Arizona: START UP

Whether you’re launching a technology company aimed at new heights of innovation, or a traditional small business fulfilling everyday needs, the Arizona Commerce Authority has programs and services to assist with every stage of your startup.

Looking to commercialize an inventive technology? The Arizona Innovation Challenge awards the most money in the country to the most promising entrepreneurs meeting technology challenges.

Looking for information on business licensing and other statewide resources to start your business? The ACA provides a wealth of resources through its Small Business Services.

Looking for equipment, inventory, property improvement or working capital? The Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund arranges financing for business with the potential to create employment opportunities for Arizonans.

Looking to compete head-to-head with the Southwest's other most innovative early stage companies? Venture Madness is an innovative competition that pits 64 of the region’s most promising startups against each other in an exciting bracket-style, head-to-head battle - taking place in March.

And these are just the beginning.

Innovation
in Arizona

Arizona is a proven hot spot for innovators and entrepreneurs to start, expand and thrive. Join us.

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Business Climate: Incentives

Angel Investment

Angel Investment

The Angel Investment tax credit provides credits to investors who make capital investments in small businesses certified by the ACA. 

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Research & Development

Research & Development

The R&D tax credit provides an Arizona income tax credit for increased research and development activities conducted in this state.

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Job Training

Job Training

Job Training grants reimburse up to 75% of eligible training expenses for employers creating new jobs.

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Arizona Opportunity: Programs

Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) awards the most money in the country for a technology challenge – $3 million — to the world's most promising technology ventures.

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PIII Playbook

PIII Playbook

The Plll Playbook is an Arizona Commerce Authority-structured program of training and technical assistance enabling high-growth potential small technology firms to compete more effectively for federal funding focused on SBIR/STTR Phase I and II grants.

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Arizona Fast Grant

Arizona Fast Grant

Provides Arizona-based technology companies with training and assistance to commercialize their innovations, grow their businesses and create quality jobs.

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Arizona Success Stories

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