The Official 2016 TechAZ Recap
Jan17

The Official 2016 TechAZ Recap

From raising money and expanding operations to IPOs and brand new startups, 2016 was a banner year for the TechAZ scene. Many great Arizona companies saw a lot of changes, which confirmed another exciting year of tech growth in AZ. Whether it was raising as much as $160 million in financing or adding new locations, there were plenty of business wins in 2016. Below, we detail the highlights of last year’s tech scene. Reach out to...

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Seed Spot prepares for Fall 2016 Demo Day with 14 ventures
Nov28

Seed Spot prepares for Fall 2016 Demo Day with 14 ventures

Seed Spot, a Phoenix nonprofit that educates, accelerates, and invests in businesses that solve social problems, is preparing for its fall 2016 Demo Day. Demo Day is an exciting part of Arizona entrepreneurial tradition. There, fourteen startup owners pitch their ideas in front of a diverse audience. After pitches are over, entrepreneurs and members of the audience can mingle to exchange thoughts and contact information. Seed Spot’s...

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Phoenix Rising: A Rise of the Rest Recap
Oct12

Phoenix Rising: A Rise of the Rest Recap

Before we dive into our Rise of the Rest recap, congratulations to NeoLight, winner of Steve Case’s $100,000 award! Vivek Kopparthi delivered a passionate pitch and handled the follow-up questions with ease. Vivek, you + Neolight just won $100k from @SteveCase @RiseOfRest, what are you going to do? "Let's go save some babies!" #yesphx #RiseOfRest pic.twitter.com/QlTCPSpicH — EntrepreneurshipASU (@EntrepreneurASU)...

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Meet Andrea Graziani
Aug30

Meet Andrea Graziani

Andrea Graziani is the co-founder and CMO at DUFL, a travel service that eliminates the need for frequent travelers to pack, do laundry and lug a bag with them through the airport. What part of Arizona do you call home? Mesa. What was your very first entrepreneurial venture? Primenet, which was located in downtown Phoenix and at the time was the 10th largest ISP in the US and then moved into hosting. Our biggest customers were Yahoo,...

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