The Outstanding Technology Senator of the Year, Outstanding Technology Representative of the Year and the Tech 10 Legislators were announced today by the Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. The winning legislators will be honored for their support of technology and STEM education initiatives at the virtual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards event on November 4, 2020.
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The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), announced nominations for the annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) awards are open now and due Friday, August 7 at 5 p.m.
The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today launched AZTechBase, an online platform that provides a comprehensive listing of companies, people and investors in Arizona’s technology industry. The goal of AZTechBase is to further elevate the state’s technology ecosystem by providing accurate, current datasets and making the data easily accessible to the community.
The Tucson City Council authorized a $1,000,000 total contribution as part of the We Are One / Somos Uno Resiliency Fund , responding to demand for financial assistance from businesses reeling from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two CEOs of their organizations and two vice presidents for their companies are the newest members of the Arizona Technology Council board of directors after being elected unanimously to serve three-year terms at the quarterly board meeting in January.
The Council and its publishing partner, the Arizona Commerce Authority, are transitioning the TechConnect publication to a blog format. That means the issue in the works—No. 60—will publish in the magazine format that readers have come to know, as well as a blog that today’s readers have come to expect.
The Arizona Technology Council announced it has appointed Sandra Watson, president and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA); Austin D. Harris, vice president, Commercial Banking, Alliance Bank of Arizona; Sheila Kloefkorn, CEO, KEO Marketing Inc.; and Aaron Zeper, vice president, Customer Demand, MDSL, to its board of directors.
On January 23, 2020, the Broadband Stakeholder Network, in cooperation with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will host a free webinar on Arizona and USDA funding for broadband in Arizona. You’ll also learn about Gov. Ducey’s proposal for major new investments in Rural Broadband in Arizona that includes $10 million in Rural Broadband Development Grants and nearly $50 million in funding for Smart Highway Corridors.
Now in its ninth year, the SciTech Festival isn’t a single-day event. It is the country’s third-largest science festival with more than 800 organizations partnering to present more than 2,300 events throughout the year. The festival offers abundant opportunities for kids, teens and adults to explore STEM across the state through interactive events, workshops, exhibitions, displays, lectures and tours. Best of all, SciTech events are free!
AZTC CEO Steve Zylstra discusses why re-authorization of Arizona’s Angel Investment Tax Credit program beyond 2021 is necessary to continue the infusion of investment in the startup community and is necessary to continue the tech success the state has experienced since the inception of the program.