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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wayne Savage may harbor a secret wish Arrowhead Development LLC had a different name.

Savage, executive director of Arrowhead Park, acknowledges there are a potentially confusing number of entities with Arrowhead in their names, all seeking in separate yet related ways to drive innovation, technology commercialization and economic development in New Mexico. As executive director of the on-campus research and business park at New Mexico State University, he gets to tie the various Arrowheads together, and explain their identities to the outside world.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Twenty-one engineering students from New Mexico State University participated in a recent Aggie Innovation Design Challenge sponsored by Intel Corp.

The innovation challenge concept was designed by the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network in the College of Engineering in collaboration with corporate partners to jump-start student engagement in innovative applications of engineering concepts. The challenges allow students to get involved in innovation and entrepreneurship in a fun yet real-world setting.

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.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Arrowhead Center is accepting applications from small business owners and entrepreneurs for its Entrepreneur Ventures Program. The deadline to submit an application is Aug. 13. Those selected will receive specialized support and resources. Services are customized to fit startups and established businesses, and they include business plans, marketing studies, feasibility studies, financial analyses and industry analyses.

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.