I  Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation


     Office Locations:

275 N. Gateway Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602-286-8950



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    CEI, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, is a community-based facility at GateWay Community College. With funding from the US Economic Development Agency, City of Phoenix and Maricopa Community College District, CEI provides targeted business services and proactive business support to create a systematic link between: Technology development; Compelling markets and opportunities; Entrepreneurial and managerial talent development; Early stage capital sourcing; and Education and training, interns, coaching and business counseling. The 18,000-square-foot facility, located in the Discovery Triangle on the GateWay Community College campus, is a mixed-use, non-retail business incubator. Focused market segments include: Bio, life-science; Clean Technology; Software; and Technology Services.

    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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    Ann Marie Rucker Program Coordinator
    Patti DuBois Assistant Executive Director
    Ron Kisicki Partner
    Tom Schumann Executive Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advanced Anesthesia Specialists

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      At Cura Solutions

      Cleanroom Clearance
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      DNA on a Shirt
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      Energy Conservation Management
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      Green Ideas
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      Marsh Designs


      Oculus Studio
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      Pinnacle Transplant Technologies

      SiO2 Nanotech

      Smart Phocus
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      Voltmarc Technology
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