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TechTalk enews provides a monthly round-up of member updates, technological advancements, milestones and awards, industry news and featured content on the Council’s annual sponsors. Check out what’s happening in the Council’s March 2020 issue of TechTalk!
A large reason for Arizona’s growth in the technology sector can be attributed to the East Valley. Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert are home to some of the most prominent technology companies in the world, a thriving startup ecosystem and some of the nation’s top post-secondary and high school educational institutions for STEM.
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, announced that in response to the current coronavirus pandemic, it is making Acronis Cyber Files Cloud, the company’s secure, enterprise-grade file sync and share solution, free to all service providers through July 31, 2020, so they can help their clients quickly transition to working remotely while keeping vital data secure.
In response to business closures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, Botco.ai is offering its chatbot service free of charge to franchises in the fitness, beauty, health and wellness industries.
Many companies, businesses, organizations and startups are moving from a work-at-office to work-at-home model due to the COVID-19 related developments. Because Solugenix has almost 20 years experience refining its own work-at-home model, they can speak from lessons learned on how to do it right the first time.
Practicing social distancing does not require us to separate from the communities we belong to. The exact opposite is true. Now is the time to strengthen your network of employees, vendors, industry peers and customers. Because our standard ways of interacting are on hold and our businesses are stressed in new and different ways, the best thing we can do is cooperate and support one another. Communicate, assist, and be flexible.
Having a good idea is not enough. It’s having the funding sources needed to cover the costs of getting from Point A to Point B and beyond before the competition catches up. CampusLogic and Allbound are two examples of companies that turned to risk capital to help meet their missions.
Promineo Tech, an innovative provider of tech education, is partnering with three Maricopa Community Colleges to make coding education more affordable and accessible. Estrella Mountain, GateWay and Scottsdale community colleges are working to bring the cost of coding bootcamps down in partnership with Promineo Tech.
As the Arizona Legislature approaches the midpoint of their current session, I would like to share with you some pending legislation lawmakers are considering that would not only support our technology community but also residents of Arizona. Two bills would extend two enormously successful tax credit programs while another measure would help fuel expansion of a mindset focused on science, technology, engineering and math.