The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce it was selected to participate in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) Channel Partner network.
The Arizona Technology Council today launched a partnership with the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) to offer Council members and their immediate families a 30% tuition savings on its online programs.
Sylvan Source, a University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) client, was announced as a winner for the world’s largest startup pitch contest, the Unicorn Battle Final Cup. Sylvan Source is part of an elite group of extraordinary international startups from different industries that competed and won the preliminary Unicorn Battles.
The Arizona Commerce Authority celebrates 10 years of economic development; Carvana plans new buildings to expand its Tempe headquarters; Arizona State University makes the Top 10 list in U.S. patent rankings for the third straight year; Encora makes acquisition with sights set on Latin America; construction begins on The University of Arizona’s new applied research building; Axon Enterprises secures contract with the Scottish Police Authority; Scottsdale chip design company Ambature, Inc. announces breakthrough results for its superconductive building process; the Phoenix Business Journal wins public service journalism award; Intel Corporation’s Mobileye division is testing self-driving cars in New York City; and more.
Helping the state reach this achievement have been investors showing they believe in what startups and others in Arizona have created to improve our lives. The Legislature has the opportunity to do the right thing by recognizing the economic engine this program has been proven to be and voting to extend the angel investor tax credits for another 10 years. This is an investment in Arizona’s future, not only for the state’s startup community but also for taxpayers here and future generations of entrepreneurs.
Phoenix has evolved into a hotbed for innovation. To showcase how startups are powering the Valley’s economy, Az Business has compiled a list of 25 Phoenix startups to watch 2021. Here are 25 of the best startups in Metro Phoenix, listed in alphabetical order.
GCOI 2021 marks the 18th year of this prestigious, black-tie event that attracts more than 850 attendees for a night of networking, dining and entertainment. The event will consist of a strolling dinner and Tech Showcase followed by a theatre-style awards program. Companies featured at the Tech Showcase consist of award finalists, sponsors and Council partners. Early-bird tickets are on sale through Friday, September 3.
Startups are a significant driver of the U.S. economy. Each year, thousands of entrepreneurs launch new businesses that create jobs and spur innovation and efficiency across the market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 420,000 startups accounted for 2.2 million new jobs in 2018. And Metro Phoenix ranks as one of the hottest spots in the country for innovation, ranking No. 7 among U.S. cities with the most startups.
Three startups will advance their ventures through a new pilot program developed by the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) and Arizona FORGE to create support services for a seamless startup continuum. Metfora, Obánj and Dive will advance to the UACI, having just completed the Arizona FORGE Advanced Entrepreneur Program (AEP), an eight-week program that provides early-stage entrepreneurs with accelerated education about general startup venture concepts and the tools needed to initiate a startup.
UACI has served the region for nearly two decades with support, contributing to Tucson’s strong and vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators. This pilot program is a natural evolution in the growing innovation ecosystem being developed at the University of Arizona. The entrepreneurial culture within campus has seen rapid momentum and the network of resources available is expanding to meet the growing demand.