Chairwoman Lea Márquez Peterson of the Arizona Corporation Commission is encouraging Arizona’s largest electric utility, Arizona Public Service Company (APS), to partner with local venture capital groups to incorporate utility/energy RFPs into local start-up competitions and technology transfer programs.
IdeaFunding has played a significant role in the entrepreneurial landscape for 25 years and is Southern Arizona’s largest and longest entrepreneurial conference and pitch competition. Over the past two months, early-stage startup companies from all over Arizona have participated in several rounds of company pitch presentations at IdeaFunding, which is part of the TENWEST Festival co-led by Startup Tucson and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI).
Tech Launch Arizona, FORGE, and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) have partnered to launch the University of Arizona Venture Mentoring Service (UAZVMS). Through the program, entrepreneurs connected with the University of Arizona launching a new venture can get free mentorship from experienced, trained, vetted mentors to help them develop successful startup strategies. Mentors engaged in the program are selected based on their ability to provide advice to startups on the multiple issues and challenges that startups face, such as business planning, marketing, intellectual property strategy, raising funds, and human resources.
What is one fundraising tip you’d offer to an early-stage startup? To help you successfully raise funds for your early-stage startup, we asked accomplished startup founders and business owners this question for their best insights. From getting help from incubator or accelerator programs to being clear about your investors and their terms, there are several tips that may help you raise sufficient funds to launch your startup venture successfully.
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today applications are being accepted for the 11th annual Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). Applications are being accepted from August 1 to August 31. The Arizona Innovation Challenge, which is the largest state-sponsored business plan competition in the nation, advances innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures to scale.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) welcomes Canadian-based Longan Vision to Tucson, Arizona. The startup company, based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is establishing a U.S. office at the UA Tech Park, moving resources and Andrew Leaman, the Manager of Commercial Operations to Tucson, Arizona, U.S. to launch their product.
Terkel, a question and answer site that is disrupting how small businesses build authority online, today announced that it has closed a $1 million Series Seed. Venture capital firms, Sonoran Founders Fund, Stout Street, and Calm Company Fund participated in this round of seed funding. The Terkel platform has experienced impressive growth since launching in February of 2021, reporting nearly 7,500 users to date, including over 350 paying users. Terkel’s user base includes premier publishers like SHRM, GoDaddy, University of Arizona, SCORE, and more.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is thrilled to announce its win as the Soft Landings Designee of the Year which was announced at the 36th International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI36) hosted by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) welcomes two Canadian Startups to Southern Arizona through its Global Advantage Soft Landings program to explore international expansion opportunities into the United States. The two Canadian companies are Ecobloc which is based in St. Philip’s, Newfoundland, Canada and Longan Vision which is based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. […]
InBusiness PHX The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) proudly presents AZBizCon Expo of 2022, an in-person event on June 22 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Paradise Village Office Park in Phoenix, AZ. Registration to attend the event is available for free at asba.com/azbizcon. Hosted at Paradise Village Office Park, this half-day event will feature a trade […]