2016 Inc. 5000 List


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For more than three decades, Inc. Magazine has recognized the fastest-growing companies in the United States for its annual Inc. 5000 list. Among notable alumni like Microsoft (1984) and GoPro (2014), Pinnacle Transplant Technologies landed at #1590 on the 2016 list, citing growth of more than 230% over the last three years. Read the full announcement online.

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2015 Spirit of Enterprise Awards, Emerging Enterprise (ASU W.P. Carey School)



The Spirit of Enterprise Awards is Arizona’s premier celebration of entrepreneurship. Each year, for the past 19 years, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has recognized businesses that positively impact our economy while exhibiting ethics, energy, and excellence in entrepreneurship.

Read more about Pinnacle’s award at the Arizona Republic or the Phoenix Business Journal.

2015 IMPACT Business of the Year – Small to Medium Business Sector – 250 employees or fewer (Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce)

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 28th annual IMPACT Awards in May 2015, with Pinnacle Transplant Technologies and Goodwill of Central Arizona earning accolades as the 2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community.

“It is such an honor to receive the 2015 IMPACT Business of the Year Award,” said Noah Stromer, chief operating officer of Pinnacle Transplant Technologies. “It’s a testament to the hard work of our associates and to the generosity of donor families. The underlying force of what we’re doing and the positive impact that we’re having on people keeps us going. Every day, our goal is help people and make their lives better. It’s a great honor to be in such company with all of this year’s IMPACT recipients.”

Read more about the award from the Phoenix Business Journal.

2014 Fast Lane Honoree (Arizona BioIndustry Association-AZBio)


The AZBio Fast Lane Award recognizes companies that surpassed crucial milestones on the journey from discovery to development to delivery. Significant progress can be measured by activity in the past 18 months in the areas of clinical results, regulatory approvals, certifications, collaborations, funding awards, product launches, job growth or product sales milestones.

2014 Inaugural Venture Madness Champion (Invest Southwest)

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Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, pits 64 of the most promising startups against one another in a bracket-style, head-to-head competition. Pinnacle Transplant Technologies won the inaugural competition at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, back in 2014.

Read more about the 2014 competition at the Phoenix Business Journal or AZ Tech Beat.

2013 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Grant (Flinn Foundation)

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The Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program was established in 2013 to foster entrepreneurship and help early-stage bioscience firms develop into successful and sustainable businesses. This competitive program provides $30,000 in funding support and a set of program services for up to six early-stage bioscience firms administered through a nonprofit partner. Opportunities are also offered to engage with the state’s bioscience, academic, and policy leaders.