NMSU’s Aggie Shark Tank goes live online April 15

Come in, the water is fine at NMSU’s sixth annual Aggie Shark Tank event April 15.

“Sharks are local and nationwide venture capitalists eager to see new businesses and our region grow. They generously give their time, and sometimes their investment, to our students and alumni. Our Sharks are critical resources because they know exactly what is thriving in global markets,” said Kathryn Hansen, director of Arrowhead Center.

Sponsored by the Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship at Arrowhead Center and streamed live on Zoom, the public is invited to watch growing student- and alumni-led businesses pitch their ideas to local and nationwide investors to help create new businesses in the region.

From 3 to 5 p.m., Sharks like Isabella Ortiz, an investment analyst at 4S Bay Partners; Beto Pallares, Arrowhead Innovation Fund manager; and Drew Tulchin, president of NM Angels, along with a mystery guest Shark, will be giving feedback – and possible investment opportunities – to student and alumni entrepreneurs.

“All of the participants have gone through the customer discovery process and have a minimum valuable product that is ready for testing and validation” said Carlos Murguia, Arrowhead Center’s Shark Tank manager.

“Some will find valuable partnerships at Aggie Shark Tank to carry them into finding more contacts for their product or even a route to commercialization.”

Register to watch the free event via this link.

Author: Cassie McClure – NMSU


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