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Surprise honors first graduate from city-run business incubator

MD24 honored

The first graduate from Surprise’s city-run business incubator was recognized at last night’s City Council meeting after growing from just three employees to more than 100 and moving into new, corporate office space within the city.

MD24 House Call was one of the first tenants approved by city council to occupy space in the city’s AZ TechCelerator back in 2010. The company started with an idea of bringing comprehensive at-home health care to people through a network of physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Today, MD24 House Call has more than 100 employees and 10,000 sq. ft. of office space on Mountain View Boulevard near Reems Rd. The company’s Founder and Chief Medical Information Officer, Linh Nguyen, MD, says the AZ TechCelerator was key to their success.

“AZ TechCelerator’s fostering of businesses with a focus on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship allowed MD24 House Call to grow from a small mobile doctor service to a large and ever expanding network of clinicians who bring the best medical care and value to our patients,” says Dr. Nguyen. “We appreciate the opportunity that AZ TechCelerator afforded us in our efforts to continue our growth.”

The AZ TechCelerator was designed to be a place where early-stage technology-based companies could get to the next step in their business plan. The incubator provides support through business coaches and mentors, access to low-cost rent and other important business amenities, such as workforce training opportunities and conference room space.

“MD24 House Call is a great example of why we started the AZ TechCelerator,” says Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott. “The company took advantage of all the resources available to them, and now they are growing jobs right here in Surprise! We are very proud to have played a part in their story and congratulate them on their success.”

For more information on the AZ TechCelerator, please visit http://aztechcelerator.com/ or contact Manager Julie Neal at 623.222.3322 or julie.neal@surpriseaz.gov

AZ TechCelerator business showcases new e-product to Council

The AZ TechCelerator success story continues, as one of its affiliate companies showcased a new green technology to the Surprise City Council that was developed at the business incubator.

Torque Trends, Inc. presented to Council before Tuesday’s Work Session a 1999 Mazda Miata that their ev-Torque Box technology helped convert the gasoline-powered car into an electronic- powered vehicle.

“It is beyond exciting to see this type of clean technology developed and implemented so successfully right here in Surprise,” says Mayor Sharon Wolcott. “The AZ TechCelerator continues to produce innovative companies that we all can be proud of.”

“We must be kind to our planet and converting existing gas-powered vehicles into e-vehicles results in a much lower carbon footprint than building new e-cars from the start,” says Mitchell Yow, Torque Trends, Inc Co-Founder.

Torque Trends will showcase the e-Miata Roadster at next month’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

To learn more about the conversion process visit e-Miata Roadster Project Build.

For more information about the AZ TechCelerator, the city’s business incubator, visit www.aztechcelerator.com or call Manager Julie Neal at 623.222.TECH.