Top 10 finalists announced for Fall 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Ten finalists were announced today for the bi-annual Arizona Innovation Challenge held by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). This time around 131 companies applied from Arizona, California, Ohio, Utah and Virginia. It was whittled down to 25 semifinalists in October and now to the top 10. This is the biggest challenge in Arizona and the … Read more

Top 10 finalists revealed for Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge

It’s coming down to the wire for the Spring 2015 Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Arizona Innovation Challenge. Who will win the $250,000 to build their business? Today, 10 finalists were announced, and software and science took the majority of spots as finalists.   Beacon Biomedical –  is a medical diagnostic device that provides easy, accurate and affordable blood … Read more

Winners of Spring 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge take home $250K

Twice a year the Arizona Commerce Authority awards up to $1.5 million in grant funding capital to a group of startups to help them grow their business and fuel innovation. Today the ACA announced the winners of the Spring 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge, and each one will take home $250,000. Sandra Watson, President and CEO, … Read more

$250K up for grabs – Arizona Innovation Challenge open for applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge. The competition, which is put on by the Arizona Commerce Authority, awards qualified startups and early stage companies with up to $250,000 in grant funding capital to grow their business. The Arizona Commerce Authority holds the competition twice a year and gives out … Read more

Software cos. dominate the winners circle for ACA Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the six winning companies in its Fall 2013 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). These grant recipients represent innovative Arizona entrepreneurs who are creating technological solutions with the potential for global impact: in the Fall 2013 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), a bi-annual business plan competition that awards the most money … Read more

10 finalists announced for ACA Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced its 10 finalists in the Fall 2013 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), a bi-annual business plan competition that awards the most money in the country for a technology commercialization challenge. The ACA awards $3 million annually — $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall — to … Read more

12 startup software cos. into semifinal round of ACA Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced its 25 semifinalists in the Fall 2013 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), a bi-annual business plan competition that awards the most money in the country for a technology commercialization challenge. The ACA awards $3 million annually — $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall — … Read more

Arizona Innovation Challenge Winners to Share a $1.5 million pot

The first Innovation Arizona Summit, took place last night at the Tempe Center for the Arts. This summit was a joint effort between MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix and Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). The ACA announced the winners of the Arizona Innovation Challenge-where each company took home a share of the $1.5 million pot to further … Read more

Arizona Commerce Authority Kicks Off Opening of Arizona Innovation Challenge Application in Downtown Phoenix

The Arizona Commerce Authority hosted an event in the Levine Machine Building on August 15 to start the AZ Innovation Challenge competition. 300 applicants apply each year to compete twice a year for up to $250,000 in funding. The competition was started to advance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arizona and create jobs to stimulate the … Read more

Tech Launch Arizona gives five student start-up teams funding for impactful proposals

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Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) awarded funding to five start-up teams to develop software or mobile apps that will have a real societal impact. TLA collaborated with the University of Arizona Research, Innovation and Impact and Arizona FORGE to host the Impact Software/App Challenge.  Doug Hockstad, the assistant vice president of TLA, said the competition was … Read more