On Thursday PitchDay at AZCI attracted the largest number of companies and attendees in its history. At the 4th annual event hosted by the Arizona Center of Innovation (AZCI), 23 companies gave 5 minute pitches to over 100 attendees. Companies came from incubator organizations from across Arizona including ASU SkySong, Aztera, CEI Gateway, Gangplank Tucson, NACET, UA’s McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, and Tallwave.
AZCI’s Director Joann MacMaster said that PitchDay “gives companies the opportunity to present to potential investors, mentors and partners. It’s great for the companies and entrepreneurs.”
Unlike other venture pitch events, PitchDay is not a competition but instead follows a showcase that allows teams to get feedback from members of the audience. “We see great benefits for AzCI companies to participate in PitchDay, this is an excellent opportunity for them to showcase their new ventures and meet with potential partners and investors.” said Corey Smith, AzCI Entrepreneur in Residence.