UA student entrepreneurs rise to the Innovative Minds Challenge

The University of Arizona (UA) in partnership with student-led entrepreneurial organization InnovateUA and Perkins Coie LLP have announced the winners of the 2015 Perkins Coie Innovative Minds Challenge. The Challenge was created to connect UA students with business savvy mentors and help fund innovation. During the Challenge, UA student teams presented their innovative ideas to solve … Read more

Applications open for Spring 2015 Innovation Challenge

Arizona Commerce Authority announces the opening of the Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). Applications are available for download right now and the submission window is scheduled to close on March 27th, at 3:00 PM Arizona Time. The AIC has one of the highest award amounts in the country for a business plan competition, and … Read more

UofA to host Startup Weekend – Jan. 30 – Feb. 1

InnovateUA a new program at the University of Arizona that promotes a student-led culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across the entire campus, will be hosting their inaugural Startup Weekend January 30th – February 1st. The 54-hour event in which students and professionals from the community representing all disciplines will come together to share ideas, form teams, build … Read more

Seed Spot Demo Day had its fair share of tail wags

Last night Seed Spot, the socially conscious incubator, held its 4th DEMO DAY where 10 startups showcased their innovation all with the mission to change the world for good. Since Seed Spot’s inception, startups have raised $1.7 million in capital, 90 percent of the companies continue to thrive in Phoenix and 160 jobs have been … Read more

Tallwave Capital raises $13.51M to commercialize new ventures

Tallwave Capital, a commercializer, announced today the closing of a $13.5M Tallwave Commercialization Fund I. This seed fund is focused exclusively on investing in startups in SaaS, mobile, digital media, ad tech and eCommerce. Investments can range from $125K to $400K in early-stage differentiated consumer and enterprise focused businesses in most industry vertical markets. “This is … Read more

Tallwave announces 10 new ventures in High Tide 3

Tallwave’s High Tide 3 kicks off Thursday June 5 as the next batch of ventures are announced. High-profile local investors, top corporations and entrepreneurial community influencers will all gather to celebrate the newest additions to the High Tide program. Leading EdTech, Healthcare and Digital IT entrepreneurs from across the country will be introduced as the … Read more

Startup Tucson launches Thryve – a social impact incubator

Tucson’s premiere entrepreneurship development organization, Startup Tucson, is proud to announce the launch of Thryve, a social impact incubator. The new incubator resides in Startup Tucson’s CoLab workspace offices at Holualoa’s historic Pioneer Building at 17 E. Pennington Street Tucson, AZ 85710. Justin Williams, chairman & founder of Startup Tucson, shared that the inspiration to … Read more

Mesa's LaunchPoint offers innovators free Rapid Startup School

LaunchPoint, the Mesa Technology Accelerator, in partnership with ASU Polytechnic campus and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group, announces the launch (pun intended) of their Rapid Startup School, a free program for innovators to help them learn the fundamentals of starting a new venture. The program will consist of 12 hour-long modules at LaunchPoint, located at 6113 S … Read more

Top 3 Arizona Universities battle for the Startup Territorial Cup

The Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition (ACVC), where startups from the top three universities compete against each other for cash prizes, kicks off Friday, March 28 in Tucson. The top 12 startups from Arizona State University (ASU), Northern Arizona University (NAU), and the University of Arizona (UA) will battle it out in the hopes of being … Read more

SEED SPOT kick-off party announces 11 new ventures

Seed Spot announced their 3rd class of hero ventures last night during a kick-off party held at their headquarters in Central Phoenix. Seed Spot is a nonprofit incubator that supports social entrepreneurs with their innovative ventures that intend to benefit the lives of people in our local, national, or global communities. Seed Spot works exclusively … Read more

Incubator desarrollo adds 12 ventures for Flock#2

Desarrollo, a unique community-based initiative inspired by “incubator” models from around the world, announces 12 new startups that entered their Flock program – the Chandler based company announced on Monday, February 10. Desarrollo maintains the goal of developing Arizona into a premier destination for entrepreneurs. The #PhxFlight program was developed to assist entrepreneurs in developing … Read more

SEED SPOT 2013 launches 15 new startup ventures

Last night, 15 startup ventures came together to pitch their business ideas to a full house at The Duce in Phoenix for SEED SPOT 2013. Seed Spot is a nonprofit incubator focused on supporting Arizona’s most innovative social entrepreneurs; those creating high impact ventures that improve the lives of people and communities on a local, … Read more

SeedSpot Demo Day is @BrettApproved

On Friday, May 17, 2013, sixteen ventures delivered their pitch deck to over 600 people, including angel investors and entrepreneurs, at the SeedSpot Demo Day to attract everything from CEOs to developers to, of course, funding. As part of the event, an audience-vote determined which venture received a piece of the $7,600 purse. Other sponsored … Read more