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Angel investors in Arizona can now receive a partial tax credit for investing in high-tech early stage companies.
"Have you wondered where and how people are making a full-time income from home? One of the ways they do it is by starting their own import/export business. While this may seem to be difficult task, it is actually very easy to do - thanks to the awesome power of the internet."
"AZ TechCelerator, a four-building campus, in Surprise, Arizona, totaling nearly 60,000 square feet is designed to accommodate your needs and provide you with the affordable space, tools and resources to grow your business."
AZ Disruptors is a software incubator in Scottsdale, AZ, that appears to be based on the Y Combinator model.
CO+HOOTS is a co-working space for creative types in central Phoenix.
"Gangplank offers co-working space free of charge to encourage people to value working collaboratively with others of various disciplines. One of the goals of the collaborative is help people increase their circe of influence and knowledge. While working collaboratively we hope to stimulate the chance for serendipidity to fall favorably on those participating. In addition to co-working space Gangplank offers a weekly hacknight that acts as an ability to connect, share ideas and launch new ventures in the community."
"LaunchSpot is a new era of co-working space and tech incubator in a town that needs it. With a great funnel of innovation, amazing mentors, successful entrepreneurial founders and strong capital funding, look for LaunchSpot to do great things in the near future."
"You spend half your awake hours in an office. Why not at least make it a cool one? Union WorkSpace is a collaborative office concept set in an architecturally defined environment. We offer our members permanent work space amongst a community of unique professionals."
The innovation challenge offers students and young entrepreneurs a chance to fund their idea. See other opportunities that ASU offers.
"For over 15 years, Invest Southwest (including its predecessors, AVCC then AAIC) has been the best way for investors to connect with the Southwest's most promising ventures. The forum takes place on February 22, 2007 at the Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale at Troon, where ten up-and-coming companies present their plans and financing opportunities to angels and venture capitalists. Attendance is limited to accredited investors, sponsors and presenting companies"
Find a local networking event near you. This site is geared towards young professionals in cities across the United States who are looking to build a network. Visit the site to find an event near you.
Phoenix area networking events.
"If you want to grow your business, expand your expertise, explore new opportunities, build a band of resources and mingle with your peers sign up today. Don't miss this exciting day of education and motivation that will energize, synergize and maximize your success."
WordPress-related events around Arizona.
The Arizona Center for Innovation is a new high tech incubator promoting the development of high technology companies in Southern Arizona through a disciplined program of business development.
AZ TechCelerator is a business incubator in the Northwest Valley.
Bioscience incubator jointly run by the city of Peoria, BioAccel, an Phoenix-based non-profit, and a commercial real estate company.
CEI is a community-based facility at GateWay Community College. CEI provides business incubation programs and services to both resident clients and non-resident "affiliate" clients and makes available many of its business development and entrepreneurship programs to the community.
This is a new program launching in late 2012 modeled after Tech Stars and Y Combinator.
Discovery Triangle has created a great map of co-working spaces, incubators, and accelerators in the area.
"We engage with clients in two ways. Resident clients operate their businesses out of NACET's high-tech facility, taking advantage of a dynamic business environment without costly overhead expenses. Affiliate clients use the shared office environment when needed, primarily conducting their business out of their own offices or laboratories. All clients take full advantage of NACET's incubation program."
"SEED SPOT is an incubator focused on supporting Arizona's most innovative social entrepreneurs; those creating high impact ventures that improve the lives of people and communities on a local, national, or global scale. Each year, SEED SPOT runs two 4-month programs - one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Our two programs include a Full-Time Program and an Evening Program. Eligibility requirements mandate that all ventures demonstrate social impact, prove customer validation, showcase a strong revenue model, and are generating less than $250,000 in annual revenue. Additionally, all entrepreneurs must reside in the state of Arizona."
Arizona Technology Investors (formerly ATIF) is an active community of accredited investors who invest in early-stage technology companies based in Arizona. ATI was founded in 2007 and has quickly become an important resource for new technology ventures that are the future of our local economy.
Directory of all known venture funds, angel investor groups, major corporate investors, SBICs, and other related entities based in Arizona. Also includes a few non-Arizona funds that have invested in Arizona companies.
