About Us

Prescott Regional Opportunity Foundation (PROF)

Creating an exciting hub for future commerce.

Among other opportunities... A hub where a parent and child can learn and launch a new venture together.

Incubate. Accelerate.

Our Mission
PROF, a not for profit 501(c)(3) company, has an initial mission to educate and execute upon the benefits of incubating, accelerating and attracting companies to the Prescott Region and Yavapai County in rural Northern Arizona. With funding from philanthropy, government grants and contracts as well as the provision of services, outcomes of the project are an increased number of jobs and the retention of younger skilled employees.

Rural USA

an Innovation Model
This is a model for changing the economics across rural US post pandemic taking advantage of broadband, the desire to have work/life balance in a setting conducive to outdoor activities and avoid traffic congestion, and the high cost of living found in crowded technology hubs.

Successes to Date

these include
We've experienced a lot of momentum thus far and are grateful for all the companies, startups and people that have helped us get to this point.
Initial formation, creation of structure, initial funding, board governance and growth strategy
A strong and multi-talented, diverse board of directors providing direction and oversight
Partner agreements with local technology companies
Contract to provide cyber security training for ages 15 – 80 across Yavapai County
Initial activation of cyber warfare range to support funded education and training
Provisioning of high speed internet for hybrid delivery of content and contests
Next phase building expansion with robust financial model to support additional companies
On-Going meetups and coworking at our downtown location 220 S Marina St, Prescott, AZ 86303
Opportunities to expand programs with partnerships in other locations

Leadership Team

The Center for the Future wouldn’t be possible without the amazing people on our team. ​

Jon Haass

Jon Haass

President and Director

Jon Haass

President and Director
Peter Mantas

Peter Mantas

Vice President Programming

Peter Mantas

Vice President Programming

Our Board of Directors

Jon Haass, Ph.D.

Board Chair

Jim Robb

Board Member

Veronica Sas

Board Member

Meet The Team

a diverse range of backgrounds and industries committed to heling the Center achieve its mission.

Community Ambassadors

Community starts with our ambassadors organizing meetups and driving engagement.

Darrell Denlinger

Darrell Denlinger

Community Ambassador

Darrell Denlinger

Community Ambassador
Elizabeth (Betsy) Nelson

Elizabeth (Betsy) Nelson

Community Ambassador

Elizabeth (Betsy) Nelson

Community Ambassador
Jason Ribble

Jason Ribble

Community Ambassador

Jason Ribble

Community Ambassador
Prescott Regional Opportunity Foundation (PROF)

Planning for future commerce.

Funding and growth opportunities

We are seeking partners, ambassadors, sponsors, philanthropists and investors to support the next stage of the community. Currently six companies are members and several more are doing diligence on their level of participation. Programs, events, meetups and cross pollination of ideas will continue to boost the growth of these promising companies aligned with the mission and vision – future oriented products and services in a variety of focused sectors including cyber security, aerospace, healthcare, networking, blockchain, media, semiconductor, and software.
Invest in Our Future

“We can revitalize rural America by investing in innovation, promoting remote work, and embracing the outdoor lifestyle – let’s build a brighter future for our small towns and rural communities.”

Creating an exciting hub for future commerce.

Contact

Location

220 S Marina St, Prescott, AZ 86303

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