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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Meet Jerrod Bailey
Aug25

Meet Jerrod Bailey

Jerrod Bailey is the president and COO of ClickIPO, the world’s first platform to allow everyday people, called “retail investors,” to participate in initial public offerings and secondary offerings. Essentially, when a company goes public, it’s mostly large institutional investors who get access to their offerings at a very low price. While retail investors used to be involved in IPOs, that connection was severed almost two decades...

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The future of shopping: IoT’s impact on retail development
Jul31

The future of shopping: IoT’s impact on retail development

Drone-like shopping carts? Robots re-stocking dairy items at the store? Okay—maybe your nearest Super Target won’t look quite like that, but we’re getting close. The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly changing the retail landscape, and the results are pretty cool. The IoT refers to an ever-growing network of physical devices that exchange data with each other. Your Fitbit is part of the IoT since it sends data to your smartphone; so...

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