ACA announces Arizona Innovation Challenge Finalists

The Arizona Commerce Authority’s Fall 2012 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) is down to the finalists. Ten companies remain in contention for grants ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 each.


The AIC is the largest monetary business plan competition in the U.S. for earlystage technology commercialization. The final 10 companies will pitch to the last round of judges who will then identify the six to eight grant recipients. Recipients will be announced next week.


Technology varies widely for the finalists this round and includes IT- hardware, IT-software, cleantech, bio science, and advanced materials companies.

The finalists are:

The AIC is an investment in some of the most talented entrepreneurs who are bringing to market products that are literally changing the way the world works. Together, we’re driving wealth and job creation for the state of Arizona.


If you would like to learn more about the next round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, visit Our Spring 2013 Challenge will launch in February.


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