Startup Tucson

Tier 1: Title Sponsors

Company Bio

Startup Tucson is a nonprofit organization that supports economic development in Southern Arizona by promoting entrepreneurship and innovation. Year round we provide entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs with education, networking events, coaching and mentoring, and a free membership program to help them grow their businesses.

Startup Tucson is the founding organization of TENWEST Festival. We started this festival five years ago as a way to bring our community together and to promote Tucson’s reputation for innovation and creative thought leadership nationwide.

Introduction to Design Thinking
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 15:00 pm
Location: Mojave/Maricopa, Tucson Convention Center

Today’s leading innovators use a customer focused problem-solving process called “design thinking” to revolutionize entire industries and establish distinct competitive advantages for their companies. The approach focuses on listening to customers, observing their daily lives, collaborating, and experimenting, and co-creating….

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Vertical Pitch Room A
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 16:00 pm - 16:45 pm
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center
Vertical Pitch Room B
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 16:00 pm - 16:45 pm
Location: Graham, Tucson Convention Center
Vertical Pitch Room C
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 16:00 pm - 16:45 pm
Location: Gila, Tucson Convention Center
Vertical Pitch Room D
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 16:00 pm - 16:45 pm
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center
Bridge Builders UnConference: Creating Pathways for Tucson Startups
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 08:30 am - 11:45 am
Location: Mojave/Maricopa, Tucson Convention Center

Tech Launch Arizona presents an unconference-style discussion for those interested in Southern Arizona’s startup ecosystem to share insights, explore challenges, and identify new opportunities for regional collaboration and meaningful impact. The discussion keynote presenter and facilitator is Marc Sedam, Associate…

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The (co)Founders Dilemma: Making it Work and Keys to Success
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Graham, Tucson Convention Center

Many entrepreneur’s and founders are encouraged by investors and advisors to seek out at least another co-founder to increase their company’s chances for success and growth. But how and where do you find a co-founder? And once you’ve found someone,…

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Disrupting Traditional Industries
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

Disruption is sometimes called “creative destruction”. Industries that have once felt stable and untouchable are suddenly rocked by an idea or a technology that threatens it to its core. The automobile destroyed the horse and equestrian transportation industry. Ridesharing, in…

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How a Strong Brand Can Be Your Business Engine
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

Come explore what brand really means and how it can propel your business. We will dig into your business’s values, positioning, and audiences and show how these become the foundation of your brand. Learn A) A methodology and framework for…

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Knowing vs. Acting When Facing a Digital Future
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 15:45 pm
Location: Gila, Tucson Convention Center

The presentation will discuss why companies win or lose when facing the transition from an analog defined world to a digitally defined one based on examples from imaging, audio and automotive industries, start-ups to Fortune 500s. Knowing is not enough,…

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Financing Your Ideas: One Size Does Not Fit All
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 15:45 pm
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

When it comes to financing your next great idea, it is critical to understand all of the pros and cons of various types of funding opportunities. Not all types of funding are a good fit for all types of companies….

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Escape from Indecision Hell: Data-driven Team Decision Making Escape Room
Date: Oct 17, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 16:00 pm
Location: Mojave/Maricopa, Tucson Convention Center

What would it be worth, if your team solves the most pressing problem your company faces today? What is the value of a great idea? The new economy is innovation and ideas are the currency that drives it. To address…

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Building Innovative Cities Keynote Luncheon
Date: Oct 11, 19
Time: 12:00 pm - 13:15 pm
Location: Copper Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center

Founder, Startup, and Communities: Why a Robust Startup Scene Is Everything. Chris Heivly co-founded MapQuest (which sold to AOL for $1.2 billion) and was sole managing director of 77 Capital (a $25 million venture fund). Heivly currently serves as one…

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