Talent: The No. 1 trend impacting the real estate of tech companies
Feb26

Talent: The No. 1 trend impacting the real estate of tech companies

The tech industry continues to be the largest consumer of office space across the country, a similar trend we see in Phoenix as well. Companies are gobbling up talent and large blocks where they can get them, and driving economic growth from San Francisco to New York and everywhere in between. How can you best navigate your real estate needs within this growing industry? In this six-week series, I’ll explore the top six trends that...

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CO+HOOTS Foundation hosts Youth Startup Weekend supporting  over 50 high school students creating startups
Feb06

CO+HOOTS Foundation hosts Youth Startup Weekend supporting  over 50 high school students creating startups

CO+HOOTS Foundation, a Phoenix nonprofit committed to diversifying the workforce through ongoing education, sponsorship, and strategic partnerships is hosting its third Youth Startup Weekend. The event, affectionately known as YSW, brings in Valley youth ages 13-18 to ideate, form teams, build,  and pitch startups over the course of one weekend. From Friday evening to Sunday morning, students work alongside mentors to create a Minimum...

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Venture Devils program helps ASU-affiliated founders succeed
Feb01

Venture Devils program helps ASU-affiliated founders succeed

Venture Devils is a program offered through ASU that helps ASU-affiliated founders successfully launch businesses and nonprofits. All startups teams must include one ASU student enrolled in at least one credit hour for the upcoming semester. That includes undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral students, part-time students and online students. If accepted into the program, startups are paired with a “Venture Mentor” who...

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Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness competition announces 24 finalists
Jan24

Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness competition announces 24 finalists

Invest Southwest, a nonprofit committed to helping local startups succeed since 1992, announced the finalists for its Venture Madness competition. The competition, co-sponsored by the Arizona Commerce Authority, will be held Jan. 29-30 at Galvanize Phoenix. The event begins with a networking reception on Monday night. On Tuesday, the 24 finalists will first compete for the $10,000 top prize within each of the four categories, then for...

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Why 2018 is the year to re-evaluate your payment technology
Jan22

Why 2018 is the year to re-evaluate your payment technology

No business wants to find themselves the victim of a data security breach. As we’ve seen with Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus and so many others, the size and frequency of these intrusions continue to increase with no signs of relief. Costs for these events stretch far beyond the impact of dealing with refunds and chargebacks from fraudulent transactions but also includes enrolling impacted members in credit monitoring services and...

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