ACA Pitch Competition

Wednesday October 16th, 1:00p-4:00p

New this year, DesTechAZ and the Arizona Commerce Authority have partnered to present the first-ever Arizona Innovation Challenge Graduation Showcase! Ten Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio companies that have graduated in the most recent Venture Ready accelerator program cohort will show off their perfected pitches live before a panel of judges from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. To close out the day, all guests are welcome to join a VIP reception with a special congratulations from Woz, meet the companies, and celebrate their success. One company, selected by the judging panel, will receive the DesTechAZ Startup of the Year Award, to be announced at the dinner program on October 17.

ACA
Time
Location
Welcome, Set-Up, Introductions
1:00p – 1:10p
Palomino 6-7
Air2O
1:10p – 1:25p
Palomino 6-7
Persosa
1:25p – 1:40p
Palomino 6-7
Trainual
1:40p – 1:55p
Palomino 6-7
Breezing
1:55p – 2:10p
Palomino 6-7
BREAK
2:10p – 2:20p
Qwick
2:20p – 2:35p
Palomino 6-7
Quote Countertops
2:35p – 2:50p
Palomino 6-7
Paradigm Diagnostic
2:50p – 3:05p
Palomino 6-7
BREAK
3:05p – 3:15p
Virtuous
3:15p – 3:30p
Palomino 6-7
Mindset Medical
3:30p – 3:45p
Palomino 6-7
eTrack
3:45p – 4:00p
Palomino 6-7
CLOSING REMARKS
4:00p – 4:10p
Palomino 6-7

Companies Competing

Air2O is a advanced hybrid cooling system suitable for residential, commercial and industrial applications in Arizona and will deliver 70% energy savings over conventional air conditioning technology. From their headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona Air2O are already delivering their technology to over 20 countries around the world with companies such as PepsiCo, Jaguar and IKEA all benefiting from their energy saving technology.

Persosa gives brands the ability to serve personalized content to their customers through their entire website, showing customers what they want, when they want it. It is the critical missing piece of the marketing “Holy Grail”: end-to-end mass personalization, delivering a truly personalized customer journey from start to finish.

Trainual is an online software tool for growing companies to easily onboard, train, and keep their teams up to date on company processes and policies.

For the first time, accurate metabolic information is at your fingertips. Breezing tracks your metabolism over time and helps you create a diet and exercise plan that’s right for you. Your metabolism tells you how many calories you need to lose, gain, or maintain weight. Breezing gives you the precise metabolic information you need to reach your weight goals.

eTrack’s IoT SaaS solution provides real-time predictive and prescriptive alerts that eliminate downtime, increase productivity and safety, and reduce maintenance costs by 25%, transforming heavy equipment management.

Mindset Medical is an interoperable digital health platform that efficiently obtains and transmits personal health information (PHI) between patients and healthcare providers. We deliver patient data as clinical information to physicians, saving the healthcare system time and money.

Our quoting software has modernized the way people buy countertops by offering customers the ability to create an accurate instant quote via any internet device without the necessity of a sales person. Our user-friendly interface allows even the novice customer to use our product without formal training creating a simple approach to what can be a complicated process otherwise.

Qwick is an on-demand staffing marketplace for hotels, caterers, event venues, restaurants, and bars to fill shifts in real-time with servers, bartenders, cooks, and dishwashers. We connect businesses with high-quality, reliable, pre-vetted food & beverage professionals who want to make extra money working extra shifts.

Virtuous is the marketing automation, CRM & donation platform helping nonprofits scale generosity. Modern donors want a personal connection to the causes they care about – BUT most charities are handcuffed to legacy software originally built for mass direct mail marketing. Because of their inability to connect with their constituents, nonprofits are spending more and more money to grow and retain donors. Virtuous provides an all-in-one solution which allows nonprofits to create personal connections with donors and 10x their fundraising.

Paradigm offers accurate, comprehensive and clinically actionable cancer genomic profiling and therapeutic information in 4-5 business days to better improve cancer patient care. The Paradigm Cancer Diagnostic (PCDx®) comprehensive genomic profiling test analyzes DNA, RNA, and Fusions as well as Protein by immunohistochemisty to provide treating physicians and patients with more precise information about the specific cancer pathways in the tumor to allow for more effective treatment decision-making.