Arrowhead Center launches Ag Sprints Program to support innovation in agriculture
A new program by New Mexico State University's Arrowhead Center is offering help to those looking to develop innovative ideas related to agricultural technology.
The Arrowhead Technology Incubator is launching AgSprint, a five-month venture builder program designed to support innovation in agriculture, early this spring. AgSprint acts as a facilitator, connecting agricultural entrepreneurs to financing, demonstration and validation partners, academic faculty, corporate partners and more. "The ideal candidate would be someone who is very driven, seeking capital, industry connections and/or development partners, and is who is very passionate about contributing to efficiency and productivity in agriculture," said Zetdi Sloan, director of Arrowhead Technology Incubator.
Studio G expansion supports student entrepreneurship at community colleges
Students across the New Mexico State University system with an idea for a business now have access to an online entrepreneurship curriculum and network of expert advisers, thanks to Arrowhead Center's Next Generation Entrepreneurship program. Known as Next Gen, the program brings Studio G, Arrowhead's student and alumni business incubator, to NMSU's community college campuses throughout the state.
Arrowhead Center received a $368,760 grant in 2016 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to expand Studio G to students at campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad and Grants, as well as students at Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces.
Arrowhead crunches numbers for New Mexico businesses
Sure, mixing cow manure, food scrap and agricultural field waste together sounds like a great idea. But is there any money in it? As it turns out, yes.
But Bob Hockaday would not have known for sure his idea to churn the messy mix and harvest the result for fuel and fertilizer would work without the assistance of New Mexico State University's Arrowhead Center. Among the programs Arrowhead offers entrepreneurial ideas to bring to market is one supported in part by the U.S. Economic Development Administration University Center for Regional Commercialization.
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