Let’s face it … An entrepreneur’s journey can be a difficult one. It is full of risk, challenges and plenty of unknowns. For those that stay focused and persevere, the reward is like no other. And that is why we do what we do.
You see at NACET, we are entrepreneurs. We’ve traveled the path, and we’ve reaped the rewards. Now we are giving back by helping other entrepreneurs find their way.
It’s An Exciting Time for NACET
NACET as been a fixture in the Flagstaff startup community for over a decade. We’ve worked with startup founders to create hundreds of jobs and put tens of millions of dollars into the local community.
It’s this success that has led us to expand our reach by providing programs and services in Chandler and Maricopa, in addition to continuing the great work we are doing in Flagstaff.
We are a community designed for entrepreneurs.
NACET is ready to provide the tools and connections your startup needs for success through one its three incubators:
- Startup Flagstaff in Flagstaff, Arizona
- Innovations Incubator in Chandler, Arizona
- Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship in Maricopa, Arizona
These incubators are joined by a newly opened accelerator in Flagstaff.
Our state-of-the-art facilities, virtual and live programs, funding access and community events give you what you need to plan, build, launch and grow your startup.
What We Do
We form strategic partnerships with a network of experts that benefit startups. These professionals give their time and experience through coaching, mentoring and introductions to influencers. Our network is active, dynamic, growing and waiting for you.
We designed our programs with entrepreneurs in mind. Led by subject-matter experts, founders receive the tools and resources they need to grow their business. They’re original and interactive.
Learn more about our current programs:
- The Library
We are innovators at heart.
We surround ourselves with big thinkers who see possibility and envision a community that embraces collaboration, risk-taking and venturing into unchartered territories. We believe a culture of support and sharing will drive the economic growth in the communities where we live.
We believe innovation happens in the minds of the curious. Curiosity keeps us engaged with the world around us, allowing us to ponder possibilities and discover new solutions.
We believe communities thrive when local businesses succeed. Strong businesses create jobs, employ residents, and keep money in the local economy. It’s an honor to work with entrepreneurs that are innovative and committed to giving back to their communities.
It might seem obvious for a business incubator to value growth. But we also value the growth of the founders running those businesses. We believe business success happens when our minds are open, we take action, and we evolve into better versions of ourselves.
Our work with startups has proven that grit is a far better indicator of success than intelligence. Grit takes resilience to the next level. In fact, grit is resilience in the face of failure. And failure is an unfortunate reality on the entrepreneurial journey. We admire entrepreneurs who can face failure, learn the lessons, and keep forging ahead.
And most importantly we value …
The Entrepreneurial Spirit
We value dreamers: the people who believe they can make our world a better place.
They seek solutions rather than making complaints, they look at obstacles as mere bumps in the road and believe they have the power to create magic. Our community benefits from the passion, ambition and innovative thought an entrepreneur brings to the table. It makes each of us better. Want a seat at the table? Get in touch.