Moonshot Expanding Reach, Offerings – Flagstaff Business News

Moonshot Expanding Reach, Offerings – Flagstaff Business News

Not solely are we offering mentorship and coaching for brand new companies, however we’re additionally working to domesticate the workforce wanted to help begin-ups, significantly for these teams who are sometimes underneath-represented.As at all times, let me begin by thanking the City of Flagstaff, our native sponsors and our entrepreneur group for partnering with Moonshot and the campus of NACET over the previous 22 years. Your dedication to bettering the lives of Northern Arizonans is significantly appreciated and we’re humbled by your continued help. Judging by the beginning-up founders in our program so far, and the truth that greater than 80% of the workplace and manufacturing house on the NACET campus is stuffed, I’d say Flagstaff and Northern Arizona have a promising financial future.
With a robust funds and forecast, Moonshot AZ strikes into the 2022-23 fiscal yr with plans on increasing our employees, our attain and our choices. While persevering with to construct on our core providers and applications which might be bringing profitable companies into being, creating new jobs and altering the financial panorama, we’re seeing an growth of overseeing and powering incubator campuses and financial improvement initiatives all throughout the state of Arizona.
Not solely are we offering mentorship and coaching for brand new companies, however we’re additionally working to domesticate the workforce wanted to help begin-ups, significantly for these teams who are sometimes underneath-represented.
Young Entrepreneurs, College Internships
We have been impressed by what we’ve seen from our youth. Fueled by this, a number of occasions a yr, our workforce shall be launching Moonshot Junior Tracks, geared towards highschool-aged college students.
Moonshot can be in its second yr of working with the Northern Arizona University college students within the colleges of Business, Hospitality and Engineering as a way to talk the fundamental fundamentals that entrepreneurs make the most of to construct profitable begin-ups.
Diversity in Entrepreneurship
We are persevering with to construct on our “W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs) Mean Business” meetups for Flagstaff-area entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders, but in addition increasing our efforts throughout Arizona to be all-inclusive with extra applications designed to draw and particularly help People of Color & LGBTQ entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas
It is essential to our mission to proceed to serve rural areas, however not each group has the assets to deliver our arms-on personnel to their location. Therefore, we’ve created a digital incubator program, Moonshot Satellite, a scaled down supply model of our providers to help rural and smaller cities in Arizona. This platform will join rural entrepreneurs to an ever-rising community of Moonshot mentors, coaches, trade sector-particular advisors and fellow entrepreneurs.
Workforce Training
Moonshot’s improvement and administration of modern manufacturing and enterprise and workforce improvement initiatives have historically exceeded shopper expectations; Moonshot’s Arizona Stitch Lab is positioned to set a good greater bar with its growth plan. The program’s strategic alignment with the City of Tucson – the beta marketplace for this system – allowed us to rapidly reskill an underserved group – the Yaqui Tribe of the Pascua Yaqui Nation – by growing industrial stitching abilities that aligned with a regional want for skilled sewers that was underestimated pre-COVID, and surfaced mid-COVID as international provide chain challenges halted the expansion of many home firms. The AZ Stitch Lab Rural Expansion Project will enable us to not solely fill this must ramp up home manufacturing, however will even enable us to upskill graduates of the fundamental program for top-paying distant jobs that may enable them to tackle purchasers from world wide whereas residing of their house group.
Economic Development Planning
2021 additionally noticed Moonshot being awarded an EDA Sprint grant to develop a software program answer that redefines rural financial improvement planning. The Moonshot Community Planner is now able to onboard cities throughout Arizona and convey communities collectively.
Finally, it’s with nice pleasure that we announce Diana White as the brand new govt director of Moonshot’s Flagstaff NACET campus. For the previous three years, she has been managing our Chandler Innovations contract and representing Moonshot in Maricopa County. We are thrilled to have her again in Flagstaff and as our regional consultant! FBN
By Scott Hathcock
Scott Hathcock serves because the president and CEO of Moonshot (www.moonshotaz.com), a 21-yr-previous 501(c)3 non-revenue. The mission of Moonshot is to help each entrepreneurs in constructing and scaling begin-ups in addition to growing entrepreneurial ecosystems for financial improvement functions throughout Arizona.

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