See the 25 semifinalists named for fall 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge

By Hayley Ringle  –  Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

The Arizona Commerce Authority has announced the 25 semifinalists in the Fall 2017 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge.

The bi-annual business plan competition for promising early-stage companies in high-growth industries will award $1.5 million this round to the most qualified, innovative startups.

Winners receive up to $250,000 each to grow their business to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in the state.

The 2017 Fall semifinalists are (listed in alphabetical order, with industry and headquarters):

  1. Breezing Co., bio and life sciences, Tempe

  2. Fullbay, IT-software, Phoenix

  3. GT Medical Technologies, bio and life sciences, Gilbert

  4. Hivemetric, IT-software, Tucson

  5. Hyver Labs LLC, IT-software, Phoenix

  6. Life365 Inc., Bio and life sciences, Tempe

  7. Merchant’s Garden AgroTech Inc., bio and life sciences, Tucson

  8. MicronView LLC, bio and life sciences, Tucson

  9. MobileLogix, which recently changed its name to AgileField Inc., IT-software, Scottsdale

  10. N4 Power, cleantech/renewable energy, Scottsdale

  11. NanoPin Technologies Inc., Bio and life sciences, Phoenix

  12. OTOjOY, IT-hardware, Phoenix

  13. Paradox LLC, IT-software, Scottsdale

  14. PHR Plus, IT-software, Scottsdale

  15. Renewology, cleantech/renewable energy, Salt Lake City, Utah

  16. Polyceed Inc., cleantech/renewable energy, Tucson

  17. Resonea, bio and life sciences, Scottsdale

  18. SimpleWan, IT-software, Phoenix

  19. Six Bricks, IT-software, Scottsdale

  20. SkinSafe Inc., bio and life sciences, Scottsdale

  21. Swift Coat, advanced manufacturing, Peoria

  22. The TouchPoint Solution, IT-hardware, Scottsdale

  23. Urbix Resources LLC, advanced materials, Mesa

  24. VB Cosmetics Inc., advanced materials, Chandler

  25. VivaHR, IT-software, Phoenix

There were 115 eligible applicants from which the 25 semifinalists were selected, according to an ACA spokesman.

Judging will take place between Nov. 13 and Dec. 1, with finalists expected to be announced the week of Dec. 11. The winners are expected to be named the week of Dec. 18, according to the ACA.

Read the original article, here.

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