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Got a business pitch? Arrowhead Innovation Fund Competition

March 4

Arrowhead Innovation Fund (AIF), housed at New Mexico State University, will host a free online pitch competition designed to attract the most promising startups in New Mexico.

The competition will provide a platform to feature brand-new technologies and allow startups to seek out new partnerships and win cash prizes, consulting services and access to resources. The online event will run from 3 to 5 p.m. March 4, 2021, via Zoom. AIF will facilitate the interaction of the participants, judges, investors.

The pitch competition will also be broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube.

Startups may apply at https://www.aifvc.com/pitchcompetition/. Interested attendees may also register to watch for free. The 10 best startups will be invited to present live and compete for awards in front of potential investors and ecosystem players.

Awards for the top three participants include cash, credit with legal firms, credit with consulting firms, IBM Cloud credits, Amazon Web Service credits, prototyping assistance and access to Arrowhead Center’s network of advisers.

AIF has commitments for a total investment of $800,000 from New Mexico’s Catalyst Fund, a $20 million “fund of funds” to support New Mexico companies, and $500,000 from the NMSU Foundation, as well as a $300,000 grant through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program and other private investors.

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March 4