Catch up on last week's whirlwind of exciting news, events, and updates!

Jan. 19, 2021

In case you missed it, we declared 2021 the Year of the Entrepreneur! Want to know what that means to us? Check out the recap from last week where we created a whirlwind sharing what lies ahead at FORGE and the ways we plan on serving the entrepreneurial ecosystem, from students to startups, and beyond!


Monday: Listen

Catch FORGE's Founding Director, Brian Ellerman chatting with Aaron Eden about the art of startup valuation on the Old Pueblo, New Economy podcast.


Listen in and hear him say things like “startup valuation is an art, and I know when I see an ugly painting”!

                                                                  Listen Here


Tuesday: Watch

Don't miss out on this informative virtual conversation with Ryan Kanto, co-founder of Quantum Spirits and an alumnus of the College of Engineering. Ryan shares the good, the bad, and the ugly in his journey as an entrepreneur in a niche business.

You will also have to opportunity to hear from Brian Ellerman, Founding Director of Arizona FORGE, and special guests Dean David Hahn of the College of Engineering and Dr. Betsy Cantwell, Senior Vice President of Research, Innovation & Impact.

Watch Here


Thursday: Read

In this month's edition of Straight From the Hearth, Linnea Andersson, FORGE Intern and international student at UA, guest writes and shares her insights on how Sweden fosters entrepreneurship in youth.

                                                                Read Here


Friday: Listen

Listen to the Tipping Point show recorded live on Friday! In this episode Brian Ellerman spoke with Zach Yentzer about the exciting things coming up at FORGE in 2021, the ways we are poised to support the Tucson startup ecosystem, and beyond.

       Listen Here


This whirlwind week is only the beginning! This year, we will continue to celebrate entrepreneurship across the UA campus, the country and the globe. Be sure to follow Arizona FORGE on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know about new challenges, events and more!