Qualify & Apply

How do I qualify to become a participant?

Entrepreneurs will apply to Green Flag Mesa through an application process, which will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • To enroll in the Green Flag program you should have a fully developed business idea. If you are ready to launch your business, or if you are already operating you will enter the Green Flag Program in year 1 Launch. If your business plan is not fully developed you may be placed into Prelaunch, where we will assist you to prepare for launch
  • Currently enrolled at Mesa Community College. If you are enrolled at any of our Maricopa Community Colleges, you are eligible to participate in Green Flag Mesa
  • What if I am not currently enrolled at Mesa Community College?
    If you are not currently enrolled, you must enroll in at least one course at a Maricopa Community College.
  • Completed or currently enrolled in an approved Maricopa Community College business course. Or show the business acumen to own and operate a business.
  • A business plan, If you do not currently have a written business plan you will be expected to complete one in the Green Flag Mesa program. You may enroll in several different courses to learn how to write your business plan.
  • Potential to provide employment in the City of Mesa?
  • Business has a clearly identified target market.

Please complete the lean startup Canvas

Please complete the following application and click to submit:
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Please attach your Business Plan below.

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Understanding & Acknowledgement

By clicking submit at the end of this form, I understand and agree to all of the following terms:

  • Participants accepted in Green Flag Mesa will be required to pay a $50.00 key deposit. Keys will remain the property of Mesa Community College and must be returned upon request. Participants agree that the keys provided are personal property and are not to be shared or loaned to other persons. Participants will forfeit their key deposit if keys are not returned within 30 days of separation from the Green Flag program.
  • Access to Green Flag Mesa will be 24 hours a day. Participants acknowledge that during late night hours there is no building security and participants accept all personal risk associated with entering and leaving the building. Exterior doors must remain secure at all times. When entering and leaving exterior doors; re-lock immediately.
  • Participants acknowledge that Green Flag Mesa is a shared workplace. While participants will be provided a secure file cabinet for personal items, participants understand and agree that personal items left unattended are at their own risk and Green Flag Mesa assumes no liability for personal or intellectual property not adequately secured.
  • Participants are tenants of Mesa Chamber of Commerce and agree to respect the space provided in a professional business manner and will abide by the rules established by both Mesa Community College and the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.
  • Participants may have access to Green Flag Mesa for 24 months from the date of the signed agreement.
Demographic Information* indicates required field

We are asking for this information to provide access to underserved students aspiring to open a business, including: African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, low-income, first generational students and women.

As a tenant of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and a student at Mesa Community College I understand the above terms and conditions and understand that if I am accepted as a participant in Green Flag Mesa I will abide by these terms and conditions.
I understand that typing my name in this box constitutes a legal signature confirming that I acknowledge and agree to the above Terms of Acceptance.
Have you completed the Lean Business Plan Canvas to the best of your ability? Please do not hit submit if you have not completed the Lean Business Plan Canvas.