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Innovation Challenge for Arizona-Based Indigenous Entrepreneurs
October 11, 2021
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development and Creative Startups are partnering to bring a new accelerator program to Native American entrepreneurs and businesses based in Arizona. Innovation Challenge is a five-week, intensive, cohort-based, and hands-on course providing entrepreneurs essential knowledge and insights into pathways to business growth and sustainability.
This course is ideal for Native American entrepreneurs building businesses in innovation and creative fields including tech, animation and gaming, film and media, fashion and design, food and agriculture, and more. Ideal applicants are in earlier stages of business set-up and growth, with revenues below $250,000. For more advanced businesses, sign up to be notified when we open applications for our full Accelerator.
Weekly cohort meetings will take place online using Zoom. The program culminates in an in-person 2-day gathering “Deep Dive” to be hosted at the NCAIED offices in Mesa, Arizona on November 9th and 10th.
Benefits to Participants
- Launch your business or enter into a new growth market
- Understand business model fundamentals and focus your priorities as startup founder
- Set a path toward business growth that aligns with your values and vision
- Build a Cash Flow Plan
- Gain insight into sources of capital and fundraising processes
Registration Closes — September 25th
Payment Due — Oct 3rd
October 11th – November 5th — Cohort meets twice weekly for 1 hour on Tues/Thurs
Deep Dive in Mesa, AZ — November 9th and 10th
Early Payment Pricing —
Regular Pricing —
Course fee covers all course content and materials, meals during Deep Dive.
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.