FABRIC livens up the Arizona fashion community
Sep22

FABRIC livens up the Arizona fashion community

  FABRIC, also known as the Fabric and Business Resource and Innovation Center, is located in Tempe and is a product of LabelHorde, a printed directory for Arizona’s fashion community that started back in 2001. FABRIC was born in October of 2016 with the purpose of providing the physical resources that were missing for local designers and brands. FABRIC is the name of the building that acts as the headquarters for the fashion...

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Tempe company Instant Data Centers reinvents the data center industry
Sep07

Tempe company Instant Data Centers reinvents the data center industry

Instant Data Centers (IDC) was born in Tempe, AZ in December of 2015 when Russ Dailey, the CTO of IDC, knew of a company with a brilliant idea and product that was, unfortunately, going bankrupt. Russ bought the company in an auction, and Instant Data Centers was born. The technology was cutting-edge, and Russ was ready to maximize its full potential and successfully get the product out into the world. With the amount of virtual...

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Canal Partners makes a profitable exit from Hat Club
Sep04

Canal Partners makes a profitable exit from Hat Club

Canal Partners, a Scottsdale-based early-stage venture capital firm for B2B software and Internet technology companies, has successfully sold its interest in the premium Arizona-founded headwear retailer Hat Club after guiding the company to reach record growth. Canal Partners has reported a 20 percent Internal Rate of Return (IRR) on the investment. With the hopes of building up the retailer’s e-commerce platform, the firm...

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Entrepreneurial resources for women, minorities, and the LGBT community
Aug28

Entrepreneurial resources for women, minorities, and the LGBT community

Diversity in the business and tech world has certainly improved over the last decade. However, the gaps between white males, women, people of color, and individuals from the LGBT community remain at large. According to the International Labor Organization, women’s participation in the U.S. labor force was growing during the 1970s and 1980s, with 60 percent holding jobs in 2000. However, in 2010 this number took a plummet to 46.7...

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7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to succeed in the tech world
Aug18

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to succeed in the tech world

Important technological discoveries are made every day. Staying current and understanding the modern tech community is vital to one’s entrepreneurial or scientific success. Thankfully, it’s easy (and entertaining) to stay abreast of the strides being made with TED Talks. The Talks can be watched in a single sitting, and usually only take up 10 to 40 minutes of your time on average. It’s nearly impossible to come up with an excuse not...

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