Chassi hopes to give business leaders a view of their processes from 10,000 feet

Chassi, a SaaS startup based out of Phoenix, has launched their new Orders Center to help business leaders analyze and understand their operations from 10,000 feet up.  Founded in 2017, the company targets manufacturing, distribution and supply chain organizations who use SAP’s Business One.  The Orders Center is designed to help businesses understand what’s going … Read more

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The first episode of AZ Tech Podcast is live and the second episode drops this Friday! Each week, Hamid Shojaee talks to investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and other experts on all things tech in Arizona. Shojaee digs deep, pressing his guests on topics ranging from the stock market to Bitcoin, from politics to electric vehicles. Do … 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

Gregslist now shows 600+ AZ software companies

Greg Head is a major champion of Arizona’s growing tech community. One of his main goals has been to help build relationships and make connections. Head has been keeping a public list of software companies in Arizona, and that list is now a thriving network of people. Today, Gregslist.com (a play on Craig’s List, get … Read more

Third round of EmergeAZ grant winners announced

StartupAZ and invisonAZ have announced the third round of EmergeAZ Fast Grant winners.  The EmergeAZ Fast Grant program pulls from a $1 million fund, with grant amounts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Grants were awarded this third round to ten Arizona tech companies with a wide variety of products ranging from platforms managing Cannabis operations … Read more

More than 1 Million COVID-19 vaccine appointments scheduled using AppointmentPlus

At least a million COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been scheduled using AppointmentPlus, an appointment scheduling technology company based in Arizona.  Online scheduling is more important than ever as the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed to facilities across the country. Vaccine administrators have been working hard to schedule vaccine appointments as fast as possible and the … Read more

Synapse Studios launches new QA service

Synapse Studios has launched CarbonQA, which is designed to assist Arizona start-ups improve products and user experience.  The Tempe-based company is a custom software consulting company that provides a variety of services, including web and mobile app development, healthcare software development and quality assurance and automated application testing. With CarbonQA, Synapse Studios hopes to expand … Read more

CO+HOOTS’s HUUB wins $10,000 in national innovation competition

HUUB, a software platform developed by CO+HOOTS, won a $10,000 grant as part of a competition initiated by a collaboration between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-market subcommittee. The Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition awarded $330,000 in prizes to companies across the country. More than 160 … Read more

Andrew Steele appointed as new LighthousePE CEO

LighthousePE has appointed Andrew Steele as the company’s new CEO. This announcement marks a new chapter for the Phoenix-based mobile engagement platform.  Steele has more than 25 years of experience behind him. He’s founded and led several Arizona-based companies, including BeckonCall, Growthplane and Breezing Co., as well as a few California-based companies. The company boasts … Read more

AZ Tech Beat is Downsizing

I started AZ Tech Beat four years ago with the goal of exposing the tech activity and growth that was occurring in Arizona. Since then, the team at AZ Tech Beat has written over 1,600 articles about tech startups, funding announcements, event coverage, significant milestones, co-working openings, expansions, and more. Our coverage has gained recognition … Read more

Year in Review: AZ Tech Events of 2015

2015 was an awesome year for the Arizona technology community. Infusionsoft treated Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients and their families to the NFL Pro Bowl, Axosoft launched an internationally renowned campaign #ItWasNeverADress to shift perceptions of women in technology and encourage STEAM education, local co-working spaces and incubators continued to sprout promising technology startups and much … Read more

NACET Opens Flagstaff Accelerator Facility

Flagstaff-based small businesses will now have a new space to call home. The City of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET) incubator held its grand opening for their 28,000 square foot facility this week. The building will house small businesses working through the NACET incubator or accelerator program. “For us, the … Read more

#ItWasNeverADress STEAM Conference Recap: Confidence, careers and capes

Over the weekend 50 girls ages 12 to 17 spent their weekend at Axosoft, learning about STEAM fields, confidence, and leadership from some of the Valley’s tech and non-tech leaders. The conference began with introductions from Axosoft’s Tania Katan, Miss Phoenix 2015 Kaitlin Vortherms, Miss Gilbert 2015 Lauren McBurnett, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Both … Read more

Cacti cameras cause thorny debate

Next time you drive through Paradise Valley, you may want to pay closer attention to the cacti. Paradise Valley residents began to notice that artificial cacti normally used to conceal cell phone towers were displaying new license plate readers last week, as reported by Fox 10 Phoenix. The “cact-eyes” began to cause a stir over … Read more

Impactful Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference sparks international conversation – Wrap Up

When choosing a new site for the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference, founder and CEO Adriana Gascoigne settled on Phoenix as their first conference outside of Silicon Valley because of the thriving tech community found in Arizona. Influential women from around the world came out in droves to downtown Phoenix to attend the conference dedicated to encouraging … Read more

The gender gap starts with us – Bev Crair, Intel – Girls in Tech Catalyst

Intel is just one of the larger tech companies in Arizona striving to reduce the gender gap in the tech industry, and are putting their money where their mouth is. Bev Crair, storage group vice president and general manager at Intel, spoke at the Girls in Tech Catalyst and said that Intel has invested around $300 … Read more

First Lady of Phoenix aims to protect kids online with BullyBlocker app

In a research study by American Medical Association almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both. As for online the iSAFE Foundation found that over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied … Read more

Army MREs have a new ally, the 3D printed pizza

Imagine a chicken fajita tortilla dinner having a shelf life of over three years, and once it’s time to eat it, that mexi-dish tastes like the best meal you’ve had in a long time. For our United States Armed Forces, those dishes are known as Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and are the main operational food ration … Read more