Phoenix, AZ—In partnership with Governor Doug Ducey, invisionAZ and StartupAZ have launched the EmergeAZ Fast Grant to support Arizona entrepreneurs as they navigate and accelerate through the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $1 million has been allocated to the grant fund with anticipated awards of $25,000 – $50,000.
With the leadership and vision of Governor Doug Ducey, the EmergeAZ Fast Grant will support local entrepreneurs that are building Arizona’s economy and expanding the tech ecosystem in the state.
“As Arizona manages the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we continue to build out our tech ecosystem to position the state for economic recovery and continued prosperity,” said Jack Selby, Chairman of invisionAZ. “We have incredible local talent that are creating the jobs of tomorrow and this grant opportunity will allow us to support and grow these companies here in Arizona.”
The grant is specifically designed to identify startups with emerging technologies designed to address the current economic, health, or societal challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The mission of the StartupAZ is to build a local community of entrepreneurs that want to make a positive impact in Arizona,” said Brandon Clarke, co-founder and CEO of StartupAZ. “Governor Doug Ducey’s steadfast leadership and support of entrepreneurs during this challenging time is vital to creating the Arizona we envision. We are excited to work with our partners at invisionAZ on this grant project and look forward to helping local talent grow and thrive.”
Arizona based startups that are in revenue, have been in existence for at least 12-months and have five or more employees may be eligible to apply for the grant. For more information about the EmergeAZ Fast Grant, visit: https://www.startupaz.org/emergeaz.
invisionAZ will accelerate the growth of Arizona’s vibrant tech ecosystem by creating, promoting, and leading the framework that allows technology, innovation, and investment to flourish. The blueprint of invisionAZ was developed based on the response from leading tech experts at the 2017 AZ Tech Innovation Summit. We assembled a roadmap of real solutions to address the gaps that currently exist in the Arizona’s tech ecosystem. Learn more at invisionaz.org.
StartupAZ exists to help Arizona’s most innovative startup companies improve their leadership, performance, and connections, while inspiring generosity and philanthropy within their communities. We thrive on empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs, helping them grow, give back, and positively impact Arizona. Learn more at startupaz.org.