Corporate Innovator

Intrepreneurship is the art and science of continuous innovation within established companies. 

Whether you are looking to launch a new product or service, streamline existing processes, or provide engaging professional development or continuing education for valued employees, Startup Tucson offers a suite of services for you.

Looking to inspire innovation?

Is you business feeling a little lack-luster?  Do you need to revamp a product or service to better address a changing market? Has your customer base changed?  Does your team need a jump-start in productivity? 

Startup Tucson offers applied lean startup methodology through advanced workshops, consulting, and customer discovery research to help your established business thrive in the modern marketplace. 

Overview of corporate Innovation Services

Apply lean startup skills to make your business or organization more effective.

Startup Tucson offers a number of workshops and professional development services for established companies who are looking to improve their current operations or who are looking to explore new products, services, or revenue streams. 

Check out the options below to explore how we can help you! 

Let's connect and talk about your needs! 

Design Thinking Workshop

Design Thinking is a proven strategy to solve complex problems as well as a tactical method for designing and building impactful solutions for your company. If your organization is looking to tackle a tough problem: from service delivery logistics to developing a new product or revenue stream, this hands on workshop will provide a framework for navigating all possibilities to arrive at the solutions that are the most likely to succeed. Topics Covered Include:

  • Into to human-centric design thinking components
  • Understanding users/customers
  • Identifying root causes, symptoms, and problems
  • Iterative innovation
  • Future state development
  • Rapid prototyping and testing
  • Implementing innovation with agile processes
Various workshop formats available (2 hours, half day, full day) Ideal for: Team Leaders, Product Managers or Designers, Creatives, Product Designers, Services Designers, Software/Web Developers, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs

Customer Interviewing & Product Usability Research Services

Startup Tucson offers organizations customer-centric solutions to drive data-driven strategies. These services include:

  • Focus groups
  • In-depth interviewing
  • Product usability feedback
Our team will develop and implement recruitment and delivery with comprehensive reporting and actionable insights. Contact us to learn more.

Advanced Branding Seminar

A strong branding strategy has been shown to increase revenues by 23% and increase repeat business, increase customer loyalty, and increase peer-to-peer recommendations. Through this hands-on seminar, you will learn the fundamentals of communications (ex. Correct application of push/pull strategies) strategy, and be guided through a step-by-step process for developing your brand values, voice, and visuals. You will be given all the tools you need to establish a strong brand strategy and guide that will elevate your company and put you on a path to increasing revenue and customer retention. Various workshop formats available (2 hours, half day, full day + portfolio review) Pair with workshop with our Launch Box website development services to accelerate your company’s online presence. Ideal for: Team leaders, entrepreneurs

Customer Journey Mapping Workshop

Customer Journey Mapping is a powerful tool that can dramatically improve organizational outcomes and increase your team’s collaboration and communication. By creating a cohesive visual process map of your customer’s experience with your organization, you will be able to identify process roadblocks or touchpoint shortcomings that are negatively impacting your revenue or customer retention. This facilitated, engaging interactive workshop will provide you with all of the tools and data your team will need to build both a comprehensive “Current State Map” and a strategic “Future State Map” to drive better decision making. Various workshop formats available (2 hours, half day, full day + mapping production) Ideal for: Senior management, customer service staff, and other key stakeholders

Agile Project Management Interactive Workshop

Whether your team is a new startup or has been around for years -- innovation, creative thinking, customer-design, and efficient team problem-solving can become the secret-sauce of your corporate culture and business success. This full-day training will teach your team (or just you) how to understand and implement Agile project management principles into your business. In this interactive, hands-on course, you will practice simple tools and strategies that once implemented, will allow your business to become leaner, smarter, and more efficient in reaching your goals. This workshop is for you if:

  • You have ever experienced stress and frustration while trying to deliver a high-quality product by deadline
  • Your team has ever struggled to define who is in charge of completing what task
  • Your life seems to be over-run by meeting after meeting that never accomplish anything
  • You are looking to develop a completely new, disruptive product or service
The flexible project management process of Agile will aid your team in gaining a competitive edge and feeling more confident in their productivity and projects. The Agile process offers consistent opportunities to learn and iterate, collaborative troubleshooting techniques based on team and stakeholder feedback, and proven prioritization features. Overall Agile empowers team members to work creatively and effectively. You can attend this training with team members or as an individual. The training will include multiple hand-on activities and will immerse you in the Agile process and leave you with tools you can take away and implement directly into your business. Plus it will be fun! Lunch and all supplies included. Ideal for: Team Leaders, Product Managers or Designers, Creatives, Product Designers, Services Designers, Software/Web Developers, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs

Goal Setting Seminar

Goal setting is a powerful way to lay the foundation for creating success in your business. Whether you are just starting your business or you are years into your business learning how to create SMART goals and how to actually attain them is a key element in running a successful business. This workshop is for :

  • The person who has big audacious goals that they want to achieve
  • If you have no idea where to start when setting goals in your business
  • If you need to learn how to plan out a timeline for your goals to be able to achieve them
This facilitated, engaging interactive workshop will provide you with all of the tools and planning you need to plan the goals you have in your head for the next 6 - 12 months while breaking them down and creating actionable steps to help you achieve your goals. Workshop format (2 hours) Ideal for: Team leaders, entrepreneurs , founders

Check Out More Great Education Opportunities!

In addition to the programming above, we offer a full line of Advanced and Technical Workshops that may also be helpful for your company.

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Employee engagement & volunteerism

Your employees have valuable skills to offer entrepreneurs and by volunteering to mentor, they can make a valuable impact our community -- and have a great time doing it! 

Startup Tucson's mentors are some of the more prestigious business leaders in our region, with expertise in a wide range of industries. We have multiple types of mentoring and advising opportunities available.


A Professional Development Conference Like No Other 

TENWEST Impact Festival brings together thousands of professionals and regional and national speakers to investigate the grand challenges of our time in a multidisciplinary, interactive, and creative format. It is an exceptional opportunity for professional development and team building. Employers can use bundle pricing to make this festival accessible for their employees. 


consider a corporate Membership

Your support makes a difference! 

Startup Tucson is a 501(c)3 and we rely and sponsors and donors to ensure that we are able to keep our services and accessible to all. If you are in a position to sponsor scholarship and programming, you can make a lasting impact in our community. Our corporate members receive a wide variety of sponsor benefits in recognition of their contribution, including certain professional development opportunities. 


Student Intern Placement

Connect with the best and brightest for FREE summer interns!

Startup Tucson partners with an innovative program at the University of Arizona called TIMESTEP to place talented technically savvy students in local businesses. The best part is, it is free for the company as the program will provide the students with the summer stipend. 

Contact us to enroll your company today! >>