Entrepreneur Magazine Names Tucson “Emerging Entrepreneurial Hub”

Entrepreneur Magazine has named Tucson startup scene among the “New Hot Spots” for entrepreneurs. In the magazine’s August 2013 issue, author and Startup Genome co-founder Shane Reiser cites several factors in naming Tucson to it’s list, chief among those is the communities’ efforts at developing a culture of collaboration saying “all community players – investors, universities and goverment agencies – are involved from the start”.

The article also cites as evidence of a growing startup ecosystem the fact that the Tucson investment group the Desert Angels were among the top angel groups in the nation as well as a recent IBM acquisition of Knowledge Computing/I2, founded by UA Professor and local entprepreneur Dr. Hsinchun Chen.

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