NMSU Funding Opportunities & Resources
- Studio G – NMSU’s Student Business Accelerator
- Aggie I-Corps – NMSU’s I-Corps Site
- Hunt Startup Sponsorships – Get sponsored to grow your startup
- Aggie Shark Tank – Pitch your idea for investment from local Sharks
- Aggie Startup Club – A club for students interested in entrepreneurship
- NMSU Launch Program – Accelerate your idea or technology from concept to market over a 4-month period
- NM Fast – Get assistance submitting an SBIR proposal
- Aggie Innovation Space – Prototyping assistance for students
- How to Write a Patent Workshop. Offered in Albuquerque monthly at Technology Ventures Corporation. Learn to write your own patent.
- Register at bit.ly/1O66CCL
- Steve Blank’s How to Build a Startup: Explains the Lean LaunchPad Methodology and Business Model Canvas.
- VentureWell Video Library: The course videos for the NSF I-Corps program
- Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?
- Entrepreneurship 102: What can you do for your customer?
- Disciplined Entrepreneurship, by Bill Aulet – 24 Steps to a Successful Startup disciplinedentrepreneurship.com
- Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers, by Gabriel Weinberg & Justin Mares tractionbook.com
- Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey Moore – Classic in high-tech marketing.
- Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, by Al Ries & Jack Trout – Classic about marketing and branding.
- Talking to Humans – Great intro to conducting primary market research. Free PDF download.
Local Funding Opportunities
- ABQid Accelerator
- ABQid Ski Lift Pitch – Applications due Feb. 1st
- Space Race: Build a business around NASA technology and win funding
National Funding Opportunities & Programs
- NSF I-Corps
- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants
- USDA Rural Development Programs
- SBA Loan Programs
- Venturewell E-Team Grants
- Amazon LaunchPad
- SuretyBonds.com Small Business Scholarships
National Accelerator Programs
- TechStars – techstars.com/apply
- Y Combinator – ycombinator.com
- 500 Startups – 500.co
- AngelPad – angelpad.org
- MuckerLab – muckercapital.com/muckerlab/about
- Alchemist Accelerator – alchemistaccelerator.com
- Capital Innovators – capitalinnovators.com
- Amplify Accelerator – amplify.la
- Dreamit – dreamit.com
- Girl Boss Foundation – girlboss.com/foundation