Arizona Commerce Authority Announced Awardees in the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge

 

PHOENIX, AZ (December 11, 2019) — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 10 awardees in the Fall 2019 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The business plan competition — one of the largest in the country — is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale.

 

“Congratulations to our Fall 2019 awardees!” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Each of these companies is advancing exciting innovations in digital health, wearables, fintech, SaaS and more. We could not be more proud to help them scale and achieve success in Arizona.”

 

The Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge awardees are:

 

Company

Industry 

Location

Botco.ai, Inc.

IT - Software

Scottsdale, AZ

Biosensing Instrument

Bio & Life Sciences

Tempe, AZ

Emagine Solutions Technology

IT - Software

Tucson, AZ

Insurmi

IT - Software

Phoenix, AZ

OralKleen, LLC

Bio & Life Sciences

Scottsdale, AZ

OTOjOY

IT - Hardware

Scottsdale, AZ

Radpay, Inc.

IT - Software

Phoenix, AZ

Reglagene

Bio & Life Sciences

Tucson, AZ

RexPay Inc.

IT - Software

Phoenix, AZ

The Surf Network, Inc.

IT - Software

Tempe, AZ 

     

 

Companies chosen to join the Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio will participate in the ACA's Venture Ready Accelerator, which connects companies with serial entrepreneurs, high-level executives and subject matter experts. Venture Ready helps startups refine their business plans, improve go-to-market execution strategies and increase investor readiness. Participants will complete a series of panels and workshops within the subsequent 12 months of the award.

 

Media Contact

Connie Weber, Arizona Commerce Authority, (602) 845-1243, conniew@azcommerce.com

 

About the Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce.