Tailored programs meet your Unique needs  

Startup Tucson serves entrepreneurs at many stages of growth and from many diverse industries-- but what stays the same is our commitment to high-quality, affordable, and inclusive programming. 

 

We are often called the "concierge to the innovation ecosystem" because we work collaboratively with our industry partners to make sure that every entrepreneur gets what they need, when they need it. 

All year round we offer tons of great education, networking, mentoring, and other support services for free or low-cost. 

 

Click below to navigate directly to the programs that fit your specific needs, or scroll down to see a full list of services

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Our Approach
Startup Tucson programming  is:
customer-centric.
data-driven.
relationship-based.
goals-oriented.

Being a business owner is inherently risky, but that doesn't mean you can't avoid unnecessary risks. 

We use national best-practices to give your business the best chance at succeeding (or in some cases pivoting to new idea!). All of our programs and services work together to reduce the risk, increase your profits, and minimize growing pains. 

Some programming, such as our Startup Fundamentals series is developed and taught by our knowledgeable staff, while other programming is brought to you by leading subject matter experts and technical advisors. 

programs & services overview 

Our team has been busy building programming and services that adaptively meets the needs of our community.

Below we have an overview of all of the programs and services we offer, highlighting what's new and what's free!  

Events & Networking  

Surrounding yourself with peers and mentors are a critical ingredient for entrepreneurial success at every stage. Startup Tucson hosts a number of opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals to keep your learning, connecting, and growing.  

  • Startup Coffee

    Join us for this casual networking and speaker series over morning coffee featuring local entrepreneurs and friendly faces. A great way to jump into the community!

  • Startup Nights

    Cheers! Startup Nights gathers entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors at one of downtown's wonderful watering-holes for laid back community building.

  • Startup Bytes

    Tips, tricks, and stories to up-level your business in15 minute "bytes". We invite some of the top experts in their field to share tips about topics that will help tech businesses and creative entrepreneurs.

  • Founders Fire at FORGE

    This is a no-selling, no BS, no card slinging peer-to-peer networking event for a select but diverse group of growth-stage founders.

  • Network Membership Program

    A free membership program with loads of perks, including access to a digital networking platform

  • Black Business Town Hall

    A quarterly platform to connect the Black Businesses through authentic conversations about improving support and services for black entrepreneurs.

  • TENWEST Impact Festival

    Premier professional development festival brings together hundreds of community leaders over multiple days to discover your role in creating impact.

Central to our work is providing high-quality entrepreneurial education programs at a low-cost so they are accessible to all.  Below is a quick summary of our signature educational programs.

  • Startup Labs

    Startup Labs is our introductory course -- a perfect starting point to design, iterate, and ticker with a new product, service, or company you are building. After completing this course, you are eligible for the free Network Membership.

  • Startup Fundamentals

    This is a six-part series (including Startup Labs) that provides a foundational footing to launch or grow your company at an affordable cost. After completing this complete series, you are eligible for the Momentum Mentor Sprint.

  • Advanced & Technical Workshops

    In additional to foundation courses, Startup Tucson offers a range of courses for growing/established companies or for any entrepreneur looking to go a little deeper into a subject.

  • Action Advisor Program

    Network Members can schedule "office hours" with our Action Advisors who are subject matter experts to get specific guidance on a variety of business topics.

  • Momentum Mentor Sprint

    After successfully completing Startup Fundamentals you can participate in a two month structured one-to-one mentorship program with business leaders.

  • IdeaFunding

    IdeaFunding is a full day conference and pitch competition for entrepreneurs with hundreds of business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs. It is part of TENWEST Impact Festival.

  • Tech Prep

    A 14 week course to teach novices how to think and learn like a programmer.
    This innovative program goes beyond simply teaching a single coding language to providing a framework for learning all languages.

  • Corporate Innovation Workshops

    Startup Tucson offers a number of workshops and team-based seminars to help established companies continue to innovate and used applied lean strategies to fuel growth and productivity.

  • Innovation Economics

    This monthly series focuses on the stats, stories, and startup success that drive economic growth by bringing national speakers to our community stakeholders.

Resources

As the hub of entrepreneurial ecosystem, Startup Tucson seeks to make meaningful connections simple and easy for entrepreneurs and community members alike.  Below are some easy ways to plug in. 

  • Tucson Digital Resource Guide

    We have created a user-friendly guide of the resources and organizations that support entrepreneurs to make it easier for you to navigate and get the help you need.

  • Startup Tucson Bulletin

    Sign up for entrepreneurial ecosystem community news on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis.

  • Tucson Shops Tucson

    This easy-to-use web platform makes it easy to shop the many awesome small businesses and startups in our community by bringing them all in one place to brows and discover.

  • Startup Tucson Blogs

    Follow our blog to stay informed on developments in our startup community.

  • Business Resource Library

    Network Members can access a comprehensive and curated resource library of templates, tools, videos, literature, and databases to help you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Additional Initiatives 

Our team consistently innovates to launch programs and initiatives to respond to specific emerging needs and communities. Below are some of these special projects we are working on. 

  • Arizona FORGE Ecosystem Community Member Model

    In collaboration with Arizona FORGE, Startup Tucson offers a membership model for ecosystem partners with a number of perks

  • Remote Tucson

    In partnership with numerous ecosystem stakeholders, Startup Tucson has spearheaded an initiative to attract talent by encouraging remote workers to move to Tucson with a perks and benefits package to sweeten the deal.

  • Student Talent Development

    We have partnered with TIME STEP to link talented students to local employers for paid summer internships (free for employers!)

  • Website Launch Box

    Many entrepreneurs would like a modern, attractive website, but aren't quite ready to invest in a full build out. The Launch Box program is designed to fill that need by providing simple websites at a very affordable rate.

  • Women in Tech Fellowship

    Through the support of the an SBA Award, Startup Tucson has launched a stipend Fellowship program to support the development of more women in technology and entrepreneurship.

  • Tucson Innovation Partnership

    Startup Tucson chairs an informal group that helps build collaboration and connections among ecosystem stakeholders, for a stronger system of supports for entrepreneurs.

  • Tucson Metro Chamber Discount

    Startup Tucson and Tucson Metro Chamber have partnered up to help eligible connect new startup companies access the many benefits of the Chamber for $150 for the first year.

 
 
 
 

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