Hunt Startup Sponsorship

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Hunt Startup Sponsorship

Hunt Startup Sponsorship is a program designed to accelerate student ventures. The program provides semester-long sponsorship to support 20-hours per week of a student entrepreneur’s time to significantly advance their venture. Sponsorship is worth roughly $3,000 for undergraduate and graduate students. Additional requirements during sponsorship include training, mentorship and weekly meetings.

f you have any questions or would like more information please contact Brooke Montgomery at mbrooke@nmsu.eduor Shasta Younker at

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be current students at NMSU or UTEP.
  • Applicants must have a business that could be significantly advanced during the program while working part-time on the project.
    • Significant advancements include but are not limited to:
      • Launching a new product or service
      • Generating or growing revenue
      • Hiring employees
  • Milestones and plans for the program are proposed by the student.
  • Spring 2022 Offered February 2, 2022 – April 22, 2022

  • Availability to attend monthly networking events.
  • Availability to attend three virtual sessions per week during the program:
    • Mondays 1:00-1:50 pm
    • Wednesdays 1:00-1:50 pm
    • Fridays 1:00-1:50 pm


  • Students are supported part-time during the program to help them accelerate their venture.
  • Sponsorship is worth roughly $3,000 for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Students will receive additional training opportunities they will be required to participate in as part of the sponsorship.
  • All participants not already Studio G members will become members of Studio G – NMSU’s Student Business Accelerator.
  • Great networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs in the cohort.

Program Outcomes

  • Significant advancement of your business during the program.
  • Dedicated mentorship and training opportunities.
  • Access to follow-on funding opportunities.

Spring 2022 Cohort

Spring 2022 February 2, 2022 – April 22, 2022