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Friday, October 17, 2014

New Mexico State University’s Innoventure program has again received a $10,000 contribution from AT&T to support its ongoing efforts to encourage middle- and high-school students to use science, technology, engineering and math to solve everyday problems and create a business around the solutions.

Innoventure is part of Arrowhead Center, NMSU’s economic development arm. The student participants, who come from around New Mexico, spend about seven months developing technology to address a specific theme and building a business plan to turn their idea into a marketable product.

Monday, October 13, 2014

A little piece of land, a few chickens and a couple of goats may sound like a tentative foundation for a blooming small business venture. But that is exactly what Daniel Hartell and his wife, Norma Hartell, have done with help from Studio G, the student business accelerator at New Mexico State University.

Nestled on a little piece of land in Mesquite, south of Las Cruces, the NMSU grads wondered how to turn a profit from their operation, Chico Farm.

Friday, October 3, 2014

New Mexico State University alumni are raising the bar when it comes to the products they develop through Studio G, the student business incubator at Arrowhead Center, by creating a new line of handmade soaps using goat’s milk.

Chico Farm, a livestock farm located in Mesquite, N.M., was started by NMSU civil engineering graduate Daniel Hartell and anthropology graduate student Norma Hartell. The name “Chico” comes from one of the dogs that the couple owns.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Do you have an idea for an app, service or product that you want to explore? Get a chance to pitch the next big thing to top entrepreneurs and hear from the co-founder of one of the Internet’s most successful online marketplaces at the second annual Startup Weekend Las Cruces event Oct. 24 to 26 at New Mexico State University.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Do you know a middle- or high-school student with a knack for creative thinking who’s looking for a fun challenge this school year? Registration is now open for the Innoventure program at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center.

Now in its 12th year, Innoventure encourages middle- and high-school students to use science, technology, engineering and math to solve business problems. 



On the Blog

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After skipping four grades in elementary and high school, graduating from college at 18, then landing a business-development position at news aggregator Digg, Brian Wong was on the fast track to success. But five months later, he found himself jobless--and trying to determine what to do next.

Monday, July 21, 2014

When I sit down with a new client to understand their marketing needs, at some point the conversation almost always turns to how we can track the effectiveness of our efforts. It is typically then that I ask the client if they look at their web analytics.

More often than not, the response is, “I don’t know if we have that.” Or when I explain that Google Analytics can show and track their website visitors’ behavior, demographics or how they acquired them, I often hear, “I didn’t know that kind of information was available.”

It is. And it is free.