Live intuitively with Moment from Somatic Labs
Sep24

Live intuitively with Moment from Somatic Labs

The tech on your wrist might boast a bright retina display . . . but what if you took away the screen entirely? Shantanu Bala, Ajay Karpur, and Jake Rockland of Somatic Labs have found that the most intuitive tech wearables don’t require a screen at all. In fact, we may be better off without one. Moment, Somatic Labs’s first product, is the first tech wearable that communicates information entirely through your sense of touch. Rather...

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Big or Small, American Express Working Capital Terms is Here to Help AZ Businesses
Jul29

Big or Small, American Express Working Capital Terms is Here to Help AZ Businesses

Money is a pain point for most businesses, but very few people ever talk about when it becomes a source for stress. For some businesses, it’s during the startup phase—some ideas take a lot of money to get going. For others, it’s during an awkward gap between vendor payments and customer purchases. American Express’s Working Capital Terms program hopes to help with the latter. Working Capital Terms is more than just a bank loan—it’s a...

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These 5 Arizona Companies Can’t Stop Giving
Jun18

These 5 Arizona Companies Can’t Stop Giving

Here in Arizona, we pride ourselves on supporting businesses that give back to their communities. AZ companies just seem to “get” the need for social entrepreneurship and corporate responsibility. While every local business is capable of giving back in its own way, these are some of Arizona’s top corporate contributors. Tuft & Needle You’ve probably seen sleek billboards advertising Tuft & Needle’s cozy mattresses all over...

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Accelerate Small Businesses in Mesa by Backing K’é
Jun10

Accelerate Small Businesses in Mesa by Backing K’é

Pamela Slim is an author, small business coach, and speaker with 20 years of business experience. She’s helped hundreds of entrepreneurs learn to build entrepreneurial communities in 25 cities across North America. Now she’s helping her hometown, Mesa, by launching K’é.   “[Last year] I connected with amazing groups of business owners who were building great things in their local communities, from Los Angeles to Fargo, from...

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Should Nestlé Open a Phoenix Water Bottling Plant in the Middle of a Drought?
Jun02

Should Nestlé Open a Phoenix Water Bottling Plant in the Middle of a Drought?

You’ve probably heard the news. Recently, Nestlé Waters announced its plan to spend $35 million to build a water bottling plant in Phoenix. At best, citizens are in awe of Nestlé’s gall to build a water bottling plant amid a 21-year-old drought; most are worried about the company’s effect on the city water supply. Representatives at Phoenix Water Services and the Kyl Center for Water Policy, however, seem to be unfazed. So how do we...

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Shaping the Future of Tech: 3 Apps Built Out of Arizona College Students’ Dorms
Apr06

Shaping the Future of Tech: 3 Apps Built Out of Arizona College Students’ Dorms

Mobile applications are a strange and ephemeral sort of tech dream. Unlike websites, which can be built in a matter of minutes with various online platforms, mobile apps require extensive programming, graphic design, and digital sound skills—and even then, they have to be good enough for people to want to download. Hundreds of professionals visualize the perfect social, productivity, and gaming apps in their heads, but few have the...

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