Innovate UA


Innovate UA at the University of Arizona developed students who graduate with the key experiences required to demonstrate to employers that they are prepared to help their firms compete in an innovation-driven economy. Innovate UA’s “student leadership” model allowed for the growth of an authentic and lasting campus-wide culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Programs created [...]

TENWEST Festival


TENWEST Festival is a weeklong celebration of arts, entrepreneurship, technology, and communities. Join culture-makers, technologists, professionals, & community builders alike in being a part of what inspires our next Tucson. The long-term goal of the TENWEST Festival is to explore the diverse attributes of Tucson to attract and retain talent in Southern Arizona. As we [...]

Founder Institute Tucson


The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, we have helped over 4,000 startups raise over $900M and build some of the world's fastest-growing companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 65 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful [...]

Rain Blocs


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TEDxTucson is a grassroots, 501c(3) nonprofit in Southern Arizona. The TEDxTucson staff are professionals in their fields who give their time voluntarily. All speakers and entertainers take part on a no-fee basis. We are all deeply passionate about unique and stimulating ideas and sharing them! TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of [...]