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Being a Startup Tucson Network Member is an entrepreneur's best kept secret -- luckily cat's out of the bag and now is a perfect time join!
The best part? Membership is FREE!
Most folks become members by attending our Startup 101 class, but there are some exceptions. Choose the option below that best describes where you are in your planning process to get started!
ready to get started?
join us for Startup 101!
Startup 101 is our free introductory course and the perfect starting point to design, iterate, and tinker with a new product, service or idea you are ready to build! It's also a great place to start if you need a refresh on the basics.
Startup 101 is free to entrepreneurs in Pima, Pinal, Cochise, and Santa Cruz counties,
thanks to our partnership with Local First and the AZ Navigator Program.
get started with startup tucson!
Developed using proven, evidence-based techniques, Startup 101 is the ideal first step for entrepreneurs to build a robust, effective business strategy. You'll learn about using lean methods to reduce risk and increase your success in your entrepreneurial journey. You'll learn about our programs and start working on your lean canvas -- a one-page, visual way to map out your business plan.
After completing the Startup 101 course, you'll be invited to join our membership program, the Startup Tucson Network -- all for FREE! To get started, submit the Interest Form below.
Already got a business plan?
join our member network!
Already have a business plan but need some help putting your plan into action? You may be ready to join us as a Startup Tucson Network Member!
Startup Tucson Network Members get access to perks like discounts on Chamber memberships and other business services to help you bootstrap your way to success. Network Members also have access to Connection Services, mentors, networking invitations, and a lot more -- all for FREE!
Connection Services offer the opportunity to meet with our team and share what you're working on. We'll then connect you with a resource, program, mentor, etc. to help keep you moving forward.
To get started, submit the Interest Form below.
About network membership
Startup Tucson has partnered with Coda (the all-in-one doc that brings words, data, and teams together) to provide startups affiliated with Startup Tucson $1000 in free Coda credit and access to the Coda for Startups community for exclusive Coda templates and support!
Get a 50% discount on Hivemetric financial modeling software for 3 months when you become a Startup Tucson Member.
As the hub of the ecosystem, Startup Tucson receives special offers and opportunities regularly to offer to entrepreneurs in the community.
From chances to grab a beer with a visiting investor to free videography sessions offered by a local startup champion to a special invite to participate in a roundtable with national congressional leaders, Network members will be notified of these to sign-up as these opportunities pop-up.
Startup Tucson Network Member get 50% off for signing up for Flodesk email software with our code. This email service provider allows you to connect with your customer easily, cheaply, and with a strong aesthetic game.
Amazon Web Services
Startup Tucson is an AWS Activate Provider. Network Members qualify for the AWS Activate Portfolio Package. The Portfolio package offers up to $5,000 USD in AWS Cloud Credits valid for 2 years, 1 year of Business Support/24x7 technical support (up to $1,500 USD), and exclusive offers and content.
Startup Rate at the Tucson Metro Chamber
The Tucson Metro Chamber is a great resource for startups looking to grow locally. As part of our partnership with TMC, Network members qualify for a special discount membership rate to the Chamber of $150 for your first year of membership (normally $495). To be a TMC member, you must have a business license.
Hold on. Why is this free? What's the catch?
We knew you were smart. But don't worry it just costs your time. About 30 minutes a year.
As an economic development nonprofit, we rely on grants and funding that require annual reporting on the economic impact of the work that we do. That means that we need your help. As a participant in 101, you will automatically be enrolled in our AZ Navigator Program.
A couple times a year we will ask you to complete a survey that helps us measure our impact in economic terms. Your data is de-identified for reporting and secure. Completing these annual surveys allows you to stay active in the Member Network and retain access to all these great benefits!
We appreciate your part in helping us to measure and track the role of entrepreneurship in our community’s economic vitality.