Editorial: The Perils of Perfection Paralysis
Feb01

Editorial: The Perils of Perfection Paralysis

I was excited back in the beginning of September when I backed a cool little gadget on a Kickstarter project. To be honest, although I love backing Arizona startups, this one was less about support and more about getting the item they were offering, because it was pretty cool. At the time, the expected ship date was November or December. Having supported many Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects in the past few years, I knew that ship...

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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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Looking for a way to connect with other Phoenix entrepreneurs? Connect #yesphx may be your answer
Sep18

Looking for a way to connect with other Phoenix entrepreneurs? Connect #yesphx may be your answer

The entrepreneurial community in Phoenix is extensive—so extensive, in fact, that it can sometimes feel impossible to make meaningful connections. There’s the occasional networking event or mixer, sure, but how do you pick the right people out of a crowd? Mat Sherman, CEO of the software company Schmooz, may have come up with the perfect solution. He’s named it Connect #yesphx after the Phoenix entrepreneurial community, who uses the...

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Replace expensive graphing calculators with a $5 app using this Indiegogo campaign
Aug31

Replace expensive graphing calculators with a $5 app using this Indiegogo campaign

Anyone who’s trudged through a college-level math class knows the pain of having to buy a graphing calculator. Not only are they huge and clunky, but they’re expensive–most are over $100. For the average college kid, spending $100 on a calculator is a stretch. But for low-income students, it’s just about impossible. This isn’t lost on Central Arizona College mathematics professor Mallory Dyer, who’s...

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And The Point’s raffle winner is . . .
Aug26

And The Point’s raffle winner is . . .

In July, we shared The Point’s new Mission Beach offsite. Fully equipped with high-speed WiFi, HDTVs, wireless streaming, and fashionable furniture, The Point is the perfect location for a relaxing (yet productive) beach getaway. TechAZ partnered with The Point to facilitate a raffle for one grand prize: a two-day pass to The Point, valued at $8,000. The winning company would enjoy all of the space’s amenities, as well as a SUP or...

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Chandler-based Local Motors, Unveils Olli – The Self-driving, Interactive Vehicle for up to Twelve People
Aug14

Chandler-based Local Motors, Unveils Olli – The Self-driving, Interactive Vehicle for up to Twelve People

Remember when self-driving cars were considered revolutionary? Now, thanks to Chandler-based Local Motors, we get to feast our eyes on a self-driving, interactive vehicle fit for up to twelve people. The vehicle’s name is Olli. In addition to being self-driving and having the capability to talk to its riders, Olli is an all-electric vehicle with 3D printed parts (like seats and wheel wells). Its design, by industrial and product...

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