Tony Ford believes in the power of making. He co-founded Artfire.com to help makers sell the things they create. He renovated a historic Tucson mansion into Maker House, the world’s first artisan-driven maker space. It was a home for artists, hackers and makers to feed off each other’s creative energies. Now, he’s a co-founder of Startup Tucson. Its goal is to help give young entrepreneurs and innovators the tools to grow their ideas into viable companies. Tony believes that Tucson is on the cusp of boiling over. It’s bursting with ideas and energy and is on the verge of becoming the next great American idea city.