Empowering an entrepreneurial-driven jobs recovery by supporting growth-minded companies to increase sales and productization through tech-enabled media, prototyping tools, education, and mentoring.
Do you like having every tool you could possibly need at your disposal? The ability to make your own prototypes AND take perfect pictures of them? Advice from industry experts on a variety of product development strategies? Being surrounded by cool, positive, and motivating people? Do you like paying nothing for all of the above? Then come on down to Startup Tucson...
- Collin Taylor, Revolute Robotics
Industries of all kinds can participate and benefit!
Get set up for success!
The SPRINT Challenge will help you solve your unique problem, no matter your industry or stage of business. Participating companies receive free access to:
Launch Lab: Our state-of-the-art Prototyping Lab and Media Studio are complete with the tools, software, space, and specialists to take your business to the next level. This suite of resources is an over $100,000 savings and an invaluable opportunity to put your product's design and usability to the test.
Masterclasses: Our fully online courses include eCommerce and Product Design + Development. Expand your knowledge on these essential topics with self-paced courses filled with engaging and tactical advice from national subject matter experts.
Mentorship: Our mentor network gives participant companies access to meetings with subject matter experts to help keep your business moving forward!
Dive in! The program will add the right steps to your success plan!
- Laurel Elders, Institute for Integrative Intelligence
Program participants will have free access to a brand new media and maker space to help support their growth. The Launch Lab has equipment, software, and technical experts on hand for tech-enabled e-commerce and prototype development.
Our state-of-the-art Prototyping Lab is complete with the tools, software, space, and specialists to take your business to the next level. This suite of resources is an over $50,000 savings and an invaluable opportunity to put your product's design and usability to the test.
3D Printers | Laser Cutter | Vinyl Cutter | Heat Press | Rotary Station | Electronics Station | Assembly Station
We accomplished much more than anticipated when we signed up for the program! The resources from Startup Tucson have given us a huge advantage in rapid prototyping and iteration without the massive costs associated with owning equipment and lab space.
- Collin Taylor, Revolute Robotics
Fully-equipped for your multi-media content creation needs, the Media Studio will have you walking away with digital assets to use the very same day. The Media Studio's equipment and software is valued at over $50,000 and access to it is sure to keep your business on budget.
DSLR Cameras | Video Cameras | Live Streaming Cameras | Editing Software | Lighting | Backdrops | Access to Podcasting Equipment & Studio
I was really excited to have access to tools that I really need in my business for an extended period of time without a cost. I've used the media lab the most. It has been an invaluable resource for me and such a great opportunity for entrepreneurs!
- Erin Donaghy, Applause Lingerie
SPRINT participants also receive free access to COMMON Workspace's podcasting space and equipment.
Startup Tucson’s SPRINT Challenge has taught me how to strategize and create business plans. I really value the Launch Lab, and I’ve been able to create my own products with these services! The training and help in the Lab from the specialists is top notch! Not to mention the many networking opportunities.
- Ana Dawson, La Luna Coyote
Learn how to leverage the right technological tools to build and manage customer pipelines, expand revenue streams, and increase efficiency. Even though these classes are self-paced, you can find the right learning style to fit your busy schedule.
Take a look at the list of session topics and guest speakers you'll have access to: