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Phoenix Company Focused on Safety Seeks Public Vote
By Laura Slawny - Monday Mar 21, 2022
Public voting pushed Phoenix tech startup, YellowBird, into the third round of the AZ Inno Madness competition to crown Arizona’s most innovative tech startup. More than 5,500 votes were cast over the last week in the bracket-style competition designed to support Arizona’s startup ecosystem and companies like YellowBird, a gig-economy marketplace that connects a nationwide network of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) professionals with businesses on-demand.

AZ Inno Madness started with 16 companies in the first round and is now down to the final four. Voting runs until March 22, when the last two companies will go head-to-head in the final round.

“We are thrilled to see so many people participating in this event that shines a light on Arizona’s growing tech scene, and we appreciate everyone who has supported YellowBird since our humble beginning,” said Michael Zalle, CEO and Founder of YellowBird. “We are a small company, but we have big ideas that use A.I. technology to solve labor shortages, create safer and healthier workplaces, and empower workers by giving them access to good paying jobs.”

YellowBird launched in 2019 offering on-demand services in the EHS industry that give workers better control of when and where they work, while improving efficiencies to save time and money – all managed through the company’s platform. Insurance construction, manufacturing, and oil and gas companies turn to YellowBird’s deep roster of certified, vetted, and insured professionals who can work at a moment’s notice on any size project.

AZInno is the startup and innovation arm of the Phoenix Business Journal, which aims to showcase the breadth and diversity of Arizona’s startup scene.