Family Housing Resources, Inc. (“FHR”), a support organization of the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Pima (the “Pima IDA”), whose mission is to create lasting solutions to help individuals and families reach financial freedom through housing support, education, and partnership. 

The FHR Cares Community Investment Fund was established in 2015 by Family Housing Resources, Inc., and FHR Cares, Inc. both 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organizations in Pima County, AZ. to further support FHR’s mission through offering funding support to partner organizations doing similar mission driven work in the community. In 2019 FHR Cares has awarded $475,000 in gifts to better Pima County and foster lasting community partnerships.

FHR cares awarded Start Up Tucson with $25,000 its Startup Fundamental Series which offers education all types of entrepreneurs and startups at every stage of their growth. With a shared focus on economic development and low-cost, low-barrier access to resources, FHR Cares’ support of Startup Tucson’s educational offerings ensures service to diverse communities with a focus on increasing the types of entrepreneurs in Tucson.  

The Startup Fundamental Series is part of the greater Startup educational offerings specifically focused on business development.  The “Fundamental Series” of Courses provide a rich toolbox of skills for every entrepreneur, regardless of stage or industry and include opportunities such as Market Research & Customer Discovery, Pitching Your Company and Lean Methodology Deep Dive.

About Start Up Tucson: Startup Tucson provides comprehensive wrap-around services for entrepreneurs that include Discovery & Networking Events, Educational Programming, and a free membership hub called The Startup Tucson Network. Startup Tucson is also known for two larger regional ecosystem building events, TENWEST Festival of Innovation and IdeaFunding.

The Startup Tucson model was developed through a combination of national best practices, entrepreneurs feedback, and the Startup Tucson Advisory Council to be specially tailored to Tucson’s unique ecosystem. Startup Tucson is “industry agnostic” inso much as they are open to entrepreneurs of all kinds –from software and technology to artisans and creatives.

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