Apply for the Fall 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Get Ready To Accept The Challenge !!


Submission Window Slated to Open MONDAY, 8/14, through 9/8 !!

Up to 6 Companies will Win Up to $250,000 Each!!


The ACA Website,, will be fully updated by Monday, August 14th, but contains primary information on eligibility, guidelines, our scoring rubric, and more. 



  • For this cohort of the Challenge, the First Round Application will be completed ONLINE!  So, there will NOT be a Word document to be downloaded, or a PDF to be uploaded, as in the past.  An Excel spreadsheet will be downloaded for the financial model portion of the application, and then uploaded once completed.  But, no more offline applications.  This will all be detailed for you when you begin the submission process.  Note that Applicants WILL have the ability to download a PDF version of the application for reference. 


  • The application QUESTIONS for the Challenge were updated for the last round of the AIC to attempt to provide clearer guidance, and to help applicants put forth more competitive applications.  Thus, if you have submitted an application in the past, other than for the Spring 2017 round (whether from a prior AIC or an Invest Southwest Venture Madness competition), then we STRONGLY encourage you to read all questions and guidance to ensure your application conforms accordingly!  (READ: Be careful simply cutting/pasting from a prior, older application!)


AIC Info Session & Application Workshops (for in-depth advice and guidance about applying!):


PHOENIX:  Tuesday, 8/15

10:00 am – 12 noon

Galvanize Phoenix – Pima Classroom

515 E. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

NOTE: * Please use this registration page to facilitate your entry to Galvanize.


TUCSON:  Friday, 8/18

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Startup Tucson

17 E Pennington St, Tucson, AZ 85701

NOTE: No need to RSVP – just show up!


If you are unable to attend any of the workshops to get real-time answers to your questions, you are welcome to view a recording of  ACA’s application workshop from last season – Go to ACA’s website here !!


… If any questions, please contact Miguel Jardine, at !!


Get Ready To Accept The Challenge !!



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