HealthSprint

HealthSprint is an Arrowhead Accelerator program to test the feasibility of HealthTech business ideas. The goal of this program is to accelerate New Mexico startups to drive economic growth. Through HealthSprint 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:
    • Summer 2017 Cohort will meet Friday mornings August 11th, 2017-September 1st, 2017
  • To successfully complete HealthSprint, 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.
  • Projects can originate from individual work, research (funded or unfunded), institutional, or industrial projects. The topical focus of a project must be in a health technology area normally supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 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 2017 Cohort

Applications for HealthSprint 2017 Cohort are now open! Apply by July 23rd, 2017 to be considered for the 2017 Cohort.
Please apply early, especially if you need help finding a team.

 

 

 

 

Teaching Team

Dr. Kramer Winingham

Dr. Kramer Winingham

Director & Instructor, Aggie I-Corps

Dr. Kramer Winingham serves as a Program Director for Arrowhead Center and is the Director of NMSU’s National Science Foundation I-Corps Site and Director of Studio G – NMSU’s Student Business Accelerator. 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 technologies. He also owns and operates a property management company.

Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn

Manager & Instructor, Aggie I-Corps

Chris Dunn works as the Studio G Coordinator at Arrowhead Center. Chris graduated with Bachelors of Arts Degrees in Economics and Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Economics from NMSU. He helps NMSU students and alumni through the process of starting their own businesses and venturing onto the path of entrepreneurship by connecting Studio G clients with advisors, guiding them through best practices for startups, and offering value added advice. Chris aims to view things from different perspectives while maintaining an eye towards consumer preferences and market needs. In his spare time, Chris likes to let his mind wander and theorizes about human nature, morality, and the good life.

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.

Zetdi can reached at zrunyan@ad.nmsu.edu

HealthSprint is supported by the New Mexico Gas Company.