Plug and Play Accelerateaz Announces New Sustainability Accelerator Program
7 Dec 2023
Plug and Play accelerateAZ, a program of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), announced today a new Sustainability program that will support the growth of Arizona sustainability-focused startups. The new program, announced at the Plug and Play Silicon Valley Summit in Sunnyvale, California, will launch in Spring 2024.
The accelerateAZ Sustainability program will support startups in the areas of renewable energy, water resiliency, sustainable mining, circular materials and carbon neutrality. The program will accelerate two batches of startups per year, connecting them to leading corporate partners to foster collaborations.
“Over the last decade and more, the ACA has worked closely with our innovation partners to advance our startup ecosystem and create new opportunities for Arizona entrepreneurs,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “The Plug and Play accelerateAZ Sustainability program represents an exciting new chapter in these efforts. We are grateful to Saeed Amidi and the entire Plug and Play team for their continued partnership and look forward to leveraging this unique program to help more early-stage Arizona businesses scale.”