Arizona Technology Council Archives

StartupConnect AZ Conference for entrepreneurs


The Arizona Technology Council is hosting its annual StartupConnect AZ Conference which will be taking place on Wed. December 9, 2015 at ASU SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd. This annual event was created for entrepreneurs looking to start, grow, or sell a venture. Attendees will hear 50 successful CEOs and Executives divulge their secrets, solutions and… Read More →

Crowdfunding site connects Arizona businesses, capital Buchachon Petthanya

The biggest challenge for Arizona entrepreneurs today is access to capital, said Dan Nienhauser, executive director of Arizona Collaboratory Inc. To address the issue, the Arizona Technology Council has partnered with Arizona Collaboratory Inc. to launch the Arizona Collaboratory Capital Connectivity Portal. This online platform is the first aimed strictly at Arizona technology companies and… Read More →

Stanton leads Arizona mayors on Mexico trade mission

Greg Stanton, Kaci Demarest, WEB

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is leading a delegation of six Arizona mayors and more than two dozen business leaders and experts to the Mexican capital on a mission to expand trade opportunities with prominent business and political leaders. The delegation arrived in Mexico City on Sunday. This morning they met with leaders of ProMexico, the… Read More →

Maria Crimi Speth will discuss legal traps on Internet Oleg Dudko

Maria Crimi Speth and Arizona Technology Council’s Startup and Entrepreneurship Committee will be presenting ‘It’s a (VIRTUAL) Jungle Out There! Legal Traps on the Internet, on Thursday Oct. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Unexpected Art Gallery located at 734 W. Polk, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Attendees will learn how to avoid common,… Read More →

Arizona Technology Council adds 4 to board


In a unanimous vote during a regular session of the Arizona Technology Council’s Board of Directors’ meeting on July 23, 2015, four new directors were elected to serve in three-year terms. The Arizona Technology Council’s current Board of Directors includes 36 members, five of whom are officers. The Arizona Technology Council’s executive officers and board of directors… Read More →

Tech-friendly scene makes Arizona a data center hot spot

IO President Anthony Wanger.

Phoenix has its head in the clouds. Digital information—everything from financial and medical accounts to media entertainment and social networks—is now being stored in about 60 high-tech data centers throughout the Phoenix metro area, adding to the state’s growing reputation in the technology industry. Renewable energy, geo-stability and tech-friendly legislation are a few of the… Read More →

Tech Council reports shows strong results for sector


Recapping a year of strong results, the Arizona Technology Council has issued an inaugural annual report detailing its role as the state’s voice for technology and the driving force behind the effort to make Arizona the fastest growing tech hub in the nation. The full report can be viewed or downloaded at “This report… Read More →

Arizona’s aerospace industry may turn to space tourism


Arizona’s missile and space vehicle industry has faced massive cuts to its government contracts over the last four years, forcing some companies to explore other revenue sources. Experts said the industry may turn to space tourism and commercial space programs to fill that gap. The state has several advantages to expand in this market: good… Read More →

How can companies increase chances of securing capital?


Silicon Valley Bank committed to lend or invest at least $100 million to technology and life science companies based in Arizona over the next five years, yet many experts say lack of money is preventing the state’s tech sector from exploding. “One area we still need to improve is in the area of capital availability,”… Read More →

Arizona Energy Consortium forms own organization

energy innovation aps

After several years under the leadership of the Arizona Technology Council, the Arizona Energy Consortium (AEC) today announced the formation of its own 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Comprised of over 200 members, the AEC is the only all-encompassing energy group in Arizona. The AEC — co-chaired by Michelle De Blasi, an environmental and energy law… Read More →

Growing tech firms reflect emerging Arizona business sector


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 →

Now is the time to invest in Arizona


It used to be when I traveled to different business meetings across the country, people would ask me about Arizona’s politics. While we still have reputation issues to repair, the questions I’ve been getting recently are more focused on the buzz they’re hearing about our growing technology sector. There’s good reason Arizona is getting noticed… Read More →

Arizona Business Community Supports HB2111

The undersigned organizations and businesses want to express their strong support for the passage of HB2111 with the floor amendment that will be offered by Senator Steve Yarbrough. This final amendment represents major concessions to address concerns that have been expressed by the city representatives. This final amendment reflects the cities’ request for a separate… Read More →

It takes fuel to win tech race

by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

Many of us can relate to thinking of Arizona’s economy as an automobile race. To win, you need a smooth race course, a fast car, a winning driver and high-powered fuel. Carrying that analogy into Arizona’s technology sector, it’s clear that a lot of resources have been invested and progress has been made in building… Read More →