CNM Ingenuity’s popular IGNITE Community Accelerator is coming to FUSE Makerspace! If you are manufacturing a product on a small scale, and think it’s time to take your business to the next level, it’s time to IGNITE!
Give your Small Business a Boost
CNM Ingenuity’s popular IGNITE Community Accelerator is coming to FUSE Makerspace! If you are manufacturing a product on a small scale, and think it’s time to take your business to the next level, it’s time to IGNITE! The IGNITE Community Accelerator helps local entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their business by providing opportunities to learn and grow. The IGNITE programs and events support entrepreneurship and fill gaps for people trying to build and grow businesses in New Mexico.
IGNITE 10-Week Program
The IGNITE 10-Week Program provides entrepreneurs with the business skills needed to move their companies forward, faster. The goal of the program is to provide training and support to entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of developing their business.
The 10-week program includes eight full program days covering a variety of entrepreneurship curriculum:
Day 1 – Entrepreneurship 101
Day 2 – Lean Entrepreneurship
Day 3 – Business Model Canvas
Day 4 – Manufacturing Basics
Day 5 – Process Improvement
Day 6 – Operations Management & Quality
Day 7 – Financial Literacy
Day 8 – Business Financing & Raising Capital
Day 9 – IGNITE Day Practice
Day 10 – IGNITE DAY! Each company showcases their product and pitch their business to the community.
Fall 2018 Program – Application Now Closed
The application for the Fall 2018 program is now closed. The next IGNITE the FUSE will be held in Fall of 2019/ Please check back summer of 2019 and follow FUSE on social media to hear updates.
Program Facilitator: Walter Paul, SCORE Chapter Chair
Program Dates: August 24 through October 26, 2018
Working at FUSE: As a participant, you will attend classes on Fridays at the CNM Montoya Campus. During the duration of the course, you will have member-level access to the FUSE Makerspace to work on your product.
Criteria to Apply
- Start-ups and early-stage companies less than 3 years old may apply.
- The business must have plans to grow by at least five full-time employees (FTE’s) in addition to the founder(s) or existing workforce within three years.
- Non-profit organizations are ineligible.
- Your business idea must be original work.
- CNM and Non-CNM students are encouraged to apply.
Team: Putting together the right team is critical to any business. Some businesses that apply to IGNITE will already have a team in place and some companies will not. You are still eligible to apply to IGNITE if you are an individual or solo entrepreneur.
Business Model: Your business model explains how you make money with your product or service. If you have not started your business, it describes how you plan to make money.
Business Structure: You are eligible to apply to IGNITE if your company is still in the idea stage. If so, please discuss what you have done with the idea up to this point so we understand how far along you are in the formation of the actual company.
CNM Montoya Campus, 4700 Morris St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111