The Fall 2019 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 2019 Season Schedule*


First Round Application Window – September 5 to September 27

Application Information Workshops – Week of September 9

First Round Judging – October 7 to October 21

Semifinalists Announced – October 23

Semifinalists Application Window – October 24 to November 1

Semifinalists Judging – November 5 to November 20

Finalists Announced – Week of November 25

Finalists Pitches – Week of December 1

Portfolio Companies Announced – Week of December 9


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


Application Instructions

The first round applications application is closed. If you applied for a previous round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, you can still access past results and feedback, here. You can review the Fall 2019 application documents to learn more about the application process for a future Challenge.


Attend an Information & Application Workshop

The Arizona Innovation Challenge Information and Application Workshops provide an opportunity to learn more about program updates, the application process and important deadlines. Workshops are free of cost and available in Phoenix and Tucson. Workshops for the Fall 2019 Challenge are no longer available, but you can register to be notified for the upcoming workshops for the next Challenge.



Application Videos

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