Learn About ACA Accelerator Fund at Oct. 18 Event

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) will present details on the Accelerator Innovation Accelerator Fund at the next Coffee & Connections networking event on October 18. 

The ACA has access to $18.2 million for loans and wants to help small businesses in Arizona qualify. Thurston Jennings, ACA Vice President, Capital Strategies, will explain the requirements and the process of the Arizona Innovation Acceleration fund at the next Coffee & Connections, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 18 at the Innovations Incubator, 145 S. 79th Street, Chandler, AZ.

This 5-year program targets industries including renewable energy and sustainability, bio and life sciences, electronics, information technology, aerospace and defense, and advanced manufacturing. The goal is to provide financing to small businesses and manufacturers, in collaboration with private finance partners, to foster business expansion and job creation in Arizona.

Coffee & Connections is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited seating. To register, visit http://clients.azsbdc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=10320184

Coffee & Connections is a quarterly series presented by the SBDC in partnership with the Innovations Science & Technology Incubator in Chandler. More information is available by contacting Maricopa SBDC Clean Technology Coordinator Sanjay Dhole at sanjay.dhole@domail.maricopa.edu .

Mark your calendars for the 2013 series:

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013 

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