Phoenix-based company Fullbay to take top prize in recent Venture Madness Competition
Feb19

Phoenix-based company Fullbay to take top prize in recent Venture Madness Competition

The recent Venture Madness competition proved to be yet another smashing success. While every competitor put up a fantastic fight, it was Phoenix-based Fullbay, a heavy-duty shop management software, to take the top prize. 26 startups pitched in four categories, each category winner taking home ten thousand dollars. The four winners then gave a final pitch, and Fullbay was awarded the additional ten thousand grand prize. The following...

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GCU teams up with Open Arizona Cyber Warfare Range- Metro Phoenix
Dec05

GCU teams up with Open Arizona Cyber Warfare Range- Metro Phoenix

With cyber warfare becoming an ever-present threat upon our natural way of life in the 21st century, a brand new state of the art cyber warfare range is coming to Phoenix’s very own Grand Canyon University as the range will act as a cybersecurity operating station. Grand Canyon University, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA), a non-profit organization that teams up with the FBI, the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information...

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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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Largest Startup Accelerator in Phoenix Launches
May09

Largest Startup Accelerator in Phoenix Launches

  On May 3, 2017, Coplex announced the launch of its first $5 million accelerator fund under its new venture capital arm called Coplex Ventures. In April of last year, Coplex made the shift from a digital agency to what’s known as a Startup Studio. The launch of its first fund completes its transition. With over 30 employees, this makes Coplex the largest accelerator in Phoenix and puts it on pace to be one of the largest in the...

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Tempe tech startup Prospectiy.io plans for expansion
Mar22

Tempe tech startup Prospectiy.io plans for expansion

Prospectify, a Tempe based company from the Techstars cohort, announced in a press release this past Monday that they have successfully raised $1 million dollars in seed funding. This investment was led by Geekdom Fund from San Antonio, as well as Arizona Tech Investors and other strategic angel investors. The Techstars cohort is a global ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build great businesses, making it a great group for startups...

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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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