I  AzCI (Arizona Center for Innovation)


     Office Locations:

University of Arizona Science and Technology Park
9040 S. Rita Road, Suite 1270
Tucson, AZ 85747
Phone: 520-382-3260
Fax: 520-382-3299



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    AzCI is a technology innovation center and business incubator located at the UA Tech Park that helps entrepreneurs transform their innovative ideas and discoveries into successful ventures through: business planning; customized training and workshops; events; individual mentoring and expertise; partnerships; plug-and-play office space; and access to high-quality equipment and laboratory facilities. In the Mentored Launch program, participants have the opportunity to explore and apply current business ideas relevant to their new project. The startup companies also receive individual coaching from mentors experienced in technology innovation, product development and business management.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Anita Bell Acting Director for the Arizona Center for Innovation
    Bruce A. Wright President
    Corey Smith Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Kristin Saad Administrative Assistant


    Portfolio companies include:

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      D'Mention Systems

      Dataware Ventures
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      DemeteRx Pharmaceuticals
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      Legionnaire Credit Solutions
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      New Bloom Pharmaceuticals
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      Property Management EZ
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      Universal Bio Mining
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