Arrowhead Accelerator Programs

Accelerating and Funding New Mexico Startups

WELCOME TO ARROWHEAD ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS

Our mission is to level the playing field for all high-growth entrepreneurs – particularly those who are underserved – in all places in order to create stronger communities, close the opportunity gap and scale successful business.

Join One of Our Amazing Arrowhead Accelerator Programs

 

Arrowhead Accelerators (Sprints) include four accelerators that support technology-based and export-base companies through education, mentorship, and financing in a virtual, cohort-based setting. Each team receives a $2,000 stipend for their participation in the program.

All Sprints ventures complete 30 customer interviews, receive National Science Foundation I-Corps lineage (an opportunity to secure a $50,000 grant), Arrowhead Innovation Fund (seed-stage investment) eligibility and are provided post-Sprints support through Arrowhead’s alumni program, Arrowhead Ventures.

Revenue generated by Sprints ventures

Follow-on funding raised by Sprints ventures

Million dollars of total economic impact of Sprints ventures

AgSprint

AgSprint is a 5-month venture builder for innovators with agricultural applications in food, energy and the environment. Applications open February 2020.

BizSprint

BizSprint is a 5-week Arrowhead Accelerator program for NM’s export-based businesses to test the feasibility of their business idea. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

HealthSprint

HealthSprint supports the evolutionary fusion of medical knowledge with smart technologies to preserve or enhance human health. 

EnergySprint

EnergySprint is a 5-week venture builder for NM innovators in clean technology. Applications open February 2020.

WESprint

WESprint is a 5-week venture builder for NM women entrepreneurs to test the feasibility of their idea and explore funding opportunities through the SBIR/STTR programs. Applications open December 2019.

AgriBusiness Accelerator: Las Vegas, NM

Las Vegas Agribusiness Accelerator – a collective effort among NMSU’s College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Science, Cooperative Extension Service and Arrowhead Center – combines the speed of startup boot camps and continued business development support with the physical infrastructure of a farm incubator.

The business bootcamp is a 5-week program to test the feasibility of Las Vegas-based entrepreneur’s agri-food business ideas. Applications open November 2019.

LAUNCH

LAUNCH is an 8-week licensing studio, built to springboard NMSU intellectual property into the private sector. NMSU inventors send expression of interest to ati@nmsu.edu.

Aggie I-Corps

Aggie I-Corps is a training program to test the feasibility of NMSU students’  business idea. The goals of this program are to spur translation of research, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students to understand innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Arrowhead Community Entrepreneurship Program (ACEP)

ACEP’s goal is to level the playing field for all entrepreneurs, everywhere. To fuel and accelerate this goal, ACEP shares best practices, tools, staff time, networks and programs with NM community leaders to launch place-based accelerators. Contact ati@nmsu.edu to express interest in becoming an ACEP site.

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of Sprint ventures are led by women, veterans, and/or minority founders.

What We Offer

 

PEER SUPPORT & NETWORKING

Direct connections with an onsite peer group of entrepreneurs and prospective partners, customers, and deal makers at monthly networking events.

BRAND AWARENESS & CREDIBILITY

Access to Arrowhead’s growing network of corporations, partners, and investors, bringing awareness to your new venture.

SPACE

Offices, co-working space, and conference facilities with Wi-Fi, video conferencing, and more.

MENTORS

Access to and support from an elite group of entrepreneurs, investors, industry gurus, and academic faculty who share their knowledge and experience.

REFERRAL NETWORK

Providers of everything from loans to IP protection, on and offsite.

ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION

Training from industry experts on business modeling, fundraising, protecting, marketing, and scaling your startup, and more.