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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6 must-have gadgets for ASU, UA, and NAU students
Aug11

6 must-have gadgets for ASU, UA, and NAU students

Classes at Arizona’s public universities start next week, and it’s time to stock up on all the supplies that will set you up for an organized and successful school year. With unavoidable long-nights of studying and lengthy papers headed your way, it’s important to have all the necessary tools to get the job done. Whether you are counting down the days until graduation or you’re an eager freshman, these gadgets will help you make the...

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Challenge Cup makes a return to Phoenix
Aug02

Challenge Cup makes a return to Phoenix

Returning to Phoenix this fall is 1776 Challenge Cup. 1776 Challenge Cup is a global competition for the world’s most promising startups to tackle complex, regulated challenges, and to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes. 1776 Challenge Cup is put on in partnership with investment firm Revolution, an active member of entrepreneurial communities and startups outside of Silicon...

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