So, you have a great startup idea? bizMIX is a journey to develop skills, attract resources, make community connections and find the tools you need to start up and stay up. Our model is proven to increase the success rate of startups and now we are looking for the next group of passionate community entrepreneurs in Santa Fe.
More than $50,000 in cash and prizes will likely be awarded through the 2017 bizMIX competition (exact award amounts are determined by sponsorship funds and decided by judges’ panel). The bizMIX accelerator runs from May through September 2017 (detailed schedule below) and gives participants the chance to create opportunities and develop valuable relationships and a network of support. MIX doesn’t want a stake in your company, we want you to have a stake in our community.
bizMIX 2017 Schedule*
Th, March 16 – Info session on bizMIX @ MIX event + Application Opens—Join us at 5p @ Rowley Farmhouse Ales for answers to your questions on our bizMIX accelerator, the application and anything else.
Th, April 20 – bizMIX Applications Due
Th, May 11 – Finalists informed of selection into bizMIX program
Th, May 18 – bizMIX Orientation + Finalists announced at MIX event + MIXing with bizMIX Alums Th, May 25 – Mentor night #1 // Pitching
Th, June 8 – Chamber Pitch Contest, 5:30-7:30p hosted by Santa Fe Chamber Awards at the Santa Fe Airport
Th, June 22 – Mentor Night #2 // Financials – 5:30-7:30p
Th, July 20 – MIX Pitch Contest – 6:00-8:00p
Th, July 27 – Mentor night #3 // Company Culture/People/Markets – 5:30-7:30p
Th, August 17 – Written Business Plan Due – Send to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59p.
Tu, September 7 – Submit Final Presentations – Send to email@example.com by 11:59p.
Th, September 14 – Final Presentations, Thornburg Investment Management – 5:30-8:30p
Th, September 21 – bizMIX Winners Announced – 5:30p, ceremony announcing winners + MIX Santa Fe event
*schedule subject to change
“bizMIX is of course, one of the coolest mentoring programs around! Thank you so much to the bizMIX team. Pooling together so many talented individuals has given me a greater perspective on so many angles I would never have seen without the help, and experience of those involved with the bizMIX network. I now look forward to being part of a growing group of individuals, bent on job creation, and economic growth in Santa Fe.”
– Jared Nicholson, BizMIX Winner