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ASU Startup School

Calling all entrepreneurs!

Post Date:03/01/2016 10:57 AM

ASU Startup School is a valuable opportunity for all types of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial thinkers to move from an idea to a sustainable venture, including small businesses, social enterprises, high-tech startups, corporate innovators, and community organizers. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs find their path to delivering and capturing value.

This free startup and business training course is funded and supported by ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation, The East Valley Entrepreneurship Center at Mesa Community College, City of Mesa Economic Development, and Mesa THINKspot. Online course materials are paired with a series of facilitated workshops led by business faculty from MCC to help entrepreneurs learn what they need to do to develop a successful venture.

Stage 1 introduces you to entrepreneurial thinking and focuses on your business or nonprofit idea over the course of five sessions. Those who complete all sessions of Stage 1 and Stage 2 are eligible to enter the MCC Entrepreneurship Certificate program, with the entry course EPS 150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship waived. Stage two begins on April 5.

March 1:  Intro to Entrepreneurship

March 8:  Creating an Idea Part 1 (problem + opportunity identification)

March 15:  Creating an Idea Part 2 (ideation + design thinking)

March 22:  Creating an Idea Part 3 (value proposition + competitive advantage)

March 29:  Determining the Types of People You’ll Serve (customer segmentation)


To register, you must do both of the following:

1. Register for each Tuesday evening facilitated workshop (March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) on Mesa Public Library’s events calendar.

2. Register for access to online course materials for Startup School at

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