Meet Robert Stoeber
Oct16

Meet Robert Stoeber

Robert Stoeber is starting a new business, WorkGlue, to help small companies upgrade from paper-based processes to cloud and mobile information management systems. As he puts it, he’s the programmer/tech guy in the company. What part of Arizona do you call home? Downtown Chandler. What sparked an initial interest in tech? My friends in college were taking computer science classes. They would always spend late nights at school...

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Phoenix may be a desert, but not for tech businesses, makers, or shakers
Oct13

Phoenix may be a desert, but not for tech businesses, makers, or shakers

“All we have is—what? GoDaddy and Discount Tire. And only one of those is a tech business.” I hadn’t been trying to eavesdrop. Normally, when I get to Lux (my favorite Phoenix café), I’m in a hurry to throw on my headphones, turn on a TED Talk, and get to work. But I’d still been waiting for my coffee when the man sitting across from me spewed this utter nonsense, so I’d heard it whether I’d...

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Chandler Innovations helps East Valley businesses grow
Sep18

Chandler Innovations helps East Valley businesses grow

Arizona’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem includes a healthy amount of business incubators and accelerators, but how many focus their efforts on startups from a specific budding geographical area? Enter Chandler Innovations, a “city-wide business incubation and entrepreneurial development program” that offers coaching to tech-focused, scalable businesses. Chandler Innovations is sponsored by the City of Chandler and supported by...

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Meet David Paul
Sep15

Meet David Paul

David Paul is a partner at Canal Partners, a venture capital firm in Scottsdale focusing on B2B SaaS companies. What part of Arizona do you call home? I currently live in Arcadia with my fiancée and golden retriever.  We love it. Have you ever owned a business? I have—it was a healthcare agency called South Florida Home Care.  I worked in the healthcare industry for several years prior, so when I decided to start my own business, I...

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Meet Shannon Kieran
Sep01

Meet Shannon Kieran

Shannon Kieran is co-founder and head of operations at Exploragen, a new DNA lifestyle company that delivers useful DNA-based apps directly to consumers. What part of Arizona do you call home? I grew up and currently live in Scottsdale. Go Sabercats! What sparked an initial interest in tech? During my undergraduate education at Northern Arizona University, biology was my clear calling. After pursuing a graduate degree in genetics at...

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