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Arizona Commerce Authority launches aerospace database

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The Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Zanjeros aerospace and defense industry sub-committee launched a comprehensive database designed to connect aerospace and defense companies with Arizona-based suppliers. The database will serve as a go-to resource for Arizona’s aerospace and defense companies and the state’s growing supply chain. It contains detailed profiles of more than 1,250 companies with a… Read More →

Arizona banks make cyber crime insurance available


Grandpoint Bank, which operates banks in California, Arizona and Washington, has introduced a new way for its business banking clients to protect themselves from financial losses due to funds transfer fraud and cyber deception through a first-of-its-kind cyber insurance group policy. Grandpoint Bank created Grandpoint Insurance Services, Inc., a non-bank insurance agency affiliate, to develop the Client… Read More →

Is ed-tech the key to growing Arizona’s knowledge-based economy?

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The Valley’s educational technology (ed-tech) scene has been growing critical mass for decades and odds are it’s not going to stop anytime soon. John Sperling was ahead of the curve in 1976 when he founded for-profit University of Phoenix with the mission to educate working adults. In 1989, the university launched its online program, which… Read More →

This device hopes to fix your water damaged phone

water damaged phone

If you’ve been frantically looking up how to fix your water damaged phone on Google, then this new device may be your saving grace. Typically insurance won’t cover the cost of a water damage phone, and if you’re a smartphone owner, shelling out $600 to replace your now soaking wet piece of hardware just isn’t viable,… Read More →

Orbital ATK completes first next generation Iridium satellites

Orbital ATK

Chandler-based satellite manufacturer Orbital ATK finished the first two of 70 satellites that are being manufactured for Virginia-based Iridium Communications Inc. to replace its current satellite network in orbit.   Photos courtesy of Iridium Orbital ATK is assembling and testing the replacement satellites of Iridium’s existing network, which will be launched and rolled out incrementally over the next few… Read More →

Arizona heats things up at BIO 2016


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


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


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 Buchachon Petthanya

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. 
(Photo courtesy of Disney/ABC)

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


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


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 →