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Our mission is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation, creating economic opportunity.

At Arrowhead, we help innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses at any stage start and grow through our services, resources, expertise, and connections. We are also the technology transfer and commercialization arm of NMSU, working with campus inventors and innovators to protect their work and ensure it reaches the broadest possible markets. While we are based at NMSU in Las Cruces, NM and are deeply engaged in our on-campus community, we also work with people across the state, providing advice, mentorship, education, and hands-on experiences to pioneer new technologies, businesses, and partnerships.

 

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NMSU’s AgSprint accelerator selects first participants

Graduates of the AgSprint accelerator will receive $2,000 and the necessary National Science Foundation lineage to apply for the $50,000 national I-Corps program. Additionally, applicants will be able to receive up to three micro-grants, valued at $650, to cover the expenses of professional services such as technical writing, website development, counsel on patents and technology licensing, and regulatory consulting. Those who show promise will also be invited to continue the program for the next four months, and will be eligible to apply for investment from the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund focused on seed and early-stage funding for NMSU- and Arrowhead Center-affiliated projects.

Funding for AgSprint is provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration University Center program and New Mexico Gas Co.

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Company develops innovative wild horse feeding stations with help from NMSU’s Arrowhead Center

Roch Hart is a third-generation New Mexican with a deep, genuine appreciation for the land and its expansive mountains, desert and scrub, and the petroglyphs that adorn far reaches of the private, 20,000-acre ranch he manages. Hart recognizes that preservation is the key to maintaining New Mexico’s land heritage.

His company, Wildlife Protection Management, developed an innovative, scalable and humane option. It is a feeding station for wild horses that is equipped with the capability for remote injection of contraceptives. This patent-pending method is conducted with remote delivery. After the horse has placed itself in the proper position, an operator nearly 300 miles away is able to dispatch the injection via video surveillance and controls. To support WPM’s crowdfunding campaign to preserve both New Mexico’s wild horse legacy as well as its enchanted land, www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-the-wild-horse-an-american-icon#/

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NMSU’s Arrowhead Center to send competitive entrepreneur to global summit

Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University is sending one competitive entrepreneur to compete at the Global Agripreneurs Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, in April 2018. Arrowhead was selected as the only location in the United States to hold a competition as part of the Future Agro Challenge.

According to Future Agro Challenge co-founder Carla Tanas, based in Greece, the summit is “an annual industry highlight that brings increasing interaction between industry experts and stakeholders such as farmers, agripreneurs, investors, corporations and the public to showcase the future of agriculture from around the world and to build awareness of the industry’s potential, introduce game-changing innovations, and attract the necessary talent that will revive the 40 percent of the workforce employed by agriculture.”  For more information on Global Agripreneur Summit, visit http://facagro.com/gas

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Arrowhead Center at NMSU selects seven companies for HealthSprint accelerator program

 

HealthSprint – a new health technology accelerator program at Arrowhead Center, the entrepreneurship and innovation hub at New Mexico State University – has selected seven startup companies to participate in a five-month program that aims to support and grow promising startups in health tech.

Businesses who show promise will be invited to continue the program for the next four months and will have access to demonstration and validation partners, investment consideration for the Arrowhead Innovation Fund and NSF I-Corps lineage that enables them to apply for an additional $50,000 in federal funding.