• Empowering the next generation of Arizona entrepreneurs.


    StartupAZ exists to inspire connectivity and generosity among Arizona’s most innovative young companies; helping them grow and give back.

  • The StartupAZ Foundation is a component fund of the Arizona Community Foundation, (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization).


    StartupAZ focuses on three core pillars:


    Establish the connective tissue required for a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem to thrive.


    Bridge Arizona’s prosperous past with the capital requirements needed to grow a more diverse and resilient economy for the future.


    Align the collective of education and workforce development efforts to supply the needs of Arizona’s growing economy.

  • WHY, Arizona  

    Arizona consistently outpaces most of the nation in relocation, ranking 5th in population growth in 2014. Why? Because Arizona remains one of the best places to live, work and play—making it an ideal place to start and grow a company. Cost of living, infrastructure and access to talent and resources continue to drive exploration and innovation in new technologies, services and products that, in turn, drive our economy and create jobs.