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Thank you for your interest in BizLaunch - Sahuarita.

The BizLaunch – Sahuarita program will provide participants with the tools necessary to turn their ideas into the core of a scalable startup company. Participants will be able to utilize critical thinking skills enabling them to identify critical gaps within their environments, and ideate solutions to address those gaps. Participants will showcase abilities to assess the feasibility of their ideas or ventures, build a business model and determine the resource needs required in implementing these ideas.

 

Five to six entrepreneurs (or teams) will be accepted into the Spring 2020 cohort. The entrepreneurs selected to participate in the program will receive a certificate from the University of Arizona Center for Innovation once their pitch at Demo Day is complete.

 

Session Timeline:

 

-April 22, 2020 - Info Session and Networking (Open to the Public)

 

-May 6, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Sahuarita Town Hall - Session 1 Setting up Your Business and Legal Considerations for Your New Business

 

-May 13, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Sahuarita Town Hall - Session 2 Business Model Canvas, Creating Your Value Proposition and Customer Discovery Techniques

 

-May 20, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Sahuarita Town Hall - Session 3 Competition, Benchmarking and Plans for Monitoring

-May 27, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Sahuarita Town Hall - Session 4 Marketing and Pitching, Storytelling and the Impact on Your Business

 

-June 3, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Sahuarita Town Hall - Session 5 Team Requirements, Boards of Directors and Advisors

 

-June 10, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Sahuarita Town Hall - Session 6

 

-June 17, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Sahuarita Town Hall - BizLaunch Demo Day (Open to the Public)

 

*Attendance at all sessions is required for all those selected as participants in the cohort (with exception of the Info Session).

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* 1. Name and contact information

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* 2. How long have you lived/resided in Sahuarita or Southern Arizona?

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* 3. What is the primary reason you are applying to BIZ Launch - what are you hoping to achieve?

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* 4. Please share a few sentences about the business / idea that you would like to launch (no more than 300 words).

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* 5. Briefly describe the team - what role does each team member have?

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* 6. How would you categorize your business idea?

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* 7. How much time per week will you be able to spend pursuing this business / idea?

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* 8. What is your desired timeline to launch this business / idea (if not already launched)?

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* 9. Briefly describe what you have done so far to prepare this business for launch (no more than 300 words).

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* 10. What questions do you have about this program so far?

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