Help build an ecosystem of thriving entrepreneurs in New Mexico, one startup at a time.

ActivateNM a startup accelerator for early-stage New Mexico businesses. The program uses a rigorous Lean Startup training and mentorship program to support companies in their journey. For more information about the program, please visit our Accelerator Program page.

What do ActivateNM mentors do?

Mentors are experienced and active leaders who believe in the Lean Startup approach to building high-growth companies. Mentors play a key role in building New Mexico as a thriving ecosystem of entrepreneurs. 

There is a variety of ways you can participate and work with startups in New Mexico.

Present a TopicGuide a Team
Mentors who facilitate a topic discussion generally commit one to two hours for preparation beforehand and three hours the day of their topic.Helping a specific team make progress in a specific area of their business. Mentors with affinity for a particular company may meet regularly with that company (once a week for an hour) to help them in a given area such as fundraising pitch deck, financial model, go to market strategy, or product.
Time Commitment: 1-5 hours a monthTime Commitment: 8-12 hours a month
Mentor collaborating with a startup team
Mentor collaborating with a startup team

What are the attributes of a great mentor?

What do mentors receive in return?

What are the key expectations of mentors?

Mentors agree to:

How do I sign up?

Please fill out our short mentor application form online and we will contact you about next steps.