Arizona Furnace Accelerator Unveils First Ten Startups

On Friday, at the Arizona Commerce Authority’s offices, the Furnace Accelerator unveiled its first batch of ten startups. With the level of startup activities and tech company launch events in recent months, I am starting to wonder if we are finally on the verge of a mini silicon valley ┬átaking off in the Phoenix area. … Read more

Arizona Commerce Authority and BioAccel Invest $500K in New Arizona Competition, Furnace

With several funding competitions popping up in Arizona it is difficult to differentiate one from another. The Arizona Commerce Authority and BioAccel recently announced that they are investing $500K to support the Arizona Furnace Accelerator to develop new startups companies using technology from a variety of organizations including ASU, Northern Arizona University, and Dignity Health … 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