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Nima Kelly: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Nima Kelly

Nima Kelly, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, GoDaddy Officially, Kelly is responsible for all things legal at GoDaddy — mergers and acquisitions, governance, litigation and intellectual property matters. Unofficially, she is somewhat of a corporate historian because of the tenure and is often referred to as “VP of everything.” Advice: “Broaden your horizons and… Read More →

APS and Phoenix Suns team up to provide STEM grants

Arizona School Choice Trust

What do cardboard boat races, worm farms, robot coding and solar car design have in common? They are all recent classroom projects funded by STEM mini-grants from APS and the Phoenix Suns. And, effective immediately, Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within the APS service territory are invited to apply for STEM mini-grants… Read More →

Virtuous Software raises $1.5M in Seed 2 funding round

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Virtuous Software, a pioneering nonprofit CRM software, today announced it has raised $1.5 million in its latest funding round, bringing the total raised to $2.2 million since 2015. The round was led by Access Ventures. The capital will be used to launch key new relationship automation features and increase the company’s marketing and sales efforts, allowing the company to accelerate its mission of helping charities… Read More →

Arizona Technology Council and AOIA forge partnership

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In a move to boost their ongoing efforts to grow the science and technology sectors of Arizona’s economy and increase the number of high-paying jobs in the state, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Optics Industry Association (AOIA) Monday announced the two organizations have signed a collaborative agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, the… Read More →

Kami Cothrun: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Kami Cothrun

Kami Cothrun, founder, Pieceful Solutions Cothrun is the founder of Pieceful Solutions schools, which opened in 2008 to offer children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays a comprehensive program from kindergarten through 12th grade. Advice: “Never give up. I’m a believer in the saying, ‘Where there is a will, there is a way.’ No matter what… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Accolade raises more than $70M

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Accolade, Inc., an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, announced it has raised more than $70 million in new Series E funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from Madrona Venture Group and others. Accolade will use the capital to expand its technology platform, R&D, and sales and marketing initiatives… Read More →

VincentBenjamin named one of nation’s top staffing firms

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VincentBenjamin, a leader in providing workforce solutions in finance, accounting and IT workplaces, announced it has been named to the 2016 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest Growing Staffing Firms. VincentBenjamin ranks No. 17 out of 112 firms on the list of nationwide staffing companies. “All of us here at VincentBenjamin are honored and proud of this particular award,”… Read More →

Fountain Hills-based Launch Financial offers free teledoc benefit

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At a time when the insurance industry is seeing a wider variety of plan availability, types and packages, Launch Financial has announced the release of its Outlook Gap Plan powered by Pivot Health — the ultimate insurance supplement. A one-stop-shop for complementary deductible coverage, this gap plan is the first of its kind. It embeds death… Read More →

Sharon Bondurant: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sharon Bondurant

Sharon Bondurant, founder and CEO, Tech Finders Bondurant started the tech recruiting firm from her spare bedroom 18 years ago and has built it into a $4 million+ firm that finds exceptional talent for Arizona companies. Surprising fact: “I was really shy and insecure growing up. My biggest regret: being too scared to try out for seventh-grade cheer.… Read More →

What are the best tech tools for business owners?

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Small business owners have ranked their favorite tech tools and apps in SurePayroll’s third annual favorite tech tools survey, part of the July 2016 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®. Google Drive was the most used app among small business owners – for both organization and Cloud storage. SurePayroll asked small business owners and entrepreneurs nationwide to… Read More →

What are the dangers and distractions of cell phone games?

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Personal injury attorney A.J. Mitchell, in light of a number of accidents involving Pokémon GO, illustrates the importance of safety and paying attention while playing games on cell phones.  Mitchell, founder of The Law Office of A.J. Mitchell, P.L.C., in light of a spate of accidents involving people playing the popular Pokémon GO, discusses the… Read More →

Amazon Locker installed at 37 Phoenix apartments

Amazon Locker will be installed at 37 Mark-Taylor managed apartment communities in Phoenix (Photo courtesy of Mark-Taylor)

Amazon’s latest advancement in the pursuit of getting packages to consumers most efficiently is underway in the Phoenix metropolitan area, as Amazon Locker, a fully-automated package storage locker, is installed at a large number of Class-A apartment communities managed by  multifamily manager Mark-Taylor. Mark-Taylor installed the Amazon Lockers in 37 of its communities. In recent… Read More →

GPEC predicts $32B economic output from SkySong

SkySong

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is projected to generate more than $32 billion in economic output and more than 10,000 new jobs across the Valley over the next 30 years, according to new analysis performed by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. The analysis examines the impact of 11 SkySong buildings and a restaurant/retail component… Read More →

Galvanize signs lease at the Monroe Building

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Denver-based tech firm Galvanize is joining the growing family of technology entrepreneurs at The Monroe Building in downtown Phoenix. The Denver-based start-up offering training in software development and data science is bringing its educational programs to the Valley and was drawn to the creative environment at The Monroe Building. Galvanize joins other top tech businesses… Read More →