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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mentors & Advisors
Startup Tucson offers various opportunities for experienced mentors and experts to pay-it-forward.
Using your knowledge, expertise, and experience to help an entrepreneur grow is rewarding and exciting!
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 chalk-full of local happenings, events, and opportunities to keep you in the loop.
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 essencial
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.
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
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