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Arizona heats things up at BIO 2016

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It’s probably irritating to many of my Arizona colleagues but I roll my eyes every time someone in economic development says it. “The collaborative gene.” Apparently Arizona has it. They love to throw this term out when discussing Biotech in Arizona, like this is the thing that sets us apart and makes better than all… Read More →

Large tech companies are critical to a startup community

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

During a recent interview on the local tech startup community, I was asked to list the features of a vibrant startup ecosystem. I ticked off the standard items like access to capital, research universities, smart people, support, and a positive regulatory and tax environment. But I felt like something was missing. Later that week, I… Read More →

ACA announces 2016 Arizona Innovation Challenge winners

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The Spring 2016 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) has concluded as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced the six awardees in its bi-annual business plan competition on Tuesday. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups… Read More →

3D-printed heart helps family cope with toddler’s lifetime of heart surgeries

Jemma Starks, 2 1/2 years old, points out her heart defect on a 3D printed replica. Her mother, Stephanie Starks, was shocked to learn Jemma had congential heart disease. (Photo by Christina Tetreault/Cronkite News)

Just days after she was born, Jemma Starks nearly died. Surgeons have operated on her three times over her 2½ years to keep her heart beating. As she prepares for a fourth open-heart surgery, the toddler plays with a color-coded 3D-printed heart that is a replica of the heart beating inside her chest. She wiggles… Read More →

Kudelski Group will expand HQ to Phoenix

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Digital content distributor and security firm, Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), is opening its second global headquarters in Phoenix. This strategic decision brings several key business functions to the North American market and positions the company to capitalize on growth initiatives,while showcasing the high-quality innovation and engineering of its Swiss teams. The Kudelski Group’s technologies are used in a wide… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority announces innovative finalists

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The Spring 2016 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) continues as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced 10 finalists in its bi-annual business plan competition. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups and early-stage companies. Up… Read More →

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec will speak in Phoenix

Angela Cody-Rouget, owner of Major Mom, is on the set of the ABC show Shark Tank. 
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Shark Tank star and Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group Robert Herjavec will be the keynote speaker at a local tech firm’s first annual conference. Herjavec will speak at sales platform provider Allbound’s first annual CO:LLABORRATE Conference, a two-day conference focused on digital innovation and disruption in channel sales and marketing will be held November 2-3, 2016 at… Read More →

Apple approves Raadr’s anti-bullying app for kids

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Students now have the power to stop bullying in the palm of their hands. Raadr, Inc., a social media monitoring service based in Phoenix, announced its newest iOS app, BullyRAADR, has been approved by Apple. Raadr alerts subscribers whenever selected categories of keywords – such as bullying, drugs or sex, for example – are detected on… Read More →

UA College of Medicine develops organ-on-a-chip tech

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In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine. The research, published earlier this month in Nature Communications, will allow… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

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You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Rental car marketplace Turo opens Scottsdale offices

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San Francisco-based Turo opened up Scottsdale offices in early April, as part of its recent expansion efforts, according to a spokesman. Turo, formerly called RelayRides, has 12 employees in its Scottsdale offices, currently, with plans to add more in the near future, said Steve Webb, head of community at Turo. Between its San Francisco offices,… Read More →

Free 3D printing workshop for small businesses

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The increasingly popular 3D printing has a variety of uses, and Mesa THINKspot is hosting a free 3D printing workshop to help small businesses utilize the tech. On Tuesday, May 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chris Dastan from Chandler-based STAX3D will show folks quick and innovative prototyping processes for entrepreneurs and inventors who are looking… Read More →

Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

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Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →

Trusona becomes first insured transaction authenticator

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The CEO and founder of Scottsdale-based Trusona has been saying his product TruToken can guarantee an authentic online transaction, but folks haven’t been believing him. But now, in a Monday announcement, Ori Eisen has proof to his claims, as TruToken becomes the first authentication platform to be insured up to $1 million. “It is not a… Read More →