Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge

Applications have closed. Watch the live pitch on May 28. Details below.  

Has your startup pivoted to address COVID-19? 

You could win up to a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at the Arizona Community Foundation.

Here's how it works:

  • Submit your innovation via the link below by May 22, 2020
  • Four startups will be selected and notified by Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
  • The final four selected will be invited to present at a virtual, live pitch event on May 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. 

Targeted Sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Education & Retraining
  • Manufacturing and Supply Chain
  • Economic Recovery

Judging Criteria:

  • Demonstrates a scalable solution that can be rapidly deployed in our community for COVID-19 impact.
  • Identification of key development and deployment milestones and metrics and project management plan.
  • Promotes favorable public awareness for entrepreneurial responsiveness to meet urgent challenges presented by COVID-19.
  • Demonstrated history of management team performance.
  • Identification of collaboration partners or community end-users who are prepared to purchase/use the product or services. (local market)

Funding award contingent on due diligence findings.

Tune in to GPEC's Regional Report series on May 28 to watch the four semi-finalist startups pitch their concepts live. 


Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge Partners

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