Fall 2020 Application Section

The Fall 2020 Challenge brings new and exciting opportunities to Arizona entrepreneurs, granting up to 10 awardees up to $150,000. Each awardee will be enrolled into the ACA's premier mentor-led accelerator, Venture Ready, as well as exposure to investors, business executives and successful startup CEOs and media. 


Fall 2020 Season Schedule*


First Round Application Window – August 3 - August 31

Application Information Virtual Workshops – July 21 - August 10

First Round Judging – September 7 - October 1

Semifinalists AnnouncedWeek of Oct 5th

Semifinalists Application Window – October 5 - October 16

Semifinalists Judging – October 19 - November 6

Finalists Announced – Week of November 9

Finalists Pitches – November 17

Portfolio Companies Announced – Week of November 23


*Note: All dates are approximate and subject to change.



Attend an Information & Application Workshop

Join a virtual Information and Application Workshop to learn more about program updates, the application process and important deadlines. Workshops are free of cost.