Arizona Bioscience News: Co+Hoots to anchor downtown Mesa development; Flagstaff Moonshot startup pitch competition; SciTech Festival events underway

February 8, 2018

By brianpowell

Co+Hoots co-working space set to anchor $59M downtown Mesa development / Arizona Republic

Co+Hoots, a Phoenix-based co-working space, will be the anchor tenant in a new $59 million mixed-use development planned for downtown Mesa called the Grid, which will include commercial, retail, residential, and office spaces. Read more: Co+Hoots expanding to second location in $60 million Mesa project

PADT opens its sixth office in this state / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies Inc., the Tempe-based provider of numerical simulation, product development and 3D printing services that works with electronics, high-tech and startup businesses, will open a new office in Austin, Texas.

Maricopa seeking group to run incubator and entrepreneurship program / Phoenix Business Journal

The city of Maricopa is seeking an established organization to run its 3,000-square-foot incubator and entrepreneurship program for startups at the Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship.

Biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong to buy LA Times, San Diego Union-Tribune / Phoenix Business Journal

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who has invested in the Phoenix biotech industry and formed the Pediatrics Consortium which includes Phoenix Children’s Hospital, will buy the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune from its parent company Tronc, according to the LA Times.

SciTech Festival celebrates exploration, invention / SanTan Sun News (Op-ed)

The seventh annual Chandler Science Spectacular, part of the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival, is a family-friendly event that will provide hands-on activities related to science and technology.

Entrepreneurs invited to pitch at ‘Sharks in Space’ / Arizona Daily Sun

Moonshot, part of the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, is hosting its first startup pitch competition with budding entrepreneurs vying for cash and the chance to bring their ideas to the marketplace.

Scottsdale State of the City illustrates municipal musings of success / Scottsdale Independent

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, in his annual State of the City address, talked about the growth and importance of the Cure Corridor, a health care and bioscience industry district that employs more than 20,000 people and pumps $2.5 billion directly into the city’s economy.

Silicon Valley Southwest? The Arizona tech scene is no mirage / Innovation & Tech Today (Op-ed)

Breakthroughs in medical technology and homegrown companies such as WebPT are cited in this article highlighting Arizona’s tech boom.