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Food Forward Showcase

Celebrate Tucson's tasty innovation and new up-and-coming food entrepreneurs.


Cash prizes

Secret Judges will select a winner. Guests help select a People's Choice winner.

Local Food, Drink, and  Networking

Enjoy an evening connecting and (re)connecting with community noshing on local bites and drinks.

Exciting Unveiling

Be the first to get a sneak peek of an exciting new resource coming to Tucson. 

Celebrate the graduates

Meet the companies who have been hard at work in Startup Tucson's first ever food accelerator. 



5:00pm - 6:30pm: Showcase

Meet the companies while you preview their booth, sample their products, and learn more about their exciting new businesses.


Submit your favorite companies to win a cash prize with a "People's Choice" award. Secret Judges will also be selecting a cash prize winner!   

6:30pm - 8:00pm: Reception

Evening networking reception. With brief programming to include opening remarks, program graduation, exciting announcements, and the winners of the cash prizes will be announced. 

Enjoy fully local treats, with beer from Ten55 Brewing Company, wine from the Sand Reckoner, and appetizers from Flora's!

Startup 101 - June 2024 (8-10am)
Startup 101 - June 2024 (8-10am)
Jun 26, 2024, 8:00 AM
Online Workshop
Meet Our Companies
Blondie's Ice Cream creates homemade ice creams to delight all ages. Posted up in a completely self-contained, solar powered, retrofitted 1973 horse trailer, Blondie's Ice Cream is excited to share scoops at your next corporate event, street fair, block party, or wedding. Coming to a Tucson street corner near you.
Boujee Pops

Boujee Pops are for all ages. We provide hand crafted, small batch ice pops, with unique flavors not typically found elsewhere. Made with organic ingredients and and locally sourced produce.

Casa Modern Tucson

Casa Modern is a crafter of modern cocktail elixirs and syrups to add an indulgent flare to any home barkeep's shelf. We produce high-quality, unique flavor profiles to bring your favorite cocktail to your living room.

Chocolate 66

Chocolate 66 is a small locally women owned chocolate business. We are dedicated to hand create classic chocolates while incorporating whimsey. We are a made to order company and able to fill your chocolate needs and dietary choices (nut free, dairy free and gluten free)

Flaming Oats

I provide high nutritious vegan protein-packed oatmeal for health conscious people and rule-breakers who prefer savory over sweet. 

home away from home salsa

Home Away From Home Salsa is a company that provides you with delicious, blended homemade Nana Sylvia's Salsa from our kitchen to yours. Your tastebuds will take

you on a journey through the old pueblo.

keto fresh bakery

We are an online bakery serving the best sugar-free, low carb, keto cheesecake you have ever tasted.

kings kreations catering

We provide the perfect food selection alternative to the on the go individual. Those who love to share amazing memories with their family and friends while having a satisfying food experience to remember. 

liz bakes tucson

Liz Bakes is a cottage kitchen certified home bakery that specializes in recreating the classics-the things that your grandma would bake you on the weekends when you would go over to visit. Liz Bakes loves getting to reimagine childhood favorites like pop-tarts, while also creating custom baked foods like cookies, cakes, and pies. Liz Bakes offers gluten-free and vegan options as well - because everyone should be able to enjoy a cookie if they want to. 

on top of spaghetti

On Top of Spaghetti is a Tucson-based pasta sauce brand delivering fresh, high-quality, and authentic marina sauce. On Top of Spaghetti currently produces two varieties of marinara sauce using the same recipe: one chunky, and one blended. A brand new business, On Top of Spaghetti intends to add more flavors in the future.

Sonoran Salsa Works

Sonoran Salsa Works is dedicated to capturing centuries of authentic Mexican flavors and traditions, which you can taste in our signature salsa macha, a spicy, crunchy and smoky sauce that elevates everything you drizzle it on!

souper foods

We created SouperFoods to bring delicious, nutrient-dense, plant-based soups to busy people. We use only real, organic ingredients, with no seed oils or added sugar. We believe that what you put into your body, you get out, and that you should not have to compromise your health because of your busy lifestyle.

sito's fresh market

At Nana's tamales we pride ourselves in bringing authentic and traditional Mexican flavors to your table. While exploring with flavor is fun, at Nana's Tamales we believe that there are many Mexican recipes waiting to be shared with the world. Please join us as we introduce our authentic Mexican tamales to Tucson.

myco munchies

We use the magic of oyster mushrooms to create a salty umami delicacy with the perfect amount of chew to beat those jerky cravings. We packaged out product in compostable packaging to reduce waste and help our environment. 

yummy crumbs

Yummy Crumbs was founded in 2017. Owner Meagan Miller has always had a passion for baking and used that same energy to transform the average cookie into something spectacular! You can find Yummy Crumbs cookies at local Tucson / Vail markets and they’re also available for local pickup. Some of Yummy Crumbs most popular flavors are Birthday Cake, Andes Mint, S’mores and Cinnamon roll!

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