An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to identifying and commercializing technology projects in New Mexico.
We bring forward the HD3 advisor network to craft innovative market entry strategies to get startups to revenues ASAP.
We blend deep understanding of disruptive forces with industry experience to generate new ideas and products, new business models, and new relationships.
We help young startups and their finance executives drive business performance and shareholder value while improving operational effectiveness and efficiency in the burgeoning organization.
Our mission, in collaboration with New Mexico’s entrepreneurs, scientific research institutions and various economic development entities is to:
- Become the interface between innovation and the ultimate customer;
- Harness New Mexico’s extensive scientific and business asset base toward the creation of high growth enterprises that generate wealth inside the state;
- Link new discoveries with experienced and seasoned business professionals;
- Locate risk capital; and
- Advance and facilitate a vibrant entrepreneurial culture in New Mexico
Frequently asked Questions
We take pride in our ability to learn the fundamentals of virtually any industry or technology quickly. Some of the markets we have served include green technologies, medical devices, energy, and networking.
The secret sauce to HD3 lies with its deep bench of experienced, savvy and globally-connected business advisors. We are able to match up industry knowledge to nearly any type of business and work with the startup to get the attention of early adopters and pilot partners.
HD3 gets paid via a variety of compensation models including a negotiated equity position, advisory services fees or both. Most importantly, everyone gets paid to work on accelerating a startup. This is a critical point to the HD3 business model because every HD3 portfolio startup will have the comfort of knowing their advisor team will be there – alongside them – for the entirety of the journey. Everyone is compensated to grow the startup to success.
We accelerate New Mexico startups and discoveries by creating a customized approach to growth.
“I encourage other Post Docs in New Mexico to consider becoming an entrepreneur. Starting a startup – never having done that before – is a risky proposition. But it’s also one of the most challenging and gratifying experiences of my life. HD3 has helped reduce much of the uncertainty involved in going forward and building my company.”
Dr. Hunter McDaniel, Founder, UBQid
“Being a strategic advisor to Innate Immunity is such a rewarding experience. I can facilitate industry connections that can solve real problems in the wine industry.”
Edgar “Pete” Downs, Advisor, Innate Immunity, LLC (Former Sr. Vice President, Kendall Jackson Wines)
“You can think of this event (Discovery Day) as Shark Tank for the agricultural and food-related sectors, both of which are significant economic drivers for our state. We’re excited to see people of all backgrounds bring forward their projects and ideas to improve market conditions, develop new market opportunities and solve real and significant challenges in agriculture.”
Jeff Witte, Secretary of Agriculture, State of New Mexico