Center for Innovation helps build startups in Southern Arizona

For 16 years, University of Arizona’s technology business incubator, the Arizona Center for Innovation, has been responsible for helping to produce and promote more than 100 tech-focused startups at the UA Tech Park, propping up everything from aerospace to cybersecurity endeavors.

“The resources to grow already exist in Southern Arizona, so they can continue to thrive in this area rather than needing to move away,” Zylstra said. “The most robust angel network called the Desert Angels has been based in Tucson seemingly forever and is usually one of the top 10 angel investor groups in the U.S. Phoenix can’t even say that. Overall, announcements like this will continue to drive valuable eyes to the area and provide Southern Arizona’s startup and technology ecosystem with the exposure they deserve.”