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UA Center for Innovation partners with Concord General Contracting for startup competition

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce the UACI Sponsored Launch Fueled by Concord General Contracting competition. One promising startup team will be sponsored and provided with the resources, facilities, services and expert guidance to grow their businesses. The UACI Sponsored Launch Program Fueled by Concord General Contracting, will award a startup team that is on an active mission to solve a significant business or social challenge through a business, the opportunity to access a complimentary year’s entry into UACI’s incubator program.

In alignment with its mission to fuel Arizona’s economy through startup support, UACI unites with collaborators across region providing startups with tools and resources necessary to launch a business. Access to UACI provides the winning startup with a structured incubation program, customized business support and the ability to work alongside other startups in a fast-paced environment. UACI provides access to the people, programming and places needed to scale a business. Other tools the incubation program provides are office and lab space, assistance through a 27-point roadmap. Through a structured venture development program, the incubator helps entrepreneurs successfully launch into the market.

Concord General Contracting offers resources and mentoring to multi-sized construction businesses. Their services include construction manager at risk, design build, negotiated GMP and competitive bid delivery methods. Concord General Contracting knows the value of having the right tool for the job, therefore they teamed up with UACI to support local businesses by providing the generous sponsorship to ensure startups have the right tools to succeed.

Application submissions open on June 2, 2021 and close July 2, 2021. After a review and interview process, the winning teams will be announced and then go through the incubation program for twelve-months free of charge based on the generous scholarship provided by Concord General Contracting. Interested applicants should apply here.   

Applicants must meet certain qualifications including having a startup team that lives or operates in Arizona and is looking to make a significant difference in the local and global community through innovation.

About the UA Center for Innovation
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is a startup incubator network with outposts across the Southern Arizona region. For nearly two decades, the program has directly served over 160 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs. This is done through providing access to people, programming and places that help entrepreneurs take their companies from idea to market. Startups go through a structured program that takes them through a continuum of education provided by mentors, advisors and community collaborators. UACI also provides access to service providers, industry cluster groups, interns and connections to potential customers and strategic partners. Entrepreneurs utilize various physical spaces that include offices, wet and dry labs, meeting rooms, a prototyping center, collaboration areas and the infrastructure to support these spaces. The UACI is part of Tech Parks Arizona, which brings together university, industry and community, creating “interactive ground” to advance technology innovation.


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