Arizona Bioscience News: ASU medical school; Venture Madness finalists; Moonshot rural pitch competition

February 1, 2024

By brianpowell

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ASU makes progress toward establishing new medical school, could admit students by 2026 / KJZZ

Arizona State University is officially an applicant with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accreditation body for medical schools, and hopes its new School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering can get preliminary accreditation by 2025 and start admitting students in 2026.

Venture Madness announces 16 finalists for 2024 pitch competition / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Venture Madness, the longest-running venture capital and pitch conference in Arizona, has announced the 16 finalists from 130 applicants for the competition in April featuring early-stage and emerging growth companies.

Startups to Watch 2024: 10 companies with big plans / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

AZ Inno is highlighting 10 companies on the cutting edge of innovation in 2024 for its annual Startups to Watch list that aim to disrupt health care and more.

TSMC investing $5 million in new semiconductor apprenticeship program / Phoenix Business Journal

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is investing $5 million to establish a new semiconductor technician apprenticeship program with plans to train 80 facility technician apprentices over five years with support from the city of Phoenix and the Arizona Apprenticeship Program.

Yavapai College SBDC partners with Moonshot to host the Moonshot Rural Pitch Competition supporting entrepreneurs and startups / Prescott Times

The Yavapai College Small Business Development Center and Moonshot have announced the 2024 Moonshot Rural Pitch Tour is returning to Yavapai County as part of the fifth annual event series.

Upcoming Events/

February 2: Ivy Center Community Tour
February 3: ASU Open Door Downtown Phoenix
February 13: SINE 2024 at BIO5
February 17: ASU Open Door Polytechnic
February 24: ASU Open Door Tempe
February 29: DARPAConnect Phoenix
March 13: AZBio Day at the Capitol