Tempe startup Renterspace aims to make renting in the Valley easier than ever
Nov21

Tempe startup Renterspace aims to make renting in the Valley easier than ever

Years ago, Salim Zeitoun’s brother had the idea to create an online system that would handle rent payments and simplify the process for both renters and landlords. It was definitely something that was needed in the industry, he and Zeitoun agreed, but it wasn’t the right time for it. Then, after earning an accounting degree at ASU and spending four years as an auditor at Ernst & Young while the tech industry boomed, Zeitoun was...

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Invest Southwest opens entry to Venture Madness pitch competition
Nov03

Invest Southwest opens entry to Venture Madness pitch competition

  Invest Southwest, a nonprofit committed to helping regional startups succeed since 1992, announced last week that interested parties may now apply for their annual Venture Madness pitch competition. Venture Madness, presented in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will feature 24 promising startups competing to win a large sum. Each of the four category winner will win $10,000, with the grand prize winner taking...

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Why Company Culture is an Essential Part of Successful Digital Transformations
Oct25

Why Company Culture is an Essential Part of Successful Digital Transformations

Many businesses begin digital transformations with a lot of energy and good intentions, but fail to create lasting change. A year down the line, the same leaders can end up around the same table where they first initiated the efforts and wondered where it all went wrong. More often than not the answer comes back to the same thing: company culture. Without changing how your company operates at a fundamental level, individual changes to...

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CO+HOOTS partners with Beneficial Beans to launch pop-up boutique for social enterprises
Oct18

CO+HOOTS partners with Beneficial Beans to launch pop-up boutique for social enterprises

Local co-working space CO+HOOTS is partnering with Beneficial Beans, a Phoenix café created by the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center that provides training opportunities for adults with autism spectrum disorder, to open a five-month pop-up boutique dedicated to social enterprises.  The boutique opened for business on Oct. 16 at 1027 E Washington Street in Phoenix. There are products available from at least 20 social...

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Phoenix resident uses freight car to grow leafy greens year-round
Apr07

Phoenix resident uses freight car to grow leafy greens year-round

It’s no secret that farming is difficult in the Valley’s desert climate. The choking summer heat and lack of rain aren’t exactly the most favorable conditions for growing plants. However, one local has found a way to bypass Phoenix’s harsh environment by growing plants in an environment he can control—a freight car. How does it work? Mark Norton of Phoenix wanted to find a way to help people improve their health while also helping the...

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