Another downtown co-working space has merged with Startup Tucson, a nonprofit that provides resources and education to local entrepreneurs.
Gangplank Tucson, a downtown co-working space, has merged its operations into Startup Tucson, a nonprofit group that helps entrepreneurs.
A University of Arizona alumnus turned an idea for a marketplace of college class notes into a multimillion-dollar business. Now he will headline next week’s IdeaFunding conference for local entrepreneurs.
This weekend, some 40 creative minds will get together in downtown Tucson to take innovative business ideas and push them along as far as possible in 54 hours to see if they’re viable.
The third annual Startup Weekend Tucson, part of a nationwide series of events in which entrepreneurs hone their startup business ideas and pitches to investors, is set for Sept. 20-22 at Gangplank Tucson, 100 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson-based audio Internet company AudioEye Inc. has gone public on the over-the-counter stock market and is looking to grow, a year after spinning off from another company.
The facility will have several co-working spaces that artisans and others will share for both workshops and classes. This room once housed an indoor swimming pool.
Co-founders Tony and Vanessa Ford are turning the long-empty Bates Mansion downtown into Maker House, a collaborative workspace geared toward artisans. This room will be something artisans always need: a coffee bar.
This room planned for crafts and activities at Maker House features a mural done in the early 1960s by Mexican-born artist Salvador Corona. Maker House's developers are resurrecting this and the rest of the old Bates Mansion.
Downtown Tucson soon will be home to perhaps the only place on Earth where you can learn knitting as well as how to use your knitting needles for self-defense.
Stephen Haynes, left, and Connor Barickman help as Jeremy Briddle troubleshoots a problem he's having making an 8-bit video game character using a laser cutter at Xerocraft. Dale Tersey, secretary of the hackerspace, is on the right.
A mustache comb begins to take shape in a 3-D printer, which "prints" objects by building up layers of material.
Alex Barton uses a 3-D printer at Xerocraft to make a mustache comb that he designed to replace the one he lost. In addition to providing space and equipment, the nonprofit offers classes on topics such as welding, machining, lasers and robotics.
Connor Barickman steps into Xerocraft, where do-it-yourselfers to share space, equipment and ideas. Xerocraft will join workspaces downtown to form a Downtown Innovative District.
Since 2010, Xerocraft "hackerspace" has welcomed frustrated engineers, curious tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers of all stripes to share ideas and equipment in a beat-up commercial building on South Sixth Avenue.
And the winners are ... Local events aimed at boosting high-tech startup companies have created a pipeline of ideas and technologies that could blossom, given the right growing conditions.
Tucson-area software wizards will break out the energy drinks and come together for a 24-hour codefest starting Friday evening at the inaugural Startup Tucson Hackathon at Spoke6.