Want to launch a new startup? Come take the first step.
Go For Vertical and Startup Tucson are proud to announce CLIMB/Tucson Winter 2020, our accelerator program for ideation and early-stage startups. It's a 12-week course that will bring you, the region’s best and brightest aspiring entrepreneurs, into a unique program where you will learn how to develop and validate your business concept, and how to build a prototype to prove it out for as little as $5k.
A PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR NEW TUCSON-BASED STARTUPS
Tucson has a new and growing ecosystem for entrepreneurs and startups, especially in technology. With CLIMB, we are providing a new program that will help everyone in our community gain better access to it.
It’s something we’ve done successfully with Austin and Tucson-based startups since 2015, and yours could be next.
HOW IT WORKS
CLIMB starts with you and your idea. We expect you to come to the table with a startup 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 training course on Vertical, our framework for developing products and taking them to market. It starts with a deep analysis of your business idea using a lean startup framework. Then we’ll teach you how to scope out a strategic prototype for your business, and show you how to start building it. After 12 weeks, you will be ready to validate your startup idea with a real business model and a roadmap for 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 EFFORT-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 product development work, and to succeed or fail based on your own work effort and merits.
So although each CLIMB team will be tracked on their progress in the course, no one will be kicked out, and no one will fail. You will decide how far you and your startup will go. We’ll just help you to get there.
Join us today and apply to join our Winter 2020 cohort.
Go For Vertical has launched a funding program with Community Investment Corporation specifically for our CLIMB graduates.. Be part of this cohort to be eligible for this early stage funding.
Every participant will learn not just how to develop their startup concept, but how to develop the product needed for their market. You don’t have to be technical to do it either. We teach you how.
Don't wait for the future. Apply today.
CLIMB BEGINS IN EARLY JANUARY AT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CAMPUS, IN THE HEART OF CENTRAL TUCSON.
Limited seating is available in our classroom, so apply soon to get a spot.
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