The Arizona Center for Innovation provides access to a large network of experienced mentors. These are successful entrepreneurs and content experts who volunteer their time. Mentor services include:
Learn more about what mentors do or apply to become a Mentor.
Partners are local businesses and consultants who support our work by providing discounted products or services to AzCI companies.
Flowers, Rieger & Associates, has solutions to your toughest tax, financial and business concerns. Serving Tucson since 1984 with over 100 years combined CPA experience, we offer a full range of Auditing, Accounting, Tax, Consulting and Information Services. With excellence and pride in our work and the highest level of client service available, see for yourself why we are one of Tucson's leading accounting firm for businesses and individuals.
To benefit you or your business, we have an experienced staff of several certified public accountants to timely meet your financial, accounting and tax planning needs.
Our service philosophy is the same concerning our clients: To provide thorough, accurate and professional services at reasonable cost in a timely manner, with no unexpected surprises to our clients. We are pro-active and aggressive, as we monitor and inform our clients of the application of tax and business changes that may affect them or their businesses.
In addition to close personal attention and complete confidentiality, as a courtesy to you, we offer our bi-monthly newsletter, our annual tax deduction checklist and an initial consultation (up to one-half hour) on a no-charge basis.
Tim Rieger, Principal
2919 E Broadway, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85716
R & A CPAs (the "Firm") is a full service public accounting firm focused on providing services customized to the needs of our clients. Our professionals bring years of experience in personal and business tax planning, multi-state and international taxation, entity structure planning, accounting system design and implementation, cost accounting and federal acquisition regulations consulting that can help your new business meet its goals. Our partnership with the Arizona Center for Innovation demonstrates our commitment to assisting new high technology companies navigate the challenges of establishing an appropriate accounting system that complies with applicable requirements and to assist those organizations with tax and business planning. Many new companies also benefit from our ability to provide a customized business development program with internet based accounting solutions and full service back office accounting services.
R & A CPAs, a professional corporation
Phillip C. Dalrymple, Shareholder
4542 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85745
From bio-med to information technology to manufacturing to retail and service businesses, Arizona SBDC Network business analysts assist business owners with a variety of business issues, including marketing, management, technology commercialization (including SBIR/STTR), finance (both commercial and equity issues), strategic planning, business plan development and more. Each analyst combines professional consulting services with one-on-one counseling skills to cultivate and guide entrepreneurs to success. Seminars and workshops in cutting-edge business strategies are designed to serve the educational and training needs of entrepreneurs, senior management and other team members. Thanks to funding partners, the Small Business Administration, Pima Community College and Southern Arizona Technology Council, all one-on-one counseling is at no charges to our clients.
Small Business Development Center
220 N Commerce Park Loop, Suite 160
Strategy 1 is a world-class, full service business and personal development coaching firm. We specialize in helping technology firms reach higher levels of achievement by improving their core competencies in planning, people and process.
Our Planning Services include strategic and business planning, sales and marketing strategy, and organizational restructuring. Our People Management Services include leadership and skills training for entrepreneurs, executives, emerging leaders and sales professionals.
Our Process Services, which focuses on improving quality and systems in all areas of a business, include cycle time reduction, project management, team building and QuickBooks services.
Many members of our team have specific expertise in building and developing successful technology companies in Tucson and around the globe. From assisting start-ups with planning to helping existing companies find new opportunities, we have the experience, tools and passion to take technology companies to the next level.
John Dennis, President and Co-Founder
900 E River Road, Suite
Tucson, AZ 85718
EffortlessHR, Inc.is an affordable, comprehensive Internet HR program designed for small businesses. EffortlessHR was designed to assist the busy owner or small HR Department with the multitude of HR functions, providing employee management and data collection, access to Federal and State Laws, How To Guides, over 300 forms, and a great report writer.
Why are these functions important? Most small businesses do not have a need for a full time human resource department or they may have an individual assigned to handle the company HR needs but may not be fully versed in what needs to be done. Entrepreneurs usually come from the corporate arena, where if they had a specific need, they picked up the phone and asked HR to handle it. They are now the HR department or they need to know how to handle "it", whatever "it" is.
Having information available at their fingertips, 24/7, allows the business to better manage their employees and their time. Our goal is to help small business reduce risk by staying in compliance, save time and save money, thus allowing them to be able to spend more time in revenue producing activities.
7235 E. Camino Vecino
Tucson, Arizona 85715
Human Resource Management requires a wide range of time consuming tasks that demand many types of expertise. The right documentation begins with compliance. Focus: HR, Inc. has a staff of experts that will assist you in accomplishing these functions and give you more time to concentrate on increasing your revenues and improving your "bottom-line" results. Focus: HR, Inc. assists in the following: Payroll Administration & Processing; Human Resource Administration; Federal & State Regulatory Compliance; Employee Benefits/Insurance; Workers Compensation; Safety and Security Programs and Focus HR Advantage-Risk Management & Loss Prevention.
