Fall 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge
Twice a year, the Arizona Commerce Authority’s (ACA) Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) awards $1.5 million to the most innovative companies looking to commercialize new technology to create sustainable and growing businesses in the State of Arizona. Winning companies leverage awards of up to $250,000 to grow their businesses and facilitate the state’s economic development goals.
The AIC is a rigorous, four-month process involving intrepid entrepreneurs as well as a small army of volunteer judges drawn directly from the ecosystem of investors, business executives, successful startup CEOs, and business mentors. The schedule for the Fall 2017 season is as follows:*
Round 1 Application Window – August 14 to September 8
Round 1 Judging – September 18 to October 13
Semifinalists Announced – October 19
Semifinalists Application Window – October 19 to November 10
Semifinalists Judging – November 13 to December 1
Finalists Announced – December 6
Finalists Pitches – December 13
Winners Announced – Week of December 18
*Note: All dates are approximate and subject to change.
Applications are closed for Fall 2017. For those who applied, you can still log-in to view results.