DO YOU WANT TO LAUNCH A STARTUP?
DON’T MISS IDEAFUNDING!


IdeaFunding is your best opportunity to connect with startup leaders, learn key skills to launch your company and take the next steps to raising funds, and launching your company.

Every October in Tucson, IdeaFunding brings together the best of the southwestern startup ecosystem for a full day of pitch competitions, panels, discussions, speakers and networking around best practices, key lessons and next steps to launch a company.

Featuring Get Started Tucson

IdeaFunding is concluded on Thursday with Arizona’s premier pitch competition. Get Started Tucson will highlight up to eight entrepreneurs who will pitch their idea to a distinguished panel of experts. One winner will be named to receive over $50,000 in prizes including a one year Cox Business technology package, and special prizes for second place and a social media winner!

Prize Details

  • First place prize package valued at $50,000, including a $25,000 cash prize.
  • A chance to pitch your business to the Desert Angels screening panel, the Southwest’s premier Angel investment group
  • An online profile on the Inc. magazine web site
  • $5,000 United Way Social Impact prize!
  • $1,000 social media prize to the business selected as the public’s favorite!

Deadline to apply is October 17th by 5:00pm.

Networking

Network with investors, other startup founders, and the best entrepreneurial minds in Arizona. As the leading startup conference in Arizona each fall, IdeaFunding attracts the top entrepreneurs, investors, speakers, leaders in the state.

Learn to Raise Money

At IdeaFunding, we bring together to top minds in the industry to participate in workshops, panels and talks.  You’ll have the opportunity to pick from numerous panels, workshops and speakers to learn more about investing in startups, or raising the capital you’ll need to launch your company.

Tactical Skill Building

Rounding off the week with IdeaFunding, your ticket provides access to all four days of focused tactical skill building for professionals who are growing, improving, or just starting out. For more information about the TENWEST Entrepreneurship Path, please visit the full schedule on the TENWEST website.

 
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IdeaFunding is TENWEST

This year, IdeaFunding has changed to provide more value to Tucson’s entrepreneurial community. IdeaFunding is now a part of the TENWEST Festival, a week-long festival bringing together culture-makers, technologists, professionals, & community builders alike for week long celebration of what will create the Next Tucson.

In addition, what was previously known as the IdeaFunding Bracket Competition has now been merged with COX’s Get Started Tucson!

Watch last year’s Keynote Address