BizSprint | Deming

An Arrowhead Community Entrepreneurship Program
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Apply Deming BizSprint

BizSprint is an Arrowhead Accelerator program to launch successful businesses. The goal of this program is to accelerate New Mexico startups to drive economic growth. 

Deming BizSprint is a 5-week business bootcamp for Deming’s export-based startups to test the feasibility of their business idea.

Through the Deming BizSprint Accelerator you will receive:

Coaching

Business Development Coaching

 

agsdi-learn

Expertise

Access to Business Experts

 

Services

Access to free professional service providers 

Funding

$2,000 in participant support 

Benefits from BizSprint | Deming

Program graduates have the opportunity to join Arrowhead Ventures. They will benefit from continued business and technical advising for the life of the company, academic, and industry connections, $20,000+ in Amazon Web Service Credits, NSF I-Corps lineage (an opportunity for a $50,000 grant), and investment consideration for the Arrowhead Innovation Fund.

Participation is free. We encourage everyone at any stage of business to apply. 

Program Requirements / Outcomes

  • Teams must include an Entrepreneurial Lead (EL), a Technical Lead (TL), and a Business Mentor (M). You don’t need a full team to apply, although preference is given to complete teams.
  • The Entrepreneurial Lead (EL) and business must be based in New Mexico.
  • Availability to attend one three-hour and four two-hour workshops virtually or in-person:
  • To successfully complete BizSprint, teams are expected to conduct thirty (30) interviews with potential customers for their product or service.
  • $2,000 participant support must be used to advance the participant’s business. Participant support will be awarded upon completion of BizSprint.
  • Participants must have plans to sell their products or services outside New Mexico.
  • If the business is based on science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) or another topic normally supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), eligibility can be granted for the NSF I-Corps team program. For more information about what NSF funds please visit: www.nsf.gov/funding/aboutfunding.jsp

Arrowhead Community Entrepreneurship Program

The Arrowhead Community Entrepreneurship Program’s (ACEP) 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. ACEP is currently partnered with the communities of Taos, Farmington, Deming and Las Vegas. Contact ati@nmsu.edu to express interest in becoming an ACEP site.

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