Innovation in Arizona
January 7, 2013
University of Arizona has always been at the forefront of the Arizona economy, from its start as a land grant college to the current work it is doing with its Tech Launch AZ.
Prior to the current buzz about innovation, a smart group of people including Bruce Wright created a Center for Innovation, following the models of technology incubators across the country.
Arizona Center for Innovation, or AZCI, has incubated a number of businesses that have taken root here. We have been encouraging them to open a branch for technology ideas Downtown. Until that happens, we continue to support the new companies that AZCI helps create.
To that end, we wanted to bring to your attention a series of events being held at AZCI through the spring.
The first three months focus on development of business plans and an associated PowerPoint presentations that leads up to Innovation Day on March 28th on the UofA campus. It is intended that each client company will have a tabletop at the conference and be prepared to ‘pitch’ their business to attendees.
The capstone event for the Spring will be AzCI Pitch Day scheduled for Thursday, May 16.
For further information, please see http://www.azinnovation.com
|10-Jan||Thur||Building Your Team||Workshop|
|29-Jan||Tues||STTR/Army Topics (@ UofA)||Workshop/Public|
|31-Jan||Thur||Lean Launch/Clean Tech||Workshop/Public|
|7-Feb||Thur||Sales & Business Development||Workshop|
|12-Feb||Thur||Mission/Vision Statement||Lunch & Learn|
|14-Feb||Thur||Business Plan Development||Workshop/Public|
|21-Feb||Thur||Building Financials with GUST||Workshop|
|28-Feb||Thur||Business Plan Mentor Review||Mentor Interactive|
|7-Mar||Thur||Business Plan PowerPoint||Workshop|
|12-Mar||Tues||Innovation Day Preparation||Lunch & Learn|
|21-Mar||Thur||Business Plan PowerPoint Pitch||Mentor Interactive|
|28-Mar||Thur||Innovation Day at UofA||Conference/Public|
|4-Apr||Thur||Human Resources Management||Workshop/Public|
|16-May||Thur||AzCI Pitch Day||Presentations/Public|