Our Mission:

 

to serve as an engine for economic development

At Arrowhead, we commercialize technology and help small businesses at all stages start and grow through our services, resources, connections, and expertise.
We are committed to economic development in our region and have established our services to help researchers, start-ups, and entrepreneurs pioneer new technologies,
businesses, and partnerships.  As part of NMSU, we value working with students and provide them with client-based learning opportunities to accelerate their knowledge of economic
development and tools that will make them responsive to the growing demands of the business world.

 

Bringing the Assets of NMSU to New Mexico.

NM_State_University_logo

Situated on the NMSU campus, Arrowhead Center works with both on- and off-campus clients and partners, ensuring a strong relationship between the university and the larger local, regional, and state community.  While providing NMSU faculty, students, and staff assistance in intellectual property, entrepreneurial education, and connections for sponsored research is a primary goal of Arrowhead, we are equally committed to partnering with those working beyond the university campus.  Arrowhead Center is a gateway between NMSU and the region’s innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses, and government, providing a seamless connection  between all parties working to advance the state’s economy.

“I didn’t realize the gap between a good idea and making it a marketable product. Arrowhead Center introduced us to new opportunities.” –Mike Lisk, Owner, Remote Well Solutions (picture below)

ATI Success Stories

ATI Success Stories

No matter what challenges ByteWare faces, the support that Studio G provides to startups helps make success that much more viable. Studio G provides a base for startups to grow…and to encourage student entrepreneurship at NMSU.  — Taylor Burgett, Master’s of Electrical Engineering Student and Founder of ByteWare.

Success Stories

Success Stories

The business models used for these projects are innovative and can be replicated in a lot of different industries. We need more public and private cooperation in order to help New Mexico’s economy.

We have the facts

We have the facts

Resources

Arrowhead offers programs, services, and resources in intellectual property, technology commercialization, sponsored research, business creation and development, and entrepreneurial training.
We work with a broad range of stakeholders and clients, including NMSU faculty, students, and staff; K-12 students; businesses and entrepreneurs throughout New Mexico; and
government representatives.

Innoventure / Youth Entrepreneurship

Innoventure / Youth Entrepreneurship

Innoventure is focused on encouraging teamwork to solve real-life problems as well as giving K-12 students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation.  The prog...
Detail
Studio G / NMSU Students

Studio G / NMSU Students

Studio G works with New Mexico State University students to help them develop their businesses and themselves as entrepreneurs.  Studio G provides resources, networking opportuniti...
Detail
Industry Services / Technology Firms

Industry Services / Technology Firms

Arrowhead Center connects industry with NMSU faculty, researchers, students, and labs to help expand a company’s capacities and capabilities in research and development.  Opportuni...
Detail
Arrowhead Technology Incubator

Arrowhead Technology Incubator

Arrowhead Technology Incubator (ATI) provides technology-based firms connections to the resources they need to grow into sustainable, thriving businesses.  Our environment supports...
Detail
Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead Park is a public-private land development partnership that links research, industry, and entrepreneurs contributing to economic development in New Mexico and the surround...
Detail
Launch / Emerging Technologies

Launch / Emerging Technologies

Arrowhead Center’s Launch program seeks to speed the transfer of technologies from campus to commercial venues.  By providing researchers and technologists business mentoring, mark...
Detail
NMSBA / New Mexico Small Businesses

NMSBA / New Mexico Small Businesses

The NMSBA program assists for-profit small businesses in New Mexico to solve technical and business challenges.  Arrowhead Center, as a contractor to Sandia National Laboratories (...
Detail
Intellectual Property / NMSU Researchers

Intellectual Property / NMSU Researchers

The Office of Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer (IP Office) at Arrowhead Center protects, manages, and commercializes the creative products of New Mexico State Univer...
Detail
Partnerships

Partnerships

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque eu dui id turpis varius posuere. Quisque gravida imperdiet enim, ut luctus mauris feugiat ac. Duis ante mi, consequ...
Detail
Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Employment One of Arrowhead Center’s primary objectives is to provide New Mexico’s students with directed learning experiences to develop their skill set a...
Detail
EDA University Center for Regional Commercialization

EDA University Center for Regional Commercialization

*Note-Counties in Crimson are those in which we have active University Center Clients Since 2004, Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University has been an engine for in...
Detail
Innovation Network / Connections

Innovation Network / Connections

Building a strong, innovation-based economy takes diverse people working together for common goals and benefits. AIN brings together a closely connected group of partners – invento...
Detail

Arrowhead Center Team

Dr. Kevin Boberg

Dr. Kevin Boberg

Vice President for Economic Development

Dr. Kevin Boberg earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and business administration, a master’s degree in industrial administrative sciences at Iowa State University, and his doctorate in business logistics at Pennsylvania State University. He has been the director and/or assistant director of the Center for Economic Development Research and Assistance (funded by the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce) and the International Business Facilitation Center.

Marie Borchert

Marie Borchert

Education Specialist

Marie Borchert is the Education Specialist, running several youth programs that inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. The Innoventure Program, consisting of Innoventure, Camp Innoventure, and Innoventure, Jr. is where Marie puts her education background to work. Marie received her bachelors and master’s degree from New Mexico State University. Marie is a busy mother of two and is also a licensed massage therapist.

