What we're about

The Tucson Entrepreneurship Master Calendar is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurship and small business events that foster social and professional connections, education, and personal growth in the Old Pueblo.

The master calendar is a free resource for local community leaders and group organizers to promote their events. All organizers agree to implement and enforce a code of conduct to set expectations for behavior and to create a proactive framework for dealing with any issues. Where none exists, the University of Arizona Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy will be used.

This resource is created and maintained by Arizona FORGE. Reach out to Aleshia Howell here or at aleshia@arizona.edu with questions, ideas, to learn more about FORGE, just to say hi, or to start listing your events on this page.

Upcoming events (4+)

Thursdays at FORGE

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In a September Atlantic piece contemplating the role of the office in the post-return to work era, Derek Thompson identified two distinct work states: hard work -- heads-down tasks requiring focus and minimized interruptions -- and soft work -- "the vague middle space of weekday activity that isn't hard work but also isn't not-work." He opined that the former can be done at home just as well as if not better than the office, whereas the latter can only be done at the office. We agree with Derek. The space at Roy Place is designed for human interactions, not spreadsheets.

Beginning on March 17, you are invited to join us for Thursdays at FORGE, Tucson's community 'soft workday' where we can maximize the collision, interaction and collaboration that we have been missing in our home offices.

The day will begin with coffee and conversation in our downstairs event space, then will move upstairs to FORGE's Hub, normally closed to the public. Arrive by noon for access to the building!

Thursdays at FORGE

Needs a location

In a September Atlantic piece contemplating the role of the office in the post-return to work era, Derek Thompson identified two distinct work states: hard work -- heads-down tasks requiring focus and minimized interruptions -- and soft work -- "the vague middle space of weekday activity that isn't hard work but also isn't not-work." He opined that the former can be done at home just as well as if not better than the office, whereas the latter can only be done at the office. We agree with Derek. The space at Roy Place is designed for human interactions, not spreadsheets.

Beginning on March 17, you are invited to join us for Thursdays at FORGE, Tucson's community 'soft workday' where we can maximize the collision, interaction and collaboration that we have been missing in our home offices.

The day will begin with coffee and conversation in our downstairs event space, then will move upstairs to FORGE's Hub, normally closed to the public. Arrive by noon for access to the building!

Thursdays at FORGE

Needs a location

In a September Atlantic piece contemplating the role of the office in the post-return to work era, Derek Thompson identified two distinct work states: hard work -- heads-down tasks requiring focus and minimized interruptions -- and soft work -- "the vague middle space of weekday activity that isn't hard work but also isn't not-work." He opined that the former can be done at home just as well as if not better than the office, whereas the latter can only be done at the office. We agree with Derek. The space at Roy Place is designed for human interactions, not spreadsheets.

Beginning on March 17, you are invited to join us for Thursdays at FORGE, Tucson's community 'soft workday' where we can maximize the collision, interaction and collaboration that we have been missing in our home offices.

The day will begin with coffee and conversation in our downstairs event space, then will move upstairs to FORGE's Hub, normally closed to the public. Arrive by noon for access to the building!

Tucson Web Masters (Web Designers, Developers, Marketers)

Needs a location

A meeting by and for web designers, web developers, digital marketers, or anyone who wants to join the industry.

Who We Are
Tucson Web Masters is a group of industry professionals who meet once monthly to discuss pertinent issues that are relevant to those in attendance. Come with a question, or a challenge! We'll help you hash out a good solution, or try to connect to you someone who can help. If you're a job seeker, recent bootcamp grad, experienced entrepreneur, career changer, or any or all of these, you're welcome at Tucson Web Masters!

If you make your living building, maintaining, marketing, or managing websites, come join the discussion and meet your fellow Tucsonans working in the industry. This group is run by Ron Stauffer, who has been leading various groups related to web design/development for almost a decade.

Topics for discussion may include:

  • Cybersecurity 101 for Web Professionals
  • Career Change: Should I Quit My Job and Become a Web Developer?
  • Easy eCommerce: Shopify, WooCommerce, Square, Stripe, and More
  • Google Analytics: Bracing for GA 4 and the Coming Universal Analytics Apocalypse
  • Mockups/Design Prototypes: Invision, Balsamiq, Sketch, Figma, and More
  • How to Use Git (and other Version Control Systems)
  • WordPress - Best Builders: DIVI, Elementor, Beaver Builder, and More
  • WordPress - Best Plugins: Calendars, Social Feeds, Payment Processing, and More
  • Local Web Development: MAMP/WAMP/LAMP/XAMPP
  • Web Design Crimes: 404s, Interstitials, Modals, and Other Insults
  • Amazon Web Services: EC2, S3, and Other IAAS Offerings
  • Choosing a CMS: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and More
  • Learning a Language: Python, Ruby, RoR, Perl, PHP, ASP, etc.
  • Best Practices: Clean Up Your CSS/Hone your HTML
  • What's your IDE? Code Editors Compared
  • JavaScript Frameworks Analyzed: Angular, React, Vue.js, Node.js, and More
  • Understanding UX Design
  • What’s In Your Web Design Toolkit?
  • Legal Issues: IP Law (How Not To Get Sued When Building Websites)
  • Legal Issues: Privacy Law (What Privacy Policies Do My Websites Need?)
  • Movie Night: Art & Copy or Startup.com
  • Perfecting Your Sales Pitch
  • Web Design Hall of Fame/Hall of Shame
  • Project Management: Basecamp, Trello, Wrike, Jira, Asana, and More
  • Code Schools Analyzed: Should I Go To a Coding Bootcamp?
  • DNS (The Domain Name System): How it Works and Why Nobody Understands it
  • Getting Better Clients & Avoiding Red Flags
  • Web Security: “My website got hacked… now what?”
  • Web Accessibility for Web Designers – What is WCAG?
  • Dark Patterns: Avoiding Dirty Tricks and Deceptive Web Designs

Come to this meeting armed with lots of questions and business cards, and be ready to meet fellow industry folks!

Past events (48)

Cereal Entrepreneurs

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