The Hunt Center and Startup Chihuahua join forces to support entrepreneurs in the Borderplex

The Hunt Center and Startup Chihuahua join forces to support entrepreneurs in the Borderplex

NEW MEXICO - The Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship, located at New Mexico State University's Arrowhead Center, and Startup Chihuahua have joined forces to host a series of angel investment training sessions for members of the Borderplex region and the city of Chihuahua.

According to NMSU, the Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship is committed to growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region by empowering diverse groups of people to explore and practice entrepreneurship; educating and encouraging students to bring innovative products and services to commercial markets; and increasing access to early-stage investment.

The first training session, titled “Venture Forward: Navigating the World of Angel Investing,” scheduled for May 22, will be a virtual master class featuring a discussion with Drew Tulchin, president of New Mexico Angels. Participants will learn the basics of angel investing and essential strategies from an experienced investor.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Startup Chihuahua to offer a series of transformative training sessions on angel investing. Angel investment is not just capital; it is the fuel for innovation in our region,” said Carlos Murguía, director of the Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship.

The second training session, called “Investment Immersion,” is scheduled for July 11-13 and will be a multi-day in-person summit to delve into the ins and outs of angel investing, due diligence, portfolio construction, valuations and management. In partnership with Sun Cruces Angels, the program will include workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities and presentations by founders of Borderplex startups. The event will be held at various locations in El Paso and Las Cruces, giving participants a first-hand look at some of the region's innovation and entrepreneurship hubs.

“This initiative is critical, as we believe informed and engaged angel investors play a crucial role in fostering entrepreneurship and catalyzing economic growth,” said Andres Guzman, director of Startup Chihuahua.

Arrowhead Center is an innovation and entrepreneurship center committed to catalyzing economic development and fostering a culture of innovation. The Center leads efforts by empowering diverse entrepreneurs, nurturing student startups and driving economic progress.

Startup Chihuahua, supported by Economic Development of the State of Chihuahua, fosters entrepreneurship, science, technology and innovation to boost regional competitiveness, ensuring favorable conditions to develop and strengthen business models based on science and technology.