Presented by the Arizona Commerce Authority and the City of Phoenix

AZBio’s resources and our ability to support the growth of

Arizona's Bioscience Industry today and in the future

are directly related to the engagement and support of our community.

Sponsorship Opportunities.

Events like the AZBio Awards and our services including advocacy, branding support for our industry and its members, our work with students and educators and AZBio educational and networking events statewide are made possible through community support.

AZBio Sponsorship packages are not deductible as charitable contributions.

Supporting Innovation

Leaders in Arizona are working together to raise a Two Hundred Million Dollar Endowment and a Fifty Million Dollar Current Use Fund that will support the creation of Arizona companies that will deliver lifesaving and life changing innovations today and in the future.

Each charitable donation takes our community one step closer to reaching these goals.

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Opportunities for Support

Presenting Sponsor(1) - $20,000

Top billing as “AZBio Awards Presenting Sponsor” on all promotional and event materials. 2-page spread in the AzBusiness Magazine and AZBio Directory; Sponsor Recognition during the AZBio Awards program

Leadership Sponsor - $10,000

Sponsor Recognition during the AZBio Awards program; Full Page  in the AZBio Special Supplement in AzBusiness Magazine and AZBio Directory

Sustaining Partner - $5,000

Sponsor Recognition during the AZBio Awards program, Full Page in AZBio Special Supplement in AzBusiness Magazine and AZBio Directory

Student Discovery Zone Sponsor (2) - $5,00 to $10,000

Recognition as “Student Discovery Zone Sponsor during the AZBio Awards program; Full Page in AZBio Special Supplement in AzBusiness Magazine and AZBio Directory

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Sponsor Recognition during the AZBio Awards program; Full Page in AZBio Special Supplement in Az Business Magazine and AZBio Directory

Distribution is 26,000 in print 


Full page ad in AZBio Directory  and Sponsor Recognition during the AZBio Awards program

Distribution is 1,000 in print


Click  here to view the 2023 AZBio Special Supplement online.

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Catalyst for Innovation

Mission Statement

The mission of AZAdvances™ is to provide entrepreneurial education and support, including grants and mission related investments into Arizona life science companies, that help to advance life changing and life saving products and services along the path from discovery to development to delivery.


Arizona  life science innovators are discovering, developing and delivering new products and services that will help to keep us healthy and help our physicians care for us.

Today, Arizona lacks sufficient funding to support our early-stage life science companies and to keep them growing here in our state. AZAdvances was created to specifically designed to address this need.

Once capitalized, the AZAdvances Today Fund™ will provide support to Arizona-based life science innovators (grants to nonprofits and loans or equity investment to early stage life science companies) while the AZAdvances Legacy Endowment™  will grow the core capital over time so that as the need for future funding grows, so does our capacity.

Donors providing endowed gifts have the option for deposits to be designated to either the AZAdvances Legacy Endowment or the Arizona Health Innovation Trust Fund  which is established within the Arizona State treasurer's office with the Treasurer as Trustee. 


AZAdvances is a division of the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation (OTEF). An Arizona-based 501c3 public charity, OTEF was established in 2005 to provide entrepreneurial education, mentoring and support to individuals and organizations based in Arizona.

Donations and other funding received for AZAdvances are maintained as separate accounts within OTEF.

AZAdvances is designed so that it can to make an impact today and for generations to come.

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