Co-led by Startup Tucson and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI), 25th annual IdeaFunding provides opportunity for 25 Arizona companies to compete for $50K in prizes; Scottsdale Community College to host Girls Get IT event on November 4 to encourage local high school girls to pursue IT careers; Qwick launches on-demand hospitality staffing app in Cleveland; Honeywell Aerospace wins contract to provide engines for UK military helicopters; BestCompaniesAZ lists best companies for millennials; Penguin Solutions’ new Penguin Edge IFC6720 platform enables innovation for video content distribution; Yield Engineering Systems partners with Benchmark for global engineering and manufacturing support; Terkel shares 14 tips for hiring your next developer; Sky Harbor receives $194 million from feds for new taxiway; GitKraken launches free Git certification for software developers at October tech conference; BusinessWhys, Lumen and Macroscope Studios appear on September 2022 episode of AZTechCast to discuss strategic analysis; University of Advancing Technology kicks off semester with the Provost Challenge to dive right into creating, building and innovating; Mesa and Tucson to get a slice of $1 million in DoorDash gift cards to help the hungry; Boeing sells Apache helicopters to Poland, expands Mesa operations; Qwick named 32nd fastest-growing company in the U.S., reaches 500K shifts filled by hospitality pros; The PMO Squad recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as Micro-Sized Company winner of the Small Business Awards; Raytheon and Northrup Grumman awarded hypersonic missile contract worth nearly $1B; and Moruga Inc. names new chief operating officer. Read the complete update >>
Spend Election Night at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation to celebrate Arizona’s thriving technology industry.
Whether you swing by prior to your Election Night party or enjoy the awards showcase afterwards, the Council invites you to celebrate Arizona’s thriving innovation ecosystem at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation on Tuesday, November 8. Throw on your cocktail attire and come enjoy a strolling dinner, technology showcase and theatre-style awards program with Arizona’s most respected business leaders. Reserve tickets for your company today!
West Valley: make sure to swing by AZTC’s November after5 Tech Mixer at AZ TechCelerator on Thursday, November 10.
AZ TechCelerator is a 66,000 square-foot incubator campus located in the growing city of Surprise. Their Innovation Center programs are designed to accommodate the needs of your growing business by providing you with mentors, training, affordable space and a multitude of resources custom tailored for your venture. Register for AZTC’s after5 Tech Mixer on Thursday, November 10 to see their facilities and learn more about what they offer entrepreneurs.
Your vote matters, now more than ever
The general election on November 8 is quickly approaching. Here’s why Steven G. Zylstra, Council president and CEO, believes making your voice heard is very important this year.
My View: Policymakers set pace for innovators, and us, to keep water in our future
Find out why Council President + CEO Steven G. Zylstra believes that public policy and technology play a pivotal role in ensuring the long-term sustainability of our water sources.
Individual winners and company finalists announced for GCOI 2022
The Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced individual winners and company award finalists for the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation. Find out who earned the top spots.
AZTC Q2 Impact Report shows growth in tech industry wages as job competition continues
Takeaways from the Q2 Impact Report include a 55.4% wage growth over the past three years, a 106% rise in STEM job openings from 2017 to 2021 and a 2.8% year-over-year growth in technology jobs.
Inflation Reduction Act: Key takeaways for our transition to clean energy
Flip to pages 56-57 of the October 2022 issue of Green Living Magazine to learn about the Inflation Reduction Act’s key benefits for residential and commercial housing, the buildings sector, small businesses and solar.
Meet Angelica Espinoza, the Council’s bookkeeper
In her years of working for AZTC, Angelica has become known for being family oriented, having great attention to detail and for being very good with numbers. Find out more about Angelica and what led her to her role at the Council!
The Council’s Political Action Committee advocates for tech companies at the local, state and federal level, vets political candidates and endorses those with track records in supporting pro-tech legislation. Support the PAC to take a stand for technology and bolstering Arizona’s economic recovery.
Blue Canoe Marketing helps companies in science, technology and engineering produce marketing strategies and materials to be successful in their markets. Their aim is to be a trusted and valuable extension of your marketing team so your team can get more done.
Learn more about Blue Canoe Marketing HERE.
Attend the 2022 Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum on December 7 to learn how to protect your organization against cyber attacks.
Spend the morning of Wednesday, December 7 with the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) for the 7th annual Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum at Venue 8600 in Scottsdale. You’ll hear from speakers at Intel, Arizona State University, Nikola Motor Company, IBM Federal, the City of Chandler, Zerto, La Jolla Logical and other organizations that will share practical tips for responding to today’s hostile cyber environment.
The holiday season will be here before we know it. Get in the holiday spirit at Tech the Halls on Thursday, December 8!
Join the Council and the Arizona Historical Society at the Arizona Heritage Center on Thursday, December 8 from 5-7pm for an unforgettable tech holiday mixer sponsored by our friends at Ballard Spahr. Break out your best holiday sweater, open a fruitcake and join us on December 8 to kick off the holiday season!
Beat the end-of-year rush and get a quote on joining the Council’s association health plan today.
Get a quote to join the Council’s association health plan (AHP)! You can join any time of year and still receive a full, 12-month contract. The AHP offers a comprehensive health insurance product bundle that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance and health savings account (HSA)/flexible spending account (FSA) administration. It provides members with relief from COBRA administration, bill paying, compliance filings and managing participant eligibility and benefit enrollment.
I-10 to become first electric corridor network of electric heavy-duty charging centers; Aligned Data Centers to expand Phoenix footprint with two mega campuses; Nikola Corp. acquires large site in West Valley; Phoenix Water hosting town halls on Colorado River shortage; Nikola Corp. completes exchange offer to acquire Romeo Power common stock; Lucid says it’s on track for reduced production target after tripling Q3 output; Atlis Motors says Australian company placed order for EV charging stations; Arizona’s clean energy future could swing on governor’s race; don’t think of deserts as wastelands, researchers say, but as a key to our climate future; low-income communities in Phoenix, other cities learn to tackle climate-fueled heat; Arizona ranks among national leaders in solar growth; lithium-ion battery recycler proposes Pinal County facility; electric vehicle, semiconductor industries eager to build out Pinal County supply chain; Atlis Motors shares get a huge jolt on first day of Nasdaq trading; Arizona continues to attract solar development projects, more new jobs; Navajo Nation’s largest school district gets first electric buses; new electric vehicle registrations grew more than 250% over the last five years; and federal legislation energizes Arizona for a cleaner tomorrow. Read the full report >>
P.S. CLICK HERE to learn more about the federal energy and climate-related grants and opportunities available to the private sector in Arizona from now through January 31, 2023 as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act.
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