Welcome to LaunchPoint!

 

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, 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.

What is your biggest challenge?
  • Access to capital?
  • Product development?
  • Business model validation?
  • Business development?

 

The LaunchPoint program matches 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 you’re business needs help troubleshooting technical challenges, developing a marketing strategy, or protecting intellectual property the LaunchPoint program will provide the necessary support to ensure your business is successful.

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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 you’re 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.


CONSULTING TEAM:
Ritch Rolland Sanders
Wright Yurish  


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Landingpad
The LandingPad program is a flexible program designed for entrepreneurs interested in being located at LaunchPoint but not ready for professional consulting assistance.  The LandingPad program will provide clients with access to the LaunchPoint facility and most of the LaunchPoint services.  LandingPad is a great way to connect to LaunchPoint and build your business!

 

 

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Upcoming Events

WHAT:  #ICON14
WHEN:  April 23-25
WHERE:  Phoenix Convention Center
DESCRIPTION:  #ICON14 is the eighth annual conference for small business, hosted by Infusionsoft. If you love small business, you belong here
 
WHAT:  ASBA’s AZ Small Biz Conference 2014
WHEN:  May 7 – 8:30AM to 5:00PM
WHERE:  Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort
DESCRIPTION:  Come visit LaunchPoint at booth #
 
 
Upcoming Workshops

WHAT:  Rapid Start-Up School
WHEN:  Thursdays, April 10th to June 26th @ 6PM
WHERE:  LaunchPoint, 6113 South Kent Street, Mesa AZ 85212

Module Descriptions

Overview
Rapid Startup School offers innovators a forum to develop an entrepreneurial mindset while learning the fundamentals of launching a new venture. The program consists of 12 modules, presented by ASU staff with practical experience, through face-to-face instruction. Participants in Rapid Startup School will have the opportunity to form founding teams, learn the language of commercialization and meet key players in the startup space.
                                                                                                                                    
Program Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of practical entrepreneurship and new company creation
  • Training in the key skills of enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Training to develop skills to commercialize and market potential opportunities and assess economic and societal impact
  • Training to identify and develop the underpinnings of innovation
  • Training in business finance
  • Training in product and market feasibility

 

 

 

 

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.
 
 
Governing Board:

  • Dr. Steven Shope, President, Sandia Research Corporation (Chairman)
  • Dr. Mitzi Montoya, Vice Provost & Dean, ASU College of Technology & 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
Project Manager

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

Office of Economic Development

 
Helpful Links:

Arizona Commerce Authority

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Arizona Small Business Association

Small Business Administration