October Support + Share for Student Entrepreneurs
Support + Share is a place to come to be with peers who are navigating similar challenges as you build your ventures. Our goal is to have a designated space and time for students to work together and share their experiences. You can receive feedback and be directed to helpful resources and coaching.
The Business of Heritage Foods - Local Food Success with SoAZ Made
This event features Tyler Thorp, Program and Community Manager at Startup Tucson. Tyler developed SoAZ Made, a virtual marketplace for local food artisans, and created websites for local food entrepreneurs. The vision for the SoAZ Made program, in partnership with Visit Tucson, Startup Tucson, and the Tucson City of Gastronomy, is to create a thriving local food economy in Southern Arizona, where local artisans and entrepreneurs can showcase their unique products and experiences to a wider audience. By supporting these businesses, we can help preserve the rich culinary heritage of the region, and promote a stronger sense of community and connection among local consumers.
The goal is to foster a sustainable and equitable food system, where everyone has access to fresh, locally-sourced and locally-made products, and where food entrepreneurs are able to build successful and fulfilling careers doing what they love. SoAZ Made envisions a Southern Arizona where the local food scene is vibrant and diverse, and where consumers are proud to support the artisans and entrepreneurs who make it all possible.
October Roy Place Pitch Off
Witness the excitement as new entrepreneurs showcase their innovative ideas and ventures. Each founder will give their pitch and then answer questions from our moderator and the audience.
This month's Pitch Off features FORGE Venture Advisors companies Arizona Luminaria vs Metfora.