Local startup aims to revolutionize blood testing
Sep12

Local startup aims to revolutionize blood testing

After Frederick Abraham lost his grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease, he felt motivated to delve into medical research, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. He studied cell signaling activity, which led to an idea for an innovative blood-testing technology. He partnered with Jocilia Moreno after meeting her at a seminar. Moreno used her extensive network in the medical field to held Abraham launch Xtest Inc. in 2015. The pair is...

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AZLoop’s second try in SpaceX competition ends early due to safety concerns
Sep04

AZLoop’s second try in SpaceX competition ends early due to safety concerns

AZLoop, a team made up of about 60 Arizona State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students, competed in the SpaceX Hyperloop challenge this July after an impressive top eight finish last summer. The team bowed of the competition early this time around before testing its pod on the track due to safety concerns. SpaceX held its third competition this year, which challenges teams to create the fastest functioning pods...

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TechFly startup looks to become go-to for Phoenix tech support
Aug29

TechFly startup looks to become go-to for Phoenix tech support

TechFly, new to the Phoenix startup scene, is looking to revolutionize the way we get help when our devices crash. Billing itself as an “Uber for tech support,” TechFly offers on-demand assistance for virtually any device, whether that is a trendsetting home voice assistant or more of an old-school device like a printer. TechFly can help with more than just physical issues as well – its workers can help teach customers how to use...

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Storage-tech company Callbox opens new location in Phoenix
Aug21

Storage-tech company Callbox opens new location in Phoenix

Dallas-based storage-tech company Callbox opened its first location in Phoenix earlier this summer. The 80,000-square-foot, climate-controlled storage facility is located close to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Callbox is more than just another standard storage facility, though – the company asks customers to pack their items into boxes, but that’s where their work ends. Callbox picks up the boxes from customers’ homes,...

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Macy’s invests in tech startup b8ta to expand pop-up concept
Aug07

Macy’s invests in tech startup b8ta to expand pop-up concept

Department store retailer Macy’s invested in tech startup b8ta earlier this summer to develop The Market, Macy’s experiential-based retail concept. Markets are spaces within already existing Macy’s stores that allow online brands to maintain a physical presence so potential customers can try out items before purchasing. B8ta already works with brands to design and create retail experiences and mostly focuses on allowing customers to...

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