The promotion of entrepreneurship is a state-wide endeavor. As such, additional tools are available to assist in the growth and expansion of the start-up community.
Angel Tax Credit
Eliminates Arizona capital gains tax liabilities associated with investments in small businesses.
Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund
$18.2 million loan participation program fostering business expansion and job creation in Arizona by providing debt financing for small businesses.
Arizona Innovation Challenge
$3 million awarded annually to the most promising technology ventures to help promote and fund Arizona innovation.
AZ Fast Grants
Up to $5000 grant to pay for consulting services to advance Arizona-based technology companies.
AZ State Trade and Export Promotion Program (STEP)
Export assistance grant for small businesses as they export products.
SBIR & STTR Training Program
Prepares business owners to write compelling grant applications with development workshops, structured mentoring and follow-up guidance from business experts. SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) are competitive awards-based programs that finance small businesses hoping to commercialize their technology innovations.