• Empowering the next generation of Arizona entrepreneurs.


    Arizona is a beacon for startup entrepreneurs who make our communities strong.

    To help Arizona’s most innovative startup companies improve their leadership, performance, and connections, while inspiring generosity and philanthropy within their communities.


    Empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs, helping them grow, give back, and positively impact Arizona.

  • 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.