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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.

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. 

Get started with Startup Tucson!
Upcoming startup 101 dates

June 13, 3-5pm

August 22, 3-5pm

September 19, 3-5pm

All courses will meet virtually on Zoom.

See our Events Calendar for other upcoming programs and dates.

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 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. 

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