Fuel Your Business Growth with the NMDOT STAR Accelerator Program

NMDOT STAR Accelerator business development program

It's Time to ACCELERATE Your Business

Are you ready to take your business to new heights? The NMDOT STAR Accelerator Program, launching on May 14, 2024, is designed to transform your business potential into a catalyst for success.

This comprehensive, 14-week program offers a powerful blend of expert-led workshops, practical tools, and personalized coaching tailored to propel your business forward.

Why Join the STAR Accelerator?

Gain invaluable knowledge, skills, confidence, and enhance your business reputation
Develop a dynamic, professional business plan to guide your growth
Receive a captivating new marketing video to showcase your business
Build meaningful connections through a supportive peer advisory group
Establish valuable relationships with industry experts and potential clients
Earn prestigious NMDOT recognition - in person, in print, and online
Access exclusive Accelerator Alumni programs for continuous growth

What to Expect

Embark on a transformative journey with the NMDOT STAR Accelerator Program. You'll be immersed in a dynamic learning environment designed to equip you with the tools, knowledge, and support necessary to propel your business to new heights. Our carefully crafted curriculum combines expert-led workshops, practical tools, and personalized coaching to ensure you receive a comprehensive learning experience tailored to your unique business needs.

Weekly 2-hour sessions

Learn from experts & get practical tools

Interactive, hands-on workshops from experts.
Designed to build business skills and industry expertise.

Personalized coaching

Develop your business plan and financial forecast

Complete your business plan and
fiscal outlook with the help of an expert business coach.

Networking opportunities

Create meaningful business relationships

Structured meetings with industry professionals and peer advisory group.

Supportive Environment

Fostering collaboration and growth

Dedicated time to work on your business plus exclusive access to Accelerator Alumni programs.

Business Marketing Video

Captivating showcase for your company

A professionally filmed and edited video will be the capstone asset from the program.

Graduates of similar programs have reported significant, long-lasting benefits:

"Strategic Planning has really taken hold and we are running with it."

"The elevator pitch and business pitch are valuable tools I continue to employ."

"I use the financial tools daily."

"I highly recommend this program!"

Application Details

The NMDOT STAR Accelerator Program is free for accepted participants.

To apply, simply click the "Apply Now" button below and complete the online application. Applications are open now until April 30, 2024 or when available spots fill.

Don't miss this opportunity to fuel your business growth and unlock your full potential. Apply now for the NMDOT STAR Accelerator Program and let's make your business breakthrough moment remarkable!

Frequently Asked Questions

Each cohort will have up to 12 companies participating.

While any small business looking to do business with NMDOT is eligible, preference given first to New Mexico certified DBEs in core construction and design NAICS.

The first session will be held on May 14, 2024. Sessions will be weekly with a summer break over the first weeks of July. A detailed schedule will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

This program is provided as part of the NMDOT STAR services and is free for accepted participants. 

All course materials are provided as part of the program, including a professional marketing video.

STAR Accelerator Application

Complete the application below to be considered for the next cohort of the NMDOT STAR Accelerator Business Development Program.

The application will take 15-20 minutes to complete and you will need company information such as: gross sales, number of NMDOT projects, percentage of your business done with government and employee counts.

Application deadline for the May 2024 cohort is April 30, 2024.

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Company Info

This information is needed to qualify applicants for the program.
How many years has your company been certified as a DBE in New Mexico?*
What percentage (%) of your business is in each of these 3 segments?
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How many total NMDOT projects have you been awarded as a Prime over the last two years?*
How many total NMDOT projects have you worked on as a Sub-contractor over the last two years?*
How many people does your firm employ or regularly contract?
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As a participant in this program you agree to:

Comply with specific program guidelines outlined during the program, including, but not limited to:

  • Confidentially share financial performance metrics/data
  • Complete a written business plan as part of the program
  • Respond to surveys during and after the program
  • Allow NMDOT to use your logo and likeness when promoting future programs
  • Register for and attend sessions to meet graduation requirements

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