Three new articles have recently been posted to the Phoenix Business Journal, with three very different topics. Click the links to read. If you like any of these, or any of the pieces we put out there in the PBJ, please share them on social media!
“Such a cool space, but I can’t hear a thing.” That is not just old age talking. More and more attention is paid to the look of a work area and not to the sounds in that area. And it can impact productivity. That is “Why we should pay more attention to noise in our workspaces.”
There are a lot of choices in the Valley for entertaining out of town business guests. “Phoenix’s Western resorts: A business tool to build your brand on” is a look at why you should take them to a local western-themed resort, and how to leverage the experience.
Too many companies these days load up their company description with buzzwords and catchphrases, completely passing by the opportunity to tell people what they do. I advocate that if you are coming up with marketing material, you should “Learn to define what your company does.”
When someone loses their life, it is too late to start regulating a company’s behavior. The recent tragic death of a pedestrian in a collision with an Uber self-driving car showed that “Self-driving car death a sad reminder of the importance of regulation.”
Since the feature is called, “My View” I shared my views on this topic in the Phoenix Business Journal. A little more editorial than my normal business/technology posts in the PBJ.
The state of Arizona has made some great strides in creating a vibrant and growing startup community. Only a few things are missing and the big one right now is that “The Arizona startup market needs bridge funding for growth” Check out the article to get my feelings on the topic, what our problems are and how we can fix them.
The Co-Owner of PADT, Inc. Eric Miller will be at The Gateway Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) this Friday, November 18th, from 12-1pm to discuss how ANSYS software is helping new entrepreneurs drive success through simulation.
This is a free event, and while registration is not required it is preferred.
The presentation will include a discussion on:
- How partnering with PADT and ANSYS can be crucial to the success of a startup
- How using ANSYS software will help deliver ideas to market more rapidly and cost effectively. Thus saving money, time, and increasing the probability of success.
Click Here for directions and additional registration information.
Eric will also be presenting information on the ANSYS Startup Program, which provides entrepreneurs with access to various ANSYS multiphysics simulation products bundled and priced specifically for early stage startup companies.
Acceptance to this program is limited to companies who are not current ANSYS customers and meet a variety of qualifications.
Those who are eligible will also receive access to the ANSYS Customer Portal for marketing opportunities and customer support.
Visit Padtinc.com/ANSYS_Startup to see if you qualify for this program, or Click Here to register to attend the startup presentation on November 18th.
We look forward to seeing you there
October is not just the long awaited end of high temperatures in Arizona, it is also Manufacturing Month. As we start to have lunch outside again, it is a good time for those of us involved in making stuff to reflect on our recent successes and on what we can do to make things even better. Find some interesting statistics and suggestions on next steps in “Manufacturing Month in Arizona – Looking Strong“
NASA launched the OSIRIS-REx mission on September 8, 2016. Not only is this a cool mission to explore our solar system, but it’s a big deal because Arizona has a ton at stake in its success. “Arizona solidifies position as a leader in space technology” goes over what ASU, UofA and KinetX, Inc. contributed to this great project.
People around the country are starting to recognize that Arizona is a great place to grow tech startups. Right now our big advantages is low cost but we can do more. In “Being the lower cost option is just the start – 5 ways we can make Arizona a preferred place for growing startups” I suggest five things we can focus on as a community to make that happen.
Committee to advocate manufacturing advancement
The inBusiness magazine published an article on the newly formed Arizona Additive Manufacturing Committee that we co-chair with our friends at Titan Industries under the aegis of the Arizona Technology Council. Link to the article is here:
The Committee aims to meet once a month, our second meeting occurs Monday, July 11 2016 at the ASU Polytechnic Campus and is open to anyone in Arizona that works in Additive Manufacturing and has an interest in promoting its growth statewide through collaboration. For more info, connect with me on LinkedIn or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and cite this blog post.
KJZZ’s Mark Brodie interviewed PADT’s Eric Miller as a follow on to the blog post Eric did on the AZ BioTech industry. He asked great questions on where the industry is and what we should be doing next.
Product Development is a key part of what PADT does, but we often struggle with sharing what we do in this area and why we do it better. We are engineers. To help, we put together this video that asks our engineers the key questions that customers ask every day, and their answers truly do show how “We Make Innovation Work.”
See something you like or have more questions, give us a call at 1-800-293-PADT or email email@example.com.
A big thanks to TechTHiNQ and CEI for producing this video.
In those documentaries on the animals of the desert, at some point they always say something like “the harsh environment shapes desert dwellers into uniquely strong and beautiful creatures.” The same is true for our tech startups. “6 things that make the Arizona technology startup community unique” takes a look at this environment and what we need to do to take advantage of it.
When you think about high-tech in Arizona, what comes to mind? We have it all here. However, the one tech industry that supports and enables many of the others is microelectronics. In “Let’s focus on microelectronics for a bit” we go over a few of the reasons why Microelectronics are so important to Arizona.