Entrepreneurship and Startups

Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Program

Startup Weekend Resources
Startup Weekend Attendee Resources
Startup Weekend Resources
Startup Weekend Final Presentations: How to Impress the Judges
Final Presentation: What Will the Judges Be Looking For?
Startup Weekend:  Judging Criteria
How to Win Startup Weekend: A Hustler’s Guide

Books for Startups (

Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design
A free online course at

How to Build a Startup – The Lean LaunchPad
Steve Blank
A free online course at

ASU Startup School
Free, online, self-paced – “a comprehensive and proven framework for developing ventures”

Kauffman Founders School
A free online educational resource dedicated to entrepreneurship

Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City
A book by Brad Feld.  Related articles:
Brad Feld’s four ingredients for thriving startup cities
Empirical Support for the Boulder Thesis

The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company
A book by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
A book by Eric Ries

Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want
A book by Alexander Osterwalder, et al.

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
A book by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur – Training and Resources
Includes downloadable copies of the Business Model and Value Proposition Canvases

The Path Forward
The fast track to a scalable digital business

Startup Tucson
A Venture Community

Think Locally, Act Locally:  Building a Robust Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Guidelines for Local and State Governments to Promote Entrepreneurship
Changing Capital: Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Finance
Demographic Trends Will Shape the Future of Entrepreneurship
How Entrepreneurs Access Capital and Get Funded
The Economic Impact of High-Growth Startups
Kauffman Foundation Reports

AZ Commerce Authority Start Up: Resource Directory


Learn to code interactively, for free.

Code School
Learn by doing with hands-on programming courses.


30 Questions Investors Ask During Fundraising

2017 is the year your startup gets funded

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything (Steve Blank)

AOL Co-Founder Steve Case on the Rise of Second Cities