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 paid as regular student employment. Additional requirements during sponsorship include training, mentorship and weekly meetings.

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be current students at NMSU.
  • Applicants must have a business that could be significantly advanced in a semester 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 semester are proposed by the student.
  • Availability to attend three sessions per week during the semester:
    • Mondays 2:30-3:30pm
    • Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm
    • Fridays 2:30-3:30pm


  • Students are supported part-time for a semester to help them accelerate their venture.
    • Sponsorship is worth roughly $3,000 for undergraduate and graduate students paid as regular student employment.
  • 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 semester.
  • Dedicated mentorship and training opportunities.
  • Access to follow-on funding opportunities.

The Hunt Startup Sponsorship is an amazing opportunity available for NMSU students to get mentors and resources to grow their business ideas.

- James and Melissa Richardson, JAM's Performance Products, LLC

JAM's Performance Products, LLC

Thanks to the Hunt Sponsorship Program I was able to move forward with my business at a faster pace. It is amazing to have a group of knowledgeable individuals helping you every step of the way. It was a very encouraging and I am extremely grateful for having been given this opportunity.

- Lucy Rubio, Founder, NoRu

Founder, NoRu, NoRu

The Hunt Sponsorship helped boost the development of our Startup this semester, clarifying goals and focusing on the results was essential for us to succeed in the program.


- Mariel Haddad

CEO, Timer Glove

The Hunt Sponsorship was one of the most helpful programs I’ve gone through. I started out with an idea for a game and how to make it, but had no prior business experience and barely any knowledge of the subject. Now, I lead my team with the trade skills and business skills to take us from starting up, to release, to continuing on creating a future for ourselves and our community.

- Michael Webb

Founder, 2Birds Independent Enterprises

The Hunt Sponsorship provides student entrepreneurs with great ideas to reach their goals of launching a start up company. The experience and expertise of the Studio G/Arrowhead team provides the perfect environment for navigating the challenges to starting your own business.


- Lukas Verzola

CEO, LOV Industries, LLC

Apply For The Fall 2018 Cohort

Applications for Hunt Startup Sponsorship are now open! Please fill out this form by January 28th, 2019 to be considered for Spring 2019 sponsorship.