Deadline Approaching for Business Accelerator Program

Startup Tucson's Thryve ScaleUp growth accelerator program will help 10-14 newly-started companies grow and create jobs. The businesses participate in a rigorous 9-week training and mentorship program, based on a curriculum from courses at the University of Arizona, Stanford University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The free program is designed for companies that have been in business for at least two years and have annual revenues of $150,000. Startup Tucson funds the program through a five-year, $1.44 million contract from the U.S. Small Business Administration's ScaleUp America program. The City of Tucson provided an additional $50,000 through a competitive grant process. Applications can be submitted online through the April 3, 2016 deadline.