We are asking our corporate neighbors in New Mexico to pledge their talents, resources and networks towards building a better and more diverse economy. This pledge highlights a commitment to helping grow the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem across the state.

About the Pledge

New Mexican early stage startup companies face a challenge: Without any Fortune 100, 500, or 1000 companies in the state it is exceedingly difficult for companies in NM to successfully reach industry partners and validate their products. Without validation market entry is nearly impossible. Furthermore, for the entrepreneurial ecosystem to continue to support a robust technology sector and supply chain it must engage companies of all sizes.

The New Mexico Pledge addresses this challenge. This program, being piloted in Northern New Mexico via the Santa Fe Business Incubator, will create a mechanism to connect growing companies with industry and corporate partners and mentors for idea/technology validation, increase early customer acquisition, and to further strengthen the ecosystem. The Pledge itself and its parameters are below.

The following companies have signed the

New Mexico Entrepreneur First Pledge:

Descartes Labs
Descartes Labs

We are seeing an exponential rise in the number of real-world sensors, producing ever more data. Combining multiple sources provides a far richer view than that of any single data source. To harness this power and enable global-scale computation, it’s necessary to have a data refinery that combines data from diverse sources, cleans it up and makes it ready for modeling – and a platform to upon which to build living, learning models. That’s exactly what we’ve built at Descartes Labs.

Flow Science
Flow Science

Flow Science, Inc. is a developer of software for computational fluid dynamics, also known as CFD, a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyze problems that involve fluid flows.


The Pledge

As a proud corporate citizen of New Mexico _____________________ understands that fostering the growth of our early stage startup companies is key to the economic diversification and overall success of our state.  We also understand that by connecting local startups with resources to help them validate their markets, conduct customer discovery and run small alpha testing we can contribute to the early success and scaling of local startup companies in New Mexico.

To that end _____________________ hereby pledges:

We are entrepreneur first, and;

We will offer contacts and assistance within our organization to help local early stage startup companies validate their ideas, and;

We will use our industry networks to help connect local early stage startup companies to resources and individuals that can assist them, and;

We will strive to elevate our local entrepreneurial community


The New Mexico Entrepreneurship First Pledge is Sponsored by: