Hunt Startup Sponsorship

Hunt Startup Sponsorship is a program designed to accelerate student ventures. The program provides semester-long sponsorship to support 20-hours per week of a student entrepreneur's time to significantly advance their venture. Sponsorship is worth $8500 for Graduate Students, paid as a graduate assistantship, and roughly $3,200 for undergraduates paid as regular student employment. Additional requirements during sponsorship include training, mentorship and weekly meetings.

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be current students at NMSU.
  • Applicants must have a business that could be significantly advanced in a semester working part-time on the project.
    • Significant advancements include but are not limited to:
      • Launching a new product or service
      • Generating or growing revenue
      • Hiring employees
  • Milestones and plans for the semester are proposed by the student.

Benefits

  • Students are supported part-time for a semester to help them accelerate their venture.
    • Sponsorship is worth $8,500 for Graduate Students, paid as a graduate assistantship, and roughly $3,200 for undergraduates paid as regular student employment.
  • Students will receive additional training opportunities they will be required to participate in as part of the sponsorship.
  • All participants not already Studio G members will become members of Studio G - NMSU's Student Business Accelerator.
  • Great networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs in the cohort.

Program Outcomes

  • Significant advancement of your business during the semester.
  • Dedicated mentorship and training opportunities.
  • Access to follow-on funding opportunities.

Apply For The Spring 2017 Cohort

Applications for Hunt Startup Sponsorship are now open! Please fill out this form by November 30th, 2016 to be considered for Spring 2017 sponsorship.