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. […]
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce the expansion of the team with Jennifer Keenan in the position of Mentor-in-Residence. In this role, she will be working with UACI staff, Subject Matter Experts and current Mentor-In-Residence to support startups with an added focus of life sciences and emerging technologies. Jennifer […]
AZ Inno The Arizona startup scene is coming into its own, with more fledgling businesses attracting outside capital, while fast-growing young businesses and solo entrepreneurs alike are relocating to the state in droves from the West Coast and other locales. AZ Inno, the state’s main news source for information on the startup community, is proud […]
AZ Inno StartupAZ, a Valley nonprofit that helps foster the state’s innovation ecosystem, has chosen 18 companies to participate in the 2022 StartupAZ Collective, a yearlong program for founders. This year the participants will be split into two cohorts; The Growth group features established startups that may have employees or have raised some venture capital, […]
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) has teamed up with Startup Tucson 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.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) held a grand opening yesterday to celebrate its new startup incubator at Biosphere 2, which supports renewable energy and sustainable tech startups. UACI at Biosphere 2 was launched with four startups, all of which will go through UACI’s structured 27-point road map that takes them through a continuum of education provided by mentors, advisers and community collaborators. Entrepreneurs will use various physical spaces at Biosphere 2 that allow them to test and demonstrate the tech in specific environments.
Just two years after laying off 80% of its staff due to pandemic disruptions, the Phoenix-based hospitality app Qwick is joining a growing corporate faction that’s implementing four-day workweeks.
Qwick, the leading on-demand labor marketplace for food and beverage Professionals announces the launch of its services in Washington, D.C., the company’s 16th city to launch in since 2018. Qwick is thrilled to launch in our nation’s capital and help change the way people work, enabling D.C. hospitality businesses – who could be struggling during this historic labor shortage – to find quality vetted staff. Qwick is rapidly expanding its services and will be operating in at least 30 cities by the end of 2022. By 2024, Qwick’s goal is to successfully match 3 million Professional shifts in 30 U.S. cities.
invisionAZ and StartupAZ today announced the first round of EmergeAZ Fast II Grant awardees. In partnership with Governor Doug Ducey, $1.5 million has been allocated to the EmergeAZ Fast II Grant to provide resources to Arizona entrepreneurs and startups with emerging technologies designed to address current and future economic, health, or societal challenges.
Arizona’s longest-running pitch competition, Venture Madness features early stage and emerging growth companies and offers participants exclusive access to the region’s most active, accredited angel investors and venture capital firms. At the event, held on March 3, companies competed in head-to-head pitches based on four industry categories.