The fall 2018 Challenge brings new and exciting opportunities to Arizona entrepreneurs, now 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. 


Fall 2018 Season Schedule*


First Round Application Window – August 24 to September 14

Application Information Workshops – August 27 to September 6

First Round Judging – September 24 to October 19

Semifinalists Announced – October 29

Semifinalists Application Window – October 25 to November 2

Semifinalists Judging – November 6 to December 1

Finalists Announced – Week of December 3

Finalists Pitches – December 4-5

Awardees Announced – Week of December 10



*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 2018 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 2018 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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