Tucson based group of angel investors seeking to invest in companies in the Southwest.
A statewide organization which promotes the growth of bioindustry in the areas of public policy, member services, education, business networking, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Networking, seminars, healthcare, and other benefits for small businesses.
Dedicated to advancing the technology industry in Arizona.
Arizona Science and Technology Enterprises LLC (AzTE) was established in 2003 as an Arizona Limited Liability company with the ASU Foundation as its sole member. Pursuant to agreements with Arizona State University, AzTE operates as the exclusive intellectual property management and technology transfer organization for ASU. AzTE conducts its activities on behalf of ASU in accordance with policies of the Arizona Board of Regents and ASU. AzTE also collaborates with other universities on technology transfer.
Arizona's recognized and authoritative apolitical source of information and expertise on telecommunications and information technology infrastructure for enhanced economic development and quality of life in the New Economy.
The Arizona Internet Professionals Association. Join the mailing list and connect with thousands of like-minded folks across the state.
The Inventors Association of Arizona (IAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individual inventors get their product to market.
"We are a community of volunteers sharing resources, knowledge and a passion for entrepreneurship and wealth creation. The MIT Enterprise Forum collaborates with over 200 corporate and education organizations that connect technology entrepreneurs with resources which makes the commercialization of technology faster and easier. We are dedicated to helping technology entrepreneurs with direct access to experienced and successful CEOs through a series of coaching panel events of local business experts."
"We are excited to launch the Phoenix Innovation Foundation, a non-profit corporation designed to support community events in the arts, technology, and social communities. Limited to non-profit activities."
The SCORE Association is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE Phoenix is dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth, and success of small business in Arizona and nationwide. SCORE's main function is to provide confidential, one-on-one business counseling to meet the needs of business startup, expansion or problem solving assistance. There is generally no cost to the entrepreneur for these services.
"SkySong is an innovation center designed to help companies grow by providing business services and programs offered or facilitated by Arizona State University. These services include access to new technologies, capital networks, business education and a skilled workforce that are delivered through the Venture Catalyst at ASU, which is headquartered at SkySong.
A non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, established to foster entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurs in Arizona.
Resources for getting your business established in Arizona.
Look up corporate information about Arizona companies.
This Arizona's "online resource center - a website where you can find information on business licensing, statewide resources, certification, procurement opportunities, and much more... for every stage of your business development."
Small Business Services (SBS) offers support, opportunities, and advocacy through several key functions: - Guides you through what you need to know to start, expand, or relocate a business in Arizona including licensing information and statewide resources. - Collaborates with state agencies and numerous business organizations to promote entrepreneurship among minority-, woman-owned, small and disadvantaged business enterprises. - Advocates on small business issues that are important throughout Arizona.
Directory of state, federal, and local programs available to entrepreneurs and investors in Arizona.
The AZ Innovation Challenge is a bi-annual business plan competition that awards qualified, innovative startups and early stage companies up to $250,000 in grant funding to grow their business, ultimately advancing innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona. It is administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the state's economic development agency tasked with improving Arizona's overall economy through the creation of quality jobs. The ACA focuses on the attraction of valuable business to Arizona, the expansion of existing business, and the creation of new business. Target industries include aerospace and defense, semiconductors, bioscience, optics, and renewable energy.
Resource guide for the City of Chandler. Whether you are starting a business or building a home, this will guide you through it.
The Chamber of Commerce for Flagstaff will help you get started in Flagstaff if you are starting a business
If you need information for the city of Gilbert, this resource may have what you are looking for.
The City of Phoenix has assembled a variety of resources to help local entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
This will help you get started in the City Of Scottsdale if you are starting a business.
Find out everything you need to know about starting a business in Tucson on this page.
Publications available from the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
"NACET is designed to support the creation of successful science and technology-based companies that provide high-wage jobs in northern Arizona. Our mission has three components: To stimulate technology transfer and new business creation To help emerging businesses succeed through their critical first years To facilitate the funding of promising new businesses that create high-wage jobs and produce a net gain for the region as a whole"
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