Sponsored Launch Fueled by Spencer Fane LLP
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is a startup incubator network with outposts across the Southern Arizona region and a mission to grow scalable startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy. Since inception in 2003, the program has directly served over 200 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs. This is done through providing access to people, programming and places that help entrepreneurs take their companies from idea to market.
Through a collaboration and sponsorship with Spencer Fane LLP, UACI is offering a sponsored year at the incubator for one deserving startup with a committed team that is working to solve a significant business or social challenge in the science and technology industry.
This prize package will also include office space at UACI plus additional legal support from Spencer Fane (as detailed in the Terms and Conditions linked below).
Applications for the Sponsored Launch Program are open from January 10, 2024, through February 2, 2024.
January 10, 2024 – February 2, 2024: Opportunity open for applications
February 5, 2024 – February 16, 2024 Judging evaluation and applicant interviews
February 16, 2024: Final Startup IN-PERSON Interviews & Presentations
February 23, 2024: Winning startup announced
March 2024- February 2025: Team participation in the UACI program
•The startup exists/operates in Southern Arizona and can take advantage of UACI programming and space at UACI
•The startup is pursuing an innovative solution to a significant business or societal challenge
•The startup is pursuing a scalable business model
•The team has a strong overall commitment to commercializing its innovation
•The team must have at least two founders or team members contributing significant efforts and time to the startup
•The team should demonstrate a need for incubation services
•The team is making a significant difference in our local and global communities through innovation