BizSprint | Farmington

An Arrowhead Community Entrepreneurship Program
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Applications close April 3, 2020

Apply BizSprint Farmington

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.

As the City of Farmington ramps up their outdoor recreation business support efforts with  ORII Basecamp and other initiatives, New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center has partnered with San Juan College to bring a free outdoor recreation business accelerator to the community of Farmington.

BizSprint Farmington is a 5-week business support program for Farmington’s outdoor recreation startups to test the feasibility of their business idea.

Through the BizSprint Farmington Accelerator you will receive:


Business Development Coaching




Access to Business Experts



Access to service providers through micro-grants

Benefits from BizSprint | Farmington

Program graduates have the opportunity to join Arrowhead Ventures. They will benefit from continued business and technical advising, academic and industry connections, and up to $20,000+ in Amazon Web Service Credits. STEM-based projects may also gain eligibility for the National Science Foundation I-Corps Teams program and an opportunity for a $50,000 award. Some participants may qualify for Arrowhead Innovation Fund consideration.

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

Program Requirements / Outcomes

  • Participant(s) and business must be based in New Mexico.
  • Availability to attend one three-hour and four two-hour workshops virtually online:
    • 2020 Cohort will Thursdays April 16, 2020- May 14, 2020
  • To successfully complete BizSprint, teams are expected to conduct interviews with potential customers for their product or service.
  • 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:

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 to express interest in becoming an ACEP site.

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