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 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: