The Spring 2019 Opens Monday, February 25!

The Spring 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 business-mentorship program, Venture Ready, as well as exposure to investors, business executives and successful startup CEOs and media. 


Spring 2019 Season Schedule*


First Round Application Window – February 25 to March 22

Application Information Workshops – Week of February 25

First Round Judging – April 1 to April 25

Semifinalists Announced – Week of April 29

Semifinalists Application Window  April 30 to May 12

Semifinalists Judging – May 13 to May 31

Finalists Announced – Week of June 3

Finalists Pitches – June 10-11

Awardees Announced – Week of June 17




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


Attend an Information & Application Workshop

Join an Information and Application Workshop to learn more about program updates, the application process and important deadlines. Workshops are free of cost and available the week of February 25.



Application Instructions

The application window for the Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge opens February 25, 2019. All first round applications are due before 3PM (AZ time), March 22, 2019. If you applied for a previous round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, you can still access past results and feedback, here.


Application Videos

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