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Tenwest 2023 Trailer

Updated: Oct 3, 2023




Liz Pocock

CEO, Startup Tucson



Save the date for TENWEST Impact Festival’s 7th year this November 4-10th. Applications are now open for speakers and collaborative partners interested in being involved in the 2023 event.

June 1, 2023 (Tucson, Arizona)— TENWEST Impact Festival by Startup Tucson is excited to announce its return to Downtown, Tucson, November 4th-10th 2023. Founded in 2015, TENWEST is a celebration of the growing innovation, creative and entrepreneurial ecosystems in Southern Arizona. The festival showcases the connectivity between technology, entrepreneurship, creativity, culture and impact, uniting attendees to gain the knowledge and inspiration they need to innovate within their own careers and communities.

In 2022, TENWEST featured 100+ unique sessions, events, and experiences and welcomed over 7,000 attendees as local thought-leaders, musicians, and organizations shared the stage with national speakers from Meow Wolf, Common Future, and Science Moms. In the first-year back post-COVID, the event also introduced the first Sustainable Fashion Show and TENWEST Street Fest – a full-day event highlighting food, music, art, and local vendors in Southern Arizona.

This year’s event will again welcome attendees to a multi-day conference, nightly xEvents and numerous partner events and experiences and kick off with the TENWEST StreetFest on Saturday, November 4th. For the first time post-COVID, Startup Tucson has just opened a call for speakers and partners to submit session and event ideas for the 2023 programming. “We are excited to once again have an open call for speakers and partners for TENWEST. This call ensures we meet our mission of showcasing Southern Arizona as a center of creativity and innovation and members of our local community have a chance to share their expertise and impact,” said Liz Pocock, CEO of Startup Tucson.

Startup Tucson and TENWEST hope to find speakers and partners who can share innovative ideas and tactics that can help attendees discover new things about the Southern Arizona ecosystem and how they can make an impact in their community. Speaker applications are due by Monday, June 12th. To apply to become a speaker or join TENWEST as a partner, visit

About Startup Tucson

Startup Tucson is 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to transform our region’s economy through entrepreneurship and education. Startup Tucson executes this mission by providing education and culture building programs and events to grow a high-impact entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem. You can find information about the organization and upcoming opportunities to engage at For questions or comments, please reach out to Liz Pocock directly at

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