invisionAZ and StartUpAZ Announce Final Block of EmergeAZ Fast II Grant Awardees

invisionAZ and StartupAZ announce the final block of EmergeAZ Fast II Grant awardees. In partnership with Governor Doug Ducey, $1.5 million had been allocated to the EmergeAZ Fast II Grant to provide resources to Arizona entrepreneurs and startups with emerging technologies designed to address current and future economic, health, or societal challenges. “In just a few … [More]

Surging Inflation Remains a Major Problem for Small Businesses, Says New Survey


The NFIB Research Center released a new survey today assessing the impact inflation is having on small businesses. Small business owners first signaled inflation issues in the summer of 2021 when NFIB’s Small Business Economic Trends survey found increasing numbers of small business owners reporting “inflation” as their single most important problem. In March 2022, “inflation” … [More]

ASU Partners to Launch New Online Global High School

Khan World School @ ASU Prep will open its virtual doors to enthusiastic 9th grade students from around the world in August 2022. This full-time online school will combine the expertise of Khan Lab School,, and ASU Prep Digital in a unique model based on the principles of the book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan, the … [More]

DAY 1: PHX Startup Week 2022

Phoenix Startup Week

Hope you're ready for a packed-full first day of knowledge sharing and networking at PHX Startup Week 2022. If you are attending in person, scroll down for location & parking details. All attendees should download and use the Whova app to connect with everyone and access sessions. We invite all from the #yesPHX community to join us at our daily happy hours happening at … [More]

Homebuyer Competition Drops for First Time in Six Months amid Surge in Mortgage Rates, Home Prices


Sixty-five percent of home offers written by Redfin agents faced competition on a seasonally adjusted basis in March, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That is down from a revised rate of 66.7% in February, marking the first month-over-month decline since September—a sign that demand is starting to cool as soaring mortgage … [More]

Satellite Facility Expands in Gilbert to Meet Growing NASA Program Needs

Northrop Grumman Corporation marked the completion of its expansion of the satellite manufacturing facility at its Gilbert, Arizona campus. The expansion adds 120,000-square-feet to the existing 135,000-square-foot facility, nearly doubling the site’s production capacity to meet the company’s growing backlog of satellite orders. “Arizona is a magnet for the space … [More]

Phoenix-Based Investment Co. Closes Deal to Acquire Hollywood Studio

STX Entertainment announced the closing of its sale to The Najafi Companies, an entrepreneurially driven private investment firm with significant holdings in consumer brands, media, ecommerce, sports, and technology. AS Birch Grove LP and 777 Partners provided financing. Robert Simonds will serve as STX Chairman and Noah Fogelson, currently the President, … [More]

SBA Launches T.H.R.I.V.E., Executive Level Business Training for Entrepreneurs Ready to Maximize their Full Potential

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced the launch of T.H.R.I.V.E. (Train, Hope, Rise, Innovate, Venture, Elevate), a reimagined training program for small business leaders, formerly known as Emerging Leaders. “T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined initiative will … [More]

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