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Ozark IC is one of 48 companies selected to compete for the 2020 MassChallenge prize. The finalists were selected from 244 companies from 34 countries.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS September 2020 – Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc. was the only Arkansas-based company to be chosen as a finalist in the 2020 MassChallenge global contest.
On Tuesday, MassChallenge, a global, zero-equity startup accelerator, announced the list of 48 companies who have made it to the final round. The full list of finalists can be found at this link:
The 48 finalists were selected from the initial pool of 244 startups through a process of presentations and evaluations from investor and executive judges. The final judging step requires the distillation of the company’s capabilities, contributions and plans into a 15-minute presentation. The final winners will be selected in October.
“MassChallenge has been an amazing experience for Ozark IC, and me, in particular” said Dr. Matt Francis, Ozark IC’s Founder and President, “While it is definitely a great validation of our team and our products, the access to our mentors has had an enormous impact. They have provided invaluable advice on everything from presentations to company organization and priorities. Whether we are a final winner or not, going through the MassChallenge process has been of enormous benefit to Ozark IC and me personally. I am very grateful to MassChallenge and the Houston Cohort.”
About Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc.
Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc (Fayetteville, AR). was founded in 2011. Ozark IC’s mission is to bring the internet of things to everywhere it isn’t; anywhere hot, cold or in extreme vibration/radiation. Ozark IC brings computing to the edge in the extreme conditions experienced in Energy Exploration, Aerospace, Space Exploration and Industrial Controls. Ozark IC’s solutions include hardware and software, integrated circuits, and packaging. Ozark IC’s strategy and technology have led industry watchers to recognize Ozark IC as a disruptive player in the rugged electronics marketplace.
MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with seven locations worldwide, MassChallenge equips bold entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo and to create meaningful change. Since launching in 2009, more than 2,400 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $6.2B in funding, generated more than $3B in revenue, and created more than 157,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.