City of Mesa News Article
Free Rapid Startup School for entrepreneurs at LAUNCHPOINT
By: Kevin Christopher
03/19/14 8:36 AM

March 19, 2014
Office of Economic Development
Contact: Kim Lofgreen
Tel. 480-644-3962   
Mesa, AZ – Rapid Startup School is a free program to offer innovators a forum to develop an entrepreneurial mindset while learning the fundamentals of launching a new venture.  The program, presented by Arizona State University (ASU) will consist of 12 hour-long modules at LAUNCHPOINT, the Mesa Technology Accelerator, 6113 S Kent St., at 6 p.m. on Thursdays from April 10 through June 26. 
The modules, or class sessions, will be taught by ASU staff with practical experience and expertise on topics related to entrepreneurship.  Topics will include Entrepreneurial Resources, Product Development, Marketing and Branding, Tools for Startups and Managing Legal Aspects of Startups.  The registration portal and details for each module are available at  Each module is self-contained and participants are not required to attend all of them.  However, participants that attend all of the modules will be awarded a professional development certificate from ASU.
LAUNCHPOINT is a partnership created by the City of Mesa and ASU last year on the ASU Polytechnic campus.  Its mission is to stimulate the establishment and growth of small technology-based companies and other businesses in the east valley.

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