2013 About the Arizona Center for Innovation


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Brief description of Mentored Launch services provided by the Arizona Center for Innovation, a technology incubator and innovation center located at the UA Tech Park in Tucson, AZ.

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  • Above is the schedule of events from spring 2013. New events about to launch this fall!
  • 2013 About the Arizona Center for Innovation

    1. 1. Introduction to AzCI Founded in 2003, the Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) is a business incubator and innovation center that promotes and accelerates technology commercialization, helping entrepreneurs transform their ideas into successful companies through: focused programs world-class expertise exceptional facilities
    2. 2. The Incubation Process © Arizona Board of Regents AzCI offers a range of services from pre-incubation support to commercial success. Mentored Launch is our core incubation service. Mentored Launch
    3. 3. Mentored Launch Disciplined program of business development … … validation … collaboration … domain expertise … focused mentoring … team development … business plan … financial modeling … investor ready … launch
    4. 4. Mentored Launch Q2 2013 Event Line-Up: 4/4 Business Plan Prep, by Corey Smith 4/18 Social Media for Startups, by The Caliber Group 4/25 Video Pitch Sessions with Guest Mentors 4/26 McGuire Venture Competition and Showcase (loc: Eller) 5/2 Intern Presentations 5/2 Accounting & Insurance for Startups, by Regier Carr & Monroe, and Hub International 5/4 Race the Sun (loc: UA BioPark) 5/7 Brown Bag Pitch 5/9 Pitch Day 5/14 Fast & Curious Speed Networking (loc: ASBA) 5/15 CEO Roundtable 55th Arizona Legislature, Arizona Technology Council, Tucson Metro Chamber 5/16 Hire Smart, Retain the Stars and Lose the Losers, by Effortless HR 5/23 Team Reviews and Follow-Up 5/31 Export Readiness, by District Export Council (loc: Miracle Mile Police Station) 6/6 Mentored Launch, by Corey Smith 6/11 Innovation Arizona Summit (loc: Tempe Center of the Arts)
    5. 5. Focus on Success ADMISSION PROGRESS GRADUATE Validation Execution Revenue Milestones Criteria Review Success Sustainability Mentoring
    6. 6. ATIF Our Extended Team
    7. 7. Our Extended Team The STATS: 87% of incubator graduate companies are still around after 5 years; while the opposite may be true for those who go it alone (www.NBIA.org). We believe this success is also attributed to the strong teams and partnerships incubators can provide: MENTORS are successful entrepreneurs, seasoned executives and content experts who volunteer their time to assist companies with team formation and ongoing support. SERVICE PARTNERS are trusted professional service providers and local businesses that provide specific project support (lawyer, accountant, research, etc.) to AzCI companies at discounted rates. AzCI provides an extensive network of mentors and partners. If you would like to join our efforts, please contact us or visit www.azinnovation.com for more information. UA Local Mentors $$$ Success National
    8. 8. AzCI @ UA Tech Park AzCI @ UA Tech Park: • Full service semi-private offices, collaboration center, meeting rooms, video conference, kitchen, library, server room • 14 wet & 8 dry labs, prep, cell culture, equipment with onsite lab manager • UA Tech Park amenities, café, Starbucks Mark’s lab tour: www.azinnovation.com/index.php/our-facilities/labs-a-equipment UA Tech Park: • 1,345 acres • 50+ companies, 7,000+ employees • Solar Zone • Testing, evaluation and demonstration • Secure location • Transitional office and lab space
    9. 9. Success Since its start in 2003, AzCI has served over 75 new companies working on a wide wide range of technologies, roughly half of which stem from the University of Arizona. LUCEOME Biotechnologies
    10. 10. Success We are now accepting applications for the Mentored Launch program. The Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) provides companies with an immediate community presence, a strong team of partners, and direct access to exceptional resources. Being accepted into a nationally recognized incubator like AzCI is a significant milestone for any new venture. If you have a technology project or new venture and would like to participate in our program, we invite you to please contact us. www.azinnovation.com (520) 382-3260