HISTORY of TENWEST
TENWEST Festival (formerly 10West Festival) was created by Startup Tucson in 2015. The festival is central to the mission of Startup Tucson: driving economic development in southern Arizona by fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem, creating an environment where technologist and innovators can develop their ideas into real businesses, and holding events that reflect these goals.
The TENWEST 2015 festival was 7 days, 3300 attendees, and 18 events with 90 sessions within three key tracks: technology, entrepreneur and creative. The technology track offered workshops, panels and talks on cutting edge topics including the internet of things. The entrepreneurship track had sessions on building a company, access to capital and the many skills essential to every entrepreneurs’ toolbox. The creative track addressed the live part of live-work with network mixers, music and entertainment as well as programming on the business of entertainment.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA & BUSINESS
Southern Arizona is a place to achieve life-work balance, build careers and chase entrepreneurial dreams. The area features a great university with a technology transfer agenda, a vibrant downtown and arts scene, formation capital and, of course, the weather – all important factors in attracting and retaining businesses and talent. And in 2016, Tucson became the first city in the United States to be recognized as a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy. Also unique to Southern Arizona is the proximity and access to Mexico and their Startup culture.
TENWEST provides the business community an opportunity to engage with upcoming leaders in Southern Arizona.
TENWEST sponsorship information can be found here.