Education & Training 

  • Startup Tucson

    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

    IdeaFunding is Southern Arizona's largest pitch competition and entrepreneurial conference.

  • 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.

  • Barrio + Co

    BARRIO + CO collaborates with business owners and executives to solve their most vexing challenges using proven frameworks and methodologies.

  • Blax Friday

    Blax Friday, Spotlighting Local Black Owned Businesses. The website features by category all of the Black Owned businesses here in Tucson. 

  • 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.

  • CATalyst Studios

    Located in the Main Library of the University of Arizona, CATalyst Studios connects people and technology in a space that welcomes everyone.

  • 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.

  • Community Investment Corporation

    Community Investment Corporation is a nonprofit economic development organization, assisting organizations access the capital they need to grow. 

  • Flinn Foundation

    The Flinn Foundation is a privately endowed, philanthropic grantmaking organization looking to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

  • Founders Institute

    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. 

  • Hack Arizona

    Hack Arizona is a student led organization fostering a world-class hacker culture in the Southwest and hosted at the University of Arizona.

  • 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

    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. 

  • 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.

  • Pima Community College

    Pima Community College is a two-year college serving the greater Tucson metropolitan area at six locations throughout Pima County.  

  • Pima JTED

    Pima JTED offers young people tuition-free Career and Technical Education programs online and in-person to gain professional certifications. 


    The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts.

  • SEED Spot

    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. 

  • 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 SCORE

    SCORE offers free business consulting and mentoring services to help you start or grow your business. 

  • Startup Unidos

    StartUp Unidos is an Arizona-Sonora Entrepreneurship network that promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration within the Arizona-Sonora region. 

  • Tech Launch Arizona

    TLA ensures that technologies and innovations originating with UArizona researchers find meaningful application through patenting intellectual property and commercialization. 

  • Women's Hackathon

    Women’s Hackathon is a women-founded non-competitive, free hackathon, designed by and for women and allies. 

  • YWCA Women’s Business Center

    The YWCA’s programs and services are open to EVERYONE who wants to start or grow a business – even those who are just thinking about it.

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