Arrowhead Sprint Accelerator Programs

Growing in and Funding New Mexico Businesses

WELCOME TO ARROWHEAD SPRINT 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.

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. 

AgriBusiness Accelerator: Las Vegas, NM

Las Vegas Agribusiness Accelerator – a collective effort among NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, 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. 

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

What We Offer

 

PEER SUPPORT & NETWORKING

Direct connections with a 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.

ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION

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