UNM Rainforest Innovations announces spring pitch competition winners

What is the time it takes to earn $1,000? It just takes 90 seconds for students competing in the yearly Rainforest Pitch Competition (plus a good business idea). For a chance to receive seed financing, more than 60 New Mexico college students submitted video proposals. This semester’s business concepts included a search engine for low-cost […]

NMSU Arrowhead Center accelerator success: Emerging Technology Ventures awarded $200k 

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center is celebrating the success of Emerging Technology Ventures Inc. (ETV). The company, which has taken part in several Arrowhead Center programs, recently received a $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award. “Arrowhead Center and NMSU have played an integral role in our growth as a company since 2015 when […]

They say it takes a village, and the village of investors in New Mexico would agree. New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Innovation Fund has seeded investments across the state, and now one of its business investments, Osazda Energy LLC, has grown its own wings to receive more than $1.5 million in grants this year alone […]

NMSU-based NM FAST program awarded fifth year of funding 

The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, housed at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, was one of just 24 universities and organizations nationwide to receive a FAST grant this year from the U.S. Small Business Administration. NM FAST, which will be entering its fifth year of programming, will use the $125,000 award […]

Arrowhead Innovation Fund makes first investment in a NM company 

An Energy Star-rated technology, EVUS Inc. uses a unique proprietary design that harnesses the power of magnets for use in home heating. “EVUS is an excellent example of the type of high-quality investments that are possible in New Mexico,” said AIF Managing Director Estela Hernandez. “This technology will bring to market an efficient and cost-saving […]

UNM tech spinoff attracts $1.5M investment, backed by the State’s Catalyst Fund

A new cell screening and analysis technology that accelerates tissue-processing rates by up to 100-fold is nearing market, boosted by a $1.5 million venture investment in local startup BennuBio. The company is commercializing a University of New Mexico breakthrough in flow-through cytometers, or cell meters, which are used to rapidly analyze millions, and often billions […]

More U New Mexico-related startups staying in NM 

The University of New Mexico reports another 11 startups launched this past fiscal year to market UNM technologies, but unlike previous years, every one of them plans to stay in New Mexico. That’s a significant reversal from FY 2017, when eight of 12 startups marketing UNM technologies left for other states, said Lisa Kuuttila, president […]

NMSU LAUNCH team leads commercialization effort with university-developed cardiac technology

There are a wealth of dynamic and industry-altering technologies emerging from New Mexico State University that are ripe for commercialization. Arrowhead Center’s LAUNCH program identifies and supports teams who can lead the way, to catalyze movement from university research to market and contribute to economic growth in the region.   LAUNCH is a four-month accelerator […]

Headlines AgSprint Accelerator at NMSU’s Arrowhead Center announces open applications

Southern New Mexico is ripe with agripreneurs – agricultural entrepreneurs – of all varieties. AgSprint, part of the suite of accelerator programs at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, grows and supports new agtech startups as they blossom in the heart of the desert. Wendy Lu McGill, founder and CEO of Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch, […]

Arrowhead Center at NMSU selects seven companies for HealthSprint accelerator program 

A diverse and visionary cohort of health industry entrepreneurs are about to begin the next phase of their startup journey in southern New Mexico. HealthSprint – a new health technology accelerator program at Arrowhead Center, the entrepreneurship and innovation hub at New Mexico State University – has selected seven startup companies to participate in a […]