Submit a New Organization
for the Startup Ecosystem Guide
For purposes of this Startup Ecosystem Guide, Startup Tucson and SALC define partners as those stakeholders working to unite, and build the Southern Arizona innovation and startup ecosystem. Partner organizations should have an entrepreneurs-first mindset and be service oriented. Newer organizations and events must be in existence for at least 6 months and have executed a full program or event cycle to be considered.
For a full list of partner types and other details on our application process,
please read the Full Terms and Conditions before submitting your application
Terms and Conditions
For purposes of this Guide, Startup Tucson and SALC define partners as those stakeholders working to unite, and build the Southern Arizona innovation and startup ecosystem. Partner organizations should have an entrepreneurs-first mindset and be service oriented. Newer organizations and events must be in existence for at least 6 months and have executed a full program or event cycle to be considered.
To keep the opportunity open for Startup Tucson to apply for federal funding in the future, partners for this project (i.e. organizations listed within the Ecosystem Guide will be initially limited to:
Public or private non-profit organization or associations that seek to serve small-businesses, entrepreneurs or support the innovation ecosystem through any of their programs or events
State, county, city, or other political subdivisions of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government or Indian Tribe engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions;
Departments, Colleges or Centers of Institutions of higher education;
Economic Development organizations and associations;
Business and membership organizations and groups;
For-profit entities whose primary mission is to serve entrepreneurs and offer services or trainings for business owners and entrepreneurs that go beyond private consulting and contracting and are not offered for the sole purpose of revenue generation;
Large annual events, reoccurring networking events, or co-working spaces that aim to serve entrepreneurs;
Additional resource guides to assist entrepreneurs in accessing services designed to support them.
Startup Tucson will evaluate all forms submitted against this criteria to determine proper fit and new profiles will be added to the Guide once a month. Startup Tucson reserves the right to remove any organization that is determined to be a bad actor by acting predatory to local entrepreneurs. Startup Tucson also reserves the right to remove inactive organizational profiles if it is reported that entrepreneurs cannot access the service as described. This will be done through the SALC Digital Ecosystem Guide Advisory Committee after following various levels of due diligence.
*Special Note for Professional Services and Vendors: Startup Tucson does envision adding professional and vendor services to the guide in future iterations. We understand the value that a trusted network of service providers representing the complete suite of business support tools can offer to entrepreneurs and are evaluating processes that ensure we can continue to users receive connections to qualified candidates. To be added to the list of professional services for consideration in future versions of this Guide, please email email@example.com.