Tech-focused title and escrow firm JetClosing thrives in Phoenix
Jan12

Tech-focused title and escrow firm JetClosing thrives in Phoenix

While other industries found success using new technology to make their services faster and easier, the group behind  JetClosing felt that real estate was missing out on a tremendous opportunity. Other services like shopping and banking moved online and onto smartphones,  but buying a home remained an extensive, time-consuming and confusing headache. JetClosing changes this by offering resources like a title and escrow mobile app that...

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ASU students start club to educate community about blockchain technology
Dec18

ASU students start club to educate community about blockchain technology

Arizona State University students banded together this summer to create the Blockchain Innovation Society, a club that debuted with its first meeting in October. Jeremy Liu, a sophomore mathematics major, said the idea for the club came from concern over the lack of blockchain community on campus. The vice president of the club invited Liu to a boba shop to discuss the idea, and he was immediately on board. “None of us knew much about...

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Tempe startup Renterspace aims to make renting in the Valley easier than ever
Nov21

Tempe startup Renterspace aims to make renting in the Valley easier than ever

Years ago, Salim Zeitoun’s brother had the idea to create an online system that would handle rent payments and simplify the process for both renters and landlords. It was definitely something that was needed in the industry, he and Zeitoun agreed, but it wasn’t the right time for it. Then, after earning an accounting degree at ASU and spending four years as an auditor at Ernst & Young while the tech industry boomed, Zeitoun was...

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Invest Southwest opens entry to Venture Madness pitch competition
Nov03

Invest Southwest opens entry to Venture Madness pitch competition

  Invest Southwest, a nonprofit committed to helping regional startups succeed since 1992, announced last week that interested parties may now apply for their annual Venture Madness pitch competition. Venture Madness, presented in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will feature 24 promising startups competing to win a large sum. Each of the four category winner will win $10,000, with the grand prize winner taking...

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CO+HOOTS partners with Beneficial Beans to launch pop-up boutique for social enterprises
Oct18

CO+HOOTS partners with Beneficial Beans to launch pop-up boutique for social enterprises

Local co-working space CO+HOOTS is partnering with Beneficial Beans, a Phoenix café created by the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center that provides training opportunities for adults with autism spectrum disorder, to open a five-month pop-up boutique dedicated to social enterprises.  The boutique opened for business on Oct. 16 at 1027 E Washington Street in Phoenix. There are products available from at least 20 social...

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