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Archive for 2014


Revolutionizing the Mobile Space, Voltari Seeks Jr. Java Developer to Join Team

Posted on: Nov 7, 2014 | By: merrylake

Voltari, an 11-year veteran provider of data driven solutions for marketers and advertisers, is looking to hire a Jr. Java Developer in Mesa, AZ. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join our team. With over 17 years of experience in developing breakthrough predictive analytical solutions, over the past decade alone, the Voltari team has revolutionized the mobile…

desarrollo Tech Center on Mill Hosts Gen Y Now Book Launch Event

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 | By: merrylake

This event is presented in part for AZTC members by the Council’s Startup + Entrepreneurship Committee. There are 80 million members of Gen Y and their numbers will soon exceed any other generation in the workforce, reaching 75% of all employees by 2025. Bringing new ideas, innovation, and energy to companies around the world, millennials…

New Way to Grow Human Tissue

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 | By: merrylake

Tech Launch Arizona has helped license and commercialize a method for growing vascularized human tissue, which can be used for research, pharmaceutical and therapeutic applications. The exclusive license agreement is between The University of Arizona and Angiomics of Louisville, Kentucky. The technology was developed in the 1990s when Stuart Williams was in the Department of…

Grants to Support Colleges’ STEM Efforts

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 | By: merrylake

Science Foundation Arizona will help rural Arizona community colleges and Hispanic-serving colleges throughout the nation to boost their workforce preparation methods, thanks to grant money from the National Science Foundation. A four-year, $1.8 million grant will support the Hispanic-Serving Community College (HSCC) KickStarter program’s work to help those colleges with limited federal grant writing experience….

JDA’s Interim CEO Gets the Job

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 | By: merrylake

Baljit “Bal” Dail has been named the CEO of JDA Software Group after serving in the role on an interim basis since May. The company headquartered in Scottsdale is the world’s leading supply chain and retail solutions provider. Dail also has served as JDA’s chairman of the board. In addition, he currently is an operating…

Funding Opportunities

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 | By: merrylake

AZTC’s StartupConnect AZ Conference includes a Pitch Contest for entrepreneurs who have a concept or early-stage start-up. The top five applicants will pitch LIVE at the Conference (with opportunity to show Arizona who they are and introductions to potential investors) and the grand prize winner, selected by the audience, will receive a cash prize comprised from…

One-stop Shopping for IT Lifecycle Services

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 | By: merrylake

Phoenix-based Avnet has opened CenterPoint Value-Added Services Center, its largest IT services facility worldwide with 580,000 square feet devoted to offering complete IT lifecycle services in one location. The center offers such services as design, engineering, fulfillment, integration, installation, logistics, recycling, remarketing, repair and maintenance services for Avnet’s original equipment manufacturers, system integrators and value-added…

Unique System Quickly Builds Data Center

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 | By: merrylake

CyrusOne has put its new 120,000-square-foot Phoenix II data center in Chandler online after using a building technique that cut construction time to 107 days—about a 10th the amount of time expected for similar projects. The facility will continue to grow with plans calling for the firm to double the current size and provide up…

Spacesuit Test Succeeds With Records

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 | By: merrylake

A dive from a balloon at the edge of space shattered records as a member of a team headed by Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation fell more than 25 miles in about 4½ minutes. The goal of the StratEx project was to create a self-contained spacesuit system that allows manned exploration of the stratosphere above…

Creating Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014 | By: merrylake

Construction is underway for Tempe-based First Solar’s Luz del Norte solar power plant in the Atacama Desert of Chile. With a planned generation of 141 megawatts of power, it will become the largest solar plant in Latin America when it’s ready in December 2015. Also, the plant will be the world’s biggest solar power facility…