Startup Tucson

Startup Tucson


Career Coaching, Consulting & Counseling

About Us

Startup Tucson was founded in 2012 after one of the first Startup Weekends in Tucson. Since that time, the innovation community has grown tremendously with more funding, support organizations, accelerators, and incubators. Startup Tucson has continued to serve as an advocate, educator, and connector for entrepreneurs. We serve over 3,000 entrepreneurs each year with over 160 active members in our network membership. Our alumni have brought over 35 million dollars of investment and over 300 new jobs in the short years since our founding.

Startup Tucson is also the founding organization of TENWEST Impact Festival, a ten-day festival celebrating the intersection of innovation, culture, technology, and social impact. The festival grew to 14,000 attendees in 2019 and continues to be a central hub of thought-leadership in Southern Arizona.

In recent years, Startup Tucson has continued to mature as an organization, building customized programs to serve the needs of a wide variety of entrepreneurs, including creative, food, and small businesses. Our positioning at “the front of the funnel” helps us attract entrepreneurs and then connect them to the resources, mentors, or organizations that best fit their needs.

We focus intentionally on creating broad, inclusive services to bring more diversity into the innovation pipeline. We work collaboratively across the innovation ecosystem to lift up and support our partners, with the collective goal of inspiring and elevating entrepreneurs to create and innovate in order to build a more equitable, vibrant, and forward-looking economy


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Rep/Contact Info

Liz Pocock
Keneshia Raymond
Program Director
Bre Smith
Program Coordinator