Discover Tenwest

TENWEST established in 2015, where local, regional, and national attendees come together to focus on solutions for creating social, environmental, and economic impact. Led and founded by Startup Tucson with new co-lead University of Arizona Center for Innovation, TENWEST is our communities leading innovation festival. 

Co-led by

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Presented by

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What's New in twenty two?

  • Hyper-local block party with regional live music and vendors

  • 25th anniversary of IdeaFunding, Southern Arizona’s largest and longest running entrepreneurship conference and pitch competition (main-stage prize of $25,000)

  • First ever Investing & Capital Conference

  • Two-part Sonoran Desert Sustainable Summit with an introduction at HOCO Fest 2022 and in partnership with the Southern Arizona Coalition for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

  • Return of the TENWEST Creative Conference

  • And much more to be announced!

Our Mission

TENWEST Impact Festival helps the curious and the impassioned solve the great challenges facing our community by inspiring ideas and facilitating connections that empower them to act.