The New Heat Map Investing in Southern NM
November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Coronado Ventures Forum as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 15 for their first trip to southern New Mexico, and last event of 2018. The Arrowhead Innovation Fund (a New Mexico Catalyst Fund recipient) recently made their first investment in a Las Cruces-based company. We’ll get into the weeds, identifying what/who the fund is interested in investing in and hear what the vetting process was like for its first investee, Patricio Reygadas.
Date: Thursday, November 15
Venue: in Las Cruces, TBD
Appetizers, hors d‘oeuvres, and a full bar
The panel will start at 5:30pm.
Patricio currently serves as the President of EVUS, Inc., an engineering technology firm based in Las Cruces. His career as an electrical engineer spans 30 years, while also working in telecommunications, information technology, and energy generation industry. Building on these skills, Patricio has spent the last 15 years running startup companies all over Latin America during which time he has worked with investors, VC private equity investors and has gained first-hand knowledge of business and startup management best practices.
Dan Brooks is a Senior Associate at Sun Mountain Capital. Dan joined Sun Mountain after working for the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. Dan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Magna Cum Laude designation from the University of New Mexico.
Estela Hernandez is the Managing Director, President and Chairman of the Arrowhead Innovation Fund. She has over 15 years of leadership and management experience working in the public health, interior design, and business sectors. Estela has a particular interest in seed- and early-stage companies. Estela launched a design strategy firm in Las Cruces, New Mexico in August 2012 where she works at the intersection of design thinking and business strategy, helping entrepreneurs and startups design innovative business models and compelling customer experiences using new frameworks and tools. Since 2013, she has served as an Enterprise Advisor at Arrowhead Center where she teaches design thinking innovation and advises clients of the Arrowhead Technology Incubator and Studio G student business accelerator, preparing them for the investment due diligence process. Hernandez is a Kauffman Fellow, a member of a distinctive world-wide network of expert innovation investors who provide smart, connected capital to fuel entrepreneurial change. Prior to earning an MBA in Design Strategy from the groundbreaking program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Estela earned a Bachelor of Community Health from NMSU and studied interior design with a concentration in healthcare facility design at The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago.