Promote Entrepreneurial Climate

March 30, 2020

By brianpowell

New UArizona business incubator opens in Oro Valley 

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation at Oro Valley opens its 4,000-square-foot incubator with the capacity to support up to eight bioscience startups. The center partners with the Bioindustry Organization of Southern Arizona on a competition for startups. 

Moonshot at NACET to provide services to Navajo entrepreneurs 

Moonshot at NACET, an entrepreneurial-development program based in Flagstaff, will provide business planning and entrepreneurship training to Navajo entrepreneurs and existing businesses through a $150,000 grant provided by the USDA Rural Business Development Grant Program. 

Three Phoenix startups named finalists in international pitch competition 

i-calQ, BMSEED, and Equus Innovations are three Arizona firms among 30 finalists in the BIO International Stadium Startup contest. The startups enable medical tests and results from a smartphone, help scientists study traumatic brain injuries, and treat equine injuries. 

Statewide pitch competitions honor bioscience companies 

Venture Madness awards $15,000 in the medical category of its competition to Phoenix startup Additive Implants Inc., creator of cervical spacers for back and neck surgeries, while the Arizona Innovation Challenge names NeoLight and Sentinel Monitoring Systems, which provides rapid and real-time microbial monitoring, as 2020 awardees. 

Fifth annual Arizona Bioscience Week features television special 

The 2020 Arizona Bioscience Week pivots to a virtual format with a one- hour television special, Celebrating Life & Science, daily online community- educational programs and panels, and the White Hat Life Science Investor Conference, featuring 32 presenting bioscience firms.