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February 12, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Schweikert Tours Arizona Science and Tech Firms

Scottsdale, Ariz, February 12, 2014—Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) will visit science and technology companies throughout the Phoenix Metro Area Tuesday, February 18th 2014, on a tour of businesses involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

“These innovative technology companies are bringing jobs to Arizona.  Companies like these are the future of our economic growth and are why we need continued focus on STEM education,” said Schweikert.

“I look forward to seeing firsthand how they are propelling technology forward so I can understand the impacts of the STEM gap and what can be done to support their need for skilled workers.”

Companies scheduled for a visit include: 

Mac6 a for-profit incubator based in Tempe. Start-ups apply to participate in a 9-month program focused on building and developing a business that will attract investors, allowing them to access capital and raise funds.

Scott and Kyle McIntosh are co-founders.

1430 W. Broadway Road, #201
Tempe, AZ 85282

Picmonic:  a local ed-tech startup, developing interactive, online, audiovisual learning systems that help students retain and recall information after they’ve taken their exams through the use of mnemonic methodologies. Picmonic’s says their learning system increases long-term memory retention by 300%.

Adeel Yang  and Ron Robertson are co-founders.

1220 S. Park Lane, #4
Tempe, AZ 85281

iAcquire: a content marketing and digital strategy agency based in Phoenix that works closely at maintaining top search-ability, reputation management, and content creation, management, and promotion for more than 75 high-level clients globally. The agency has built a content platform called ClearVoice (currently in beta) that connects publishers with best-in-class journalists.

Joe Griffin and Jay Swansson are co-founders.

11811 N. Tatum Boulevard
Suite 3082
Phoenix, AZ  


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