25 startup semifinalists in Spring 2015 ACA Innovation Challenge

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.


CEO Gregg Scoresby in AZTB Startup Journal webtv series

Crowd Mics – turns your smartphone into a microphone


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


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.