Biozona Weekly: Phoenix Biomedical Campus; Venture Madness; STEM school

February 5, 2015

By hammersmith

Venture Madness competition down to final 16
2/4/15 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The final 16 companies, including four bioscience startups, have been announced for the second annual Venture Madness live pitch competition in March, where the early-stage growth companies will try to win a share of $50,000 in cash prizes. 

Phoenix scouting new ideas for Biomedical Campus through RFP
2/4/15 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The city of Phoenix is preparing to issue a request for proposals this spring to build more facilities on the 30-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus that would complement the existing research, clinical and education components. Read also: Phoenix Biomedical Campus to expand facilities

Phoenix lags behind in high-paying tech jobs
2/3/15 | Arizona Republic | Russ Wiles

The Phoenix metro area lags somewhat in its concentration of “advanced-industry” jobs with a significant scientific, technological, engineering or mathematical nature that pay well and could be critical for long-term economic growth, a new report says.

Peck: Ariz. entrepreneurial activity on track
2/2/15 | Arizona Republic | Sidnee Peck (Op-ed)

There is a significant amount of activity around the creation and growth of business here in Arizona, including resources, programs and events designed to help hopeful entrepreneurs launch their companies.

Killip students embrace STEM
2/1/15 | Arizona Daily Sun | Michelle McManimon

At Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff, which is halfway through a pilot program that aims to turn the school into a fully functioning STEM academy by 2016, students learn by incorporating research, science, technology, math and engineering into hands-on projects rather than learning only from textbooks.

New program offers free year of college to Valley high schoolers
1/30/15 | | Jay Crandall

Grand Canyon University, which will feature electrical, mechanical and biomedical engineering in its new college of engineering this fall, is offering a STEM pathways program for high school students to earn up to one year of college credit for free.