Meet Peter Helms
Jul03

Meet Peter Helms

Peter Helms is the founder and CEO of ZipSit, an app that helps parents find babysitters and manage childcare services. What part of Arizona do you call home? Arcadia. What sparked an initial interest in tech? I’ve always been fascinated with how certain technology can make people’s life more efficient, and in the same vein, if used in the wrong way, can make people’s life less efficient. The latter drives me crazy. What was your very...

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Recap: Meltdown in the Desert 2
Jun27

Recap: Meltdown in the Desert 2

Did you attend Meltdown in the Desert 2 at Galvanize this weekend? The event, dubbed the summer’s hottest social media and entrepreneurship conference, occurred for the second year in a row on Saturday and Sunday June 24th and 25th. The weekend began with keynotes from speakers like Quest Nutrition co-founder Tom Bilyeu, actor Sean Whalen, Order of Man founder Ryan Michler, and several others. Workshops led by local entrepreneurs Dom...

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Meet Kirk Morales
Jun19

Meet Kirk Morales

Kirk Morales is co-founder and CEO of Hyver, a SaaS platform that helps digital marketers implement end-to-end customer experience personalization. What part of Arizona do you call home? North Phoenix, just south of Desert Ridge off of the 101. Moved into this neighborhood 16 years ago, with a 4 year break while attending ASU and living in Tempe. What sparked an initial interest in tech? I’ve been in “tech” ever since I was 3 years...

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Phoenix prepares for The Great AZ Code Challenge 3.0
Jun16

Phoenix prepares for The Great AZ Code Challenge 3.0

“Culture is defined by what we celebrate.” That’s the thought Alicia Holmes and her team had in mind when they created the first Great AZ Code Challenge in 2015. The event was Arizona’s second biggest hackathon back then; in 2016, the size of the event doubled with 250 participants and 650 people in attendance at the closing ceremony. The Great AZ Code Challenge 3.0 is making its next round this July 21st and 22nd at Infusionsoft. The...

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Meet Tyler Fellman
Jun14

Meet Tyler Fellman

Tyler Fellman is the founder and CEO of Fellman Watch Co.. He’s also pursuing two graduate degrees at Arizona State University: an MBA and MSE in systems engineering. What part of Arizona do you call home? I live in Scottsdale, but have previously lived in Tempe and Tucson. How did you get started as an entrepreneur? My father was an entrepreneur, as was my grandfather and so on. Despite this, I was never interested in business until...

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