Lesbians Who Tech brings visibility to the community in Phoenix
Dec11

Lesbians Who Tech brings visibility to the community in Phoenix

Lesbians Who Tech is an inclusive and non-conforming community for queer women who are in or around the tech space. This group is open to the allies that support these women and is a safe space to be more visible to others and to get more women, queer or not, in the technology community. Lesbians Who Tech is the most substantial LGBTQ network of technologist in the world. They serve over 25,000 women and their allies across the globe....

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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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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 may be a desert, but not for tech businesses, makers, or shakers
Oct13

Phoenix may be a desert, but not for tech businesses, makers, or shakers

“All we have is—what? GoDaddy and Discount Tire. And only one of those is a tech business.” I hadn’t been trying to eavesdrop. Normally, when I get to Lux (my favorite Phoenix café), I’m in a hurry to throw on my headphones, turn on a TED Talk, and get to work. But I’d still been waiting for my coffee when the man sitting across from me spewed this utter nonsense, so I’d heard it whether I’d...

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JLL predicts growth in local technology real estate
Jul14

JLL predicts growth in local technology real estate

It’s no secret that the Phoenix metro area is a budding region for the tech industry. In May, Phoenix was named by PCMag as one of “14 high-tech cities you’ll want to call home.” Ask anyone who’s a longtime resident, and they will tell you how much things have changed here over the years. Tech companies have been opening branches and getting their start, in downtown Phoenix as well as in surrounding towns like Tempe, Mesa, and...

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