Biozona Weekly: Entrepreneur opportunities; STEM celebration; UA Bio Park

March 7, 2014

By hammersmith

Technology to reduce radiation exposure puts JCL on global stage
3/7/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is shifting its strategy to become one of eight facilities worldwide, and the only hospital in Arizona, to avoid using radiation during certain heart procedures.

Ventures compete for cash, investors
3/6/14 | Arizona Republic | Peter Corbett

Some of Arizona’s top innovators are among the final 16 competitors in Venture Madness, a pitch event for entrepreneurs seeking investors and $50,000 in prize money with bracketing that resembles the NCAA basketball tournament, commonly known as March Madness.

UA Bio Park getting updated mission to spur development

3/6/14 | Inside Tucson Business | Kayla Samoy

The University of Arizona is looking to broaden the focus of the UA Bio Park beyond just the biosciences and include other research areas where UA excels, as well as partner with a private developer to help with the development of the park still looking for its first tenant.

Experts: More than half of cancer cases in Arizona preventable
3/5/14 | Cronkite News | Joe Martin

Experts offered lawmakers some grim statistics on cancer in Arizona, including a forecast of 11,400 deaths this year and a 50 percent increase in cancer cases by 2050, however in a hopeful sign experts said more than half of cancer cases in Arizona could be prevented by lifestyle changes such as not smoking and exercising more.

STEM celebration aims to fill Skydome
3/5/14 | Arizona Daily Sun | Michelle McManimon

Northern Arizona businesses, government agencies and schools will pack into Northern Arizona University’s J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome on April 2 for the first-ever Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration, a communitywide exhibition of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Teen entrepreneurs ready to make their big pitch in Phoenix

3/4/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Fourteen teenage entrepreneurs from the National Associations of Women’s Business Owners Phoenix Young Entrepreneurs Academy, an after-school program held at Grand Canyon University, will pitch their business ideas in front of investors and compete for funding in a mini “Shark Tank” program.

Core Institute to hire 50 at Thursday’s job fair, plans to hire 700 more

3/3/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The Core Institute plans to hire 50 people from a local job fair, possibly the first of 750 new employees hired nationwide by the orthopedic medical group that could include medical assistants, patient care coordinators and physical therapists.

Phoenix working on bipartisan technology roadmap, tech summit
2/27/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

A bipartisan group of current and former Phoenix, county and state leaders want to bring a technology summit to the Valley later this year after creating a plan to discover best practices, gaps and areas Phoenix can excel in.

EZ Spaces luring entrepreneurs in Gilbert
2/26/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

EZ Spaces, a new co-working space, has opened in Gilbert to give East Valley entrepreneurs and small-business owners a chance to move away from their home office or coffee shop.