Ideas are cheap.
Execution is everything.
Impact can be priceless.


Startup Tucson is working to grow a strong, vibrant startup ecosystem of companies, entrepreneurs, and talent in Tucson.

Inspired by the robust scenes in cities such as Silicon Valley, Boulder and Austin, we are helping to spur economic growth by organizing educational events like hackathons, Thryve Weekend events and Lean LaunchPad workshops, as well as networking events like Startup Drinks and F’up Nights.

By launching the digital news organization Startup Tucson News, we are committed to covering the local scene and providing strong support for the efforts of partner organizations like the Arizona Center for Innovation, Desert Angels, Gangplank Tucson, Spoke6, Connect, Xerocraft, The Hive, UA’s Tech Launch Arizona, Idea Funding, Tucson Young Professionals, and many others.

Learn more and get involved by visiting our site at, calling us at (520) 47-START or emailing

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Startup Tucson is building impact in our region through our Idea-to-Impact Pipeline by supporting the growth of entrepreneurs and innovators, creating new programs to fill gaps in resources, and creating regional alignment.

The Pipeline integrates our programs with those of strategic partners to help entrepreneurs seamlessly move from idea through innovation, incubation, investment, and impact.


  • Startup Drinks
  • Startup Standup
  • Cofounder Speed Dating
  • F’up Nights
  • Thryve Weekend
  • 1 Million Cups


  • Hackathons
  • Code for Tucson
  • Tech Mentors
  • Innovate UA


  • Launch In Tucson Bootcamp
  • Collaboration space at Colab Workspace
  • Thryve Incubator


  • IdeaFunding
  • Desert Angels
  • Monsoon Fund
  • SBIR Tucson


  • Tucson Job Crawl
  • Thryve Demo Days