Welcome to Go For Vertical, Arizona’s new technology accelerator for startups.

Go For Vertical helps ambitious early-stage entrepreneurs develop technology, build teams, and launch startups. We started in Austin in 2005, relocated to Tucson in 2015, and have been working with Arizona-grown startups ever since to deliver the technology they need and help them go to market.

And we do it all with Vertical, our battle-proven framework that we use to find the right path for each startup. With Vertical, our teams can deliver amazing business, design and engineering results, which means validating their business model, developing the right technology, and finding product-market fit as quickly as possible.

Go For Vertical works with teams like yours to help build amazing technology and launch their startups. Click here to apply to one of our programs now.

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Our Tucson offices are located at the Community Foundation Campus, in the heart of midtown. It's an amazing new space to work and collaborate in.



Our Tucson office is at the Community Foundation Campus in the heart of midtown:

5049 E. Broadway Blvd.
Suite 304
Tucson, AZ 85711

Our Phoenix office is at CO+HOOTS Coworking:

221 E Indianola Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85012




(520) 441-2022


Go For Vertical has an impressive track record. 

With a 20-year history of successfully delivering complex enterprise software already behind us, Go For Vertical now focuses on launching new tech startups here in Arizona. Here are just a few examples from our current and recent roster of projects.



A private social network for the Greek fraternity and sorority system. Launched in November 2015 and acquired in August 2016.



A local deal website that uses a unique predictive geolocation algorithm that finds deals based on future consumer behavior. Launched in March 2016.



A social virtual reality platform. Vertical was used to develop the entire technology stack, including the mobile app, backend and AWS servers, and the custom VR hardware for this project. Launched in February 2017.

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New beauty and wellness app focusing on skincare. Prototype development underway.


A new mobile app to discover, collect, and share your favorite dishes. Launching in 4Q 2018.


Better On Call

On-demand house calls with a primary care physician for just $99. Beta lunched in May 2017.



A startup in the publishing space that partners with authors and publishers to bring readers the best eBooks for free on their unique advertising-driven platform. Launched in September 2017.

Apply to one of our programs and start your journey.

The easiest way to join Go For Vertical is through one of our accelerator programs, CLIMB or SUMMIT.

CLIMB is for ideation and early-stage startups that need to develop their business concept, understand the market for their product, and learn how to develop their technology.

SUMMIT is for more advanced teams that have already done all of that critical foundation work, and are ready to build their technology and go to market.

These courses are currently held twice a year in both Tucson and Phoenix. Our next cohorts are:

SUMMIT/Phoenix - Fall 2019 - Click here for more details.

CLIMB/Tucson - Winter 2020 - Click here for more details.

For off-cycle startups that can’t wait to participate in one of our accelerators, we have limited space available to work with promising teams. Please click the Apply Now button below to contact us and start a conversation about how we can work together to build your technology and launch your startup.

I wish we had known about Vertical when we first launched Artfire. We could have spent a lot less and gone to market a lot faster if we had.
— Tony Ford, Artfire.com Co-founder and COO

We have the technical, creative and business team you need.

The Vertical process isn't all that we do. Our Go For Vertical team builds amazing creative and business solutions from concept to execution, and delivers remarkable results for our startups. 

Edward Cruz

Founder and CEO

Nate Houghton

Business Development and Sales

Alec Mitchell

New Venture Development

Andrei Blanda

Identity/Branding, SaaS Expert

Kartikey Tanna

Systems Architect

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Zachary Brooks

Vertical Consultant

Ian Crombie

UI/UX, Branding and Identity

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Adam Fischman

Digital Strategy and Business Development

Ready to Go For Vertical?

If you have the vision and drive to change the world through technology, we want to work with you. We'll get you started on the Vertical process, and help you learn how to conquer tech and business challenges and launch your startup.

Use this form to reach us, or you can contact us directly by phone, online, or meet with us in person at our offices in Tucson and Phoenix.

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Our OfficeS

The Community Campus
5049 E. Broadway
Suite 304
Tucson, AZ 85711

CO+HOOTS Coworking
221 E Indianola Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012