Startup Tucson is a community-oriented nonprofit, committed to supporting the dreamers, builders, and makers that fuel the future of our vibrant city. 

Think big. Take risks. Build smart.

First-Time Founders

High-quality, low-cost


programming for new startups looking to take their business from idea to launch. 

Learn business fundamentals with qualified mentors and experts guiding you step-by-step.

Small Businesses

Not a techie? No problem!


From creatives, to makers, to foodies and store fronts- Startup Tucson can connect you to the education, experts, and know-how you need to build or grow a thriving business. 

Scaling Ventures

Startups that have already successfully launched and are gathering traction need customized support to take their venture to the next level.


Check out our services for scaling ventures and experienced founders.  

Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs

Through the support of a USDA grant, Startup Tucson and our partners are launching a whole new suite of services to support ​the agricultural producers and food entrepreneurs that power our unique City of Gastronomy. 

Corporate Innovators

Well-established corporations and businesses should never stop innovating. 

Startup Tucson offers advanced courses and services to help your team run better, think bigger, stay lean, and pivot quicker.  


Help us make an impact for entrepreneurs and our community by becoming an organizational supporter or partner.  

We have tons of ways to collaborate and get involved! 

Celebrating Innovation in all its Forms
Join us April 15th for a day-long digital entrepreneurial experience including Southern Arizona's largest pitch competition, inspirational community Resiliency Awards, and powerful thought-leaders. 
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April 15


Small businesses & startups are the engine of our economy, responsible for 90% of all new jobs created

in the United States.


Startup Tucson plays a vital role in the development of our region, punching above our weight for an organization founded in 2012. 

Our alumni have brought millions of dollars to our economy, and have added dozens of high-quality jobs.


Our mission is to increase the diversity, quality, and number of startups and small businesses launching and growing in Southern Arizona. 

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Alumni have raised

in investment capital

Diversity is essential


new jobs

244 +

entrepreneurs in our network membership

Our founders are more diverse than national averages, but that is not enough! We are resolved to continue to make entrepreneurship welcoming and accessible to all.

Women-Owned= 75%

POC Owned = 45%

Veteran Owned= 15%

Student Owned= 20%

Idea Stage Companies= 34%

Launch Stage Companies= 34%

Growth Stage Companies= 34%

Exited = 1%


Event attendees each year


Love this organization.

Since I arrived in Tucson a couple of years ago, Startup Tucson has helped me get my bearings as a new entrepreneur, and connected me with key advisors, opportunities, and mentors. And they make it so easy to get started too - I went to my first Startup Coffee a couple of weeks after moving and haven't looked back"

- Early Stage Tech Startup Founder

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Startup Tucson has provided me with essential tools as a creative to succeed. It is a wonderful environment to connect and network and meet others that will help you and guide you. 

- Creative Entrepreneur


DISCOVER a guide to
the tucson startup ecosystem 

Wondering what exactly are all of the resources and organizations helping entrepreneurs in the area? We've got you covered!


In partnership with SALC we have whipped up a user-friendly digital directory of the many organizations and opportunities you can take advantage of in the area.

It's just one of the ways Startup Tucson is your personal concierge to the startup community!

*hint*hint* You should ALSO join our newsletter; it's chock full of local happenings, events, and opportunities to keep you in the loop.  

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P.O. Box 1214, Tucson Arizona, 85702 

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