• 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:

    CONNECTIVITY

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

    CAPITAL

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

    TALENT

    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 key performance growth indicators with Phoenix currently ranked 5th as the most populous city in the US. 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, climate, transportation, and access to talent and other markets continue to drive exploration and innovation in new technologies, services, and products that, in turn, drive a revitalized, more resilient regional economy.

    Learn more about the region's economic drivers at theconnectedplace.com.