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The challenges to recruiting and retaining women in tech

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Technical recruiter Speak With A Geek (SWAG) is using its voice in the industry to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by women in technology. The Bay Area agency hopes to educate and provide a deeper analysis into the topic of a lack of female representation in technology. “Beginning almost at birth, girls receive… Read More →

Phoenix lands at No. 2 on CBRE’s annual Tech-Thirty Report

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Phoenix lands at number two on CBRE’s annual Tech-Thirty list, which analyzes the 30 leading technology markets in the U.S. and Canada in terms of high-tech software/services job growth. Second only to San Francisco, the Valley continues to see the strongest tech-sector job growth in North America, reporting 44.5 percent job growth and more than… Read More →

Scottsdale’s AccountabilIT announces the acquisition of MITS&C

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AccountabilIT, LLC today announced the acquisition of MITS&C, the managed services division of Business & Decision, N.A.  MITS&C provides managed services related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other enterprise applications and cloud computing technologies. AccountabilIT, a Scottsdale, Arizona based company, was recently formed by industry pioneer Chuck Vermillion with a management team of executives that have… Read More →

Online video pioneer Brightcove relocating to SkySong

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SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, will welcome a prominent new tenant to its newest office building. Brightcove, a pioneering force in the world of online video, signed a lease to occupy 13,000 square feet of the first floor of SkySong 4. The company, relocating from Tempe, has nearly 5,000 customers in 70 countries is a leading provider of cloud services for video. The company offers a… Read More →

Arizona-based Trinnovate Ventures 
invests in 4 start-ups

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Trinnovate Ventures, Inc., a new organization focused on accelerating healthcare innovation, has partnered with four companies and is seeking additional proposals for consideration. Trinnovate Ventures, which launched last year, aims to improve quality of life, increase efficiencies and enhance the overall healthcare experience for consumers and providers through strategic investments. The company provides business resources,… Read More →

Vixxo giving back to veterans in Downtown Phoenix

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Vixxo will help rehabilitate and renovate a Phoenix facility which will provide housing for more than 170 veterans. Vixxo is the nation’s leading provider of technology-enabled facilities management solutions. On Nov. 5-6, more than 60 Vixxo associates will transform a U.S. Vets facility at 3400 Grand Ave. in Phoenix by renovating the transitional housing project,… Read More →

Opendoor app gives shoppers on-demand access to homes

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Opendoor, the fastest growing real estate company in Phoenix, has launched an app for iPhone and Android that gives home buyers instant access to hundreds of homes for sale in the Phoenix area. With a few taps, buyers can find homes that match their criteria, view home details, and instantly take the next step of… Read More →

US Ignite will partner with Institute for Digital Progress

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Today, US Ignite announced the selection of the Institute for Digital Progress to serve as the key innovation partner for the city of Phoenix as a Smart Gigabit Community. Earlier this year in his state of the city address, city of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix would join US Ignite’s Smart Gigabit Communities… Read More →

Invest Southwest announces Venture Madness sign-up date

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Invest Southwest announced Monday that applications will open for the 2017 Venture Madness competition on Nov. 1, 2016 and run through Jan. 5, 2017. The anticipated annual event, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will select 64 early-stage companies to compete in the bracket-style competition for a chance at a $100,000 shared prize. Invest Southwest is also holding a… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Integrate moving to Downtown Phoenix

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Another one of the Valley’s most successful homegrown software companies is relocating its headquarters from Scottsdale to Downtown Phoenix.  Integrate, a leading developer of marketing software has leased the entire 19th floor Penthouse Level of 111 West Monroe, advancing a trend of both established technology companies and entrepreneurial start-ups leasing space in the building.  “Integrate… Read More →

Arizona-based Swiftpage launches SMS4Act! for businesses

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Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small and mid-sized businesses grow, today announced the release of SMS4Act!, the newest Connection available to Act! Premium subscribers. Act! is the trusted solution to help individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in one place,… Read More →

Experts: Quest for convenience may weaken cybersecurity

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Yahoo! recently announced that in 2014 more than 500 million of its user accounts were stolen, but Yahoo! didn’t catch this cybersecurity breach until 2016, two years after the information was taken. In 2015 Ashley Madison, a popular dating website, was hacked and the identity of many of its users were released to the public.… Read More →

AOL co-founder’s tour highlights Phoenix entrepreneurial community

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

When venture capitalists think about technology, they often focus most of their attention on three states: California, New York and Massachusetts. In 2015, 75 percent of venture capital went to these three states, according to a city of Phoenix news release. To help spread that wealth, tech mogul and co-founder of AOL Steve Case and… Read More →

Too Small to Worry About Startup Culture? Think Again

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Company culture may be tricky to define when it’s good, but it’s certainly easy to pinpoint when it’s dragging your whole operation down. And therein lies the crux for many startup founders, especially in the early stage: how can you lay out a plan for what you want the general tenor and feel of your… Read More →