Erika Dunn

Erika Dunn

Erika Dunn has earned both her Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Arts in Education at NMSU. She assists with educational programming at Arrowhead Center, including: Innoventure, Camp Innoventure, the Entrepreneurship Laboratory, and Studio G. She is also a middle school Language Arts teacher in the Albuquerque Public School district.

Dr. Christopher A. Erickson

Dr. Christopher A. Erickson

Senior Economic Analyst at Arrowhead Center

Dr. Christopher A. Erickson is a Senior Economic Analyst at Arrowhead Center. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Economics and International Business at New Mexico State University since 1987. His main research interest is regional and border issues and he is the author or co-author of numerous articles, including articles on the Mexican peso crisis, China’s impact on the Mexican Maquila industry and a supplemental money and banking text that was adopted on over 100 campuses. Chris has written a weekly column on the local economy for the Las Cruces Bulletin since 2008. He has authored or co-authored numerous studies on local businesses and industries for clients including the New Mexico Military Base Commission, the Lea County Economic Development Corporation and the City of Sunland Park. Dr. Erickson frequently speaks on issues concerning New Mexico, Las Cruces, and the border economy. He currently serves as the editor of the New Mexico Business Outlook.

Chris received his BA in economics from Willamette University and his Ph.D. in economics from Arizona State University. He lives with wife Lisa and daughter Michelle in Las Cruces.

 

Paula Garcia

Paula Garcia

Resident Manager at the Genesis Center

Paula Garcia is the resident manager at the Genesis Center. She holds down the fort and is an excellent friendly face for visitors to our buildings. She received her Associate degree in General Studies in 2011 from Dona Ana Community College, and is currently working on her Associate degree in Criminal Justice. Paula enjoys spending time with her family, and especially going to her granddaughter’s athletic events. As if she wasn’t already busy enough, Paula also actively volunteers in various Las Cruces community events, including TWEF, Toys for Tots, Gus Macker 3 on 3 basketball tournament and the Mariachi Mass.

Becki Roan Graham

Becki Roan Graham

Program Manager for Arrowhead Center

Becki Roan Graham is a Program Manager for Arrowhead Center, focused on organizational research, writing, and reporting; strategic planning; and program development. She earned a B.A. in Psychology (Wilkes University); an M.A. in Anthropology (NMSU); and is in the final stages of earning her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication (NMSU). Her doctoral dissertation focuses on post-9/11 zombie films. When not in the office, Becki plays forward on a recreational soccer team (dreadfully, but with great passion) and is an avid mountain biker. She is also an amateur boxer, but leaves it all in the ring when she comes to Arrowhead.

Kathryn Hansen

Kathryn Hansen

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Kathryn Hansen, Arrowhead Center’s Director and Chief Executive Officer, has extensive experience in management of programs and in business and technology development. She has managed large technology development contracts for both the private and public sector. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has served NMSU for over 25 years in several positions, including Co-Director of the Aerospace and Autonomous Systems Laboratory and Business Development Director for the Physical Science Laboratory. Kathy’s latest hobby is running – during this last year she ran the 10K at Leadville and the ½ marathon at Disneyworld.

Jason Koenig

Jason Koenig

Director of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization

Jason Koenig is the Director of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization. In this role, Mr. Koenig oversees Studio G and Launch, manages all intellectual property and licensing activities, and coordinates relationships between Arrowhead Center and faculty university-wide. He is involved in the creation of new licenses and startup companies, manages the commercialization of university research, and runs several programs to build a sustainable entrepreneurial and innovation environment. He earned his Bachelor’s Mass Communication and Journalism and MBA from New Mexico State University.

Terry Lombard

Terry Lombard

Technology Licensing Associate

Terry Lombard is the Technology Licensing Associate at Arrowhead Center in the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer. She earned her Bachelor’s in Economics at NMSU, and an MBA from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Prior to joining the Arrowhead Center’s team she was an IT product development, workflow and process re-engineering consultant, conducting operational analyses of new startups and large, multi-national and international organizations. She also managed the marketing, communications and planning functions for the Mortgage Information Systems Division of First American. She has extensive IT industry experience in project and product management and development, with strengths in quantitative analysis and organizational development. Terry enjoys photography, art, hiking, running and soccer. She recently returned to Las Cruces, which she calls home, with her husband, a musician and entrepreneur, and daughter.

Dr. Griselda T. Martínez

Dr. Griselda T. Martínez

Program Manager

Griselda T. Martínez leads efforts towards providing both business and technical assistance to a wide variety of businesses in the region, the state of New Mexico and Mexico, including Hispanic and Spanish- speaking business. She oversees NMSU’s role in the New Mexico Small Business (NSMBA) Program, in partnership with Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. She is also in charge of the implementation of programs targeting entrepreneurial education and ecosystem enhancement for Spanish-speaking national and international communities. She holds a doctorate degree in Economic Development from NMSU, with an area of specialization in Regional Economic Development.

