For the second straight year, Moonshot at Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET) will host a competition for innovators with ideas in need of support and businesses wanting to expand an existing idea.
The Pioneer Pitch event, set for Feb. 22-24, is similar to ABC's Shark Tank. Workshops will be held at NACET's campus on Gemini Drive with the final competition at Lowell Observatory on Mars Hill. Potential contestants must submit an online application and post a two minute video about their product or service on YouTube by Feb. 18. Entrants will be competing for more than $15,000 in cash, scholarships and Amazon Web Services credits, as well as the chance to become an affiliate of Moonshot at NACET for a year....
Program Trains Veterans in Growing Non-Destructive Testing Sector
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- War2In, an innovative training program that certifies veterans and others in the lucrative field of non-destructive testing (NDT), is relocating from the Moonshot at NACET business accelerator to its own, larger facility in nearby Bellemont.
War2In – the name is a shortening of "Warrior To Inspector" – was the first Moonshot client to occupy the accelerator at NACET when it opened in October 2015.
"In about three years, we outgrew our space in the accelerator," said Kenny Greene, War2In's founder and one of its two instructors. "It's perfect evidence of how well NACET is working; it's a good program and a good process."......
December 28, 2018 - Symple Surgical, Inc. is graduating from the Moonshot at NACET entrepreneurial program and relocating to Flagstaff Airport Airpark. The medical device company, which has been a client of both the city’s business incubator and accelerator programs since 2015, will quadruple the size of its office and manufacturing space, from 1,800 to 7,200 square feet.
“Not only are we graduating, but we are graduating with honors,” said Daniel J. Kasprzyk, president and CEO of Symple Surgical, Inc., (SSI) and Poba Medical. Poba Medical was founded in 2016 as a second company to supply SSI’s need for catheter devices and intricate balloon assemblies.
“We have created a business idea in under two years, proven the business model, grown strategically and now will scale to meet the overwhelming global demand for our products and services,” he added.....