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Crowdfunding site connects Arizona businesses, capital

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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 →

Scottsdale solar company raises $400K on Kickstarter

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Out of more than 250,000 crowdfunding campaigns held on Kickstarter since its inception, only 2,371 have raised more than $100,000. A Scottsdale-based company is one of those few, raising more than $400,000 to put into production the next generation of eco-friendly, solar powered pool cleaners. Scottsdale-based Solar Pool Technologies Inc., manufactures the Solar-Breeze, the world’s first solar-powered… Read More →

"Landfill Harmonic" Exceeds Fundraising Goal

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Landfill Harmonic, a documentary produced by Scottsdale’s Alejandra Amarilla Nash that tells the moving story of The Recycled Orchestra exceeded its fundraising goal of $175,000 by nearly 23%. The Kickstarter campaign, which began March 29, raised a total of $214,129, to fund the completion of the film. Backed by nearly 5,000 people and organizations, Landfill… Read More →

Phoenix Coffee Company going to ‘Shark Tank’

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by in Business News | Events | Small Biz

Local entrepreneurs Connor Riley and Samantha Meis, the cofounders of MistoBox, are taking the plunge into the “tank” to pitch their business idea on ABC’s hit reality television series Shark Tank on Friday May 3rd at 7 p.m. On the show Riley and Meis will be introduced to a panel of five wealthy millionaire and… Read More →

Phoenix Coffee Company going to 'Shark Tank'

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by in Business News | Events | Small Biz

Local entrepreneurs Connor Riley and Samantha Meis, the cofounders of MistoBox, are taking the plunge into the “tank” to pitch their business idea on ABC’s hit reality television series Shark Tank on Friday May 3rd at 7 p.m. On the show Riley and Meis will be introduced to a panel of five wealthy millionaire and… Read More →

Kickstarter projects generate millions of dollars

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by in Business News | Economy | Small Biz | Tech

A funny thing happens on Kickstarter, the website where people ask for money to finance their projects. Sometimes, they get more money than they ask for. Sometimes, they get millions more. In April, three-person startup Pebble Technology sought to raise $100,000 to make 1,000 wristwatches that can be programmed with different clock faces. Donors on… Read More →

Creative Financing: Innovative Options For Funding Business

Creative Financing: Options for Funding Business

Whether you are just formulating a business plan for launch or you already have a company that is in need of a cash infusion, bank loans are often unattainable if you don’t meet the proper requirements. Fortunately, there are a variety of creative ways to fund the growth. If your banker turns you down, instead… Read More →