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DAY 6: Entrepreneurship Day + IdeaFinding



Our Creativity is FLOWING after yesterday! We hope you enjoyed the variety of topics from podcasting, art and culture, branding, marketing, publishing, and so much more! And our show at Hotel Congress with Jenny and the Mexicats and Silvana Estrada was FIRE! Thank you again to our sponsors and partners and we can't wait to see you all again today.

We are diving deep into all things Entrepreneurship! Education, investing, and the 26th IdeaFunding Pitch Competition! You won't wanna miss all this at the TCC today. We will be opening registration and coffee earlier today at 8:45am. You can expect:

FOUR MORE AMAZING KEYNOTES starting at 12pm and 3:30pm

Startup Tucson's Action Advising: We're bringing Action Advising to TENWEST! You'll have the opportunity to to tap into the expertise of nine seasoned mentors across diverse fields, from sales and strategy to finance and legal matters. Sign up for your 30 minute slot starting at 8:45am at room 201 in the breakout rooms hallway.

20+ breakout sessions to pick from including:

  • Doing Business Better: Stories from Values-based Businesses and Entrepreneurs

  • Emotional Agility: Navigating Entrepreneurship with Resilience

  • Soapbox Spotlight: Innovation Unleashed in Cross-Border Entrepreneurship

RAIN Investor Conference: Startup Tucson's RAIN (Rising Arizona Investor Network) program will be hosting its second annual Investor Conference. Session highlights include:

  • Unlocking Opportunities: Navigating Alternative Investment Tools in Southern Arizona

  • The Equity Dating Game: How to Find the Right Investor/Entrepreneur Match

Regal Fierce Elevate Your Reels Activation: Regal Fierce will help you power up your Instagram reels! Get guidance on writing your new sales script and walk away with scroll stopping reel!

40+ featured speakers including: Andre Whittington, Danny Knee, Robyn Tosick, Aaron Eden, Blake Martin, Dr. Greg Wilson, and more!

PLUS coffee from Presta, tea from Maya, lunch, happy hour snacks & more!

In addition to our amazing keynotes and breakout sessions, the 26th IdeaFunding Pitch Competition is ALL DAY tomorrow. Join us for:

  • Industry Pitch Rooms running throughout the day focused on:

    • Technology + Bioscience - 9:30am

    • Food - 10:30am

    • Consumer Product/Services - 1:30pm

    • SaaS (Software as a Service) - 2:30pm

  • Main Stage Event: Our five finalists will be competing on the main stage for $25,000!

    • 5pm - IdeaFunding Reception/Happy Hour

    • 6pm - IdeaFunding Main Stage Event


TENWESTx IdeaFunding After Party: Let's celebrate all the winners from IdeaFunding!

Included for All-Inclusive and GA pass holders. Located at Owls Club.

Important Details

Already have your conference pass? Don't forget to bring it!

If you've already checked in at registration during any at the previous festival days, please remember to bring your conference badge as it's your ticket to TENWEST for the duration of the festival!

Doors and Coffee start @ 8:45am

Doors open and check-in begins at 8:45am. Presta Coffee will be featured tomorrow. To ensure we're ready to greet you, please do not come before 9am.

Free Parking in Lot B

Parking is included for TENWEST ticket holders in TCC's Lot B. Access is easiest from Granada.

Check-In and Conference Location

TENWEST is located in the Grand Lobby, meeting rooms, ballroom and long galleria of TCC. Entry, check-in and badge pickup is located in the Grand Lobby off of Lot B. Enter from the patio area and look for the TENWEST banner and signs.

Lunch & Happy Hours

Lunch will be provided by TCC and happy hour snacks will be from Flora's Market Run. Both include vegetarian options however we cannot guarantee they will meet any other dietary needs.

Wi-Fi, Work Stations & Lounges

In between sessions, TCC has been set up with various workstations and lounge areas for your convenience. WiFi is available for free on the TCC guest network.

Additional Tips

Bring a refillable water bottle to use one of our water stations. We will have reusable water bottles for sale for $1. Dress in layers in case Arizona AC decides it's still summer. Arrive with the goal of forging new friendships, learning something new, and discovering your role in your community!

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