The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) finished up the Fall 2012 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant by announcing the six winners:
- Athena Wireless Communications, Surprise, AZ
- Instant BioScan, Tucson, AZ
- Post. Bid. Ship, Tucson, AZ
- Serious Integrated, Chandler , AZ
- Stat Doctors, Scottsdale, AZ
- Stimwave Technologies, Scottsdale, AZ
This is a great collection of companies that show a lot of promise. We are pleased to see the ACA making strong investments in the state’s technology sector. The bi-annual business plan competition awards qualified, innovative startups and early stage companies up to $250,000 in grant funding capital to grow their business, ultimately advancing innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona. Winning companies were selected from a pool of more than 200 applicants and 25 semifinalists.
PADT is very honored to note that we have connections with three of the winners:
Serious Integrated is a company that PADT has made several investments in and we are also proud to have them as a customer. We just recently covered them in this very blog.
Post. Bid. Ship. is another company that PADT has invested in, in this case through the ATIF Sidecar Fund 1.
Stimwave Technologies is one of PADT’s rapid prototyping customers.
Several of PADT’s owners also participated as early round judges to help select the semifinalists. We had to recuse ourselves from a large number of applications because so many of our customers are involved, which is great to see.
Congratulations to all the finalists and to the winners, and we look forward to meeting new companies in the next competition.