Want to launch a tech startup? Come take the first step.
Go For Vertical and Startup Tucson are proud to announce CLIMB/Spring 2019, our accelerator program for Tucson-based tech startups. It's a free 10-week course that will bring the region’s best and brightest new tech entrepreneurs into a unique program where you will learn how to launch a tech company, and how to develop and validate your startup concept for as little as $5k.
A PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR TUCSON STARTUPS
In CLIMB, we’ll take the teams through a training course where they will learn Vertical, our framework for developing technology and taking startups to market.
You’ll learn how to do a deep analysis of your startup concept, and then prove it out by developing a low-cost prototype that you can gain traction with, and move forward with the launch of your company.
It’s something we’ve done successfully with Tucson-based startups since 2015, and yours could be next.
HOW IT WORKS
The program starts with you and your idea. We expect you to come to the table with a solid concept that you’ve thought about for a while. Ideally, you’ll already have domain expertise in the area, a solid business or social impact idea for it, a reason to use technology to scale it, and the drive and fire in your belly to make it happen.
Then, we’ll put you through a free training course on Vertical, where you’ll develop a blueprint of what your tech product needs to do. With that in hand, we’ll help you scope out a strategic prototype of your platform, and show you how to start building it. After 10 weeks, you will be ready to validate your startup idea with a real business model and a prototype of your platform.
If you’re successful, then you’ll be ready to take your startup to the next level — pursuing funding for or bootstrapping your company, and following the Vertical model you’ve already created to develop the full platform and take it to market.
IT’S A MERIT-BASED AND MARKET-DRIVEN PROGRAM
We don’t believe in admissions tests, or deciding if your idea is any good on our own. Instead, we provide you with an opportunity to learn how startups and technology development work, and to succeed or fail based on your own work effort and merits.
So each CLIMB team will be scored based on their progress and work in the course, and we’ll track that. But no one will be kicked out, and no one will fail. Instead we’ll track the top 5 scoring teams in a leader board, so it will be a friendly competition to see who rises to the top.
AND THE TOP TEAM WILL WIN $5K IN FUNDING
Best of all, Go For Vertical will provide $5k in funding for the top team to develop their prototype. No fooling. If you lead the pack, we will provide you with the training, the support, and even the funding to prove out your business idea and to develop the first version of your technology platform.
Win $5k in funding
In our merit-based program, the startup team that finishes the program with the top score will win $5k to fund the development of their prototype using Vertical.
Every participant will learn not just how to start a tech company, but how to develop a tech product. You don’t have to be technical to do it either. We teach you how.
Don't wait for the future.
CLIMB BEGINS MARCH 11, 2019 AT CONNECT COWORKING, IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TUCSON.
Limited seating of 25 is available in our Worklab, so sign up soon to get a spot.
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