Arizona's Conference On
Startup Funding
October 27th, 2016
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Tucson, AZ
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Downtown Tucson
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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.

Activities

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.

Get the skills you need and the connections you want at IdeaFunding.

If you have ever wanted to launch a startup, attending IdeaFunding is the most important next step you can take. At IdeaFunding you can participate in:


IdeaFunding Bracket Challenge

Do you have a business seeking investment? IdeaFunding’s Bracket Challenge pits 32 ventures against one another in a bracket-style, business pitch competition to find the most promising startups in Arizona! Is your company ready to complete for up to $10,000 in prizes? Read more and apply!


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.


Keynote Address

Each year, IdeaFunding is headlined by a leading keynote address.  This year TJ Johnson will share the story of how as CEO of HTG Molecular, he was able to utilize customer interviews, a strong focus on scaleability and strong local resources to build a powerful company.  HTG become the latest company to go IPO in Arizona and the first in Tucson in many years. 


Business Model Showcase

Is you idea not quite ready to compete for the top prizes?  Maybe you don’t make it through to the final 8 ventures in the Bracket Challenge?  You’ll still have the opportunity to get feedback, network with attendees, make a quick pitch to judges and complete top prize during the Business Model Showcase. 


Learn To Raise Capital

Each morning at IdeaFunding, we bring together to top minds in the industry to particpate 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.


Dinner With Investors

Attendees of IdeaFunding have the opportunity to attend the October Desert Angels dinner as a guest. This dinner is the only opportunity of the year for the public to attend and witness first hand investors handle evaluating a company seeking investment.

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Event Location

This year's IdeaFunding event is located Downtown, at the Tucson Electric Power Building and the Scottish Rite.

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