Federal contract to help boost nonprofit's Thryve Next program .
SBA funding will back nonprofit group's new accelerator program for high-growth companies.
A horde of assorted builders, crafters and tinkerers will descend on downtown Tucson on March 1 to share and celebrate the art and science of making things.
A University of Arizona alumnus turned an idea for a marketplace of college class notes into a multimillion-dollar business. Now he will headline next week’s IdeaFunding conference for local entrepreneurs.
This weekend, some 40 creative minds will get together in downtown Tucson to take innovative business ideas and push them along as far as possible in 54 hours to see if they’re viable.
Since 2010, Xerocraft "hackerspace" has welcomed frustrated engineers, curious tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers of all stripes to share ideas and equipment in a beat-up commercial building on South Sixth Avenue.
Connor Barickman steps into Xerocraft, where do-it-yourselfers to share space, equipment and ideas. Xerocraft will join workspaces downtown to form a Downtown Innovative District.
A mustache comb begins to take shape in a 3-D printer, which "prints" objects by building up layers of material.
Stephen Haynes, left, and Connor Barickman help as Jeremy Briddle troubleshoots a problem he's having making an 8-bit video game character using a laser cutter at Xerocraft. Dale Tersey, secretary of the hackerspace, is on the right.
Alex Barton uses a 3-D printer at Xerocraft to make a mustache comb that he designed to replace the one he lost. In addition to providing space and equipment, the nonprofit offers classes on topics such as welding, machining, lasers and robotics.