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TECHEXCEL

Empowering an entrepreneurial-driven jobs recovery by supporting growth-stage companies to increase sales and productization through tech-enabled media, prototyping tools, education, and mentoring.  

Powered by the Economic Development Administration SPRINT Challenge

Tech Excel Design
 

media & Design studio

Program participants will have free access to a brand new Media and Design Studio to help support their growth.  The studio will have equipment, software, and technical experts on hand for tech-enabled e-commerce and productizations.  The Lab includes: 

  • Computer Labs with access to complete Adobe programs 

  • Laser cutters, 3D printers, cutting plotters, and screen printers

  • Ample workbenches to spread-out 

  • Postage scales and equipment for centralized posting 

  • Photo, video, and sound equipment for product shoots, content videos, and podcasting 
  • Access to expert Lab Techs to help train and supervise 
  • Access to event space and classrooms for workshops & events. 

We Need Your Help! 

We would love to hear your thoughts about what other equipment or tools would be helpful to include in the Media & Design Studio. If you are an entrepreneur take a quick survey to share your thoughts on what else we would consider as we build out the community resource. 

e-commerce masterclass

The pandemic demonstrated that e-Commerce is an essencial tool for any company to master.  Being able to build and manage effective customer pipelines by leveraging modern technology tools increases efficiency and revenue streams. The e-Commerce Masterclass will provide in-depth learning around topics such as:  

  • Market automation

  • Shipping and logistics

  • Trends in AI and voice search

  • Mobile commerce

  • Search Engine Optimization and conversion

  • Social media and organic reach

  • Branding and voice

Your courses and homework will be self-paced, but you will have a dedicated staff member to support with additional resources, check-in's, and coaching. ​

 

prototyping masterclass

If your company is looking to expand or launch new product offerings, this digital masterclass will provide you with the tools you need to be successful. 

 

Topics Include:

  • Design thinking

  • Usability and UX design

  • Creating and improving minimum viable products (MVPs),

  • Securing financing for new products

  • Manufacturing/Outsourcing

  • Protecting Your IP

  • Packaging Design

Your courses and homework will be self-paced, but you will have a dedicated staff member to support with additional resources, check-in's, and coaching. ​

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statewide commercialization mentor network

Through a partnership with Arizona Commerce Authority, Startup Tucson will onboard mentors and entrepreneurs into a statewide commercialization portal to increase connectivity with regional ecosystem partners.  

 

Through this platform, mentors and entrepreneurs can post, book, and schedule, one-to-one, access resources and connect with talent across the state of Arizona. ​