Gig-Staffing for Food & Beverage

by RaeAnne Marsh

Qwick is a Phoenix-based on-demand staffing company that connects service industry professionals with food and beverage shifts in real-time. Its platform enables food and beverage professionals to connect directly with hotels, catering companies, event venues and restaurants, while allowing them the freedom and flexibility to work on their own schedules. To hospitality … [More]

Filling a Neglected Niche in Recycling

by RaeAnne Marsh

Recyclops is an Uber-like service, leveraging a tech-driven smart routing app and local drivers to provide curbside recycling in rural areas, doorstep recycling for urban apartments, and in-office or curbside recycling for businesses. “The innovative solution has eliminated many of the logistical problems that have previously kept recycling from these areas,” explains Ryan … [More]

Dating Concierge Business

by RaeAnne Marsh

Customized dates as a business? That was Dana Lam and Martin Kupper’s idea back in 2017 when they founded their company recently rebranded as Surprise Date Challenge. Based in Phoenix, Surprise Date Challenge helps couples enhance romance and connection through date concierge services. Owners and real-life couple Lam and Kupper create customized, unique date activities that … [More]

Incubating Resource Innovation and Solutions

by Beth Cochran

Approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic waste leaks into the ocean every year. Less than half of the U.S. population has access to automatic curbside recycling, and billions of pounds of grease trap waste is ending up in our nation’s sewers every year, causing severe overflows. Luckily, there are several innovative startup ventures working to solve these very problems, … [More]

Fundamental Income & Net Lease REITs

by Mike Hunter

Fundamental Income was founded late last year to identify and create investment strategies rooted in solid, understandable fundamentals that are expected to generate sustainable income with predictable growth. Co-founders and partners Alexi Panagiotakopoulos and Chris Burbach, the firm’s principals, have extensive experience in net lease real estate, capital markets and credit … [More]