You are not alone. Our expansive and diverse network has the expertise to help amplify your impact.
Our network of over 1,400 individuals is designed to further commercialization efforts around emerging University of Arizona inventions.
"Working with Tech Launch Arizona has been a personally rewarding experience for me in that I am able to “give back” and leverage my experience and network for the purpose of advancing the work of the TLA participants. Everyone Wins!"
– Charlene Grabowski, Business Partner, Pathfinder Strategies,
TLA Commercialization Partner and I-Corps Mentor
These industry experts volunteer as advisors on specific technologies to help advance them toward commercialization. They help to assess technologies for commercial potential by participating in inventor discussions, feasibility studies, and asset development strategies.
This select group of proven business leaders work closely with TLA to help reveal a technology’s commercial relevance and provide expert feedback and perspective regarding emerging technologies.
Community collaborators represent the external umbrella of support for TLA startups. This network consists of organizations within Southern Arizona that connect startups with professional service providers and community resources focused on helping them move beyond the University. Such services organizations provide facilities, programmatic and mentoring support, regulatory direction, team development, investment, and more.
UAZ Venture Mentoring Service
Designed to support UArizona entrepreneurial activity, the UAZVMS is a partnership between TLA, FORGE, and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation. The service is free to all startup companies affiliated with at least one of these organizations.