Thinking of joining an AZ incubator? Get on it, application deadlines are ahead

Incubators around Arizona serve as the perfect launch point to help businesses thrive. Through many of these programs, entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to work in a creative space and bring their ideas into fruition. Here, we bring you a roundup of  incubators and accelerators with their respective deadlines and application links.

SEED SPOTSocial Entrepreneur Incubator, holding two programs this fall.
The Part-Time Program is designed for entrepreneurs who are at the idea or early-
concept stage of their venture. Through a 12-week curriculum, these entrepreneurs receive education, training, and support to refine their concept into a business model. This program is offered every Monday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., from Sept. 8 to Nov. 24.
The Full-Time Program is designed for entrepreneurs who may already have a service, prototype or product in the market, but need support validating all aspects of their business model to raise capital or contributions. Through a 14-week curriculum, these entrepreneurs receive formal education, mentorship, training, pitch practice, and more. This program is offered from Sept. 8 to Dec. 11.
Deadline: August 15, 2014 – Apply here!


desarrollo[4]Program: PhxFlight Program

A 4-month program for tech based ventures with 10 Million + market opportunity.

Deadline: They accept applications year-round and will be releasing an online program to be released soon.

Read: Check out their new location at the heart of ASU here.

Game CoLab

game colab

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.

CEI logoCenter 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.


high tide logoProgram: 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.


Furnace Logo2Arizona 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 application deadlines TBA



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

ASU Startup Accelerator HighresAcceleration 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: 2015 program details TBA

Learn more here.


mac6-logoMAC6 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.