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

Women in Tech panelists agree – Boosting your reputation online starts with quality content

This morning, the panelists at the AZ Tech Beat Women in Tech event put some spice in everyone’s coffee with a side of real and raw discussion about managing your reputation online. In the digital world, we have our personal and our professional image, and the panelists offered advice on how to best manage these … Read more

Workshops, media lab, mentorship and more – free resources to grow your business

Building connections and utilizing free resources are two excellent ways to drive results for today’s entrepreneurs. Whether you are seeking access to basic office space or need to find 3D printing stat, we’ve rounded up the best locations to check out some FREE resources: Digital Solutions Lab, Cronkite School’s newest addition, gives the ASU community and … Read more

Hacks 4 Humanity Hackathon kicks off September 20th at ASU

Calling all app designers, humanists, and creatives alike – the mission of Hacks 4 Humanity is to create technology solutions and initiatives that will contribute to the social good and address the needs of humanity using the seven principles of ASU Project Humanities “Humanity 101” movement. Together, the seven Principles of the “Humanity 101” curriculum … Read more

Campus shooting survivor launches safety app for ASU students

With campus shootings and crime rattling the country in recent months, tech firms and universities have taken an advance turn to supply students with in-palm methods of alerting authorities about on-campus crimes. Last week Arizona State University announced its launch of the school’s LiveSafe app, which allows users to report tips to the ASU Police … Read more

Flagstaff accelerator NACET stretch their wings to 28,000 sq. ft. facility

Flagstaff’s own accelerator NACET is growing at such a fast rate they are needing a bigger nest for their startups and small businesses. This week, they broke ground on a new 28,000 square-foot facility which will house office space, bio labs, conference space and more. NACET President Annette Zinky said, “NACET and the entrepreneurial community are thrilled that the City … Read more

Startup Roambotics wins Proto Labs Cool Idea! award for home security robot

What could be better than a robot that protects your home from break-ins? Arizona-based Roambotics took home a win from the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award for their personal robot, Jr., as well as $65,000 of injected mold parts. Jr., an autonomous mobile sensor platform, performs security monitoring. It is always actively monitoring an environment for … Read more

Code for America hosting Open Data Roadshow Sept. 4th

Could the government benefit from enabling open data? Next month, this will be the hot topic at Code for America’s Open Data Roadshow. Local government officials, city managers, technologists, area experts and open data evangelists will have a chance to put their noggins to work to help their community and brainstorm ideas about open data.  Code for America … Read more

5 Arizona companies make it to Forbes Fortune 500

Fortune recently released its annual Fortune 500 company list.  This year only five Arizona-based companies made it to the list. US Airways Group is out of the 2014 Arizona list after its merger with Texas-based American Airlines. Here are the five AZ companies: Avnet- #117 Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc -#143 Republic Services Inc. -#325 PetSmart Inc. -#376 … Read more

TechCrunch announces Include, a Diversity Partner Program for Social Enterprises

Does your company thrive for diversity and inclusiveness? On Tuesday, TechCrunch announced its Include program that is designed to help social enterprises (nonprofit and for profit) working to make tech a more inclusive place. The Include program offers a year’s worth of access to TechCrunch resources – financial, media and events. TechCrunch’s mission “is to … Read more

Tucson-based firm hopes to take passengers up to space

If you have ever imagined what it would be like to travel to space, it may soon become as easy as hopping in a balloon for a quick ride to the galaxy. Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation has announced plans for a human flight into nearspace, unlike any other spaceflight experience being offered today, allowing … Read more

Any dude can do it – startup Cookstarter launches interactive and simple cooking app

Cookstarter, a brand new app created by Tucson resident, Ben Butterworth, and developed by Y Media Labs, is an interactive cooking experience that has simple-to-read instructions, macro size photos and videos, audio instructions of what you are making and categories that make recipes easy to find. Butterworth credits the inception of the app to his … Read more

ASU Startups to Showcase Learning Tech at ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit

Spring is upon us and Arizona startups are in full bloom as ASU+GSV host the fifth annual Education Innovation Summit April 21st through 23rd. This summit encompasses a whirlwind of tech innovators of all kinds, from entrepreneurs and investors to philanthropists, politicians, educators, and other advocates of education innovation. These innovators will come together to collaborate, brainstorm, and … Read more

Fast job growth forecasted for Arizona and western states

Arizona is forecasted to have one of the fast job growths in the United States, according to an USA Today article quoting an IHS Global Insight report. The article credits Arizona’s growing technology sector for the growth, as well as an increase in tourism and a stabilized housing market. Arizona’s tech sector is growing from … Read more

Governor Brewer VETO SB1062 – that discriminatory bill!

Arizona Tech Beat strongly opposes SB 1062 and encourages Gov. Jan Brewer to VETO the destructive legislation. Not only does the bill encourage discrimination, but would be harmful to Arizona’s thriving tech sector. Arizona businesses have worked hard to recover from our devastating recession and has been rewarded with growth and future opportunities. If this … Read more

Startup Stat Coordinations: Saving Time, Money and Lives

As a flight nurse since 2004, founder and CEO Ryan Heck of Stat Coordinations, LLC, has been involved in transporting patients from smaller hospitals to larger hospitals in order for patients to receive a higher level of care. Heck began studying how labor intensive the transfer process was for physicians and decided to create a … Read more

GPS Insight Takes Silver in Best in Biz Awards

The leading technology provider of GPS fleet tracking software, GPS Insight, was named the silver award winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year category for the Best in Biz Awards 2013 International. The independent business awards program recognizes companies, teams, executives and products for their business success and is judged by members of the … Read more

Tim Sullivan CEO of MicroVentures Speaks at The Skool Startup Bootcamp

The Skool Startup Bootcamp, founded by Jose Caballer, is a two-day educational program that brings leaders from the local-to-national tech space to share advice and stories about building a business, and offers a series of workshops to fine-tune ones’ business and technical skills in web and app development. The program kicked off Friday at Arizona … Read more

Lessons I've Learned – Pat Sullivan

Pat Sullivan, founder and former CEO of ACT! and SalesLogix, one of the “80 most influential people in marketing history,” by Sales and Marketing Management magazine, two-time winner of the Ernst & Young “ Entrepreneur of the Year” award and CEO of Contatta, lit up the room with personal stories about growing his businesses and … Read more