PHX Startup Week will be a month this year, kicking off at the beginning of April with virtual events for three weeks and ending with five days of keynote speakers, workshops and tactical learning sessions. PHX Startup Week is partnering with Startup Together AZ to expand statewide to help support and grow Arizona’s startup ecosystem. Organizations across the state are teaming up to highlight resilient businesses and entrepreneurs that survived the pandemic.
Phoenix College announced the virtual Future of Work Summit on March 4, 2021. The event will review economic trends and provide a snapshot of the Phoenix market, informing, and guiding important questions. Sessions will focus on workforce trends, the current workforce landscape, how can community colleges can help support businesses in the areas they serve, as well as work-based experiences for or increased opportunities in training and workforce development.
Incentives for innovation: The Angel Investment Tax Credit program is set to expire June 30, 2021. That’s why the Arizona House of Representatives is considering HB 2409 in the current legislative session. Continuing the tax credits is key to innovation cultivation and truly becoming the tech hub we’re meant to be.
The Arizona Technology Council announced its support to Arizona Public Service and CEO Jeff Guldner for their commitment to a clean energy future in Arizona. The utility’s decision to increase its use of renewable energy is critical to the trajectory of developing technologies that will ensure reliable and affordable energy sources.
The top priorities for this year include providing new sources for risk capital to encourage entrepreneurship, extending the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit and Small Business Capital Investment Incentive program, supporting science and technology job creation and retention, and attracting the STEM talent required to compete in a global innovation economy.
Six IT startups dominated the 10 winners announced for the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Fall 2019 Innovation Challenge and Botco.ai Inc. was one of them. Botco.ai is a conversational marketing platform enabling meaningful and intelligent conversations between businesses and their customers.
The acquisition fits well with the company’s nearshore growth strategy to provide the advantages of geographical proximity, cultural affinity and world-class software engineering talent to its North American clients.
Do you have knowledge and expertise that you would like to share with the PHX community in an educational, non-commercial/non-promotional format? Speaker applications are due December 8, 2019.
The Arizona Technology Council, in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Awards. This marks the 16th year of this prestigious gala attended by more than 850 of Arizona’s top leaders in business, technology and government.
There’s more than just desert sand and scorching heat in Arizona’s state capital. Phoenix is finally getting its due as a haven for entrepreneurs. Here are five reasons why Phoenix is an increasingly hospitable environment for entrepreneurs.