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Startup Tucson focuses on helping local entrepreneurs and new ventures discover and realize their own impact potential.
Startup Tucson focuses on helping local entrepreneurs and new ventures discover and realize their own impact potential.

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Coding, creating, designing, and working together for civic impact this weekend #CodeForTucson
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Register now for Code for Tucson (July 25-July 26), a weekend of improving our community through innovation, technology and community involvement.

Whether you are a community member focused on an issue or a developer/innovator looking for a project to work on, registration is free in recognition of the work being done together to give back to the community:

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“Monsoon Fund serves the purpose of raising seed funding for costs…but it can also raise an early-stage startup's local profile among a community that has invested interest in their success because their success benefits the community.” #TogetherWeThryve

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Code for Tucson is the weekend of July 26th, but the pre-event "Civic Painpoints" will be held Monday the 21st at 5:30pm.

Whether you are a community member or specifically a developer, it will be a night to meet with community leaders, civic innovators, technologists and pitch your project idea for a civic painpoint that could be helped with innovation:

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Coverage in the Daily Star on our launch of MonsoonFund, a local crowdfunding platform for Tucson entrepreneurs and innovators, and the first cohort going through Thryve currently seeking support!

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CoLab Workspace welcomes in Tony Ford and John Jacobs of ArtFire.com and Maker House for the July Innovation Talk, discussing what artists can learn from business & what business can learn from the arts.

To RSVP for the talk this Friday, July 11 from 12-1pm:

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Today we launch the crowdfunding platform, Monsoon Fund, to support Tucson startups and new ventures. Live today are the 12 incubating teams in Thryve, each raising $1,000 to support their growth and social impact.

You can read more about all the teams & make a donation at www.MonsoonFund.org to help their social innovations Thryve!

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"To celebrate the entrepreneurs who are inventing the future with new technologies and techniques, the President is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire on Wednesday, June 18. The event will feature Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life."

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Thank you to our hosts in Las Vegas and the leadership from Tucson who came together the past several days to discuss best practices on how to foster an environment where entrepreneurs want to live and work and how new venture creation can drive the economy going forward. ‪#‎regional‬ ‪#‎collaboration‬
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One of the many talks on day two of our visit to Las Vegas to engage in discussions around collectively problem-solving economic issues in our region. Sitting down here with the guys from City Science on the topic of measuring "return on collision" and the value of instigating interactions in the community.
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