Dr. James “Jim” Peach

Dr. James “Jim” Peach

Director of Policy Analysis for Arrowhead Center

Dr. James “Jim” Peach is a Regents Professor of Economics and International Business at New Mexico State University. As the Director of Policy Analysis for Arrowhead Center, Jim conducts and manages many economic policy studies for the University and the State. Jim received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978 and has been teaching ever since. He also could possibly be the world’s biggest Cubs fan.

Jorge A. Ramos

Jorge A. Ramos

Director of Corporate Development

Jorge A. Ramos is the Director of Corporate Development at Arrowhead Center. He is responsible for engaging and enhancing Arrowhead Center activities with the private sector. He has over 20 years of experience in economic development, and in the private sector his experience includes serving as president and CEO of start-up companies in both the industrial supplies and the construction materials sectors. Mr. Ramos holds a Certificate of Economic Development from the University of Oklahoma, a BBA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Leta Richards

Leta Richards

Senior Accountant at Arrowhead Center

Leta Richards is the Senior Accountant at Arrowhead Center. She earned a BBA in Accounting at NMSU, and has experience handling accounting for VPED and Arrowhead Center, Inc. Leta has a twin sister, and isn’t afraid to admit that she believes in the unique “twin connection.”

Zetdi Runyan Sloan

Zetdi Runyan Sloan

Director of Technology Incubator

Zetdi Runyan Sloan serves as the Director for the Technology Incubator. She is responsible for overall incubator operations, including the development and implementation of business support programs to help start-up businesses maximize growth and success. Zetdi also serves as the Arrowhead Innovation Network Coordinator, creating ecosystems that link inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors. She is a Board Member for the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, and the Las Cruces Young Professionals. She earned a BA in Mass Communication and Journalism from NMSU, a Masters of International Business Certification from Université d’Angers, Angers, France and an MBA from NMSU.

Wayne L. Savage

Wayne L. Savage

Executive Director of Arrowhead Park

Wayne is a 1980 graduate of NMSU’s Industrial Engineering program, and a 1994 NMSU Ingeniero Imminente awardee. He has over 30 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing, high purity gas and chemical production, economic development consulting, and construction management. Returning home to New Mexico in 2007, Wayne has served in a variety of capacities contributing to the successful startup of Spaceport America and the growing commercial space industry, having represented both the New Mexico Spaceport Authority and client/tenant interests.

Wayne chaired the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Commercial Space Committee for four years and remains active in reaching out to the industry and others to attract new companies to our community.

Raised in Las Cruces, and married to his high school sweetheart, Wayne and Teresa (head of the Orchestra program at Camino Real Middle School) have four kids, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and plans to see and camp in more of New Mexico’s great outdoors in the coming years.

Kramer Winingham

Kramer Winingham

Program Manager at Arrowhead

Dr. Kramer Winingham serves as a Program Manager for Commercialization for the Arrowhead Center. His primary responsibilities include commercializing NMSU technologies and managing NMSU’s student incubator – Studio G. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specializations in Finance and Information Systems, and a Doctorate of Economic Development from NMSU. His doctoral thesis “Economic Development through Technology Transfer” developed a novel approach to technology transfer incorporating design thinking – this approach is applied to commercializing NMSU technologies at the Arrowhead Center. He currently serves as CEO/President for two companies commercializing a technology from Los Alamos National Laboratory – 35 Solar and Oso Coatings. He also owns and operates a small property management company – Dynamic Core Inc.

Rajeev Nirmalakhandan

Rajeev Nirmalakhandan

Creative Director

Rajeev is a writer, director, editor who began his adventures on a tiny island on the other side of the planet… at seven, he set sail for new lands. He grew up clutching crayons, pencils, and an exploration of everything creative. He went to the UCLA School of Film and continued on to reading scripts at Universal and Dreamworks. He has directed a feature film, a music video, commercials, documentaries, and promotional work, winning several awards. He teaches editing, directing, and cinematography at a film school. His background as an artist gives his work a distinctive visual style with a humorous, slanted slant. So, he co-founded SLANT.

An Engine for Economic Development

Model_final_2

 

Arrowhead Center plays a vital role in economic development, commercializing discoveries and innovations, encouraging entrepreneurship, launching and developing new businesses, and creating lasting partnerships between stakeholders on and off-campus.

"Arrowhead’s performance in economic development, technology commercialization, public policy research, technology incubation, and programming for entrepreneurs of all ages is unmatched. Creating Arrowhead remains one of the best decisions NMSU has made."

-- Dr. Garrey E. Carruthers, NMSU President

 



Fiscal Year 2014 Statistics

15
Arrowhead students assisting clients
60
Small enterprises receiving business and technical assistance
49
Faculty IP projects in the commercialization pipeline
50
Studio G Members
56
Teams of NM Students competing in Innoventure

News

Get in Touch

We would like to hear from you.





Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Contact Info

  • 575-646-6120
  • info@arrowheadcenter.org
  • arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu
  • 3655 Research Drive. Genesis Center-C,
    New Mexico State University
    P.O. Box 30001
    Las Cruces, NM. 88003