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 we just selected our 2018 bizMIX finalists, a group of passionate community entrepreneurs in Santa Fe.
More than $50,000 in cash and prizes will likely be awarded through the 2018 bizMIX competition (exact award amounts are determined by sponsorship funds and decided by judges’ panel). The bizMIX accelerator runs from May through September 2018 (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.
If you have questions about our bizMIX 2019 program, or any questions about this year’s group, please contact: bizMIX@mixsantafe.com.
bizMIX 2018 Schedule
Thursday, June 7 – Pitch Contest #1, 5:30-7:30p hosted at Santa Fe Chamber Business Awards
Thursday, June 21 – Mentor Night #2 // Financials – 5:30-7:30p
Thursday, July 19 – Pitch Contest #2 – 6:00-8:00p (hosted at MIX networking event @ El Rey Court)
Thursday, July 26 – Mentor night #3 // Company Culture/People/Markets – 5:30-7:30p
Thursday, August 2 – Optional Office Hours @ 922 Shoofly St, above Opuntia! – 5:30-7:30p
Thursday, August 16 – Written Business Plan Due
Thursday, September 6 – Final Presentations Due
Thursday, September 13 – Final Presentations – 5:00-8:30p, hosted at Santa Fe Community Foundation, 501 Halona St, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Thursday, September 20 – bizMIX Winners Announced – 5:00p, ceremony announcing winners (hosted 1 hour prior to MIX networking event)
“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