IdeaFunding 2013 is an annual event that provides entrepreneurs in southern Arizona with the opportunity to present their business ideas to experienced startup investors, and get positive feedback on what they can do to improve their chances for investment and startup success. Startup founders are invited to deliver three-minute ‘rocket pitches’ to a panel of judges for cash prizes and the chance to present later in the day to seasoned, qualified investors.
For active investors, the event is a chance to listen to the pitches of select entrepreneurs, identify creative startup ideas, and pinpoint possible future investment opportunities. IdeaFunding 2013 also offers workshops to let entrepreneurs, founders and managers learn about resources available to help start and grow a company. This includes companies at different growth stages, from early startups to mature companies looking for successful exits.
For 18 years, IdeaFunding has brought together the Tucson entrepreneurial community, including startup founders, managers, mentors, advisors and investors, to promote the growth of innovative companies, and the skilled jobs and economic growth they bring to our city, state and region. In August 2013, Entrepreneur Magazine named Tucson as an “emerging entrepreneurial hub”. IdeaFunding is a great way for members of the broader community to start getting plugged into the ecosystem.
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