Our Supporters


The Maricopa Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) provides advising, training, online courses and resources for businesses throughout the valley. They work with businesses in every industry and at every stage of growth from start-ups to well-established companies, making them Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses. More info: maricopa-sbdc.com.


Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) is the Southwest's leading provider of engineering services and products for Simulation, Product Development, and Rapid Prototyping. The organization also runs PADT StartUpLabs at CEI, an onsite maker space providing affordable 3D printing and design services for Phoenix-area entrepreneurs. More info: www.padtinc.com.

VA Angels, Phoenix

One of Canada’s leading angel investment groups, the VA Angels have member locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Winnipeg, and now Phoenix (housed in the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation). Since 2003, the organization has done 100 deals worth $35 million and is one of the most active angel groups in Canada. More info: vaangels.com.


AZBio is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 6 trade association promoting the growth of Arizona bioscience companies. The Association is comprised of Member organizations in business, research and education, economic development, government, and other professions involved in the biosciences. As the unified voice of the bioscience industry in Arizona, AZBio strives to make Arizona a place where bioscience organizations can grow and succeed. More info: azbio.org.


HubSpot is an inbound marketing software platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. The company also supports accepted incubators and accelerators, and their respective seed-stage startup companies, through its Jumpstart program. More info: hubspot.com.

Lean Stack

Based on Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and optimized for Lean Startup, Lean Stack provides the Lean Canvas for entrepreneurs, universities, accelerators, and more to help communicate their business model more effectively with internal and external stakeholders. More info: leanstack.com.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. More info: aws.amazon.com.


Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology fosters business growth and economic vitality, creating high-quality jobs for the region. NACET’s powerful program matches entrepreneurs, startups and growing companies with the appropriate resources such as staff coaching and advising, grant programs, access to specialty labs and equipment, intellectual property and capital resources, or our extensive network of mentors, faculty, staff, interns and alumni from local businesses and academic institutions. More info: nacet.org.