More Tango clients in the news! Great to see our friends at Metropia helping with the Tucson Festival of Books. With their cool new app, festival attendees were able to easily identify parking areas, alleviating traffic problems and congestion. The event debuted Metropia’s partnership with UA Parking and Transportation Services for enhancing fan experiences for sporting and community events. Kudos to the team at Metropia!
Read more about Metropia here.
Is privacy, as Edward Snowden says, the fountainhead of all rights? Whichever way you weigh in on this subject, you have to admit that the debate about free speech, privacy and technology is alive and well in Tucson, thanks to programs like this recent event sponsored by the UA’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. In case you missed it (the house at Centennial Hall was packed), the debate included live comments from Edward Snowden, the controversial former National Security Administration subcontractor, who appeared via live streaming from an undisclosed location in Russia. (Score one for technology.) As you may recall, Russia granted Snowden asylum in 2013 after he revealed classified NSA documents to journalists and was charged with violating the Espionage Act by the U.S. Department of Justice. Read more about the “conversation on privacy” here.
The results are in, and the 10West 2015 fest was a success! A crowd of 3,300 people attended the event downtown in October, participating in various events, discussions, and presentations from multiple startups and technology companies. Already a hit in the first year, 10West is building on the momentum and organizing the 2016 event. Tango was honored to be a first year sponsor, and we are looking forward to supporting this year’s event. Who’s with us?
Startup Tucson continues to provide assistance to startup companies with the Thryve ScaleUp accelerator program. 13 companies were recently selected to participate in the 10-week training, which is funded by the Small Business Administration’s ScaleUp America program. This year’s companies are Peaceful Spirit Massage & Wellness Centers, Cyborg Technology, FoodInRoot, REhnu, La Cholla Landscaping, Smith & Dale, Elegant Iron, By Your Side Senior Care, Isabella’s Ice Cream, Pigeon Post Freight Distribution, Tucson Foodie, Native Innovation, and Code 4 Bikes. Join us in congratulating these Tucson based companies, and kudos to Startup Tucson for offering ongoing support to developing businesses!