Startup Tucson is a non-profit that supports entrepreneurs through low-cost education, free community events, and a free membership program.
TENWEST Impact Festival
TENWEST helps the curious and the impassioned solve the great economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges of our communities.
IdeaFunding is Southern Arizona's largest pitch competition and entrepreneurial conference.
FORGE serves as a unique business innovation hub that combines startup incubation, experiential student education, and corporate innovation.
We are inviting national talent to consider Tucson as the ideal place to work remotely and offering inticing incentives for elibigble canidates.
Whether you are looking for wide open spaces or modern urban dwellings, Tucson offers high quality living for a fraction of cost.
University of Arizona Center for Innovation
The UA Center for Innovation fosters technology start-ups, emerging and mature companies develop their ideas, inventions and next evolution of product. We serve the University of Arizona's faculty and researchers as well as community entrepreneurs.
ACA Innovation Challenge
The Arizona Innovation Challenge is Arizona's leading business plan competition — one of the largest in the country — is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale.
A coworking location that offers private offices and flex space to all professionals. Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Arch Partners, LLC
Combining the diverse skill sets of the individual partners with their desire to invest personal capital in attractive opportunities, Arch Partners help companies in the Southwest achieve success.
Arizona Commerce Authority
The ACA works to advance the overall economy of Arizona by recruiting out-of-state companies, helping existing companies to grow, and partnering with entrepreneurs to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.
Arizona Corporation Commission
This state agency registers your corporation or LLC.
Arizona Founders Fund
Arizona Founders Fund provides seed-stage funding and operational expertise for Arizona's startup economy. Counsel, referrals, and dig-deep, hands-on support from successful past and present founders is a key part of the strategic value we deliver.
Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in North America, with over 850 members and growing.
Barrio + Co
BARRIO + CO collaborates with business owners and executives to solve their most vexing challenges using proven frameworks and methodologies.
BioIndustry Organization of Southern Arizona (BioSa)
The Bioindustry Organization of Southern Arizona (BIOSA) supports the creation, operation, and expansion of life science enterprises and the commercialization of university research institute-based technologies in Southern Arizona.
Blax Friday, Spotlighting Local Black Owned Businesses. The website features by category all of the Black Owned businesses here in Tucson.
Bluestone Venture Partners Copy
BlueStone Venture Partners is a life sciences venture capital fund capitalizing on the strength, creativity, and innovation found in entrepreneurial companies in the southwestern United States.
Boss Women Unite
Empowering women to take that next step in their professional and personal lives by providing a platform along with support through workshops, markets, business and personal education, focus groups and so much more.
Business Development Finance Corporation
The Business Development Finance Corporation (BDFC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to economic development by providing affordable financing for Arizona businesses.
Located in the Main Library of the University of Arizona, CATalyst Studios connects people and technology in a space that welcomes everyone.
Canyon Angels is an non-profit angel investment group affiliated with Grand Canyon University focused on funding highly scalable startups.
CATALYST Arts & Maker Space
CATALYST Arts & Maker Space is a first-of-its-kind innovative space where culture, collaboration and community intersect. CATALYST combines over 14,000 square feet of flexible learning, performance, gathering and maker spaces which highlight over 30 disciplines.
Chicanos Por La Causa
Chicanos Por La Causa is a multifaceted direct services organization, focusing on underserved communities.
Code For Tucson
Code for Tucson is a group of volunteers in Tucson, AZ working on projects with government and community partners to improve peoples' lives.
COMMON is a co-working space that offers private office space, meeting rooms, and community event space to those in need. These spaces are filled with amenities like a kitchen, wifi, printing and 24/7 digital access.
Community Foundation Campus
The CF Campus provides a platform for collaboration that allows the nonprofit community to share their resources and ideas more efficiently and effectively, thereby maximizing their impact in the community. CF Campus provides opportunities for nonprofits to convene, collaborate, and grow with administrative offices and event spaces.
Community Investment Corporation
Community Investment Corporation is a nonprofit economic development organization, assisting organizations access the capital they need to grow.
Tucson's community kitchen & culinary incubator offers licensed commercial kitchen space available to rent with by the hour.
CreativeMornings is the world’s largest face-to-face creative community.
Desert Angels is an angel investor group focused on funding entrepreneurial ventures and startup or early stage companies.
DVI Equity Partners is committed to accelerating innovation by helping entrepreneurs remove barriers, focus disruptive technologies, refine business strategies and positioning themselves for high-impact growth and success.
Downtown Tucson Partnership
DTP represents the interests of property owners and businesses in downtown Tucson, with the goal of making downtown the place people want to live, work, and play.
DreamSpring is an award-winning, 26-year-old nonprofit organization that increases access to credit, makes loans and provides a community of support to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams.
