Co-working hub Spaces opens in downtown Phoenix
Mar08

Co-working hub Spaces opens in downtown Phoenix

A new co-working office called Spaces opened in downtown Phoenix this winter. Joining popular Phoenix co-working spaces like CO+HOOTS and Galvanize, Spaces offers 39,700 sq. Ft. of office space to the community. Spaces is located in the One Renaissance Tower building on the corner of N Central Ave. and W Washington St. – only 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, and accessible by light rail. Also within the building...

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Venture Devils program helps ASU-affiliated founders succeed
Feb01

Venture Devils program helps ASU-affiliated founders succeed

Venture Devils is a program offered through ASU that helps ASU-affiliated founders successfully launch businesses and nonprofits. All startups teams must include one ASU student enrolled in at least one credit hour for the upcoming semester. That includes undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral students, part-time students and online students. If accepted into the program, startups are paired with a “Venture Mentor” who...

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Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness competition announces 24 finalists
Jan24

Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness competition announces 24 finalists

Invest Southwest, a nonprofit committed to helping local startups succeed since 1992, announced the finalists for its Venture Madness competition. The competition, co-sponsored by the Arizona Commerce Authority, will be held Jan. 29-30 at Galvanize Phoenix. The event begins with a networking reception on Monday night. On Tuesday, the 24 finalists will first compete for the $10,000 top prize within each of the four categories, then for...

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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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