Waste Not Opportunity

by RaeAnne Marsh

BlueBridge is the wastewater industry’s only provider of cooperative resource recovery solutions for the management of fats, oils and grease (FOG), which make up the No. 1 cause of sewer overflows in the United States. Founded in 2018, BlueBridge is developing and implementing collaborative business models between municipalities, restaurants and organics recovery companies to … [More]

Innovating in the Cannabis Market

by RaeAnne Marsh

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Carefree, Ariz., Tech-Holdings is an innovator in the hemp and cannabis industries, and has developed and patented a proprietary, fast-acting delivery system technology that allows for the products to act within seconds, not minutes. The company owns a portfolio of national brands in these industries and is a leading manufacturer of … [More]

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]