training, resources & funding for arizona's diverse entrepreneurs

A Free Event Series for
Arizona Entrepreneurs

Get the support  you need to get your business (or business idea!) for the next season of growth. Startup Spring Training brings together inspiring leaders, helpful workshops, and microfunding to advance AZ's women- and BIPOC-led small businesses.

Meet the Speakers

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Ana Paula Chávarry Pizzorno

Arlynn Godinez

Superior Enterprise Center

Chris Bell

Program Manager

Dinora Gonzalez

Manager, Thunderbird for Good
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Dr. Ershela Sims

Executive Director
Women in Engineering ProActive Network

Dr. Heather Metcalf

Director of Research and Constituent Relations
Women in Engineering ProActive Network

Dr. Stephani Page

Community Manager
Women in Engineering ProActive Network

Drew Shaw

Edgar Olivo

Compass CBS Foundation

Erin Kelley

Inclusive Commercialization Consultant

Erin O'Shea

Former Treasurer

Evelia Davis

Founder + CEO
The Diaspora Collective

Gabriel Gasca

Program Manager
Prestamos CDFI

Hustle PHX

Jaime Boyd

Research Director
Univision KTVW

Jaime Martinez

Jorge Méndez

Entrepreneurship Expert

Jose Anca

Capital Access Manager
Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest

Josue Castro

Business Advisor
Prestamos CDFI

Kim Ho

Director of Sales

Kiran Ramakumar

Executive Director
Arizona Microcredit Initiative

Kirk Johnson

Kishore Dash, Ph.D

Director, Entrepreneurship Education Center
Paradise Valley Community College

Lauren McDanell

VP of Strategy & Growth

Lauren Morgan

Esq. Business Law Attorney
Activated Law

Manuel Lucero

Business Advisor
Chicanos Por La Causa

Michael M. Jackson

Founder, CEO
Mya Kai Creative

Monet Tam

Senior Consultant
Arizona Microcredit Initiative

Morgan Pearson

Director of Consulting
Arizona Microcredit Initiative

Natalia Ronceria

Business Advisor
Prestamos CDFI

Nicole Harris

Senior Associate & Former Executive Director
Arizona Microcredit Initiative

Philip Kim

Founding Member, Managing Director
Signature Wealth Concepts, LLC

Sandra Flores

Sentari Minor

Social Impact Advocate

Tristan Gandolfi

Sr. Director of Programs

Training Agenda

SEED SPOT 2-Day Launch Camp April 19-20

2 Day Launch Camp only for Arizona entrepreneurs.

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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 6:00 -8:00 PM Wednesday
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 19th &20th

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Participation-Based Microgrants

While everyone loves a good pitch (we're the home of Randy Johnson, right?!), startup funding awarded at pitch competitions can create unnecessary competition and limit the number of businesses that benefit. That's not our idea of a winning strategy.

At Startup Spring Training, every Arizonan can be a winner by simply showing up and participating! By attending free sessions that fit your goals and needs, Arizona-based entrepreneurs can unlock perks and cash grants for your business that you can use however you want.

Sign up today to attend and receive one of 100 participation-based $500 microgrants available to women- and BIPOC-led startups and small businesses in Arizona!


Hit a Single:

Attend 1 session to qualify for 30 minutes of 1:1 coaching and consultation with a local business expert

Hit a Double:

Attend 2 sessions and earn a ticket to SEED SPOT's 2-Day Launch Camp program on April 19-20 ($199 value)

Hit a Triple:

Attend 3 sessions to receive your choice of coworking passes, pitch coaching, or a branding consultation.

Home Run:

Attend 3 sessions + meet 1:1 with a Startup Spring Training mentor to receive a $500 cash grant for your business!

Join The Startup Spring Training Directory:

Apply for a Microgrant

In addition to receiving invaluable resources for your startup by attending SEEDSPOT's Startup Spring Training event, you will also have the chance to win a microgrant to support your business! Grants are available to BIPOC or Women owned businesses only. Attend Startup Spring Training today!


Download the Resources

Access all the FREE resources your may need for your startup!

3 Day Email Course

Take our three day email course while you wait for Spring Training to start!

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Angel Investor Training

Interested in being an angel investor? Sign up for our training today!

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6 Day Email Course

Take our six day email course to learn more about the content and resources you get as part of our impact accelerator.

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Impact Accelerator

Apply to our impact accelerator program and learn more about scaling your business to new heights.

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Free Course Library

Access our library of free courses on everything from fundraising to sales.

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2 Day Launch Camp

Join our two day launch camp and learn all you need to launch your business.

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Supported By

The conference is funded by organizations committed to serving entrepreneurs in the Greater Phoenix region. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor or partner, please reach out and let us know!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions
How do I qualify for the $500 microgrant?
How is my participation tracked?
Oops--I attended a session and forgot to check in!
How will I know when I’ve qualified for the $500 micro-grant?
How do I sign up for my one-on-one mentoring session?
What other perks and prizes are available for participants, in addition to the $500?

More questions? We’ve got you! Email Lauren at connect@seedspot.org