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Startup Tucson 

Advisory Committee

The Startup Tucson Advisory Committee provides advice to the Startup Tucson team to ensure we continue to offer high-quality, market-necessary services that serve diverse communities and retain systemic collaboration throughout the region.​

Thank You

Aaron Eden

Moves the Needle

Co-Founder and CEO

Andrew Moore

BlueStone Ventures

Director

Base Horner

Desert Angels

Screening Panel Chairman

Courtney Williams

Emagine Solutions Tech 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Danny Knee

Community Investment Corporation 

Executive Director

Edward Cruz

Go For Vertical 

Founder & CEO 

Eric Smith 

UA Tech Launch Arizona

Commercialization Network

Manager

Heather Hiscox

Moves the Needle 

Co-Founder and Co-Director 

Joann MacMaster

UA Tech Launch Arizona 

Sr Director, Venture Development

Juan Padres

City of Tucson

Economic Development 

Mark Jepperson

Working Change

Consultant & Writer

Rosally Sapla

Eloquito

Founder

Stephanie Bermudez

Startup Unidos 

Founder

Tommy Rompel

SGNT

Co-Founder and COO 

Amber Smith

Tucson Metro Chamber

President and CEO

Anita Bell

Arizona Center for Innovation

Director

Brian Ellerman

UA Arizona Forge

Coordinator

Cristi Street 

Nextrio 

Co-Founder & CEO

Dillon Walker 

Hydrant

Principal

Ellen Kirton 

Pima Community College 

Director

Francisca Villegas

YWCA Advancement Center

Director Women's Business Center

Jacqui Bauer 

Rent Lab 

Founder and CEO 

Joe Broschak

University of Arizona

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Katina Koller

Barrio Co

Partner

Nick Morin

Growers Network

CEO

Shane Reiser

Startup Genome

President & Executive Director

Steven Smith

Covation

CEO

Ana Grief

Pima Community College

Business Development

Barb Campbell

Campbell Consulting

Mentor

Carol Stewart

UA Tech Parks Arizona

CEO

Dan Janes 

Madden Media 

CEO

Doug Hockstad

Tech Launch Arizona

Assistant Vice President 

Emil Tremblay

SGNT

Co-Founder & CEO 

Gina Catalano

Barrio Co 

Partner

Jen Koevary

Avery Therapeutics

Chief Operating and Finance Officer

John Dennis

Strategy1

co-Founder & President 

Krista McGarvey

Arizona Commerce Authority

Vice President 

Rick Ygnve

UA McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

Director

Shiva Planjery

Codelucida Inc.

Co-Founder & CEO 

Teresa Bravo 

Pima County 

Coordinator of Economic Development 

Do you feel you have knowledge and experience to share with the startup community? Contact us to find out how you can join the Startup Tucson Advisory Committee.