This is a chance to do things differently. We can bring our pioneering spirit with us and create a tech hub known for more than our business and technical abilities. We can build a community that is also known for our determination, hard work and cooperation.
The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has awarded Arizona-based technology firm Axon the contract to supply Police Scotland’s armed officers with Body Worn Video (BWV). The £505,000 contract will see firearms officers equipped with the technology ahead of the COP26 UN climate change conference, which takes place in Glasgow in November 2021.
Amazing things are happening in Downtown Phoenix. The city is experiencing tremendous growth. In addition to welcoming new residents from across the country, Phoenix also has been attracting businesses in the health care and bioscience sector.
Online car retailer Carvana is expanding its Tempe headquarters, and is seeking approval from the city of Tempe to build two new office buildings and two parking structures. In total, the project will be nearly 650,000 square feet, according to documents submitted to Tempe’s Development Review Commission. According to city documents, the company plans to create a campus-like environment through the site layout, outdoor space and amenities, and will incorporate the existing building on the site.
Good business advice can go a long way, whether you’re a tech startup or established tech giant. In a recent podcast, Arizona Technology Council CEO Steven G. Zylstra reminds us “Yes, Dad really was right,” why there’s “No need to go it alone” and eight other valuable lessons he has learned over 50 years. Hosted by Siebe Van Der Zee, president of Vanderzee & Associates, Inc., this is well worth your time to listen to the replay.
StartupAZ Foundation, a nonprofit organization fostering Arizona’s startup ecosystem, recently named 10 startups to its 2021 Collective Growth Cohort. This year’s participants are building companies in health care, automotive, senior care, lead generation and more.
TechTalk enews provides a monthly round-up of member updates, technological advancements, energy news, milestones and awards, industry news and featured content on the Council’s annual sponsors. Check out what’s happening in the Council’s June 2021 issue of TechTalk!
Intel Corporation’s biggest water facility hits a milestone; the Greater Phoenix Economic Council is named top economic development organization for 5th straight year; Carvana debuts on Fortune 500 list; WebPT co-founder joins Flinn Foundation board; Arizona State University outpaces graduation goals as part of national coalition of innovative universities; Digital Air Strike is named top 5 healthiest employer and great place to work; TGen partners with semiconductor giant on public health; Honeywell Aerospace is awarded a contract to provide cockpit technologies for Lilium’s electric jet; The University of Arizona Center for Innovation partners with Concord General Contracting for startup competition; Botco.ai is named TiE50 Award winner at TiEcon; and more.
Digital Air Strike, the leading social media, intelligent lead response, and consumer engagement technology company, has been named a top five Healthiest Employer by the Phoenix Business Journal. In addition, Digital Air Strike has also been certified as a Great Place to Work, earning the designation for the fourth year in a row with the highest score in the company’s history.
Habitat for Humanity has unveiled their first 3-D printed house in the country right here in Arizona. The home is still under construction in Tempe, but parts of the 3-D walls are up. When it’s done, the home will have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and more than 1,600 square feet of living space.