Start Up: INNOVATION IN ARIZONA

Welcome to Innovation Arizona… your axis of innovation.

Arizona has fostered the innovative spirit in technology and startups for generations. That passion for innovation lives on in the Grand Canyon state, where an ongoing investment in the most talented entrepreneurs and cutting-edge technology is bringing to market products that are literally changing the world.

Today, Arizona is raising the bar — driving its success with lower taxes, a less regulating state government, and top entrepreneurial programs.

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

 

Resources Innovation Az

Resources

Learn about start up assistance, research centers, incubators, and university resources.

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Tech Community Innovation Az

Tech Community

Arizona’s tech community is made up of passionate innovation supporters. Become a part of Arizona’s growing innovation ecosystem.

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Funding Innovation Az

Funding

 Learn about a wide variety of economic incentives and resources to assist entrepreneurs seeking capital investment.

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Arizona INNOVATION IN ARIZONA: In The News

Northern Trust Expands in Arizona with Tempe Office, Will Create 1,000 Jobs

• 02.27.2015

Northern Trust, a global financial institution headquarted in Chicago, publicly announced that the company will establish a new operating center in Tempe, supporting its national and international banking business. The center – expected to open in mid-2015 will grow to 1,000 full-time employees over the next three years.

San Francisco-based Revel Systems Expands with New Scottsdale Office

• 01.21.2015

Revel Systems, the world’s leading iPad Point of Sale platform, today announced it has expanded operations into Arizona through a new Scottsdale office. The company will create 160 new jobs during the next three years to drive its global sales growth.

From the ACA Blog

Fostering business expansion in Arizona

Mar 13, 2014
T.J. Jennings, Vice President, Capital Strategies, Arizona Commerce Authority 

Arizona actively engages its entrepreneurs with strategic programs to assist in their expansion. The Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund (AIAF) program is one example of this strategic support. The AIAF program provides debt financing to expanding Arizona businesses that need resources to capitalize on market opportunities.

Innovation in the "Silicon Desert"

Feb 6, 2014
Pat Sullivan, Co-Founder & CEO • Contatta

I love Entrepreneurs. I love Arizona. And I absolutely love Arizona entrepreneurs. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is one of the reasons Arizona is ranked first in the nation for entrepreneurial activity. The ACA has a three-pronged approach of “recruit, grow, create,” and though Contatta supports everything the ACA is doing, it’s in their efforts to “grow” and “create” that Contatta and the ACA are most closely aligned.