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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ASU students start club to educate community about blockchain technology
Dec18

ASU students start club to educate community about blockchain technology

Arizona State University students banded together this summer to create the Blockchain Innovation Society, a club that debuted with its first meeting in October. Jeremy Liu, a sophomore mathematics major, said the idea for the club came from concern over the lack of blockchain community on campus. The vice president of the club invited Liu to a boba shop to discuss the idea, and he was immediately on board. “None of us knew much about...

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Tempe company Instant Data Centers reinvents the data center industry
Sep07

Tempe company Instant Data Centers reinvents the data center industry

Instant Data Centers (IDC) was born in Tempe, AZ in December of 2015 when Russ Dailey, the CTO of IDC, knew of a company with a brilliant idea and product that was, unfortunately, going bankrupt. Russ bought the company in an auction, and Instant Data Centers was born. The technology was cutting-edge, and Russ was ready to maximize its full potential and successfully get the product out into the world. With the amount of virtual...

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Virtual reality arcade brings innovative entertainment to Tempe
Apr14

Virtual reality arcade brings innovative entertainment to Tempe

VR Junkies just opened in Tempe this January, but it already has loyal customers. Michael Turner, a 19-year-old who just moved to the Valley from Atlanta, burst through the virtual reality arcade’s doors on a Monday evening. He said he tried out the games at the arcade’s grand opening and has been dying to return. “It’s something I’ve always wanted, since I first started playing games when I was a little kid—I wanted to be part of the...

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Tempe tech startup Prospectiy.io plans for expansion
Mar22

Tempe tech startup Prospectiy.io plans for expansion

Prospectify, a Tempe based company from the Techstars cohort, announced in a press release this past Monday that they have successfully raised $1 million dollars in seed funding. This investment was led by Geekdom Fund from San Antonio, as well as Arizona Tech Investors and other strategic angel investors. The Techstars cohort is a global ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build great businesses, making it a great group for startups...

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