FORGE at Roy Place

FORGE serves as a unique innovation community that combines startup acceleration alongside experiential student education.

Startups grow in FORGE accelerators with an individualized team of coaches, mentors, and industry experts. Students engage in hands-on learning and launch careers. Businesses expand by licensing and commercializing technology, running projects with student teams, and enriching their potential with an educated, experienced team passionate about developing disruptive technology and bringing it to market.

FORGE at Roy Place is located in the historic Roy Place building in downtown Tucson and opened in 2021.

The building services as the community outreach and education arm of our organization. This location will serve as a world-class entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Downtown Tucson. 


Space Features

+  Startup accelerator

  +  Corporate partner offices 

  +  Student workspace 

  +  Digital health lab 

  +  Media lab 

  +  Meeting & classroom space  

  +  Event & community workspace 

  +  Home of Startup Tucson, & more! 

Advanced Entrepreneur Program

Our flagship program is our Advanced Entrepreneur Program, a Seed Accelerator where early-stage startups meet over 8 weeks and refine their idea, with over 40 hours of rigorous business development programming, from customer discovery to learning how to run your own board meetings.


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