New, emerging companies have always been a focus of PADT PADT's startup days. We work with the startup community is several ways, always focusing  on giving back in a way that increases the strength of the community.

Take a look at each of our efforts and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Angel Investing

Sometimes you have to put your money where your mouth is. When it comes to supporting startups, PADT has made angel investments throughout an array of companies and an even broader list through contributions to three angel investing funds.

We invest through the Arizona Technology Investors and also serve on their screening committee.

See our portfolio of investments here.

The ANSYS Startup Program

As an ANSYS channel partner, we are able to offer a unique opportunity to startups. The ANSYS Startup Program is a way for new companies to lease the world's most used, and most powerful, simulation tools at a fraction of the standard price.

Lear more here.


Offering advice and mentoring to startups is another way PADT supports our community. We work through groups like Venture Ready, Invest Southwest, and several incubators to match our engineers with startups that can leverage their experience.

Supporting Events

Our most visible contribution to the startup community is speaking at and sponsoring events. Some of our most recent appearances have been:

  • Panel at Invest Southwest
  • Seminars during Phoenix Startup Week
  • Panel at New Mexico Tech Council ExperienceIT
  • Speaker at HardwareMassive
  • Webinar for StartupBlink
  • Panels at Startup Connect



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