Three startups will advance their ventures through a new pilot program developed by the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) and Arizona FORGE to create support services for a seamless startup continuum. Metfora, Obánj and Dive will advance to the UACI, having just completed the Arizona FORGE Advanced Entrepreneur Program (AEP), an eight-week program that provides early-stage entrepreneurs with accelerated education about general startup venture concepts and the tools needed to initiate a startup.
UACI has served the region for nearly two decades with support, contributing to Tucson’s strong and vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators. This pilot program is a natural evolution in the growing innovation ecosystem being developed at the University of Arizona. The entrepreneurial culture within campus has seen rapid momentum and the network of resources available is expanding to meet the growing demand.