I  Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies


     Office Locations:

2225 N. Gemini Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-213-9234
Fax: 928-213-9720



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology



    Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET) is a business incubator program founded to assist entrepreneurs and technology start-ups succeed in Northern Arizona. NACET manages a state-of-the-art, high-tech incubator facility (10,000 square-foot) on McMillan Mesa, located in the City of Flagstaff's new Innovation Park, next to the U.S. Geological Survey campus. The program offers consulting to non-retail businesses, high-tech, science and renewable energy firms. According to published reports, three northern Arizona businesses tied to the NACET have recently received more than $2.4 million in new grant funding. The Arizona Department of Commerce, which was given the stimulus money, issued the grants. NACET assisted all three clients in applying for the funding. The Northern Arizona Technology & Business Incubator was founded in 2001 by community and business leaders intent on diversifying the greater Flagstaff economy. Funds for this project came from the City of Flagstaff, the Arizona Department of Commerce, and community investors, including Northern Arizona University, Coconino Community College, the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, Arizona Public Service, Bank of America, McCoy Motors, LNN Enterprises, and others.

    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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    Jack A. Donenfeld Mentor
    Rebecca Ruiz Project Coordinator
    T. Paul Thomas Chief Entrepreneur
    Tommy O'Connor Vice President of Brand
    Trish Rensink Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Ask The Judge
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      Electric Blue Motors
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      Flagship Biosciences
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      Foresight Renewables
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      Form Magic
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      Four Peaks Wealth Management
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      Protein Genomics
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      Sedona Energy Labs
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      Solar Mosaic
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      Southwest Windpower-Dealer Training Center
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      Stat Coordinations
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      SunWind Solutions
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      Sustainable Packaging Solutions/Kind Vines
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