UACI sponsored launch

Sponsored Launch Fueled by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Sierra Vista 

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 its inception in 2003, the program has directly served over 200 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs. This is done by providing access to people, programming, and places that help entrepreneurs take their companies from idea to market.  

Through collaboration and sponsorship with the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Sierra Vista, UACI is offering a sponsored year at the incubator for three deserving startups with committed teams working to solve a significant business or social challenge. This prize package will also include office space with the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Sierra Vista. The total prize package is valued at $10,000 per company.

Applications for the Sponsored Launch Program are open from December 1, 2022, through February 15, 2023.

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Timeline
 

December 1, 2022 – February 15, 2023: Opportunity open for applications

February 15, 2023- February 24, 2023: Judging evaluation and applicant interviews

February 28, 2023: Winning startup announced

March 2023 – February 2024: Teams participation in the UACI program

Eligibility
 
  •  The startup exists/operates in Cochise County and can take advantage of UACI programming and space at the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Sierra Vista
  •  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
TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

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