10 for most startups

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The Arizona tech community has experienced significant growth, thanks to companies moving and expanding here. Startups are another big reason for a more vibrant tech scene, as many entrepreneurs are purposely coming to Arizona to start their tech companies.  The numbers support this growth. According to the recently revised U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 Business Dynamics … Read more