Leaning In & Learning

Empowering Startup Founders and Building Community

StartupAZ brings a spirit of community to all we do, modeling generosity throughout the experience. Founders lean into the Collective, learn from peers and mentors and pay it forward to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

StartupAZ Experiences

Founders Collective

Where founders combine their talent, network, and resources to help each other achieve milestones and create a lasting impact on the community.

What we look for:

  • High growth mindset
  • Scalable business model
  • In revenue with verifiable traction
  • Finding Product Market Fit
  • Ability to be authentic and vulnerable
  • Ability to commit to your tribe

Key Leaders

Empowering the next generation through professional development and connections for Growth, People and Product Leaders within StartupAZ Collective companies.

  • Industry experts, speakers and workshops
  • Accelerating growth
  • Driving performance and retention


In 2024, StartupAZ and Freeway joined forces to amplify the broader ecosystem and build more access points at the top of the ecosystem funnel. The mission? Make greater Phoenix the most accessible large market startup ecosystem in the country.