2016 Spirit of Enterprise Finalists

The BBVA Compass Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award

Tanga.com (Chandler) - The marketplace for deal-seekers shopping for thousands of products in their favorite brands.

TASER International (Scottsdale) - Protecting lives and providing public safety by transforming law enforcement technology through electrical weapons development.

The Social Impact Award

Willmeng Construction (Phoenix) - A locally owned and established building contractor that specializes in ground-up and tenant improvement projects in Arizona.

Coplex - A startup studio focused on collaborative product design, development, and growth strategy using lean and agile techniques.

The Emerging Enterprise Award

CampusLogic (Gilbert) - Cloud-based technology that simplifies the financial aid process, to help boost enrollment, efficiencies, and the student experience.

eVisit (Mesa) - A HIPAA compliant 2-way video platform, built for healthcare practice and hospital systems that helps increase patient flow and revenue.

The Gary L. Trujillo Minority Enterprise Award, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Minority Enterprise Award

CO+HOOTS (Phoenix) - A collaborative workspace that provides a professional, inspirational and self-sustaining space to grow and nurture entrepreneurialism.

Sentinel Fence & Contracting (Scottsdale) - Construction industry experts with a reputation of providing value added service to customers across the country.

The Hahnco Companies Special Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award

Tiempo Development (Tempe) - Creator of unique and powerful software that provides supporting services for innovative companies that require software to operate their business, or that create software solutions for their clients.

meltmedia (Tempe) - Developer of websites, web apps and mobile apps that provide for engaging digital experiences and improved business operations.

The Student Entrepreneur Award

EpiFinder (Scottsdale) - Provider of proprietary clinical decision support software that enables doctors to diagnose epilepsy syndromes at the point-of-care.

33 Buckets (Tempe) - "Clean Water Consultants" that work with communities to develop solutions for their clean water issues.