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Arizona Commerce Authority awards grants to innovators

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the six winning companies in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). These grant recipients represent innovative Arizona entrepreneurs who are creating technological solutions with the potential for global impact. The Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: ·       Iris PR Management – Phoenix, AZ (IT –… Read More →

3 lead generation metrics every business should track

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It’s a bedrock truth that marketers must measure their efforts. Without tracking what works and what doesn’t, it’s impossible to refine and improve what you do. And yet the concept “measure what works” is deceptively simple. Marketing efforts occur across many channels at once, and each channel carries a different cost. The question is how… Read More →

Revel Systems iPad POS expands into Scottsdale

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Revel Systems, the world’s leading iPad Point of Sale platform, today announced it has expanded operations into Arizona through a new Scottsdale office. The company will create 160 new jobs during the next three years to drive its global sales growth. Revel’s Vice President of Sales, Bobby Marhamat will devote resources to create jobs and… Read More →

ACA names Arizona Innovation Challenge finalists

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 10 finalists in the Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), its bi-annual business plan competition that awards talented entrepreneurs who are solving today’s most challenging problems with technology-based solutions. Each year in the spring and fall, the ACA awards to the most qualified, innovative startups and early stage… Read More →

Seed Spot hosts women entrepreneurs workshop

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Do you know any women who are eager to enter the world of entrepreneurship? A woman who wants to learn the ins and outs of launching a company, straight from successful entrepreneurs and mentors? Or perhaps you know a woman who has an idea and wants to scale her business in the New Year? If… Read More →

UA Eller Online MBA Program ranks at No. 29

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The University of Arizona’s Eller MBA ranked No. 29 among 196 programs nationally, according to U.S. News and World Report’s survey of 2015 Best Online Graduate MBA Program. This marks the first year of eligibility in the ranking for the Eller College of Management, which launched its online MBA program in September 2013. The first graduating… Read More →

Abrazo Health launches redesigned website

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has launched a redesigned website. The new website, www.AbrazoHealth.com, has a clean, modern design and enhanced site navigation and content. Features include: Online emergency room check-in. Portal for patients to access their medical records. Our Stories section spotlighting Abrazo patients, staff and volunteers. Community… Read More →

ON Semiconductor hosting Financial Analyst Day

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ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, announced that it will host its Financial Analyst Day in Scottsdale on February 26, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. MST. The event will feature presentations on the company’s strategy, financial outlook and performance. Event Details Attendance for this event is by invitation only. To request an invitation and details… Read More →

How to build the next generation of innovators

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The average Millennial sends 67 text messages per day – one every 15 minutes of their waking lives. The next generation is inherently tech savvy because they have spent their whole lives around tech. It is easy to imagine that our future will be an unprecedented avalanche of innovation as these digital natives grow into… Read More →

What would you do with a billion dollars?

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Last week, Representative Bob Robson , Speaker pro tempore of the Arizona House of Representatives introduced House Bill 2033 which would create a funding vehicle to enable our universities to maintain and expand our research infrastructure at that level. At a time when the state is projecting a $500 million budget shortfall in fiscal 2014-15… Read More →

Growing tech firms reflect emerging Arizona business sector

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Don Hawley is the quintessential product of Silicon Valley. He went to college at the University of California, Berkeley, became a serial entrepreneur and founded and developed many successful technology companies in the San Francisco Bay area. So why is he doing business in Arizona? “Arizona is infinitely more business friendly,” said the founder, chairman… Read More →

WGM Associates hires Gary Williams as CFO

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WGM Associates, a Scottsdale-based information technology consulting, security and application development firm, has hired Gary Williams to fulfill the newly created role of Chief Financial Officer. Williams brings extensive executive financial and technology experience to WGM including two decades of finance and operational experience from the world’s largest technology firms as well as significant expertise… Read More →

Taking advantage of Arizona’s R&D tax credit

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Research and development (R&D) tax credits are available to companies that bear the financial risk of developing new or improved products or processes. And claiming them can be lucrative, since they offset a company’s tax liability, making more cash available to invest in ongoing projects. Companies that perform qualified R&D and meet certain requirements can… Read More →

SciTech Festival director plants seeds of innovation

“I think I’m a little bit neurotic,” said the executive director of Arizona SciTech Festival. “I’m always thinking, ‘Was my day spent effectively?’ ‘Have I done the most I could during my day.’”  Photo by Robin Sendele, AZ Big Media

Science advocate. Executive director of Arizona SciTech Festival. Assistant research professor at both Arizona State University and University of Arizona chemistry and biochemistry departments. Married with four children. All those accomplishments are listed on Jeremy Babendure’s impressive resume. Most impressive is how Babendure established the SciTech Festival in 2012 and had helped build a state-wide… Read More →