Anita Bell | Tech Parks Arizona

Anita Bell

Director, Arizona Center for Innovation
anitab@azinnovation.com
(520) 382-3261

Anita Bell leads the business incubator and helps entrepreneurs transform their ideas into successful companies. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, managing daily operations, client services, developing programs, mentoring companies, fundraising and client recruitment. 

Anita is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and supporting startup and emerging technology companies.

Over the course of her professional career, Anita has assisted over 100 early-stage startups, most of them in technology and life sciences. She is actively involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and organizes several signature events such as IdeaFunding, Innovative Minds Challenge, and Innovation Day at the UA.  Anita follows the motto “it takes a village to raise a company” and cultivates relationships with angel organizations and other entrepreneurial supporters to build a network that benefits the startups she coaches, meeting their needs and advancing them toward commercialization.

Anita has been in the incubation and commercialization industry for over 10 years and holds the Incubator Management Certificate from the International National Business Incubation Association. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Arizona Business Incubation

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