The future of borderlands starts here

We are Startup Unidos

We cultivate collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship in underserved border communities since 2015


Nogales AZ

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We Are A Community Of Changemakers

We nurture emerging companies, assist in growing firms, build workforces of the future and support partner organizations in reaching underserved pockets of borderland and LATINX communities.


By The Numbers

We believe that success should be measured by the lives that have been changed due to our efforts and support. But for our statistics enthusiasts, here are some numbers. Together, we’ve helped close to two thousand LATINX change their community for the future.

20+ active community partners

30+ events designed to kickstart local communities in southern AZ

4000+ volunteer hours into community development

30+ events designed to kickstart local communities in southern AZ

20+ active community partners

4000+ volunteer hours into community development


Innovation Without Borders

The first step to true innovation is to get deeply curious and understand the needs of a community. At Startup Unidos we understand that the Arizona-Sonora economy depends on the empowerment of its citizens and the technology that enables this. So we have created programs that span workforce development, entrepreneurial skill building, mentorship and business development support.

These programs empower and enrich the lives of borderland communities by addressing and solving for the greatest issues with an entrepreneurial approach. And because they are culturally and geographically relevant from both sides of the border, we are committed to being the catalysts for real, lasting change. We call that sustainable growth. Find out more about our current programs and see how you can get involved today!

Education and Capacity Building

The future of the borderlands region depends on unlocking the intellectual potential of the brain power that is already here. That’s why we offer educational and hands-on, experiential programs for entrepreneurs that equip our community with the skills to succeed today and in the future. Come satisfy your thirst for knowledge with us.

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Community Support and Engagement

Startup Unidos is committed to having its boots on the ground and being the hub for community-wide initiatives throughout the region. When you engage with us you are often connecting to a much larger national narrative. With events like LatinX in Tech we create the space for engaging conversations that aren’t being had anywhere else. Find your voice, find your people, and find the support you need so we can thrive, together. You’ve got a seat at our table.

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Thought Leadership and Business Services

We offer trusted, dependable, bi-lingual innovation services spanning cross-border economic development, digital content and curriculum development for regional Small Business Development Centers, and in-person tours, just to name a few. If you or your organization is dreaming up a solution that solves local problems, is innovative, and needs to be designed within the context of our region’s unique history and culture, we’re here to serve you. Let’s grow together.

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