Bridge Builders UnConference at TENWEST

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 08:00 to 12:00

Connecting and Energizing the Tucson Startup Ecosystem

Mark Sedam

Keynote: New Hampshire Ecosystem Builder Mark Sedam

Associate Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures and Managing Director of UNHInnovation at the University of New Hampshire.

Participation in the Bridge Builders UNCONFERENCE is by invitation. To request information and an invitation, email Aileen Dingus,

Engage with a select group of innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and service providers, as we come together to identify challenges, develop our ecosystem and intentionally map pathways to success for new impactful University of Arizona startups.

Those interested in serving the local startup ecosystem are invited to participate: innovators, entrepreneur service organizations (facilities, programs, mentoring), talent (executive leadership, CEOs, serial entrepreneurs), investors, corporations and professional service providers.

Since the creation of Tech Launch Arizona, the University of Arizona has launched more startups than ever, opening new opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors and technology experts to engage in these impact-generating businesses. 

Such development is good for the UA, Tucson, the region and the world. This activity is creating wealth, jobs and most importantly, solutions and products that improve lives and contribute to a better world. 

Join with your colleagues from around the ecosystem and take an active role in envisioning success for Arizona startups. 


8:00 - 9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 Welcome, Keynote Speaker: Mark Sedam
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:45 The UnConference Activity: Group work identifying challenges and opportunities
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Group work presentations
11:30 - 12:00 Wrap-up





Event Contacts: 
Aileen Dingus
Coordinator, Venture Development