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Entrepreneurship Education

Education for entrepreneurs at every stage

About our workshops:

Startup Tucson's workshops are designed to empower entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the ever-evolving business landscape. Delivered by industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs, our workshops cover a comprehensive range of topics, from foundational business principles in 'Startup 101', to the intricate strategies for growth in our '200-level series'. Each workshop is carefully crafted to provide practical insights and real-world advice to help your business thrive.

We also host a variety of partner workshops, further broadening the spectrum of expertise available to our community. All our workshops are offered free or at a significantly reduced cost, reinforcing our commitment to accessibility and education. At Startup Tucson, we believe in fostering a culture of shared learning and success, and we invite you to explore our workshops and take the next significant step in your entrepreneurial endeavor.

"We love Startup Tucson! For me it's always been a great place to find our tribe, our community if nothing else. One of the most difficult things being in business is finding people who understand... On top of that, they help you navigate things, provide education, and generally lift us up." - Allen T.

Startup 101
Startup 101 is our free introductory course and the perfect starting point to get going with a new product, service or idea or jumpstart your current business! You'll learn about using lean methods to reduce risk and increase success in your entrepreneurial journey. We'll also introduce you to Startup Tucson and share how our organization supports entrepreneurs in Southern Arizona.

"I was finding it dificult to define solid objectives for my sideline fasination with creative endeavors. The 101 workshop and online eMarketing class revealed positive paths forward. I always recomend Startup Tucson to individuals I meet. The best advice I have received is never give up and there are some amazing individuals and companies in this community. Startup Tucson gave me the confidence to commit to profitable personal growth endeavors." - Andrew M.

Accelerated Fundamentals

"Going to the startup fundamentals class gave me confidence and provided me with direction and a course of action to start making things happen. I learned a lot from speakers and received great feedback from professionals and fellow entrepreneurs to help me build a business that makes sense and is sensible! Startup Tucson really gave me the tools I needed for the very beginning and idea phase of my business and taught me step by step basics on where to just get started. I learned how to ask myself the right questions to get clear in my goals and my target audience to make sure I have a cohesive and successful approach. I would totally recommend to a friend!" - Charolette M.

Feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of starting a business, or grappling with one that's growing faster than expected? Our Accelerated Fundamentals workshop is a comprehensive program designed to guide both first-time founders and experienced entrepreneurs. In this intensive one-day workshop, you'll craft a concise business model, hone your pitch, identify your target customer and unique selling proposition, while benefiting from access to industry mentors who provide valuable input and guidance throughout the day.
Accelerated Fundamentals
Additonal Workshops
Additional Workshops
Our 200-series advanced workshops are specialized, interactive sessions, designed for entrepreneurs keen to elevate their business knowledge and scale their operations. By tackling topics like entrepreneurial finance, business legality, intellectual property, and digital marketing, we provide the necessary tools to help you navigate the complex business landscape. Additionally, we collaborate with community partners to offer workshops that cover a wide array of subjects providing a rich opportunity to learn valuable skills from community experts. Moreover, our special initiative workshops delve into niche areas offering targeted insights and strategies to foster continuous growth and innovation.
Learn more and sign up here!

"Startup Tucson always ensures I have what I need to continue building my startup. Without them, my business would have no where near the success we have had over the past 12 months. Thank you Startup Tucson!" - Jeremy W.

Food Forward Pre-accelerator
Are you passionate about turning your food product into a successful business? Whether you're an aspiring food entrepreneur or already selling, Food Forward is here to guide you through the challenges of starting and growing your food business. This accelerated 8-week program equips you with the essential tools, knowledge, and support to establish and grow your food business. With a focus on building strong business foundations, fostering a supportive community, and connecting you with qualified experts and valuable resources, Food Forward can help you start and grow your food business!

"Startup Tucson and the Recipes for Success program have helped me to identify the areas that I need to address in order to continue to grow my company. I am making connections with local business owners and others that are helping me to navigate this business." - Heather D.

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