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25 startup semifinalists in Spring 2015 ACA Innovation Challenge

25 startup semifinalists in Spring 2015 ACA Innovation Challenge
Tishin Donkersley

The list is in! Here are the 25 semifinalists for the Spring 2015 Arizona Commerce Authority Arizona Innovation Challenge vying for $250,000 to help build their business. All but one startup (Matrix Medical) is Arizona-based.

Since 2011, the AIC has received over 1,400 applications. This Challenge is a semi-annual business plan competition awarding $1.5M in the Spring and $1.5M in the Fall to startups. Learn more about the startups below.

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We’ve been tracking these startups at AZ Tech Beat. Learn more about them below.

Beacon Biomedical – recently took a runner’s up slot in Venture Madness

CampusLogic – a software service that simplifies the process for college students to apply for financial aid. Winner of Venture Madness 2015.

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CEO Gregg Scoresby in AZTB Startup Journal webtv series

Crowd Mics – turns your smartphone into a microphone

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Sean Holladay at Collision conference

eMoneyPool –  a digital microfinance provider that helps the underserved access capital through their social networks. The company recently hit some funding milestones.

Eventinterface – event planning software

eVisit – a telemedicine software company delivering an innovative patient engagement telehealth platform

Infra-Tect –  provides technologically advanced solutions to the water installation process

Keasy Lock – a keyless lock, that can be managed from ones’ mobile device or computer

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Meet Meghan Martinez founder Keasy

Numa Tactical Eyewear – next level in impact and disaster resistant frames and lenses designed for soldiers, outdoors or sport enthusiasts. Here’s an up close picture taken from Venture Madness.

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Yes those are shotgun indentations

Outski – a travel booking site with a travel savings account option – more like a 401(play)

RevolutionParts – an automotive eCommerce platform that simplifies the online selling process of automotive parts by dealerships. The company just hit a big revenue milestone…

RightBio Metrics – created a device that tests the pH levels in someones stomach. They took a runner’s up place at 2015 Venture Madness

Sentinel Internet Systems – a software platform that helps protect a company’s editorial content against plagiarism.

Smart Armor – Formerly Mobile Safe Case is a device that allows you to lock up your personal items via smartphone. Watch for more on Smart Armor in the coming weeks from AZTB.

Swimlane – developed a platform that was designed to help organizations automate their security operations

VisionGate – Their technology is an automated, 3D cell imaging platform that generates high-resolution 3D biosignatures from intact cells.

Read more about startups coming out of Arizona at AZ Tech Beat

Read more about past winners of ACA Innovation Challenge at AZTB.