Zero-waste startup wins $20,000 from Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge at ASU
Feb20

Zero-waste startup wins $20,000 from Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge at ASU

Three social entrepreneurship startups competed on February 15th for the $20,000 prize of the Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey Business School. The competition was held in a partnership between W.P. Carey and the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at ACF (Arizona Community Foundation). Each team had eight minutes to present a pitch to a three-judge panel. The teams needed to cover a...

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ASU’s Innovation Day shows off latest innovations in VR, tech wearables & more
Feb07

ASU’s Innovation Day shows off latest innovations in VR, tech wearables & more

The young girl’s eyes lit up as she moved the drone up and down with the controller, bringing it as close to the floor as she could without landing and then pulling it back up into the air again. She was learning how to fly drones at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Innovation Day event on February 3rd. Just one stop on ASU’s Night of the Open Door event, Innovation Day was held to inform community...

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Gear up for PHX Startup Week 2017
Feb03

Gear up for PHX Startup Week 2017

Calling all entrepreneurs! Phoenix Startup Week is set to kick off on February 20th The five-day event, which acts as a meeting space and think tank for local startup companies, is also an informative experience for people interested in entrepreneurship.  The organizers promise an atmosphere of excitement toward new ideas and a spirit of collaboration as attendees and speakers share stories and tips of their trade. Where to find PHX...

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Arizonans try out smart home technology with the Amazon Echo
Jan27

Arizonans try out smart home technology with the Amazon Echo

One of the biggest hits this holiday season was smart-home devices—small devices that use voice-recognition software and artificial intelligence to complete tasks for their users. One of the most well-known smart-home devices is the Amazon Echo, created and sold by the online retailer Amazon. There are two versions of the device: the regular Echo, and the smaller and cheaper Echo Dot. The full Echo sells for $179.99 and the Echo Dot...

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Uber self-driving cars are being tested in Arizona
Jan23

Uber self-driving cars are being tested in Arizona

Uber self-driving cars are being tested in Arizona Have you seen any Uber cars around Phoenix that look a little funny? If it has an extra piece on top that spins furiously as the car moves, it’s one of ride-sharing company Uber’s self-driving cars. The cars were previously on the road in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, and now they’re getting ready to pick up Arizonans. The cars aren’t taking any riders just...

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