Carvana opens nine-story Car Vending Machine in Tempe
Aug02

Carvana opens nine-story Car Vending Machine in Tempe

Carvana, an e-commerce platform for buying used cars, opened its largest Car Vending Machine to date in Tempe last month.  The machine, standing tall at nine stories high, holds up to 34 cars. The tower is made out of glass, and drivers can see it lit up at night from the Valley’s South Mountain Freeway. Based in Tempe, Carvana has opened up 11 Car Vending Machines in other states so far. The company was founded in Phoenix in 2012 and...

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What’s happened since the fatal self-driving Uber crash?
Jul27

What’s happened since the fatal self-driving Uber crash?

Have you noticed that the weird-looking self-driving Uber cars haven’t been buzzing around the Valley anymore? They were pretty hard to miss. Here are all the updates you need on the now-defunct Arizona Uber self-driving program. The crash In March, a pedestrian died after being struck by an Uber self-driving car near Mill Avenue and Curry Road in Tempe.  Being one of the very first deaths involving self-driving cars, the crash left...

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SEED SPOT presents High School Demo Day
May21

SEED SPOT presents High School Demo Day

Seed Spot, a nonprofit dedicated to helping local social entrepreneurs succeed, is showcasing its High School Demo Day program on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm. Seventeen student teams out of the 80 that applied will be pitching their ideas to an audience at the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix. Seed Spot says on its website that 72 percent of young people are interested in starting a business, but 62 percent are never offered a...

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YELS to encourage youth entrepreneurship with April 7 summit
Apr02

YELS to encourage youth entrepreneurship with April 7 summit

YELS, the Youth Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Summit, will take place in Phoenix at Grand Canyon University on Saturday, April 7. The one-day event runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. YELS is a conference targeted at Generation Z (in this case, ages 12 to 19) in hopes of introducing them to innovation and leadership opportunities. The meeting includes workshops, speakers, networking and the “Rapid Pitch Battle,” the summit’s version of...

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Tech Jobs Tour coming to the Valley of the Sun
Mar27

Tech Jobs Tour coming to the Valley of the Sun

Tech Jobs Tour, a traveling job tour with the goal of recruiting women, people of color and LGBTQ people into the tech field, has announced that they will be making a stop in Phoenix in the near future. The fair will be held in downtown Phoenix, but the exact location is yet to be announced. The tour typically kicks off with a “speed mentoring” session. The rest of the night features guest speakers, more mentoring sessions, and a...

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