Closing The Gaps

Creating a roadmap for success

Arizona is on the cusp of a technological rise. invisionAZ will accelerate the growth of Arizona’s vibrant tech ecosystem by creating, promoting, and leading the framework that allows technology, innovation, and investment to flourish. The blueprint of invisionAZ was developed based on the response from leading tech experts at the 2017 AZ Tech Innovation Summit. We assembled a roadmap of real solutions to address the gaps that currently exist in Arizona’s tech ecosystem.

In partnership with the Governor’s Office, invisionAZ and StartupAZ are working to support Arizona startups as they navigate and accelerate through the COVID-19 pandemic with the EmergeAZ Fast Grant. EmergeAZ is focused on supporting local entrepreneurs that are helping to build our economy and expand Arizona’s tech ecosystem.  If your startup is in revenue, has been in existence for at least 12-months and has five or more employees you may be a eligible.  To learn more about the EmergeAZ Fast Grant, please visit:  www.startupaz.org/emergeaz

We are pleased to announce the first round of EmergeAZ Fast grantees.  The following companies are our first five awardees:
  • CYR3CON: CYR3CON uses artificial intelligence to predict what cybersecurity vulnerabilities hackers will attack. The SaaS-based platform, originally developed from Arizona State technology under DoD funding, enables large Fortune 500 clients to actively prevent emerging cyberattacks

  • Upfront: Upfront is a behavioral operating system for the frontline workforce that maximizes revenue and retention by improving execution of critical sales, service and safety standards. Upfront elevates frontline workers, empowers frontline managers, protects consumers, and drives immediate profitable growth for business owners.

  • Dovly, Inc.: Dovly is the first fully automated credit repair platform, based on a sophisticated algorithm proven to increase consumer credit scores. With an advanced repair engine that tracks, manages, and fixes credit, Dovly help consumers as well as the credit-driven businesses that are trying to reach them. 

  • YellowBird Holdings Inc.: YellowBird provides on-demand environmental, health, and safety professionals for companies who are unable to hire a full-time employee. The company matches the right people into companies on a gig basis helping businesses accelerate safety goal attainment. 

  • Televëda Systems LLC: televëda is an online interactive platform where adults 65+ meet, engage and stay active by participating in virtual social and recreational activities. televëda’s classes support physical, cognitive, and social well-being at senior centers, senior living communities, and cities.

To learn more about the EmergeAZ Fast Grant program, and to apply, please visit startupaz.org

Pillar 1: Capital Formation

Local support, local investment, and local management are important key factors for venture capitalists when evaluating the decision to invest significant resources and capital. invisionAZ will create an Arizona “mothership” investment fund to establish a local connection for investment communities.

Pillar 2: Ecosystem

invisionAZ will leverage current resources to encourage collaboration, develop a structure for funding innovation, and will support venture development to encourage a community-driven ecosystem. As an agent for progressive change, invisionAZ will focus on public policy that will ensure the growth of Arizona’s innovation.

Pillar 3: Culture and Connectivity

Recent legislative accomplishments in Arizona have positioned our state as a leader in the new economy. By partnering with business leaders, tech innovators, venture capitalists, and Arizona’s government leaders to create tech-driven events that attract influential leaders from across the country, invisionAZ will craft a culture that supports connectivity, collaboration, and innovation.

AZ Tech Innovation Summit

The 2020 Tech Innovation Summit will showcase Arizona innovation, will feature exciting announcements and will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other respected innovators.  This year’s Summit will take place on the greens of The Waste Management Phoenix Open, allowing attendees to enjoy some of the best golf from the world famous 18th Hole. 

Invest in Arizona’s Future

invisionAZ is creating, promoting, and leading the framework that allows tech, innovation, and investment to flourish in Arizona. To support a vibrant innovation ecosystem, invisionAZ provides the foundation for significant capital formation, creates an ecosystem to support innovation and growth, and develops a culture and regulatory environment that is attractive to entrepreneurs.

2019 AZ Tech Innovation Summit