6802 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710
Great network technology support translates to more successful business. Nextrio, LLC is the trusted technology advisor or hundreds of small businesses in Southern Arizona. Whether you need a full-service outsource IT department, a SWAT team for specific technical projects, or a Virtual CIO to provide a roadmap and/or oversight, Nextrio is the most cost-effective way to manage your company's technology. Our friendly staff has extensive experience deploying technology that solves real world business problems in a variety of industries.
Cristie Street, Managing Partner
5225 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85750
HUB International is a leading global insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services
2375 E Camelback Rd, Ste. 250
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Koty-Leavitt Insurance Agency's roots date back to 1940 in Tucson. Through internal growth and mergers of several Tucson based insurance firms, Koty-Leavitt has become one of the largest independent agencies in Arizona.
Our goal is to exceed your expectations and we have the expertise and resources to do it. We safeguard your business with a consultative approach that starts by taking the time to appreciate your unique situation. We stand out not only because of what we do for our clients, but how we do it. We help our clients every day with business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and surety bonding.
Lloyd Koty, CPCU, ARM, AFSB
Vice President / General Manager
6992 E Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710
Summit Contract Management provides "cradle to grave" Government Contracting support to inventors, entrepreneurs and small to medium size businesses. We specialize in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SSTR) programs. Our services include: assistance with finding grants/contracts to bid, all areas of proposal preparation, contract award review, contract administration; including preparation of consulting and subcontract agreements, project management, Government accounting and billing, Government property management, intellectual property (IP) management (understanding rights to IP while working under a grant/contract) and contract closeout. Summit Contract Management offers 25 years of experience in Government Contracting.
Summit Contract Management
Sandra DiCosola, President
PO Box 69131
Tucson, AZ 85737
Brian Harlow, Managing Partner
Harlow Spanier, PLLC
4007 E. Paradise Falls, Ste. 212
Tucson, AZ 85712
Hayes Soloway, P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in Tucson, Arizona, Manchester, N.H. and an affiliate office in Phoenix, Arizona, serves a worldwide client base that spans over 180 countries and includes start-up businesses, Fortune 100 clients and industry leaders in aerospace, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemical technologies, mechanical and electromechanical technologies, and micro electronics.
The firm's practice includes all areas of intellectual property prosecution and litigation including: conducting patent, trademark, service mark, and copyright searches and evaluations, and active prosecution to issue; obtaining trademark, service mark and copyright registration and protection; structuring, drafting and negotiating contracts for protection, assignment, and licensing of intellectual property rights; protecting business information and trade secrets, and drafting related non-disclosure, non-competition, anti-solicitation and anti-piracy issues and resolving intellectual property disputes through litigation.
Nick Soloway, Esq., Partner
3450 E. Sunrise Drive, Suite 140
Tucson, AZ 85718
Lawrence Hecker's law practice, Hecker & Muehlebach, PLLC, focuses primarily in the areas of corporate law and securities regulation, business start-up, public and private offerings and other transactions involving capital formation, corporations, corporate finance and real estate. Mr. Hecker has experience in representing publicly held companies and compliance with the reporting and other requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, He has extensive experience in handling sophisticated transactions involving corporations, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. Lawrence Hecker is a frequent panelist and speaker on securities regulations and corporate law and capital formation education seminars.
Lawrence M. Hecker, Partner
405 W. Franklin
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: 520.798.3803 ext. 32
Lewis and Roca, LLP, founded in 1950, is a leading business law firm in the Southwest. The firm serves a diverse base of local, regional, national and international clients. In today's ever-shifting markets, established and emerging companies continue to look to Lewis and Roca to provide the solid foundation on which their businesses are built. We work to enhance and enable our clients' success, while cognizant of each client's unique personality, needs and goals. We have extensive experience and expertise across a wide range of legal areas from corporate and finance, to intellectual property and taxation law. Our Corporate and Securities Law Group, for example, can help you start a new enterprise, negotiate a strategic partnership or guide you through your relationships with investors. Our Intellectual Property Group will work with you to identify, protect and enforce your intellectual property rights, including issues involving technology/Internet Law, cyber-security and cyber-liability.