5 Lights Group
5Lights partners with exceptional entrepreneurs and innovators in growing businesses to manifest their secret. Not Angels. Not Sharks. Not Consultants. Partners.
The Flinn Foundation is a privately endowed, philanthropic grantmaking organization looking to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.
The Founders Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, having helped launch over 4,000 companies across 185+ cities and six continents, now with a chapter in Tucson.
Fuerza Local Business Accelerator
The Fuerza Local Business Accelerator program is a six-month, Spanish-language program designed to teach underserved micro-entrepreneurs important basics for financial literacy and business development.
Go For Vertical
Go For Vertical is provides education, training, and mentoring for early stage startups.
The Arizona Chapter of Golden Seeds is an angel investment group focused on supporting female entrepreneurs, both through investment and mentorship.
Hack Arizona is a student led organization fostering a world-class hacker culture in the Southwest and hosted at the University of Arizona.
Historic Brings Coworking
Office space, meeting rooms, and events in downtown Tucson’s Armory Park neighborhood.
IP Clinic (UArizona College of Law)
The Intellectual Property Clinic provides free legal counseling and services on IP matters to individuals, startups and small business having limited financial resources.
Invest Southwest is able to provide support and opportunities because of angel investors and groups, venture capital firms, corporate ventures, incubators, lawyers, CPAs, entrepreneurs and other organizations that support the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
A coworking location that offers private offices and flex space to all professionals. Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Legal Aid of Arizona
Provides free legal help for startups.
Local First Arizona
Local First Arizona is a business coalition that promotes a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating citizens about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration.
MOMENTUM Creative Cities Summit
MOMENTUM is a professional conference, organized by SAACA designed to propel creatives forward and foster a strong community of professional creative in Tucson.
McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship (UArizona)
An entrepreneurial program available to any undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Arizona to learn the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Moonshot helps entrepreneurs build successful businesses and brands & we help cities looking to create entrepreneurship eco-systems.
NAWBO Greater Tucson
NAWBO is an organization for women entrepreneurs that provides an outlet for women business owners across the country with a chapter based in Tucson, AZ
Office of Economic Initiatives - City of Tucson
The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives coordinates the City’s economic development programs for the purpose of attracting jobs and investment to the City of Tucson. It also offers local small business and entrepreneurial assistance and encourages workforce development in order to foster a long term sustainable and diverse local economy.
Optics Valley’s mission is to catalyze, convene and connect optics, photonics, astronomy and the supporting business interests throughout Arizona.
Pima Community College
Pima Community College is a two-year college serving the greater Tucson metropolitan area at six locations throughout Pima County.
Pima County Office of Economic Development
CED is five departments working together to administer Federal, State and local funds, and oversee programs to improve economic development and tourism efforts in our region to develop a healthy economy.
Pima JTED offers young people tuition-free Career and Technical Education programs online and in-person to gain professional certifications.
Rio Nuevo District
Rio Nuevo strategically invests in public and public/private projects towards a shared vision for a vibrant Tucson city center by leveraging downtown Tucson's unique competitive advantage as the region's urban and cultural center.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place, and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences. Southern Arizona has long served as a hub for art and culture.
SEED SPOT is an organization deeply rooted in the community. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting all social entrepreneurs creating a product, service, or technology that improves lives or makes the world a better place.
Silicon Valley Bank
Silcon Valley Bank provides various types of banking and funding services specifically for startups at various stages of growth.
Small Business Development Center
SBDC helps launch, grow and sustain small businesses in Arizona by providing free tools, training and one-on-one business counseling.
Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch
Modeled after traditional "VC" pitch competitions, SVP Fast Pitch invites nonprofits once a year to compete with their three-minute pitch in front of a live audience for cash grants, prizes, and exposure to Social Venture Parners vast donor network.
Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC)
SALC is a group of senior business leaders working collaboratively with others to improve our economy and quality of life. Our members have a “greater good gene" and know that when the region thrives, their business or organization prospers.
Southern Arizona SCORE
SCORE offers free business consulting and mentoring services to help you start or grow your business.
StartUp Unidos is an Arizona-Sonora Entrepreneurship network that promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration within the Arizona-Sonora region.
Sun Corridor Inc.
Sun Corridor Inc. is an economic development organization focused on bringing business investment to Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise.
Tech Launch Arizona
TLA ensures that technologies and innovations originating with UArizona researchers find meaningful application through patenting intellectual property and commercialization.
Tech Parks Arizona
Tech Parks Arizona, premier research park, bringing global advantage to business innovators through services and technology commercialization.
The Post Workspaces
The Post offers Full-Time and Part-Time Private Offices, Coworking and Dedicated Desk memberships, Virtual Office Solutions, Meeting Rooms and Event Spaces as well as community and networking events for solo professionals, entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers, corporates and small business.