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Invest Southwest announces Venture Madness sign-up date


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 →

Which type of startup funding is best for your startup?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

In the post-Shark Tank world we live in, it’s important to understand that as a startup founder your hopes and dreams for securing funding are not limited to a one-shot presentation in front of a panel of investors. In fact, if you’re at the stage where you’re looking for serious VC money, chances are good… Read More →

Wasabi Ventures partners with NoteBowl


After exploring various learning management systems for the Wasabi Ventures Academy, venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures has selected social learning platform NoteBowl to assist the academy students in learning about the startup world. The early-stage venture capital firm is excited to support and partner with an Arizona education technology startup for its startup education program.… Read More →

Tuft & Needle relocates to Phoenix’s warehouse district

605 E. Grant, Tuft and Needle, CushWake, WEB

Tuft & Needle, a startup mattress company, is relocating its headquarters to the Levine Machine Building in Downtown Phoenix’s warehouse district. Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. negotiated a 5-year lease as Tuft & Needle relocates from Tempe to a 5,100-square foot facility at 605 E. Grant St. Tuft & Needle designs and manufactures a… Read More →

Surprising Startup Hubs Across the U.S.

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Typically, when people hear the word “startup” they envision the hi-tech hub of Silicon Valley. However, there are many surprising regions across the U.S. that are experiencing a boom in entrepreneurial growth and expansion. Venture 51, a seed-and early-stage fund built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs based in Phoenix, put together this infographic that takes a… Read More →