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Employees, Search No More With Job Searching Software Startup Invisume

Finding employment is about to get easier with Invisume, a job searching software and AZTC member. Charles Crawford, Invisume co-founder, believes his second company will revolutionize the market because employers will be the ones reaching out to potential employees.

“It’s a good example of a tech startup doing things right, surveying the market, and building something people need, not just another app that doesn’t get traction because the founders forgot to think about whether or not people would use it,” Crawford said.

Invisume, or the Invisible Resume, allows employees to privately search for new jobs in their fields. Users make a profile, but companies can only see their skill set. Companies then ask to contact the user, who can decide to make his personal information public.

Crawford and co-founders Chad Porter and Michael O’Brien created Invisume as they were trying to help Porter brainstorm ideas on how to recruit more employees. They then realized the current job searching process is flawed mainly because of fear for those who are already employed and want a career change.

“Most people are unhappy with their job and would search for a better job, but they fear their current employers will find out that they are searching for a job,” Crawford said.

Invisume is currently in beta testing and hundreds of users have created customized profiles. To find out more about Invisume, go to invisume.com.

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TiE Arizona Presents Rapid Fire Pitch Event Next Tuesday

TiE Arizona has named its 15 startups with promising growth to present at the upcoming Rapid Fire Pitch event.The annual event is designed to showcase the best and brightest startups from a wide spectrum of industries.

The TiE Arizona Rapid Fire Pitch event is being held October 21 at the Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 South 47th Street, Phoenix AZ 85034 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and is open to all entrepreneurial-minded individuals or investors seeking to mingle with their peers. Admission is $15 for members, $25 for non-members, $10 for students and free for charter members. Food and drink will be provided in the lobby with networking until 6:30 pm. Registration can be completed online at http://www.tieaz.org/event/rapid-fire-pitch/.

The 15 entrepreneur presenters are:

Three companies will win the opportunity to showcase at the TiE Venture Capital Roundtable in the first quarter of 2015 and will be automatically entered into Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness competition.

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KEO Marketing Renews AZTC Platinum Sponsorship

KEO Marketing, a long-term Arizona Technology Council member and a Platinum Sponsor has been providing unique differentiation and focus to (B2B) technology industry leaders seeking to increase leads and sales since it began its operations in Phoenix in 2000.

The award-wining agency takes a strategic approach to identifying gaps in marketing strategies and consistently delivers full service marketing services that maximize stretched marketing budgets and significantly increases return on investment.

“Today’s B2B marketers are facing an environment of rapid change, increased complexity and a broad array of choices,” said Sheila Kloefkorn, KEO Marketing’s CEO and president. “You’ll often find that marketers will focus on one aspect of marketing at a time, such as a website or email campaign. We set marketing teams up for success by looking at the entire marketing environment and focusing on the desired outcome. As we have shown through client results, this approach can double and even triple leads and sales when supported by the proper infrastructure, messaging and analytics.”

A popular and frequent speaker at Council events, Kloefkorn educates audiences on topics such as the “Five Most Difficult Challenges Facing Business to Business Marketers” and authors a weekly business and marketing column in the Phoenix Business Journal.

KEO Marketing’s solutions include marketing strategy, brand positioning and messaging, search engine marketing and optimization, website development, social media, online advertising, local and mobile marketing, and more. Some of the world’s largest brands have depended on KEO Marketing for marketing programs that deliver tangible and substantial results.

For more information, please visit keomarketing.com/ or request your free marketing audit today at 888.702.0679.

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Council Members Named to 2014 Inc. 5000

Twenty Arizona Technology Council members will be among the fastest-growing companies recognized when The 2014 Inc. 5000 winners are celebrated at an exclusive annual event that will be held this month in Phoenix.

The rankings are based on percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent. The Council member companies named to the list included:

Rank   Company Name                    3-year growth            City

294      Trapp Corp                              1,554%             Scottsdale
362      WebPT                                    1,316%             Phoenix
1029    360 Cloud Solutions               434%             Scottsdale
1056    Inilex                                       422%             Phoenix
1154    Tempo Creative                       380%             Scottsdale
1787    Pyxl                                         232%             Tempe
1835    Infusionsoft                            224%             Chandler
2119    Sysazzle                                  189%             Phoenix
2313    Tiempo Development              168%             Tempe
2337    Levementum                           166%             Chandler
2466    simpleview                              155%             Tucson
2478    Isos Technology                      154%             Tempe
3133    GPS Insight                             113%             Scottsdale
3180    Gate6                                      110%             Phoenix
3826    Lawlogix Group                      81%             Phoenix
4230    iT1                                           67%             Scottsdale
4421    nettime solutions                     61%             Scottsdale
4676    GoDaddy                                53%             Scottsdale
4731    Signature Technology Group  51%             Phoenix
4764    Telesphere                               50%             Scottsdale

The invitation-only Inc. 5000 event will be held Oct. 15-17 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. The complete list is here.

 

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Second Regional Site for Robotics Competition

Grand Canyon University (GCU) will host the inaugural FIRST Arizona West Regional Competition for high school robotics teams at its Phoenix campus. The dates will be April 1-4.

Teams will be judged on design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork during the free event that will be open to the public. The contest wraps up six weeks during which the teams are assigned a problem and use the same kit of parts and standard set of rules.

The existing regional event has been renamed the FIRST Arizona East Regional Competition and will held March 19-21 at Hamilton High School in Chandler. Winning teams can advance to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis in April 2015.

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New Mobile Security for Financial Services

CellTrust of Scottsdale has created a way for the financial services sector and other highly regulated industries to ensure end-to-end traceability and security essential for mobile collaboration and communication.

CellTrust SecureLine™ for Good uses the Good Dynamics software development kit, and combines a powerful SMS, messaging and voice application with the industry’s most widely used secure mobility platform.

As more businesses move away from legacy mobile devices toward a broader mix of platforms like Android and iOS, they are looking for ways to take advantage of enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. While this can result in savings, it creates the need for flexible solutions to protect and archive corporate email, data, messages and voice communication on mobile devices.

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FDA OKs Drug was Tested at UA Cancer Center

A new drug to treat advanced melanoma has been granted “breakthrough therapy” approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following trials conducted at The University of Arizona Cancer Center, considered a key test site.

Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is the first approved compound that blocks a protein known as PD-1, which restricts the body’s immune system from attacking melanoma cells. The drug was used with 17 patients at the Cancer Center, one of 23 test sites worldwide.

The skin cancer melanoma accounts for about 5 percent of all new cancers in the nation. According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 76,100 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma and 9,710 will die from the disease this year.

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Lawyers Named to Nation’s “Best” List

Phoenix law firms Greenberg Traurig and Jennings, Strouss & Salmon have had 27 and 29, respectively, of their lawyers named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list, with reviews done by their peers on the basis of professional expertise.

At Greenberg Traurig, Gerald L. Fellows, whose specialty is litigation – patent, patent law, was named Lawyer of the Year. Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area receives this recognition. He was joined on the overall list by John E. Cummerford, who focuses on copyright law, patent law and trademark law.

At Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, its representatives on the list included Joel L. Greene, Alan I. Robbins, Richard Silverman and Kenneth C. Sundlof, Jr. All four concentrate on energy law.

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