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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Local entrepreneur Julia Garcia creates Kya app, a positive social network for girls
Sep13

Local entrepreneur Julia Garcia creates Kya app, a positive social network for girls

 Seven in 10 girls do not feel good enough. That’s a statistic that has weighed heavily on local entrepreneur Julia Garcia, especially because she felt it herself while growing up. Her struggles with depression and body image among other challenges led to a self-destructive lifestyle—she almost lost her college athletic scholarship due to reckless partying. This “rock bottom” moment led to a lot of changes in her life, including the...

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Collaboration technology allows business communications to thrive
Sep11

Collaboration technology allows business communications to thrive

Every business knows good communication is key to success. Especially during collaborative projects and other group efforts, communication among employees and managers, as well as messages from managers to employees, needs to be quick and clear. Collaborative technologies can help businesses improve staff interactions in many ways. According to a 2016 Harvard Business Review survey, 79 percent of respondents said use of collaboration...

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AZLoop team places in top 8 at SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition
Sep08

AZLoop team places in top 8 at SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition

AZLoop, a team made up of about 100 students from ASU, NAU and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, placed in the top eight out of 35 teams in the SpaceX Hyperloop finals on August 27. The goal of the competition is for each team to design and build a pod over the course of a year to test in the SpaceX Hyperloop tube. For readers who haven’t heard of the Hyperloop, it is one of tech magnate Elon Musk’s many highly ambitious projects...

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Uber Freight, an app for truck drivers, expands to Arizona
Aug15

Uber Freight, an app for truck drivers, expands to Arizona

Uber Freight is the ride-sharing company’s app for truck drivers. According to Uber’s website, the app’s mission is “to empower truck drivers and small trucking companies to run and grow their business.” The app helps connect carriers with loads; drivers view available jobs through the app and can sign up for them and receive confirmation almost instantly. Each job page in the app displays the departure and arrival points, the size of...

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