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You’re an innovator and a dreamer, but having the right guidance, insight and support at the crucial stages of building your business may very well decide your success or failure.

LaunchPoint, the Mesa Technology Accelerator was created in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU) to drive the growth of innovative technology companies.  We’re interested in cultivating the latest innovations and technologies.  From consumer web and mobile applications to bio tech and green energy—and everything in between—your idea will grow at the Mesa Technology Accelerator.

LaunchPoint will provide new and emerging technology and other compatible businesses with an environment that focuses on their rapid growth. Current programming at LaunchPoint provides facility space, flexible leases, direct business assistance and guidance, educational opportunities, mentoring, and other technical and operational resources.

Located on the ASU Polytechnic campus, adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense (AZLabs), LaunchPoint is perfectly positioned to provide access, support and training in these specialties. Located within a few miles of the Elliot Road Technology Corridor, LaunchPoint has the supporting business climate to fuel success.

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The Business Academy @ LaunchPoint

The Business Academy program targets entrepreneurs looking to develop their business idea and position their company for funding opportunities. The participating entrepreneurs will be directed through an 8-month, structured program designed to validate the business idea and educate the entrepreneur. All entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply; there is no charge for the program.

The Business Academy program will be delivered in a series of modules with specific activities and tasks that participants will be required to complete. Some of the key topics that will be addressed in the program include:
  • Customer Discovery
  • Product-Market Fit
  • Team Formation
  • Mentor & Advisor Development
  • Personnel Management
  • Pitch Preparation
  • Identifying and Pursuing Funding Opportunities
  • Networking

While participating in the Business Academy @ LaunchPoint, clients can operate their businesses out of the LaunchPoint facility, taking advantage of a dynamic business environment without costly overhead expenses.
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Onsite / Offsite

The Onsite & Offsite programs match the needs of your company with the expertise and experiences of professional consultants. A team of consultants will be assigned to your business to provide services, counseling and coaching based on the specific needs of your business.   Whether your business needs help troubleshooting technical challenges, developing a marketing strategy, or protecting intellectual property the Onsite and Offsite programs will provide the necessary support to ensure your business is successful.

Onsite program clients will operate their businesses out of the LaunchPoint facility, taking advantage of a dynamic business environment without costly overhead expenses.  Offsite program clients are those entrepreneurs who may have different space requirements or who already have their own facility.  Offsite program clients can choose to use the shared office environment when needed while also taking advantage of the program offerings out of their own offices or laboratories.


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Ritch Rolland Sanders
Wright Yurish  




 

 

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The mission of LaunchPoint, the Mesa Technology Accelerator, is to stimulate the establishment and growth of small technology based companies and other growth oriented businesses in the East Valley.  By fulfilling this mission, LaunchPoint will contribute to job creation, and provide for enhanced economic health to the region.

Located on the ASU Polytechnic campus, adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense (AZLabs), LaunchPoint is perfectly positioned to provide access, support and training in these specialties. Located within a few miles of the Elliot Road Technology Corridor, LaunchPoint has the supporting business climate to fuel success.

LaunchPoint focus on in-place research and development strengths in the area, notably associated with aerospace and engineering:

  • Aerospace: companies may be engaged in materials development, software, human factors, advance pilot training, remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) development, modeling and simulation, and alternative fuels.
  • Engineering and technology development: leveraging the strengths of ASU Polytechnic campus, this engages the business community and innovators in development projects.


Governing Board:
  • Dr. Steven Shope, President, Sandia Research Corporation (Chairman)
  • Dr. Mitzi Montoya, Vice President & University Dean for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Jeff Pitcher, Partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP
  • James Christensen, President & CEO, Gateway Commercial Bank
  • John Schibler, Chief Engineer, Boeing

 

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Contact Us

LaunchPoint

6113 South Kent Street
Mesa, AZ  85212

Shea Joachim
Senior Project Manager

Phone: 480-644-3562
Fax: 480-644-3458
Shea.Joachim@MesaAZ.gov

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Helpful Links:

Arizona Commerce Authority

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Arizona Small Business Association

Small Business Administration