The Interface Between INNOVATION and the MARKETPLACE
THE HIGH DESERT DISCOVERY DISTRICT is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to identifying and commercializing technology projects in New Mexico. Our mission, in collaboration with New Mexico’s entrepreneurs, scientific research institutions and various economic development entities is (1) to become the interface between innovation and the ultimate customer; (2) harness New Mexico’s extensive scientific and business asset base toward the creation of high growth enterprises that generate wealth inside the state; (3) link new discoveries with experienced and seasoned business professionals; (4) locate risk capital and (5) advance and facilitate a vibrant entrepreneurial culture in New Mexico.
Money is important to grow a young start-up. A marketable discovery is important to grow a young start-up. But more than any other thing, the ability to endure the long and often extraordinarily challenging journey to create a SUCCESSFUL start-up company requires something more than money and a good idea. Building a start-up from concept to maturity that has a chance to succeed is hard. This reality is rarely discussed.
To bridge that gap...HD3 is in the trenches with New Mexico entrepreneurs and innovators. HD3 entrepreneurs understand that having those alongside them who have done it before (experience), who bring the connections that accelerate an idea, and will surround them with the mental and physical fortitude to survive and thrive on the journey...makes all the difference in the world between a start-up that 'starts'...and a start-up that 'succeeds'.
HD3 is building successful young start-ups in New Mexico, one at a time. Slowly, surely and confidently.
HD3 — the difference between a start-up that starts
and a start-up that succeeds.