Your support matters
We exist to build a more equitable, vibrant, and forward-looking economy by elevating diverse entrepreneurs, but we can't do it without you.
Are you ready to invest in the future of Tucson?
Bec0me a Sponsor
Be the one to fund the programs that help bring our entrepreneurs big ideas to life.
Bec0me a collaborator
Many hands make light work. Through collaborations with partner organizations we are able to amplify each other's impact.
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Startup Tucson is a featured 501(c)3 in Benevity, corporate giving platform.
Through the generous support of our sponsors, Startup Tucson has helped build an ecosystem in which startups and their founders are a driving force for an exceptional future for Tucson.
Together we can work to move the needle on meaningful development, civic engagement, and upward mobility opportunities for our whole community.
Additionally, our sponsors receive a wide range of Sponsor Benefits in recognition for their support.
Our core belief is that collaboration across the innovation ecosystem is the best way to help entrepreneurs, grow our city's economy, and transform the narrative of our region.
We have deep respect for the incredible diversity of entrepreneurial support organizations in our city and we are honored to partner with an incredible group of innovation leaders.
We have found that having formalized partnerships is the best way to have the greatest impact, achieve our mutual goals, and streamline efforts on both sides. We would love to explore what a partnership would look like with your organization and how we can help each other succeed and grow.
Formalized referral processes
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In-Kind and Value-Added Benefits
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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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%