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 23

Finalists Pitches – Week of December 1

Awardees Announced – Week of December 9


*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.



Application Instructions

The application window for the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge opens September 5, 2019. All first round applications are due before 5PM (AZ time), September 27, 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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