Sivan R. Korn, Partner
One South Church Avenue, Suite 700
Tucson, Arizona 85701-1611
Nguyen & Tarbet specializes in intellectual property law, with offices located in Tucson, Arizona and Westminster, California. Our attorneys provide personal service and quality counseling on a range of intellectual property issues across a variety of industries and technologies. Our services include procurement of patents, trademarks and copyrights, and licensing transactions. We also provide counseling on the patentability of inventions, assist in strategic planning and portfolio management, analyze validity and infringement issues, and conduct freedom-to-operate patent searches, due diligence investigations, re-examinations, and interferences. Attorneys and professionals at Nguyen & Tarbet are highly skilled, having earned technical degrees and advanced degrees in the sciences and engineering, as well as having substantial work experience in both law and technical disciplines. Our clients include individuals, start-up companies, universities, hospitals, and large corporations.
Quan L. Nguyen, Patent Attorney
6039 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., has been providing exceptional service to clients since 1938. With more than 400 attorneys in offices throughout the Western United States, we are one of the largest, most respected full-service law firms in the region. Our diverse client base consists of large, publicly-traded corporations, small businesses, emerging organizations, individuals and entrepreneurs. Our attorneys provide transactional and litigation legal services, and have the experience and ability to address virtually any legal matter for both businesses and individuals. Over the years, Snell & Wilmer has earned a reputation for distinguished service by offering our clients what they value--exceptional legal skills, quick response and practical solutions delivered with the highest level of professional integrity.
Lowell Thomas, Partner
One South Church Ave, Suite 1500
Tucson, AZ 85701
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is a multi-jurisdictional law firm with approximately 800 lawyers practicing in offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Squire Sanders operates as a single global partnership, which ensures client accountability and the seamless delivery of uniformly high quality legal services throughout the world. Our lawyers come from many countries and cultures, are licensed to practice in both common law and civil law jurisdictions, and communicate with clients in their native languages. Today, Squire Sanders remains committed to the fundamental principles ordained by its founders: to serve clients effectively and maintain the professional standards that distinguish both the firm and its people.
A.J. Moss, Associate
Two Renaissance Square
40 North Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Arizona Jet-Mail Services provides a wide range of mailing and fulfillment services including: mailing list processing and maintenance; variable data imprinting; 1-to- 1 marketing, statement preparation; laser, ink-jet, pressure sensitive, and Cheshire labeling; inserting, wafer-sealing, and polybagging, literature and/or product fulfillment; and kitting and light assembly. You can rely on us for project consultation through trouble-free delivery of your mailing projects. Rick Hecox Chris Chambers 3710 E. 43rd Place Tucson, AZ 85714
Business Communication Associates provides strategic presentation and individual coaching services for corporations, law firms, universities, and start up businesses. Our experts have over 30 years communications experience, and create dynamic, highly successful business presentations to venture capitalists, angels and strategic investors. Each presentation is individually designed to convey a compelling business advantage, and is tailored to the specific needs of a highly competitive investment community.
Mary S. Mitchell, President
9211 E. Lakeside Court
Tucson, Arizona 85749
Caliber Communications Group is experienced and innovative public relations, advertising and marketing communications firm. We specialize in strategic planning, new or expanding business, product or service introductions, media relations, publicity, crisis and merger communications, grand opening and other special events.
Linda Welter Cohen, President
1661 N. Swan Road, Suite 128
Tucson, AZ 85712
Ridgewood: Ingenious Communication Strategies began life as a traditional public relations agency in 1987. From these roots, our services have expanded to reflect the changing communication landscape. We specialize in strategic planning, Web development, social media strategy and implementation, video production, media relations, message development, marketing communications, and conference planning.
Peter Bramley, President
Barbara Sparks, Vice-President
220 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85705
WestWordVision is a full service marketing communications firm that helps communities and organizations successfully evolve their businesses through greater self-knowledge. We create compelling and authentic public relations, advertising, web, image and branding campaigns that highlight the relevance of our clients in the world economy.
Paula Schaper, President
PO Box 1163, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Phone: 520.394.2575 (office)
Bancroft Information Services provides customized online research for a diverse set of clients. Commonly requested research helps to shape business plans, marketing plans, and inform new product development. Also, don't forget, if you're pitching a new client wouldn't it be good to show them you know quite a bit about their industry? Services include: Client & Customer leads; Company Profiles & Backgrounds; Fact Checking; Factoid Research; Historical or Factual Research; Industry Trends and Profiles; News and Article Searches as well as: Web site Content Organization & Research; Web site Usability; Advanced Internet Search Training.
Jan Knight, Owner
3405 N. Tanuri Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750
Spectrum Printing Company is a general commercial printer specializing in serving the manufacturing and industrial community with proven, innovative programs designed to provide high quality materials, on time, and at impressive savings.
Our experienced staff consistently works to enhance our fine reputation for:
George Stewart, Owner
4651 S. Butterfield Dr. #161
Tucson, AZ 85714
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