BizSprint

BizSprint is an Arrowhead Accelerator program to launch successful businesses. The goal of this program is to accelerate New Mexico startups to drive economic growth. Through BizSprint you will receive mentorship, coaching and $2,000 in participant support.

 

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Teams must include an Entrepreneurial Lead (EL), a Technical Lead (TL), and a Business Mentor (M). You don't need a full team to apply, although preference is given to complete teams.
  • The Entrepreneurial Lead (EL) and business must be based in New Mexico.
  • Availability to attend four two-hour workshops virtually or in-person:
    • Spring 2018 Cohort will meet Friday mornings April 13th, 2018-May 4th, 2018
    • Summer 2018 Cohort will meet Friday mornings July 13th, 2018-August 3rd, 2018
    • Note: Cohort dates are currently tentative pending funding.
  • To successfully complete BizSprint, teams are expected to conduct thirty (30) interviews with potential customers for their product or service.
  • $2,000 participant support must be used to advance the participant's business.
  • Participants must have plans to sell their products or services outside New Mexico.
  • If the business is based on science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) or another topic normally supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), eligibility can be granted for the NSF I-Corps team program. For more information about what NSF funds please visit: www.nsf.gov/funding/aboutfunding.jsp

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Reach a go or no-go decision for your project.
  • Follow-on support and mentorship through AIN Ventures.
  • If decision is go, project may receive eligibility for the National I-Corps program, which includes a $50,000 award.
  • Numerous follow-on funding opportunities, including eligibility to apply for investment from the Arrowhead Innovation Fund.

 

 

If you have any questions please contact Studio G at studiog@nmsu.edu.

 

 

 

 

Apply For The Spring 2018 Cohort

Applications for BizSprint Spring 2018 Cohort are now open! Apply by March 18th, 2018 to be considered for the Spring 2018 Cohort. Please apply early, especially if you need help finding a team.

 

 

 

 

Teaching Team