Unifying a vast array of resources to support agri-food innovators.
The AgSprint Unformula
Pilot & Demonstrate
Demonstrate in commercial scale settings with our partners for field trials and pilot projects to reduce risk and improve market viability.
We’re pleased to announce a new 2019 partnership with the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility. The 40-acre facility includes offices for researchers, a water analysis laboratory and monitoring room, indoor test bays, test fields, evaporation pond, and greenhouses.
Capital is fuel. But, winning capital can be quite an odyssey. Having the right existing relationships and knowing where to look is more than half the battle. We ditch pitch days and instead curate one-on-one “Deal Room” meetings. Entrepreneurs can directly interact with the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, corporate venture groups, banks, investor networks, and foundation and grant experts, to help jump start the fundraising process. We’ll even help you prepare cap tables, projections, forecasts, and grant budgets for financing opportunities. Oh, and, one team will receive a $20,000 award.
NSF Lineage & Cash
The initial three weeks of AgSprint curriculum will follow an NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) training model to test the feasibility of your business idea. Through participation in AgSprint, you will receive $2,000 in participant support and attain the lineage necessary to compete for $50,000 through NSF I-Corps.
Amazon Web Services
- Up to $15,000 AWS Promotional Credit, valid for up to 2 years *+
- Up to $5,000 AWS Business Support plancredit, valid for up to 1 year+
- AWS Business EssentialsOnline Training ($600 value)
- AWS Technical Essentials Online Training or In-Person Training ($600 value)
- 80 credits for self-paced labs ($80 value)
*Startups previously issued AWS Promotional Credit may not be eligible to receive additional credit.
+Exact credit eligibility amount varies by the organization through which you apply.
We are looking for creative people with innovative ideas. Here are some hallmarks of each:
PEOPLE who are passionate and receptive to business advising.
VENTURES, at any stage, that address a clear customer need, have a fast commercial time-to market deployment, and are scalable and for-profit.
Bioenergy & Biomaterials
Farm Mgmt Software, Sensing & IoT
Novel Farming Systems
Robotics, Mechanization, & Equipment
Supply Chain Technologies
April 4, 2019
April 12, 2019
Acceptance Notices Sent
April 26, 2019
First Day of AgSprint
September 26, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
For the second year, groundbreaking innovation is taking place with a cohort of entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector. New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center AgSprint accelerator is in full swing, as the cohort of eight companies looks to disrupt...
Jason Gibbs, Las Cruces Sun-News 9:21 a.m. MT Aug. 20, 2017 LAS CRUCES – It may take time to teach an old farmer new tricks. But technological innovations in agriculture stand to boost the industry if they can be put into use in the fields. The discussion...
By Kevin Robinson-Avila – Reporter, Tech Bytes Feb 27, 2017, 12:02am New Mexico State University is sowing the seeds for a lot more innovative agricultural technology to find its way to market. The Arrowhead Center, which manages all of NMSU’s technology...