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

22 of Arizona’s major tech developments in May

Arizona saw some big tech developments in May, from expansion, acquisitions and life-saving partnerships to raising millions for local and regional startups. Another possible TSMC expansion in Arizona Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest chipmaker, may expand even more in Arizona. Reuters reported in early May that sources familiar with TSMC’s expansion plans said … Read more

Arizona Technology Council wins major awards in Greater Phoenix Chamber IMPACT Awards

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Arizona Technology Council was awarded the 2021 IMPACT Business of the Year, as well as the Exceptional Innovator Award in the Small to Medium Business category from the Greater Phoenix Chamber. The Arizona Technology Council was founded in 2002 and is the major trade association in Arizona for science and technology companies. It’s designed 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

ASU boasts two 2021 grads with blossoming tech startups

‘Tis the season for graduation. Hats will fly, tears will fall and oh, so many photos will be taken. Even during a pandemic, more than 19,000 students are on track to graduate this year from Arizona State University alone. This includes both undergraduate and graduate students. ASU’s Spring 2021 graduation ceremonies were held Monday, May … Read more

UK-based additive manufacturing company to build U.S. headquarters in Avondale

Photocentric, Inc., an additive manufacturing company based in the United Kingdom, has announced plans to establish its US headquarters in Avondale. The company will move from its current location in Phoenix and lease a 50,000 square-foot facility in Avondale, doubling in space. This move signals a “rapid growth phase” for Photocentric, according to a press … Read more

AZ Tech Podcast Episode 14: Mike Roberts and Bob LaLoggia return

Both Mike Roberts and Bob La Loggia have been on the podcast before, but this week we’re trying something different. We had so much fun with them that we invited them back, this time together. Mike and Bob update us on what’s been happening since the last time we talked and what they plan to … Read more

Arizona company raises $5M to try to become the “Henry Ford of Space”

Tucson-based startup Phantom Space recently raised $5 million in seed investments in order to fund their ultimate goal to become the “Henry Ford of Space.”  Talk about ambition. Remember Henry Ford? He founded Ford Motor Company and introduced the Model T, which was the first car that middle-class Americans could afford. He developed the assembly … Read more

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