Venture Madness, the largest and longest running pitch contest in the Valley, has announced the names of 16 companies that will present at the event in March.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) has teamed up with Perkins Coie LLP to sponsor one promising startup team with resources, facilities, services, and expert guidance to grow their business. The year-long program will also foster networking opportunities for its participants. In alignment with its mission to serve as a business incubator and […]
It has been a record-setting year for Arizona entrepreneurs and their companies, which collectively pulled in well over $1 billion in outside financing from venture capitalists and private equity firms in 2021. The funding at the state level mirrors a national record for U.S. startups, which had collectively raised $238.7 billion as of September 30.
For Sheila Kloefkorn, it wasn’t enough to be the founder and CEO of business-to-business marketing agency KEO Marketing. She also wanted to give back to businesses whose owners may only dream of being where she is now.
When Gregg Scoresby launched CampusLogic in 2011, he quickly realized he was among only a handful of early disruptors building large-scale software companies in Arizona. Bret Larsen had a similar experience when he launched the health care delivery platform eVisit in 2014. A decade later, much has changed. Arizona has evolved into a premier destination for technology, one that’s rapidly growing.
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 10 companies have been selected as Awardees for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The 10 companies will be added to the Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio and participate in the ACA’s Venture Ready Accelerator, connecting companies with serial entrepreneurs, high-level executives, and subject matter experts.
Eric Smith, Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Innovation has been elected to a seat on the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) Board of Directors. Eric Smith joins a team of 15 who are global advocates for stakeholders within entrepreneur-driven economic ecosystems.
More American women are participating in the workforce than ever before but working from home in the pandemic might have stalled that progress. The Arizona Tech Council is one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in the United States. It represents a large range of technology companies, many of which are trying to hire more women.
The innovation awards and recognition for Arizona-based medical device company SaiOx, Inc. (pronounced SIGH-ox) have been coming fast and furious this fall 2021. The company was selected as 2021 Venture Madness Winner in the medical category by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Venture Madness is Arizona’s longest-running venture capital conference event.
The Arizona Commerce Authority has narrowed down the finalists for its 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge. The 15 finalists were selected from a group of 26 semifinalists, who themselves were chosen from 110 applicants in the program.