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10 weeks of TENWEST is all about INNOVATION this week… and giving away some passes!

When you take a step back, Tucson / Arizona / The Sonoran Desert is one of the most innovative places on Earth... Not only because it is the most bio-diverse and longest inhabited piece of the United States, a (beautiful) resilient and adaptive sub tropic-turned-desert eco-system, evolving (or devolving) in front of your eyes daily… BUT also because we are home to some of the most forward-thinking farmers and agriculture research projects, high level problem solvers, space exploration research and startups, E/V Battery and Semiconductor manufacturing, military, border, and mining technologies… Quite simply put, all the craziest sh*t in the world is right here, in your own backyard.

All of this and more is why TENWEST has dedicated an entire day of our conference to INNOVATION and the Arizona leaders who want to discuss our collective future. Some of it might be exciting, some of it might be terrifying, but together, we will foster productive conversations that can really make an IMPACT on the place we (and many others relocating) call home.

Dive into our INNOVATION conference day teasers below, featuring visiting keynote presenter and Forbes contributor Shalin Jyotishi, and our TENWEST mentorship program made possible in partnership with our incredible presenting sponsors, Pima Community College and their Small Business Development Center.

Grab your passes now before prices go up NEXT WEEK!

We're even giving you a chance to WIN ALL ACCESS & GA PASSES below, and some Bookmans credit on top, why not ?!

TENWEST is proud to kick off our conference at Tucson Convention Center with INNOVATION Day on Tuesday, Nov 7th. Not only will we host four amazing keynotes from brilliants minds such as Dante Lauretta(OSIRIS-REx Mission) and Shalin Jyotishi(New America, Forbes), but we will also feature over 15 world class breakout sessions such as: “Navigating the Age of AI” with Professor Habib Matar, “Monetary Technology: Upgrade to Bitcoin” with Stephen Cole, "Innovation on the Border: Boosting Cross-Border Economies" with Greater Nogales Port Authority&Startup Unidos, Natural Building: Solving Modern Problems with Ancient Solutions” with Awareness Ranch & Old Pueblo Hemp Co, and many other important sessions and presentations on Economic Development, Social Impact, and more with partners such as GoDaddy,Arizona Commerce Authority,Pima Community College, and co:sensus to name a few.

Startup Tucson's Action Advising @ TENWEST in partnership with SBDC

Startup Tucson in partnership with Pima Community College SBDC (Small Business Development Center) are bringing their monthly “Action Advising” to TENWEST 2023! You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a mentor for a 20 minute slot for mentorship in the areas of lending, profitability, planning, strategy, legal, human resources, SBIR & STTR, operations, or marketing. There will be 6 spots per mentor and sign ups will be held at the conference when you arrive, so get there early to ensure you get a spot!

Shalin Jyotishi is Senior Advisor at New America. His subject matter expertise covering the workforce, technology, and policy has appeared in outlets like NPR, Washington Post, World Economic Forum, Financial Times, Forbes, Politico, and U.S. News and World Report and on stages at Davos, United Nations, World Bank, U.S. National Academies, and the OECD. Previously, Shalin was Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest scientific association, where he co-authored a book on science & technology policy (Forthcoming MIT Press).

Shalin has served on advisory boards for dozens of organizations including the U.S. National Science Foundation, MIT Science Policy Review, George Washington University's Institute for Public Policy, and Georgetown University's Center for Security and Emerging Technology. Shalin is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Arizona State University.

Connect with Shalin at and don't miss his keynote presentation at TENWEST on Tuesday, Nov 7th.

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