Phoenix prepares for The Great AZ Code Challenge 3.0
Jun16

Phoenix prepares for The Great AZ Code Challenge 3.0

“Culture is defined by what we celebrate.” That’s the thought Alicia Holmes and her team had in mind when they created the first Great AZ Code Challenge in 2015. The event was Arizona’s second biggest hackathon back then; in 2016, the size of the event doubled with 250 participants and 650 people in attendance at the closing ceremony. The Great AZ Code Challenge 3.0 is making its next round this July 21st and 22nd at Infusionsoft. The...

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Chandler consulting firm launches 12-week accelerator program for local entrepreneurs
Jun03

Chandler consulting firm launches 12-week accelerator program for local entrepreneurs

It’s a good time to be a startup in Arizona. Events like PHX Startup Week along with collaborative spaces like CO+HOOTS and Seedspot that have been popping up in recent years seem to be wildly effective—Realtor.com named Tempe a “Next Top Tech Town” just this April. Now there’s a new program in place to help local entrepreneurs achieve success. Altima Business Solutions, a business management consulting firm based in Chandler,...

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National robotics competition comes to Tucson to shape the young minds of the future
Jan12

National robotics competition comes to Tucson to shape the young minds of the future

The annual For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics kickoff competition for the upcoming season was held at Palo Verde High School on Saturday, January 7th. This event gave contestants of all ages a chance to exchange ideas for their robots, strategize for the best chance to win, and make new friends along the way. Since 1992, the FIRST competition has grown into a nationwide spectacle, reaching as...

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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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Rising Tycoons announces Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Summit in partnership with GCU, CO+HOOTS Foundation
Oct26

Rising Tycoons announces Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Summit in partnership with GCU, CO+HOOTS Foundation

Rising Tycoons founder Olenka Cullinan recently announced her organization’s inaugural Phoenix Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Summit, which will take place this November 19th at Grand Canyon University. The Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Summit, or YELS, is an excellent opportunity for teens with business and leadership skills to show them off via one of the most common entrepreneurial practices in America: pitching for...

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