Hosted in Tucson, Arizona for 20 years, IdeaFunding has been bringing together the Arizona’s entrepreneurial community, including startup founders, managers, mentors, advisers and investors, to promote the growth of innovative companies, and the skilled jobs and economic growth they bring to our city, state and region.
In August 2013, Entrepreneur Magazine named Tucson as an “emerging entrepreneurial hub”. IdeaFunding is a great way for members of the state’s broader community to start getting plugged into the ecosystem. As more startups launch in Arizona, and more founders choose Tucson as their ecosystem and more focus is put on an economic development strategy for the millennial generation,
IdeaFunding fills a critical role in offering a major annual networking and skill development opportunity for the hundreds or entrepreneurs who will lead Southern Arizona into a prosperous economic future.
This year, Idea Funding has changed to provide more value to Tucson’s entrepreneurial community. Idea Funding is now a part of TENWEST, the dynamic, week-long, informative festival bringing together a wide range of people and interests to share perspectives and create innovative solutions. In addition, what was previously known as the Idea Funding Bracket Competition has now been merged with COX’s Get Started Tucson!