Entrepreneur Magazine Names Tucson “Emerging Entrepreneurial Hub”

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Entrepreneur Magazine has named Tucson’s startup scene among the “New Hot Spots” for entrepreneurs.

In the article’s August 2013 issue, author and Startup Genome co-founder Shane Reiser cites several factors in naming Tucson to it’s list, chief among those is the communities’ efforts at developing a culture of collaboration saying “all community players – investors, universities and goverment agencies – are involved from the start”.

Tucson's Startup Pipeline

Tucson’s Startup Pipeline

Reiser specifically cites Startup Tucson and the intentional creation of a Startup Pipeline as an important addition to the ecosystem calling it an “entrepreneurial conveyor belt”.

The article also cites as evidence of a growing startup ecosystem the fact that the Tucson investment group the Desert Angels were among the top angel groups in the nation as well as a recent IBM acquisition of Knowledge Computing/I2, founded by UA Professor and local entprepreneur Dr. Hsinchun Chen.

The report follows other recent favorable national news that Tucson has received including:

To get involved in Tucson’s startup scene checkup the upcoming events including:

  • Code for Tucson, this weekend (register)
  • What is Startup Weekend? (register)
  • School of Startup – 6-8 Graders (register)
  • Startup Drinks at The Hive, Aug 13th (register)
  • Startup Day at UA, Sept 4th (save the date)
  • Startup Weekend, Sept 20-22nd (register)
  • Startup Shark Tank, Sept 22nd (register)
  • Lean Launchpad, Sept 28-Nov 6 (info coming soon)
  • Idea Funding, Oct 24th (website)
  • Make Tucson (Tucson’s first ever Maker Fair), Nov 16th (website)

The full Entrepreneur Magazine article is available on news stands now or you can read the Tucson excerpt here:

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