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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Arizona has more video game developers than you think
Oct10

Arizona has more video game developers than you think

Over the years, Arizona has gained more and more recognition for being a good place for the burgeoning technology industry. With its proximity to powerhouse Silicon Valley yet affordable cost of living, the state has attracted increasing numbers of tech companies. While Uber’s move from California to Arizona may come to mind, or the growth of downtown Phoenix’s Warehouse District, most people probably wouldn’t consider the Valley a...

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CactusCon brings Arizona InfoSec community together for fifth year
Oct04

CactusCon brings Arizona InfoSec community together for fifth year

CactusCon, the largest annual hacker and security conference in Arizona, had over 1,200 registered attendees check in for its fifth event on Sept. 29 and 30. The conference, held at the Phoenix Convention Center, was expected to draw in at least 800 attendees. Talks and workshops were lined up throughout Friday and Saturday. On Friday, topics included online vulnerabilities and exploits, gift cards’ vulnerability to hacking and an...

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The Founder​ ​Institute is testing a 2018 program launch in Phoenix
Sep26

The Founder​ ​Institute is testing a 2018 program launch in Phoenix

The Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program based in Silicon Valley, announced it is testing a 2018 program launch in Phoenix. The institute is active in 160 cities and 60 countries, and it has helped technology entrepreneurs launch over 2,200 companies, according to a press release. “The affordable living costs, supportive community, and favorable tax policies have made Arizona a growing startup...

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