Startups and small businesses that call the greater Phoenix area home have several options to help their business flourish. Here is a list of incubators and accelerators with their respective deadlines and application links.
Program: PhxFlight Program
A 4-month program for tech based ventures with 10 Million + market opportunity. They will be launching new site with business model changes soon.
- Flock #3 (Aug 2014 – Nov 2014)
- Flock #4 (Jan 2015 – April 2015)
The Game CoLab Incubator Program is a hands-on, action-based learning program helping game development company founders and teams with innovative and disruptive ideas turn concepts into market ready products. Game developers and entrepreneurs are given space to work, take part in classes, take advantage of “office hours” with faculty and mentors, and have the opportunity to attend regular networking, demonstrations and pitch events.
Deadline: They are always accepting applications, but the deadline for the First Class (June 3 – Sept 16, 2014) is May 23, 2014.
Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation
The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) is a business incubator for technology-based startups in the medical device, renewable energy and software development industries. CEI supports its companies with a combination of onsite business counseling, mentorship and additional business development resources, with the mission of creating jobs for the city of Phoenix and the region. CEI also has an exciting future, adding publicly available rapid prototyping and professional video production capabilities onsite within the next six months.
Deadline: They accept applications all year round, but only select companies on a monthly basis.
Program: High Tide
Tallwave’s High Tide program is designed to help the best SaaS, E-Commerce and Digital Media and Marketing entrepreneurs from across the country build their early stage companies through sound capital strategies and well-executed go-to-market plans. Participants can expect hands-on management, experienced mentoring and access to capital, including a possible grant from Tallwave Capital.
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round on a continual basis. Admittance to the current High Tide program is closed.
Arizona Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator
The Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator is an innovative startup accelerator designed to form, fund, incubate and launch new companies. Each company is created to license technology and intellectual property from Arizona’s premiere research institutions. Furnace ventures participate in an intensive, nine-month accelerator that provides seed funding, office space, and access to top industry mentors to commercialize discoveries made in Arizona laboratories.
Deadline: 2015 TBD
NACET’s incubation program emphasizes individualized assessment, coaching and mentoring for entrepreneurs and their teams to help set and reach goals for growth and business scaling.
Deadline: open enrollment
ASU Startup Accelerator
Acceleration services available to AZ residents where startups compete to participate.
Six month cohort based acceleration program with a total of six slots available for external companies (AZ Residence) to work along side with ASU Faculty startups. ASU Startup Accelerator startups are provided 24×7 access to office space at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, a dedicated venture manager, exclusive training programs, access to our 300+ mentors, free legal and other services from partners, with access to over $200k in possible services when part of the cohort.
Deadline: May 30th 2014
Social Entrepreneur Incubator (various programs)
A nonprofit incubator focused on early-stage social entrepreneurs with four programs that take the entrepreneur from idea to implementation. SEED SPOT offers programs from a 5-day workshop to a 14-week program that provides a disciplined curriculum, a network of mentors, financial modeling, pitch development, media exposure and capital opportunities.
Deadline: August 15, 2014
MAC6 Incubation & Leadership Academy
MAC6 represents a new breed of business incubator. They consider themselves defenders of free enterprise and the free world. They fuse together principles of Conscious Capitalism with creativity, collaboration, community and change to help early-stage companies achieve long-term profitability while making a positive social impact on society.
Deadline: January 10th, 2015
Read more about startups that come out of these incubator programs at AZTB.