Three Arizona companies made Inc. magazine’s inaugural Best-Led Companies in America list. The list highlights 250 companies throughout the U.S. with revenue between $50 million and $2 billion. Inc. and its editors used a proprietary algorithm to analyze each company’s management within four key areas: performance and value creation, market penetration and customer engagement, talent, and leadership team.
Eric Smith, Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Innovation has been elected to a seat on the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) Board of Directors. Eric Smith joins a team of 15 who are global advocates for stakeholders within entrepreneur-driven economic ecosystems.
A group of Arizona organizations have joined forces to create a research center devoted to finding real-life applications for blockchain, a powerful technology that is posed to reshape the world in the coming years. This public-private partnership is called the Arizona Blockchain Applied Research Center, or AZ BARC, and corporate members include Intel, Kudelski Security, Early Warning Services, BD and Movemedical.
A nonprofit genomics research institute created an economic impact of $657.7 million in 2020, more than triple the $199.2 million in 2017, according to a new Tripp Umbach report. The Translational Genomics Research Institute, which was founded in 2002, currently employs 350 people.
As the Biden administration pushes massive investments in clean energy as part of a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the White House wants the technology behind that energy to be homegrown. That’s a challenge that Lindsay Gorrill, CEO of Kore Power, is ready to tackle. Kore, which was founded in 2019, announced plans to build a battery cell factory in Buckeye, Ariz., 40 miles west of Phoenix, earlier this year.
Rivian and Lucid aren’t household names. But, somehow, these two electric startups are each worth more than Ford. Both companies are flush with cash, and they’ve reached a major milestone: They are actually producing and delivering vehicles to customers
More American women are participating in the workforce than ever before but working from home in the pandemic might have stalled that progress. The Arizona Tech Council is one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in the United States. It represents a large range of technology companies, many of which are trying to hire more women.
Nano Materials International Corp. develops and commercializes products based on nano-materials and nano-processes. Its aluminum diamond metal matrix composites provide thermal management for the electronics industry.
The innovation awards and recognition for Arizona-based medical device company SaiOx, Inc. (pronounced SIGH-ox) have been coming fast and furious this fall 2021. The company was selected as 2021 Venture Madness Winner in the medical category by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Venture Madness is Arizona’s longest-running venture capital conference event.
Semiconductors are the nation’s fifth-largest export, accounting for $49 billion in 2020. As the U.S. looks to increase chip production and fulfill its semiconductor needs on its own, Arizona is quickly emerging as a base for the industry’s growth and success. In fact, Arizona has skyrocketed to No. 3 in the nation with 107 semiconductor establishments operating here including Intel, TSMC, Microchip, onsemi, NXP and many others.