Learn The Proven Process to Rapidly Grow Your Company.

A venture development program providing entrepreneurs with the resources to grow their companies.
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Have you ever wondered how companies in the new economy grow so rapidly?

It seems that everyone wants to launch an app, a website, a new tech giant. But, the truth is, almost any business can be rapidly scaleable. We’ve worked with landscapers, massage therapists, newspapers and local bars.

Have you always wanted to enter a business accelerator but don’t have the $10,000 to pay for it?

Thryve ScaleUP is one of the top accelerator programs in the US. Our students have traveled from all over the US to attend this program, and the amazing thing is that just 24 companies per year can receive this training absolutely free. The complete $10,000 program is 100% funded by a contract from the US Small Business Administration’s ScaleUp America program. Your company get’s a full business accelerator training program, with one-on-one consulting and access to critical networks for $0 and zero equity.

The Thryve ScaleUp method works. How do we know? Because we survey our alumni.

In the first year out of our program, our average graduating company grew by 71% in revenue and more than 90% of the companies made more profit and discovered new markets they could pursue.

We’ve honed this curriculum over 9 cohorts and more than 100 companies. The process works for companies ranging from new startups to firms generating over $ 1 million in annual revenue.

Thryve ScaleUp 2017 Deadlines
Interviews are ongoing. Up to 24 companies will be selected from what has historically been hundreds of applicants.
Earlier applicants stand the best chance of being interviewed and selected.

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Would you like to learn exactly how to apply their proven methods to your business?

Your team will learn:

  • How to validate new markets, price new products, talk to customers and run a lean business launch.
  • How to use experimentation to prove your business model, avoid costly mistakes and de-risk your deal for potential investors.
  • How to protect yourself legally and protect your intellectual property.
  • The proven size of your market, key competitors your critical message to customer groups and how to communicate your vision.
  • The methods for marketing online, offline and through word of mouth including low cost marketing methods, testing and lean marketing tactics.
  • How to raise money from crowdfunding, investors, grants and other sources.
  • How to improve the structure your business model, manage cash flows, handle budgets, projections and financing.
  • How to seek government contracts, avoid costly tax mistakes, and lease new spaces from the very best experts.
  • How to build sales teams, manage salespeople and sell your products to new customers.
You get more than the training, you unlock an instant CEO network of over 100 Thryve alumni.

This 11-week intensive course is 165 hours of training. But the training is only part of the value. Thryve provides connections with key mentors, critical business experts and executives in our community and a robust alumni program to support your growth.

This full $10,000 program is 100% funded by a contract from the US Small Business Administration’s ScaleUp America program.

There is a catch.    You have to apply and if selected, you have to work hard.

We get hundreds of applicants annually. We recruit and interview all year long.
The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to be selected in the first rounds of interviews. If you want your business to grow, you have to take action

Meet the Instructors
Tony Ford
Tony Ford has over 25 years experience in media, marketing, and business development He is the co-founder of ArtFire.com, PopCongGo.com, and is currently creating new storytelling methods for film and virtual reality As CEO of Darc Fusion. He holds an MBA in International Business and is certified in a​gile project management. A frequent national speaker and trainer, Tony has also been a TEDx speaker and coaches executives and companies to scale in his role with Startup Tucson.
Justin Williams
As founder and President of Startup Tucson, Justin has worked to grow a vibrant startup community in Tucson, AZ. Justin worked for over 10 years with high-tech firms in Southern Arizona including Electronic Data Systems, Intuit, and Ventana Medical Systems. Justin has a B.S. in Systems Engineering, an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance and is an alumnus of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
Greg Teesdale
Greg has over 30 years at growth-stage technology companies with over 20 years at the C-level. Included among his ten companies are AuthenTec (fingerprint sensor on the iPhone), Three-Five Systems (first LCD display in cell phones), Kurta (tablet computing in the early 1980’s), Photometrics (high-performance digital cameras) and others. The cumulative exits of his companies were valued at over $600 million. Greg is currently the CFO of Tempronics, a growth-stage thermoelectric supplier to the automotive industry. He is also the Executive Director and a founder of TENWEST.
Top Notch Local Entrepreneurs and Experts
Aaron Eden
Moves the Needle
Intuit Innovation Catalysts
Amanda Holbert
Elegant Iron – Government Contracting
Jason Dewland
U of A Libraries
Dan Janes
Mentor in Residence, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship
Jo Ann Sabbagh
Doug Rasmussen
B/E Aerospace
Bob Davis
Tango Commercial Real Estate
Dr. Patrick Marcus
Marcus Engineering
Ashley Bright
Ashley Bright Presents
Rick Loveland
Sam Williams
Sales and Sales Management – Eller School of Business
Edward Cruz
Software Specifications and Design
Karen Burns
Aaron Gopp
App Development and Design
Rusing, Lopez and Lizardi
Corporate Structure and Intellectual Property
Manny Teran
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Thryve ScaleUp 2017 is scheduled for:
  • Cohort 1 – January 9, 2017 – March 30, 2017
  • Cohort 2 – April 17, 2017 – June 29, 2017

Training Cohorts Meet:

  • Tuesday Evenings 5:30PM – 7:30PM
  • Saturday Mornings 9 AM – 1PM
  • Hour-long one-on-one mentoring session on Thursdays during the day