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

 

The 2022 AIC first-round applications are now closed.

 

2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge Schedule

  • August 1, 2022: First Round Applications Open
  • August 31, 2022 at 5 p.m.: Applications Close
  • September 1 - September 30, 2022: First-Round Judging
  • October 3, 2022: Semifinalist Applications Open
  • October 4, 2022: Semifinalists are Announced
  • October 17, 2022: Semifinalist Applications Close
  • October 20 - November 9, 2022: Semifinalist Judging Period
  • Week of November 14, 2022: Finalists Announced
  • Week of November 14, 2022: Final Pitches
  • December 1, 2022: Awardees Announced

If you applied for a previous round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, you could still access past results and feedback here. You may also review previous application documents to learn more about the application process for a future Challenge.