Tech Launch Arizona Mentors Bring a Century of Experience to UA Startups

Bringing new technologies to market and starting new companies based on early-stage inventions takes experience, vision and business and management acumen. Tech Launch Arizona, the office of the University of Arizona that commercializes the inventions stemming from university research, has hired three “Mentors-in-Residence” – all seasoned technology entrepreneurs with track records of success – to advise its teams and the UA research community. In this capacity, they will help to develop the pathways for new technologies to grow into successful ventures. In its first three years of operation, the office has helped create 26 startup companies, and has a goal of creating 13 more during the current fiscal year, which closes on June 30, 2016.